Information about donations or gifts to Special Collections or the College Archives?

If you are interested in donating books or manuscripts, alumni memorabilia or materials related to Middlebury College history, visit the Middlebury College Library Gift Policy or contact specialcollections@middlebury.edu.

If you are considering making a monetary gift to help support our collections, we recommend online donations by credit card. Please call 888.367.6433 or visit www.go.middlebury.edu/giveFOL to make a secure, tax-deductible gift.

Historic audio or film recordings?

Many commercial and student-made films and audio recordings can be found by searching in the Library catalog.

You can also view our inventory listing of audio and video collections held in the archives. 

We're increasingly adding vintage films and clips to Vimeo


For recently recorded lectures and events:

Confused? Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu

Archival materials including College documents?

Start by searching in ArchivesSpace.

ArchivesSpace is a searchable database for unique, historical items—such as letters, reports, diaries, and photographs. Our collections range in size from a single letter to tens of thousands of pages of College records.

Learn more about ArchivesSpace here.

No luck? ArchivesSpace is a work-in-progress, with new records being added nearly everyday.

Email us for help or to schedule a research consultation at specialcollections@iddlebury.edu.

Rare books and unique manuscript items?

Special Collections contains more than 60,000 books and other materials which by virtue of their rarity, historical value, or physical condition cannot be housed in the regular library collection.

Search for rare books and unique manuscript items in the Library catalog

Narrow your search location to "Special Collections (Library 101)" to limit to this collection only.

College theses or Language School DML dissertations?

To determine if a thesis is in the Archives, search our listing of Undergraduate Theses & Senior Work.

The College Archives retains all available undergraduate Honors theses and Language School Doctor of Modern Languages (DMLs) dissertations dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.

Honors theses and DMLs are available in the Special Collections reading room during open hours. Questions? Contact specialcollections@middlebury.edu.


Theses and student work online

Search Middlebury Scholarship (go/scholarship).

Since 2006, Middlebury College students have been voluntarily submitting theses and other academic work. These online projects are not necessarily designated as Honors theses by academic departments.