About Us

Have you ever wondered what campus life looked like 30 (or 50, or 100) years ago? Are you interested in researching the history of Holy Cross, Worcester, or the Jesuits? Did you come across a book labeled "SPEC COLL" in the catalog and aren't sure what that's about?  Ask an  Archivist! The friendly and helpful staff of Archives & Distinctive Collections are available to answer your questions, assist with research, and more. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions:


General questions about the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections  can either be submitted through the Ask an Archivist Form, or by emailing archives@holycross.edu.

Questions about Donating Material to the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections can either be submitted through the Ask an Archivist Form, or by emailing archives@holycross.edu.

Questions  about the Deaf Catholic Archives, should be directed to Rev. Joseph  Bruce, SJ, Curator of the Deaf Catholic Archives at jbruce@holycross.edu.

Questions about Crossworks, the College's internet repository, should be directed to Lisa Villa , '90, Holy Cross' Digital Scholarship Librarian at lvilla@holycross.edu. 


Rev. Joseph Bruce, S.J., Curator of the Deaf Catholic Archives,

Sarah Campbell, Archivist,
scampbel@holycross.edu  (508) 793-2575

James Damon, Archives Evening Supervisor,
jdamon@holycross.edu (508) 793-3570

Cameron Fontaine, Digital Initiatives Archivist,
cfontain@holycross.edu (508) 793-2706 

Lenora Robinson, Project Archivist, Deaf Catholic Archives,
lrobinso@holycross.edu (508) 793-3509

Abby Stambach, Head of Archives and Distinctive Collections,
astambac@holycross.edu  (508) 793-2506

Lisa Villa '90, Digital Scholarship Librarian,
lvilla@holycross.edu  (508) 793-2642

Fax number

(508) 793-2372

Mailing Address

Staff Member's Name
College of the Holy Cross
Dinand Library
1 College St.
Worcester, MA


The Holy Cross Archives are located on the third floor of Dinand Library. The elevator is located to the left of the stairs.

In-Person Research

Appointments may be requested by emailing archives@holycross.edu with at least 24 hours in advance. Please include information about the materials you wish to see in your email. 

All researchers must comply with the Reading Room Usage guidelines