The Gould Library Special Collections program is committed to utilizing its Collections in support of the teaching and learning mission of the College. Each year, between 25 and 35 classes or other groups visit Special Collections. Faculty who use Special Collections materials in their courses come from a wide range of Departments and disciplines including English, History, Studio Art, Art History, and Music.

Before a visit, the Special Collections curator works with faculty to choose relevant materials and develop a plan for the class visit. Although the visits vary, all include the opportunity for students to interact with the materials physically and intellectually. Class visits may also result in individual student projects or the creation of a class exhibit curated by students in the class and using materials from Special Collections.

If Carleton faculty are interested in scheduling a class visit to Special Collections or in knowing what Special Collections might have that would complement their course work, please contact Special Collections staff. Special Collections staff is also glad to work with individual students on coursework or projects.