Archives and Special Collections

The archives—not a dark, dusty room tucked away in a corner—are an important part of the pedagogy and legacy of Hampshire College. Access is available to everyone.

Archival Collections

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About the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections

The mission of the Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections is to preserve and make accessible the records of Hampshire College as well as the creative and scholarly output of its students and faculty. In The Making of a College, by Franklin Patterson and Charles R. Longsworth, the authors refer to the library as the "educative aorta of the College." The Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections is an important part of the heart of the College, providing access to institutional heritage.

The archivist position is currently vacant and our replies to your inquiries may take 3-5 business days. We appreciate your patience. Your inquiry is important to us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For immediate support and research questions contact: askharold@hampshire.edu. Researcher visiting hours are limited and by appointment only. 
 
If you wish to donate or transfer materials to the archive, please leave your contact information and a description of the materials on our intent to donate form so that when an archivist is hired someone can follow up with you.
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