University Archives

About the University Archives

The Simmons University Archives collects and makes available materials that document and reflect the history and development of Simmons University. The Simmons University Archives was established in 1974 and, in 1980, dedicated to the memory of Colonel Miriam E. Perry Goll ('30). The Archives welcomes Simmons students, faculty, alumnae, and administrators, as well as other interested researchers.

The University Archives collects official university administrative and committee records, publications, photographs, audio-visual materials, memorabilia, student theses and dissertations, and manuscript collections of alumnae/i and current and former members of the faculty and administration. The University Archives also maintains a historical book collection and a collection of the records of charitable organizations. More information on all these materials can be found on the University Archives' Web site.

The University Archives also invites users to learn about the history of Simmons University through visiting the on-line exhibits of the University's presidents, traditions, student life, buildings, and more.


The Simmons University Archives is located in L220 on level 2 of the Simmons University Library. Directions to the Library and maps of the building can be found here.


The Simmons University Archives is open Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with additional hours arranged by appointment. The University Archives is closed weekends and holidays.

Researchers interested in visiting the Archives are encouraged to make an appointment ([email protected] or 617.521.2440 or 617.521.2441).

Visit the Library Hours page to see the Library's complete schedule.


The staff of the Simmons University Archives is available to assist members of the Simmons Community and other interested researchers with using the Archives' collections or address any inquiries about the history of Simmons University. For general information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives at [email protected] or 617.521.2441.

Jason Wood
University Archivist & Deputy Director
Send Jason Wood an email

Lauren Loftis
Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian
Send Lauren Loftis an email

Select Historical Photos