Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections

Search over 1,500 finding aids describing the archives and manuscripts found at the Five Colleges

College Row Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Hampshire College campus Hampshire College Archives
Aldus stained glass window Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections

Finding aids for Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections are now located at: https://aspace.fivecolleges.edu
Image of Ella Reeve Bloor Smith College Special Collections

Finding aids for Smith College Special Collections are now located at: https://findingaids.smith.edu
University of Massachusetts Amherst campus University of Massachusetts Amherst

Finding aids for the Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries can be found at http://scua.library.umass.edu

Archives and manuscripts are primary sources - historical records that provide detailed knowledge of the life of the era in which the material originated. The letters, diaries, reports, photographs, account books, maps and artifacts held in these collections provide raw materials that can be used to study, analyze, and interpret our history and culture.

Not all collections housed at the Five Colleges are represented on the site. More finding aids will be added as they are available, and the institutions continue to acquire new collections. More information about this project is also available.

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Project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Last update: April 2008