About the College Archives




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Our Mission

The Sarah Lawrence College Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials documenting the history of the College from its conception in 1924 to the present. The College Archives is the official repository for College records having permanent historical or administrative value. Materials in the collection include official administrative and committee records, publications, theses, photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, audio-visual materials, and digital records. The College Archives also maintains a collection of faculty papers and other manuscript collections related to the College. The collections are open to the College community and scholars and researchers around the world.

Meet the Staff

Abby Lester—College Archivist & Head of Research Services

Abby has been the College Archivist since 2004. She now splits her time between the Research Services Office of the Library and the College Archives. In the Archives, she helps preserve and share the history of the College.

Stephanie Coleman '07—Assistant Archivist

Stephanie provides support in preserving the history of the College by facilitating access to historical records. She has a keen interest in the College’s historical contributions and documentations on dance. She started working in the Archives in 2014.