ASC services during COVID-19 remote learning

We understand that this is a very disruptive transition, and we're here to support you in any way that we can. We've put together a guide for Doing Research Remotely, and research help will be available via phone and email.

The Archives and Special Collections reading room is closed. For those no longer able to conduct research on site, Archives and Special Collections staff will work with you to determine the best course of action.

If you are concerned about access to archival material, please email us at Please bear in mind that Archives and Special Collections staff are not on site and responses to queries may be delayed.  

Because Archives and Special Collections staff are not on site, we are unable to accept donations at this time. Please do not send material to the archives. Staff are available by email to discuss the possibility of donating material at a later date.

A number of archival collections are digitized and available through Amherst College Digital Collections.

For faculty concerned about class visits to the Archives, we will be in touch with all faculty who have currently scheduled classes to determine how plans can be adapted. If you would like to request a class session, please use this form. We are unable to host class visits from outside the Amherst College community.