For more information on an individual collection, click on the “more information” link below each collection. Additionally, if an online finding aid or a digital surrogate of the collection is available, these are also listed. For additional information on these named collections and the general rare book collections, consult Blais, The Claremont Colleges’ on-line catalog, the Online Archive of California, and the staff in each special collections. All collections are located in Special Collections in Honnold/Mudd Library unless otherwise indicated.

Asia

(see also the The Asian Library for significant holdings on China and Japan)

Asian newspapers

California College in China Collection: history, literature, original editions, Chinese serials, and the William W. Pettus papers

China Missionaries Collections: Grace Rowley papers

China Missionaries Oral History Project: transcriptions, 20th century

Frederick McCormick Korean Collection: books, calligraphy and rubbings

Philippines: newspapers, correspondence, periodicals and government documents, primarily from World War II

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Aviation

Phillip H. Ault Aviation Collection

James Carruthers Memorial Aviation Collection

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Book Arts and Fine Printing

(Significant examples of a number of presses, techniques, and time periods are represented)

Arion Press Collection: Andrew Hoyem, San Francisco, California, 20th century

Aubrey Beardsley (located in Denison)

Daniel Press materials

Grabhorn Press

Frederic Goudy Collection (located in Denison)

Louise Seymour Jones Collection: bookplates (located in Denison)

Literary Presses and Fine Printing, including Cuala Press, Doves Press, Bruce Rogers, John Henry Nash (located in Denison)

William Morris and the Kelmscott Press (located in Denison)

Printing Ephemera: California, 20th century (located in both Honnold/Mudd and Denison Libraries)

Ward Ritchie Press (located in Denison)

Scripps College Press Archive (located in Denison)

Southern California Fine Printing Collection: several local printers are included

Kimberley Stuart Papermaking Collection (located in Denison)

Michael G. Wilson Collection

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California History

Bolsa Chica Collection: Huntington Beach wetlands, 20th century.

Phil Townsend Hanna Collection: Californiana and Baja Californiana, including many western cookbooks

Local history of Southern California

Ida Rust Macpherson Collection: By and About Women

William McPherson Collection: Orange County, Citrus, Avocados, 19th and 20th centuries

George Martin Papers: papers and scrapbooks from 1900–1962, Los Angeles area

William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana: c1600 to present

Howard Mills Collection: World War II War bond drives, Los Angeles area

Pacific Steamship Company Papers: 19th and 20th centuries

Marion Parks Papers: histories and photographs, Southern California, 1920–1940s

Rude-Frankenfield Papers: correspondence, legal and personal papers, and ephemera going back to the early 1800s

San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records: 1788–1861 (part of the William McPherson Collection)

H. Jerry Voorhis Papers: H. Jerry Voorhis (U.S. House of Rep., 1936–46) So. Calif., 1919–84

Wagner Collection of Western Americana: Early exploration of the west coast of North America, 1500–1800

War Relocation Authority Records: Carey McWilliams; Japanese-Americans, 1940s

Water Resources Collection: Owens Valley, Colorado River, Imperial Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles area, 1880s to present

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Claremont Colleges Archives

Includes Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), Pomona College, and Pitzer College. The Scripps College Archives are located at Denison Library on the Scripps campus.

For more information on each of these, you can use Blais (the online catalog) or Contact Special Collections.

Campus organizations’ records and scrapbooks

Catalogs, yearbooks, directories, and handbooks

Dissertations and master’s theses from Claremont Graduate University, formerly Claremont Graduate School

Faculty and administrative papers and files

Maps and plans

Oral histories

Papers of Robert Bernard, James A. Blaisdell, William W. Clary, William L. Honnold, E. Wilson Lyon, Joseph B. Platt; leaders of The Claremont Colleges.

Photographs

Student publications including Collage, Collegian, The Student Life, and other student newspapers

Student scrapbooks

Ellen B. Scripps Collection

Scripps College Archives (located in Denison)

Max Yavno Photograph Collection

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Claremont Local History

(Local history of the town and environs of Claremont, California)

Claremont Courier, 1908 to present, on microfilm

Claremont Community Players Collection

Frampton Collection: various views of Claremont and of The Claremont Colleges, 1945–1967

Maps

Oral histories

Wheeler Scrapbook—Book One, Page 1.

Wheeler Scrapbook—Book One, Page 1 (more information).

Personal scrapbooks

Pomona College histories

Survey of Historic Claremont

Vertical Files

Wheeler Scrapbooks: Pomona College and Claremont history from 1884 to 1938

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Drama

(see also Literature)

Bernard H. Craven Playbill Collection: from drama, dance, music, and film productions from 1966–1987

Dryden Collection: John Dryden (1631–1700), English drama

Geraldine Womack and Norman D. Philbrick Library of Dramatic Arts and Theatre History: English and American drama, 1700 to present

Irving Wallace Archive: Irving Wallace, 20th century author

Elbert A. Wickes Theatre Arts Collection: material on the Abbey Players, 20th century Irish drama, and on early 20th century American theater tours

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Education

(see also Claremont Colleges Archives)

Early American School Books Collection: over 100 volumes published between 1713 and 1879; given by Mrs. George Mauger

Oxford Collection, William W. Clary: material on the history, governance, and system of education at Oxford University

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European History, Economics, and Political Science

Bodman Collection: Italian Renaissance, 15th and 16th centuries

Mavor Collection of Russian Economic History: 1875-1924, includes original Russian materials

Napoleonia: Published memoirs of Napoleon's aides; histories and reports. France, 19th century

Nineteenth-Century Political Pamphlets: Great Britain

Nordic Collections: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, 1700 to present

Oxford Collection, William W. Clary: Oxford University and the city of Oxford, England, 1200 to present

