About the Lear Center

The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives is located on the second floor of the Shain Library on the campus of Connecticut College. The Lear Center is open to the public. While classes are in session, the Center hours are 9 a.m. - noon and 1-5 p.m.

Most Lear Center collections are held in closed stacks. To ensure that your materials are ready for you when you arrive, we strongly urge you to contact us in advance of your visit.

During the Shain Library renovation, Lear Center collections will continue to be available. For details on access to collections between June 2014 and August 2015, please see the Archives and Special Collections section of the Shain Renovation FAQ.

Contact Information:

Benjamin Panciera
Ruth Rusch Sheppe '40 Director of Special Collections
Phone: 860-439-2654
Email bpancier@conncoll.edu


Rebecca Parmer
College Archivist
Phone: 860-439-2686
Email rparmer@conncoll.edu


Linda Lear Center for
Special Collections & Archives
Charles E. Shain Library
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320