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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 resumed limited in-person visits by appointment to our reading room. Following the HGSE Policy on Visitors, we are open only to faculty, students, and staff with a current Harvard University ID. Please submit questions or concerns via our Ask Us form.