College Records

The Archives contains the historical records and objects of Emerson College, including its academic departments, centers, and administrative units. The Archives also holds materials created by student groups as well as such affiliated organizations as Ploughshares and the Colonial, Paramount, and Cutler-Majestic theatres.

The following are a few of the many subjects documented:

  • The founding and growth of Emerson College
  • The work and research of the College’s faculty and students
  • The development of speech pathology as a discipline and its importance in society
  • Changes in technology and in societal preferences for theatre performances
  • The creation and evolution of the College’s radio courses and WERS​

Some of these materials have been cataloged in our database and/or are available online with our digital collections, but there are many more that are not yet included.  Please contact us at archives [at] emerson.edu to find out more about what we have to offer.

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The archives contains the historical records and objects of Emerson College, including its academic departments, centers, and administrative units.

Special Collections

The Special Collections are materials created by non-Emerson individuals, groups, and organizations that were donated to ECASC. These collections either focus on the history of the College or document the history of subjects that complement the College’s curriculum. The materials within these collections vary widely, but include correspondence, photographs, video and audio recordings, board games, figurines, and newspapers.

Examples of the subjects contained within the special collections are:

  • Comedy
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Performing Arts
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Theater

Many of these collections have been cataloged in our database and/or are available online with our digital collections.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us at archives [at] emerson.edu so we can assist you in finding useful materials.

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The Special Collections are materials created by non-Emerson individuals, groups, and organizations that were donated to ECASC.