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College Archives & Special Collections: All Special Collections

College Archives and Special Collections

The Special Collections are made up of physical artifacts which relate to the history of the College and of the Genesee Valley region. The Rare Book “X” Collection is the exception in that materials in this collection are not widely held, have historical significance and value, but may not relate directly to College or regional history. The KnightScholar Digital Collections are sister collections to the College Archives and Special Collections in that the scope of the collections are the same, however, KnightScholar Digital Collections are made up of digital, rather than physical, artifacts.

Donations to Special Collections

Prospective donors interested in giving materials to Special Collections and College Archives should first contact the Head of Collection Management, Alana Nuth ( All gifts will be evaluated for acceptance according to the selection guidelines listed in the Collection Development Policy on page 11. The Library does not assess the value of donated materials, but upon request will send a letter to donors acknowledging the donation and number of donated items. In the case of high-value materials, SUNY Geneseo Office of Advancement may coordinate the donation with the Library.

The Library does not accept art works, print journals, magazines, newspapers, CDs, VHS, audiobooks, reference material, or textbooks.


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