Archives & Special Collections

The Williams College Archives is the custodian of records created by students, faculty, administration, and staff, documenting teaching, scholarship, facilities, student life, and the relationship between the College and Williamstown. Our collections include photographs, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, faculty papers, and student publications such as the Record. In addition to College history, we also administer several special collections including rare books, student theses, the Shaker Collection, and the Paul Whiteman Collection. Our books are cataloged in the Williams library catalog; archival and manuscript collection guides are in ArchivesSpace.

Our Collections: