Archives and special collections
Lower level two (Library 014), accessible through the "D" staircase or elevator in library lobby
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m.–noon; 1-4 p.m. Other times by appointment. You are advised to call before coming.
Gay Walker, Special Collections Librarian. Library 015, extension 7782 (503/777-7782)
The archives, on lower level two of the library, contain material documenting the history of the college. Among its collections are files of former presidents, faculty, and alumni; college and student publications; the papers of Simeon and Amanda Reed, Thomas Lamb Eliot, Mary Barnard ’32, and Philip Whalen ’51; and other manuscript files.
Special collections include rare books and other materials not in the open stacks, such as illuminated manuscripts; German publications from World War II; Diderot's Encyclopedie and Holinshed's Chronicles; books by and about Reed alumni, faculty, and staff; antiquarian maps; and the Lloyd J. Reynolds collection.
Also available are an unusual collection of Belgian literature, the A.E. Doyle collection of architectural books, artists' books, the Miller collection of best sellers--the most popular titles published from 1895-1952--and the original copies of senior theses by Reed students.
(last modified: November 22, 2011)