Manuscripts and Oral Histories

The Simmons University Archives' manuscript collections document the history of Simmons University and women's education through collections donated to, or on deposit to the Simmons University Archives. Personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia illustrate the lives of Simmons students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. Additional collections of individuals and organizations are acquired in areas of particular interest to the University, including social work and librarianship. Finding aids and other collection guides are available for many collections. The University Archives also houses an oral history collection of interviews conducted with past Presidents, Trustees, and faculty members of Simmons University.

The collections are available to all members of the Simmons University community and other interested scholars and researchers. In accordance with institutional policy, parts or all of some collections may be restricted. Many collections have been processed and guides for these collections are available.

Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the University Archives staff ([email protected]) for clarification and guidance.