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Genealogy: Rauner Special Collections Library

This guide is highlights the most important indexes, tools, and resources for those doing genealogical research and family history. Although the Library does not support Genealogy, we do collect many resources for researching family histories.

Rauner Library

Rauner Library, housing our Special Collections, comprising the divisions of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives, maintains the Dartmouth College Library's extraordinary collection of rare and unique research materials. The College Archives maintains an exhaustive collection of documents, historical records and other sources pertaining to the history of the College, Hanover, other localities in the Upper Valley. Items include official publications, letters, student publications, photographs and other iconography, and realia (artifacts such as canes, hats, mugs, etc.). Most resources in Rauner Library's Special Collections, including the extensive manuscripts collections, are listed in the Library's online catalog.

All materials are available for use in Rauner's Reading Room located in Webster Hall. Research materials in Rauner Library do not circulate.


(Text and resources taken from the print edition of: Jaccaud, Robert D, comp. Passages to Family History: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dartmouth College Library. Rev. ed. Hanover: Dartmouth College Library, 1994).