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Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives: College Archives

A guide to conducting archival research and exploring special collections at Connecticut College

Digital Collections

Some College publications in the Archives have been digitized and are available online.



The College Archives acts as the institutional memory of Connecticut College by collecting and preserving College documents and other materials of long-term value. In making these materials available for research and institutional use, the Archives connects students, faculty, staff, and other researchers with the College's history.

The permanent records of Connecticut College:

  • Document the growth and development of the College
  • Serve as an information resource for administrative decision-making and other College operations and activities
  • Are an important resource for the social and educational history of the United States, with special relevance for women's studies and social science research

In addition to the official records of the College, the Archives contains:

  • Personal and professional papers of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees 
  • Faculty publications
  • Memorabilia related to the College

College Archivist

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Deborah Kloiber
Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives
Shain Library
Connecticut College