Emerson College Digital Collections
Emerson College Archives and Special Collections is committed to providing digital access to unique selections from our Archives. These open access collections are available to the Emerson Community, as well as outside researchers.
An interactive multimedia exhibit of the history and founding of Emerson College. With events ranging from 1877 to the present day, this timeline offers a glimpse into the unique history of our college.
Emerson College yearbooks, the Emersonian, have been digitized by the Digital Commonwealth, Massachusetts' aggregated digital library portal. Yearbooks range from 1908 to present day and are full-text searchable and downloadable.
The Little Building News
From 1922 to 1925, The Little Building even published its own newspaper, The Little Building News. Known as the “City Under One Roof”, the Little Building was built in 1917 and was considered one of the finest office buildings of the World War One era. Now one of our beloved dormitories (and due for a major renovation in 2017), the Little Building was once home to offices, a shopping arcade, restaurants and even a post office. Digitization of The Little Building News has been made possible thanks to the Digital Commonwealth.
With 101 seasons, The Southwick Recital Series was an Emerson tradition and one of the oldest oratory recitals in the United States. The series featured distinguished Emerson faculty and alumni/a, along with honored guest artists. We are pleased to offer newly digitized versions of the recitals ranging from 1971 to 2001.
Archives and Special Collection Images
Photographs highlighting life at Emerson College over the years. Offering a glimpse into the people, places and events that make Emerson the vibrant community it is, Archives and Special Collections has made these photos available.
Images from the Rochester, Vermont homestead of our founder, Charles Wesley Emerson. This collection of glass plate negative prints dates from the 1880s and depicts Emerson’s home and family, as well as the surrounding landscape.
In April and May of 1969, Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests (EBONI) submitted ten proposals to Emerson College’s then president to improve campus conditions for Black students. This collection of digitized materials offers a unique perspective into student activism and the administration's response during this turbulent time. Included in the collection are reports, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and internal communication.
Want a crash course in the diverse and interesting collections found in Emerson College’s Archives and Special Collections? Visit our Flickr photo stream for selections from our collections!