What is in the Special Collections?
The Library & Learning Services holds two main Special Collections:
- The John T. and Agnes J. Gomatos Collection is comprised of an eclectic mix of 16th-20th century history, literature, mythology, travel literature, religion and other texts. This collection is located on the second floor of the Reinsch Library in the Gomatos Reading Room.
- The Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Collection of interior design materials including floor plans, blueprints, drawings, paintings, and models. This collection is located on the ground floor of the Reinsch Library in Room G45A.
We encourage the Marymount University community to engage with these unique collections.
How do I search the Special Collections?
A search in the WRLC Catalog under the keyword “Gomatos” will list items in one of the following locations:
- Marymount Gomatos: Items housed in the Gomatos Reading Room viewable by appointment. To browse items in the Gomatos Reading Room only click on the “Classic Search” button, then the “More Limits” button, select “MU: MARYMOUNT Special Collections” as the location and enter “Gomatos” as a keyword.
- WRLC Shared Collections Facility: These items can be used only within the library, to request them click on the “request” link in the catalog.
- Marymount Main Stacks: Items in the general collection can be checked out.
Items can be located in the WRLC Catalog. Click on the “Classic Search” button, then the “More Limits” button and select “MU: MARYMOUNT Boldt Reading Room” as the location.
Boldt Collection books can be checked out. Other materials can be viewed by appointment at the Reinsch Library.
How do I access the Special Collections?
Special Collections can be viewed at the Reinsch Library by appointment Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Detailed information on visiting and using the Special Collection can be found here.
Online digitized Boldt material can be found on Marymount University’s digital repository.
For updates on new Special Collection materials, exhibitions and events please see the Reinsch Library Facebook page.