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Special Collections and Archives

Find us in the Earl H. and Anita F. Hess Archives and Special Collections, High Library level 1.  Our rich collections include the College Archives and materials related to the Church of the Brethren.  The Hess Archives also houses rare books and archival materials collected by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.

For further information, please contact Archivist Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh at 717-361-1506 or email

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College Archives

The College Special Collections and Archives chronicle the history of the institution from its founding in 1899 to the present.

 Ephrata Cloister, ca. 1905-1915

Church of the Brethren
Special Collections and Archives

One of the High Library's special collections centers on the history of the Church of the Brethren. Moreover, the library serves as a repository of documents for the Church's Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania Districts.

 Mary Francis Beckley ca. 1905

Digital Collections

The library has digitized and made available online the following collections:

Elizabethtown College