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.
Explore Springfield College's digitized digital collections, which include manuscripts, letters, images, audiovisual materials, and ephemera related to our history.
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.
The Archives & Special Collections website contains a wealth of additional materials related to Springfield College.
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.
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.
Have an interesting story, photo, experience or observation on the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your items and experience on the COVID-19 Experience exhibit!
Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm via Appointment