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Special Collections and Archives

Wellesley College has two rich collections of materials you can use in your research project.  Read on below to learn about collections and make an appointment!


The Wellesley College Archives are open to all, regardless of affiliation. The Archives are responsible for managing, maintaining, and making accessible those records of the College that have long-term historical value, such as administrative records, manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural plans, honors theses, and audio/video materials.


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Special Collections

Wellesley's Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, and limited editions and makes them available for research, free of charge to students and faculty, as well as visiting scholars, regardless of academic affiliation. 


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