Five College Archives Digital Access Project
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1996-1999
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Welcome to the gateway to a digital archive of important historical resources in the Five College consortium.  This Web site provides access to digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history -- particularly women's education at the Five Colleges. Included among the collections are official college publications, letters, photographs, articles, oral histories, diaries, and more.  In making these materials more widely available online, the archivists at the five colleges seek to support the educational and scholarly research of students and scholars in the Five College community and beyond.  Casual browsers are also welcome.

The completed project encompasses 54 online collections, comprising over 38,000 items.  These collections are accessible in a variety of ways: through this Web site, through electronic finding aids provided on the Web sites of the repositories at each institution, and increasingly through records in the Five College online catalog

Use the tabs above to browse digitized collections at each institution, or use the search engine to locate material by keyword.  The News page lets you see the project's current status at a glance.  Read the project team's planning documents to find out more about the goals and the criteria it has used to select archival content.

To improve the usefulness of our digital collections, your comments and questions are always welcome.

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This page last modified: 7 October 1999

September 28, 1998
October 5, 1999