Access to the collection
The hours of operation for the Tugwell Special Collection are the same as the Greenbelt Branch hours. Everyone is welcome to use the Tugwell Special Collection for studying, researching, or browsing. All visitors are asked to sign the guest book. If any assistance is needed, please ask the librarian at the Information Desk (301-345-5800)
The Greenbelt Branch is wheelchair accessible from the lower level entrance of the library, where there is ample parking. Follow the signs for the elevator to the second floor.
Circulation and Loan policy:
The Tugwell Special Collection is a reference collection, and the materials must be used within the Greenbelt branch. Whenever possible, materials should be photocopied.
TheTugwell Special Collection serves as a resource for researchers who are interested in studying city and urban planning, sociology, architecture, American history of the New Deal era, consumer cooperatives, and the city of Greenbelt, MD.
The mission of the collection is to provide reference materials on those subjects to any interested researcher, whether it be an elementary student studying his hometown, or a doctoral student collecting primary sources for a dissertation.
Library Books Catalog The books in the Tugwell Special Collection are cataloged in the library books catalog . Books may be identified as being a part of the Tugwell Special Collection by the call number which will include a C before the Dewey Decimal classification number. Example: C 711.4
The Newspaper Clippings Index is an online database that provides bibliographic information, and brief summaries about newspaper clippings within the Tugwell Special Collection.
National and local newspaper articles since 1935 on Greenbelt have been collected. Articles may be searched by keyword, publication, year, author, or subject heading. Articles are still in the process of being indexed into this database.