LibraryCollege Archives Manuscripts and Oral Histories

Manuscripts and Oral Histories

The Simmons College Archives' manuscript collections document the history of Simmons College and women's education through collections donated to, or on deposit to the Simmons College Archives. Personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia illustrate the lives of Simmons students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. Additional collections of individuals and organizations are acquired in areas of particular interest to the College, including social work and librarianship. Finding aids and other collection guides are available for many collections.  The College Archives also houses an oral history collection of interviews conducted with past Presidents, Trustees, and faculty members of Simmons College.  

The collections are available to all members of the Simmons College community and other interested scholars and researchers. In accordance with institutional policy, parts or all of some collections may be restricted.  Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the College Archives staff ( for clarification and guidance.