Archives and Distinctive Collections

The mission of Archives & Distinctive Collections at the College of the Holy Cross is to collect, preserve, and provide access to a wide variety of materials represented in the College Archives, Rare Books Collections, Special Collections, and Digital Scholarship. The Archives & Distinctive Collections department works to engage with the entire Holy Cross community and affiliated researchers through the shared goal of preserving the College's history, fostering a scholarly research environment, and acquiring items reflective of our diverse academic community. We seek to make these materials as accessible as possible through an active instruction program, scholarly collaborations, robust online repositories, digitization and exhibitions.