Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, second floor
The primary mission of the Phillips Academy Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, preserve and provide access to records documenting the history of Phillips Academy, in addition to using collections for instruction. The Archives also oversees the Library’s special collections of rare books and other historical materials which support the curriculum. A small selection of the total collection is currently on view in the McLean Gallery.
Collections include documents, photographs, audiovisual materials, and ephemera that document academics, athletics, student life, the campus and buildings, as well as faculty, staff, students and trustees of Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy.
Faculty, students and researchers are encouraged to use these non-circulating collections for research onsite. Many of these items are currently discoverable in the Library’s online catalog. Please contact the Archives and we will gladly work with you to find materials for class projects, curriculum development, or personal research.