The College Archives serves as the institutional memory of Connecticut College.  Its collections tell the College's story through official records and the voices of past and present members of the Conn community. Below are the types of collections held in the Archives.

College Records

Official records from across the College: presidents, trustees, deans, administrative offices, and academic departments; also included are records of student government and student clubs and organizations

View collection guides for selected College record groups


College and student publications such as the newspaper, yearbook, and alumni magazine, along with publications about Connecticut College; many of these are available online

Personal Papers

Scrapbooks, diaries, letters, and other materials documenting the student experience, as well as the personal and professional papers of former faculty

View collection guides for selected personal papers in the College Archives

Historic Photographs

Dating from the early years of the college, the photograph collections encompass student life and activities; buildings and grounds; presidents, trustees, deans, and faculty; and athletics

Many photographs are available online as part of the Connecticut Digital Archive

Other Organizations

Records of external organizations that were housed on campus, including the American Dance Festival, Connecticut Storytelling Center, and Institute of Women's Professional Relations