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Reed Digital Collections

About RDC

Reed Digital Collections (RDC) supports instruction, scholarship, and research across the Reed curriculum. The database is a collection of more than 200,000 items, including images of artwork, maps, theses, videos, and other primary sources.

Many of the items in the collection are generated from the Reed Special Collections and Archives, the Visual Resources Center, and academic departments across Reed College.

When working with RDC, faculty and students can place image requests, share gallery links, save images for reference, and much more. If you are new to RDC, you can check the Search Guide to help you find images.

If you have questions, please email rdc@groups.reed.edu.


Some collections, including the Art & Architecture collection, are restricted to current faculty, students and staff.

Other collections, such as the Reed College Archives, Cooley Gallery Exhibitions, and the Artists’ Books collection are available to browse by the public without a Kerberos account.

Alum Access

Alumni with a Kerberos account can log in to RDC and view some Reed-only collections, including Reed Electronic Theses. Other Reed-only collections are only accessible to current faculty, staff, and students. 

If you’re an alum and need assistance with retrieving your Kerberos credentials, visit Reed IT kerberos help page.