Denison Library on the Scripps College Campus, Special Collections

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1090 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am–Midnight, Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturday, Noon-5:00 pm, Sunday, Noon-Midnight ; hours vary during the summer and vacations
Dorran Boyle
Library Associate
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Denison Library on the Scripps College Campus, Special Collections

Denison Library on the Scripps College Campus, Special Collections
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA. 91711

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Catalog System
Cataloged records are on OCLC. Uncataloged records are arranged by in-house card files, collection file lists, and other finding aids.
Access procedures

There is no approval process per se; however, researchers must make an appointment.


Archive / Collection information

Denison Library’s Special Collections are extensive and varied, ranging from classical literature to Californiana. They include the Scripps College Archives, which provide a significant record for the study of the college since its inception in 1926 and for the history of women’s education in general. In addition to official publications of the college and the student body, the archives contain publications by faculty and alumnae, student newspapers, senior theses, construction records, architectural drawings and blueprints, unpublished papers from faculty and trustees, records of the development of the college’s curriculum, photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera which document the history of Scripps College and its diverse students, faculty, staff, and trustees, many of whom were or are Los Angeles residents. The Scripps College Archives also preserve the personal and business papers of the college’s founder, the newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps (1836–1932).


The Denison Library's Special Collections is a participant in the LAAS and ONE Archives Hidden Histories project.