Director of Special Collections & Archives: Benjamin Panciera
The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives is home to over 21,000 rare books and over 2,000 linear feet of archival materials. Housing renowned research collections on Rachel Carson and Eugene O'Neill, as well as the College Archives, the Lear Center is a resource for faculty and students as well as for researchers from outside Connecticut College.
The Lear Center will be making use of Digital Commons to make available mass digitization projects of College publications. Our first such project, comprising a century of back issues of student newspapers, was complete in spring, 2014.