Archives & Special Collections houses Amherst College's rare books, literary manuscripts, written materials of unique value, historic photographs, sound recordings, moving image recordings, and a large collection of objects, as well as serves as the official repository for the records of Amherst College.

Our Location

The Archives and Special Collections is located in the Robert Frost Library on the main campus quadrangle. The reading room, College History Room and exhibition area are located on Level A, at the base of the main lobby stairway. (See a campus map and other information for planning a visit.)


The Archives and Special Collections is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., year round. See detailed list of hours and holidays.

Contacting Archives & Special Collections

E-mail Inquiries

Mailing address:

Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library, AC #2256
Amherst, MA 01002-5000


(413) 542-2299
(413) 542-2068

(413) 542-2692

Christina Barber Deputy Archivist 413-542-5390
Margaret R. Dakin

Archives & Special Collections Specialist

Rosemary K. J. Davis Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist 413-542-2299
Mike Kelly Head of Archives & Special Collections 413-542-5307
- Archivist  
Mariah Leavitt Archives & Special Collections Specialist 413-542-5393