Special Collections

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 12th-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 Special Collections 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.

We encourage the Marymount University community to engage with these unique collections.

How do I search the Special Collections?

Gomatos Collection materials can be found in MULibrary Search by using a keyword search for “Gomatos Collection” and selecting “MU catalog” in the dropdown list.

Boldt Collection materials can be found the same way, using a keyword search for “Boldt Collection”.

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 Collections can be found here.

Online digitized Boldt collection materials can be found on MU’s digital repository here.

MU faculty and students have been showcasing excerpts from the collection as a classroom learning experience.

For updates on new Special Collections materials, exhibitions and events please see the MU Libraries Facebook page.