Special Collections & Archives


The Washington and Lee University Special Collections & Archives Department collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials supporting the diverse teaching and research needs of our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Educational outreach is a core value.


Open 10am - 4pm weekdays.
No appointment necessary, but encouraged.

Contact us

Staff directory
Phone: 540-458-8663
Email: SpecialCollections@wlu.edu

Planning a Visit

Special Collections & Archives is open to everyone. While no appointment is necessary, we recommend contacting us through SpecialCollections@wlu.edu when planning a visit and prior to your arrival.

We are located on Lower Level 1 of James G. Leyburn Library.