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Travel Literature in the Special Collections Research Center

Access Tools

Special Collections Research Center Access Tools: 

There are a variety of tools available to guide you in finding materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person. Email spcoll@wm.edu for an appointment.

What We Have

Our collections related to travel include:

  • Numerous manuscript travel diaries from the 18th century to the 20th century
  • Scrapbooks with notes, photographs, or other memorabilia of travel, primarily from the 20th century
  • Published travel narratives from the 1500s to the 1900s
  • Published guides for travelers, primarily from the 19th century

Manuscripts and scrapbooks are described in the SCRC database.    Published travel narratives and guides for travelers are catalogedi in Swem Library's catalog,

Swem Catalog Search

Use the library catalog to search for books. See page on searching for rare books.