Serving as the institutional memory of Middlebury College, the College Archives is the repository of records, documents, publications, photographs, audiovisual recordings and other archival materials related to Middlebury College and its emerging global presence since 1800.

In general, most material in the College Archives is not restricted. The Archives is committed to preserving College records and making them available for research. At the same time, the College may have a legal or institutional obligations to restrict access to some collections or parts of collections.

The College Archives enforces the following restrictions: 

  • Trustees records are restricted 50 years from the date of creation
  • Presidential records are restricted for 35 years from the last date of office

  • By request, some departmental and administrative papers are restricted for 15 years, from date of creation

  • Email correspondence is restricted for 50 years from date of deposit                                         
  • Student educational records, when they exist in the Archives, such as credentials, grade sheets, correspondence, reports, notes, applications, and all other records pertaining to past and present students are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. 

  • Personnel related files of the College's faculty and staff, including search, review, promotion, reappointment, tenure, and disciplinary/grievance records, are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.

  • Alternate restriction schedules as needed. Contact the Archives to learn more about our privacy policies.

Minutes of Faculty Meetings and Minutes of Faculty Council 

Minutes of Faculty Meetings and Minutes of Faculty Council are not restricted. They can be accessed without restrictions in the College Archives and online by current Middlebury College community members (a current College ID and password are required for access):

Minutes of Faculty Meetings

Minutes of Faculty Council