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Special Collections


The Ramsay T. Ramsay, Jr. Archival Center at Wabash College contains some materials that may or may not relate to the history of Wabash College and that were not created by or specifically for the institution. These materials constitute the Archives' Special Collections. Special Collections contain materials that support broader faculty teaching and student research including but not limited to diaries, letters, and some book and rare book collections.

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Ellington-Busard Collection of 78 r.p.m. recordings of Duke Ellington's bands between 1926 and the late 1940s, with an additional 300 recordings of other bands of that era. Includes band memorabilia.

Dave Gerard Cartoon Collection documenting the making of nationally syndicated strips, "Citizen Smith" and "Willyum," from original sketches to printing plates.

Lawrence Sanders Collections includes manuscripts and correspondence from the popular 20th-century author and Wabash alumnus.

Ted Steeg Productions Archive includes materials from Ted Steeg (Wabash 1952) and his company, which have created many award-winning films, videos, and scripts for public and commercial television, educational and business use, museums, and other purposes. The collection follows the design process from proposal to finished product.

Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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