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Special Collections Research Center (SCRC)

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is where you can access the library's rare and unique materials. SCRC and its collections are open to the GW community and the public. We work with students, faculty, visiting scholars, the public, and classes to support primary source research.

Subject Guides

Guides to the collections organized by specific subjects. These guides contain both archival collections and rare books. 

Search Archives

Search and browse the database of our archival collections.

Digital Collections

Search collections that are available online.

Primary Collecting Areas

Collection Development and Management

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) acknowledges that our past policies and practices have caused harm. We are committing to projects that rectify these exclusionary descriptive practices and encourage more inclusivity in our collection building. Please see the Special Collections Research Center’s statement on equitable archival description and collection development practices. If you encounter harmful language within our finding aids or would like to send us feedback using the Remediation of Harmful Language menu choice, please contact us.

SCRC Collection Development Policies

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Special Collections Research Center Staff

Senior Library Assistant, Special Collections Public Services
Collections Coordinator & Manuscripts Librarian
Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Archivist