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Berks Campus Collections

Collection holdings including the Berks Mill Knitting Stereoscope

Penn State Berks Special Collections

The Special Collections materials reflect local crafts, history and industry depicted in unique monographs, journals, and newsletters. Also included are Penn State Berks student literary creations and yearbooks. The Special Collections items are searchable via the CAT.

Mechanical Knitting Woman Created by  WPI Alumni

Penn State Berks Archives

The Penn State Berks Archives currently houses the Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute Collection, the Dr. Harold W. Perkins Collection and the Dr. Ruth M. Freyberger Collection, as well as the materials documenting the Berks Campus History Project that culminated with the publication of We Are Penn State Berks: Celebrating Fifty Years 1958 – 2008.

We encourage researchers to contact the library to make an appointment to review materials as the Special Collections Room also serves as a classroom and meeting space with exclusive access to the Archives Room. For assistance, please contact Barb Lessig,, 610-396-6244.