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College Archives

The College Archives are comprised of various materials dealing with the college from its start as a normal school to the present. The materials can be divided into two categories: historical and organizational.  Historical items include photographs, year books, school newspapers, scrapbooks, educational games, ephemera and blueprints. Organizational materials, both past and present, include records of various academic and non-academic departments, organizations and groups associated with the college, as well as correspondence, faculty publications, course schedules and descriptions, policies, event programs and catalogs. The archives do not include personal student or personnel information. The archives are not open for browsing and any individual interested in viewing archival materials or needing information contained in the archives should consult  Linda Kaufmann at 662-5325.

Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History

The Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History was established 35 years ago at MCLA. Gradually, additional materials have been added, largely through donations.  The collection is not open for browsing, but individuals interested in the collection should contact Linda Kaufmann at 662-5325. Materials in the collection cannot be borrowed in person or through interlibrary loan.  Local history books in the collection can be searched through our online catalog here


New in the Archives


Victorian Business and Civic Ledgers from North Adams 

Thirty-one business and civic ledgers, dating between 1835 and 1922, are now available at the Internet Archive.


The Mind's Eye: A Liberal Arts Journal

Issues of MCLA's liberal arts journal The Mind's Eye, from 1977 to the present, can be seen online at the Internet Archive. Links to each issue can be found here.

MCLA Yearbooks

College yearbooks from the Normal School days up to the present can be viewed here.



Out of the Archives

A Local History Newsletter