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.

Using the Archives

The Simmons University Archives welcomes questions from all members of the Simmons community, including students, faculty, alumnae/i, administrators, and other interested researchers. Please email [email protected].

Due to the One Simmons Project, parts of our collections have limited immediate accessibility, and we appreciate your understanding with extended times for the processing of research requests.

We encourage you to explore digitized materials from our collections, including Yearbooks, Student Newspapers, and Scrapbooks, and to visit our Digital Exhibits.

The Simmons University Archives Reading Room is temporarily closed to the public and access to collections is available to researchers on a limited basis and by appointment only. Email [email protected] for consultation and to arrange an appointment.


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
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Lauren Loftis
Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian
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