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Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections

The Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, located in the lower level of Judd Gymnasia, houses a rich collection of materials documenting the history of Springfield College from its first days as the School for Christian Workers and the International YMCA Training School to the present day. In addition to institutional and alumni records, there are special collections of rare books, publications, and manuscripts focused on the areas of the birth and history of basketball, physical education, physical training, the YMCA, Olympic movements, and amateur and recreation sports.

Search Digital Collections

Explore Springfield College's digitized digital collections, which include manuscripts, letters, images, audiovisual materials, and ephemera related to our history.

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Search Finding Aids

Use these archival guides to learn where to find where our materials are found. These guides include items that are yet to be digitized and are held locally in the Archives.

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Search the Archives Website

The Archives & Special Collections website contains a wealth of additional materials related to Springfield College.

Search Library Catalog

Continue your exploration of Springfield College's archives in our library catalog, which includes records for rare books and other materials held by the College.

Reading Room Hours

The College Archives is open via Appointment.

The reading room in the College Archives and Special Collections is currently open by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact the College Archivist, Jeffrey Monseau, to arrange an appointment or to discuss research and resources. Please note that masks are required in the College Archives regardless of vaccination status.

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Have an interesting story, photo, experience or observation on the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your items and experience on the COVID-19 Experience exhibit!

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Visit the Archives


Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia
Lower Level
Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Today's Hours

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm via Appointment


(413) 748-3309