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.

The College Archives is committed to make College records available for research without restriction. However, there may be legal or institutional requirements to restrict access to some materials.

The College Archives enforces the following access restrictions: 

  • Trustees records: 50 years from the date of creation
  • Presidential records: 35 years from the end of tenure

  • Departmental and administrative papers (if requested): 15 years from date of creation

  • Email correspondence: 50 years from date of deposit                                     
  • Student educational records (credentials, grade sheets, correspondence, reports, notes, applications, and all other records pertaining to past and present students) governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974: 75 years from date of creation 
  • Personnel files (search, review, promotion, reappointment, tenure, and disciplinary/grievance records): 75 years from the date of creation

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