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Gutman Library

Special Collections


Gutman's Special Collections, spanning two centuries, offer rich and varied resources for studying the history of schooling and learning in America.


Our collection includes historical textbooks, public school reports, private school catalogs, historical records from children's media organizations, and more. Learn more about our collections.


Gutman Library Special Collections has suspended in-person visits to our reading room in response to COVID-19 concerns and guidance provided by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gutman special collections librarians are responding to research queries and holding research appointments remotely. Please submit questions or concerns via our Ask Us form.