The OWHL actively collects published works by alumni of Phillips Academy and Abbot Academy. Each book is physically labeled with a bright blue “A” sticker on the spine, indicating that it is a part of the “Andover Authors” Collection. At reunion time each year, bibliographies are prepared of the books written by members of the reunion classes.
The Andover Authors Collection is located on the ground floor of the Library and is organized according to graduation year. If you are looking for the works a particular Andover Author and unsure of their class year, visit one of the librarians at either the Help Desk or the Circulation Desk. Some of the books in the Andover Authors Collection are under the care of the Archivist. Those books are noted as “Special Collections” in the OWHL’s online catalog. Please contact the archive directly to arrange access.
If you are aware of a published book written by an alumnus/ae of Phillips Academy or Abbot Academy that is not in our collection, please let us know.