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Archives and Special Collections

About the Framingham State University Archives and Special Collections

The Special Collections and Archives at Framingham State University were established in the early 1970s in order to collect, preserve and provide public access to materials that reflect the rich history and development of the university.

Colleen Previte

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
Phone: (508) 626-4648
Fax: (508) 626-4649

Nancy Hanley

Library Assistant
Phone: (508) 626-4691

Location: Rooms 110 and 101

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, and by appointment. Closed weeknights and weekends.

Library Archives Inquiry Form

FSU Archives Collections

Records in the University Archives range from the earliest days of the Normal School in 1839 to the present time. They include materials such as minutes, reports, ledgers, subject files, publications, and photographs. There are, however, gaps within the collection, due in part to the fact that the University Archives was established only within the past thirty years. For information on additional college records available in other locations on campus, contact the Special Collections Librarian.

The bulk of the records are organized by record group. These record groups are named for the office or department of the University from which the materials originated. An inventory that lists the items found within the record groups is available in the Special Collections.

Some of the materials in the Archives are organized by subject, including vertical files, brochures and posters, photographs and oversize materials. These items can be identified by consulting the indices available in the Special Collections.

Record Group Titles     

RG 1    Framingham State University Governing Bodies
RG 2    Office of the President
RG 3    Administrative Offices
RG 4    Auxiliary Services
RG 5    Undergraduate Programs
RG 6    Graduate & Continuing Education Programs
RG 7    Framingham State University Publications
RG 8    Faculty & Staff Organizations
RG 9    Student Activities & Clubs/Student Activity Office
RG 10    Formal Student Events
RG 11    Lecture Series & Institutes
RG 12    Normal School Records
RG 13    Alumnae/I Association