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Special Collections Research Center (SCRC)
Effective December 16, 2021, the Special Collections Research Center is closed for in-person research appointments. Please contact us for remote assistance.
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.
Guides to the collections organized by specific subjects. These guides contain both archival collections and rare books.
Search and browse the database of our archival collections.
Search collections that are available online.
Primary Collecting Areas: