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College Archives & Special Collections: X Special Collection

X Special Collection

The "X" Special Collection consists mainly of rare books held by the Library, plus books that are extremely fragile and/or valuable. It also includes an extensive collection of writings by and about Aldous Huxley and portions of the Walter Harding Collection. (The "X" Special Collection is so called because all of the call numbers within it are preceded by an "X.")

"X" Special Collection Finding Aid

Accessing and using materials from this collection

Because this is a closed non-circulating collection, a librarian will retrieve requested materials for in-library use only. Items may be requested by contacting the Special Collections Librarian, and must be used in Fraser Hall Library.

Using “X” Collection materials in the classroom and research assignments

Please contact the Special Collections Librarian to discuss ways to incorporate materials from the College Archives into your assignments and class projects.

Selections from the X Special Collection

Aldous Huxley Time Must Have a Stop

Aldous Huxley, Time Must Have a Stop

The Roycrofter May 1928

The Roycrofter, May 1928

Variorum Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Variorum Walden, Henry David Thoreau, with introduction by Walter Harding

Cunard White Star To Europe tag

Cunard White Star To Europe tag

French Line Transatlantique tag

French Line Transatlantique tag