John I. Perkins Collection (located in the Rare Book Room at Denison)

Alexander Pogo Collection on Classical Antiquity (located in Denison)

Tschebotarioff Papers: Russia, 20th century

Wellingtoniana: biographies, autobiographies, and histories of the Duke of Wellington and the Peninsular War, 1807–1814

Michael G. Wilson Collection

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Geology

Woodford Collection

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Literature

(see also Drama)

Matthew Arnold Collection: works by and about Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), English poet

Bodman Collection: Italian Renaissance, 15th and 16th centuries, the Medici circle

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collection (located in Denison)

Burton Collection: editions of Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) by Robert Burton (1577–1640), English author

Corrin Collection: 19th and 20th century authors including Blake, Coleridge, Fitzgerald, Hardy, Milton, and Shelley

Bernard H. Craven Playbill Collection: 20th century playbills

Dryden Collection: John Dryden (1631–1700), English author and playwright

T. S. Eliot Collection (located in Denison)

Phil Townsend Hanna Collection: Californiana and Baja Californiana

Ernest Hemingway Collection

T.E. Lawrence Collection

Arthur Machen Collection: letters, and works by and about Arthur Machen (1863–1947), Welsh novelist and essayist

Photo of Joaquin Miller in 1874.

Joaquin Miller in 1874, from the Joaquin Miller Collection.

Ida Rust Macpherson Collection: By and About Women

Addison M. Metcalf Collection of Gertrude Steiniana: Gertrude Stein papers, manuscripts, photographs, books (located in Denison)

Joaquin Miller Collection: letters, photographs, and works by and about Joaquin Miller (1837–1913), California poet and author

Oxford Collection, William W. Clary: Literature and drama relating to Oxford University, England, 1200 to present

Geraldine Womack and Norman D. Philbrick Library of Dramatic Arts and Theatre History: English and American drama, 1700 to present

John I. Perkins Collection (located in the Rare Book Room at Denison)

Upton Sinclair Collection

Edward John Trelawny Collection

Irving Wallace Archive: works and papers of Irving Wallace, 20th century American author

Mrs. Humphry Ward Collection: correspondence and notebooks of Mrs. Humphry Ward, 19th century English novelist and essayist

Michael G. Wilson Collection

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Mining and Metallurgy

Hoover Collection

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Music

Robert Guy McCutchan Collection of Hymnology: 17th to 20th century American and British hymnals

Lee Pattison Papers on the Federal Works Project in Music: Lee Pattison, WPA papers, 1936–37 (located in Denison)

John I. Perkins Collection (located in the Rare Book Room at Denison)

Charles K. North and Herbert R. Rifkind Collection: flute music scores

Ernestine Schumann-Heink Collection: personal music library of Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861–1936), Austrian-born opera singer

John Laurence Seymour Collection: scores and librettos of 17th to 20th century European operas, given by John Laurence Seymour

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Nepal

Nepal Papers: Merrill Goodall's papers relatig to Nepal 1951–1971

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Oxford

William W. Clary Oxford Collection: Oxford University and the City of Oxford, England, 1200 to present

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Religion

Bodman Collection: Italian Renaissance, 15th and 16th centuries

China Missionaries Collections: Grace Rowley papers

China Missionaries Oral History Project: transcriptions, 20th century

Reverend Walton E. Cole Papers

Congregationalist Church Papers: California and the Southwest, 1900–1960

Crispin Collection: early Bibles, missals, and psalters

Robert Guy McCutchan Collection of Hymnology: 17th to 20th century American and British hymnals

Nineteenth-Century Religious Pamphlets: England

Oxford Collection, William W. Clary: material on John Wesley, Methodists, and Tractarians

John I. Perkins Collection (located in the Rare Book Room at Denison)

Michael G. Wilson Collection

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Russia

Elliott Papers: Scrapbooks of Raymond Morgan Elliott's travels in Russia, 1918–1919

Jordan Photograph Collection: fifty photographs from the time of the Russian Revolution

Mavor Collection of Russian Economic History: 19th and early 20th centuries

Tschebotarioff Papers: Russia, the Ukraine and the Cossack movements

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Scandinavia

Nordic Collections: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, 1700 to present

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The title page of Athanasii Kircheri’s Mundus Subterraneus from the Hoover Collection.

The title page of Athanasii Kircheri’s Mundus Subterraneus from the Hoover Collection.

Science

Hoover Collection: on mining and metallurgy

Michael G. Wilson Collection

Woodford Collection: on Geology

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Theater

(see Drama)

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United States and North American History and Politics

(see also California History)

William B. Allen Civil Rights Papers: Papers of William B. Allen, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission 1987–1992

Averell Collection: Civil War manuscripts of Maj. Gen. William Woods Averell

Rupert Hughes Collection of Material on George Washington

William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana: c1600 to present

General Jose Maria Maytorena Papers: 1910 Mexican Revolution

Mexican Newspapers Collection: 1821–1927

Pacific Steamship Company: company records, 19th and 20th centuries

H. Jerry Voorhis Papers: H. Jerry Voorhis (U.S. House of Rep., 1936–46) So. Calif., 1919–84

Wagner Collection of Western Americana: early exploration of the west coast of North America, 1500–1800

War Relocation Authority records: Carey McWilliams; Japanese-Americans, 1940s

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Water

Nepal Papers: Merrill Goodall's papers relating to Nepal 1951–1971s

Metropolitan Water District

Shoemaker Collection

Water Resources Collection: Southern California, Owens Valley, Colorado River, Imperial Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles area, 1880s to present

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Western Americana

(see California History and United States History and Politics)

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Women’s Studies

China Missionaries Collections: Grace Rowley papers

Ida Rust Macpherson Collection: By and About Women

Ellen B. Scripps Collection

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