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About the Archive

The College Archive preserves the history of Mitchell College (established in 1938 as New London Junior College) through photographs, reports, yearbooks, correspondence, college publications, event programs, and more. 

General Use Policies

Please help us maintain this unique collection of Mitchell college history by following these guidelines:

  • The Mitchell College Archives collection is available for use by the campus community from 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday during the academic year by appointment with library staff.
  • Community members wishing to use the collection must make an appointment with library staff. Duration and extent of visits are subject to staff availability.
  • All patrons are required to sign in with the library front desk staff upon arrival.
  • Coats, backpacks and other belongings are to be left outside the room.
  • Pencils and laptops may be used to take notes. Pens and other writing utensils are not allowed.
  • Food and drink are not allowed.
  • Materials should all be treated with care. The use of particularly fragile materials may require the use of cotton gloves and staff assistance.
  • Archival materials do not circulate, therefore must stay in the library. Some items may be photocopied or scanned with permission from library staff, other materials may be too fragile.
  • Depending on the physical condition, nature of content, or quantity of materials required, archival materials may need to be retrieved by professional staff.