Franklin and Marshall College Archives collects and preserves the permanent historical record of Franklin and Marshall College (1853-present) and its related institutions: Franklin College (1787-1853), Marshall College (1835-1853), and Franklin and Marshall Academy (1871-1943). The College Archives is home to a number of major college publications, including student newspapers, yearbooks, student honors theses, and college catalogs as well as publications of the Alumni Association. Many of these have been digitized and are available through F&M Digital Collections.
Most materials are available to all researchers. However, some official records may be restricted to the use of administrative staff and require the permission of the office of origin for their use. Interested researchers should contact Archives & Special Collections for access information on specific materials.
College Archive Record Groups
The F&M College Archives are organized into record groups. Click the link on the left to learn more about how the College Archives Record Groups are organized. A&SC uses ArchivesSpace to make our archives record groups searchable. To access these materials (in person or remotely), please contact us and refer to our Visitor Information page.
Search Archives Record Groups here.
Guide to searching the Archives and Special Collections.
The College Archives collects snapshots of Franklin & Marshall College webpages through the InternetArchive's tool, Archive-It. The F&M Web Archive currently captures webpages of the The F&M College Catalog, F&M News webpages, and F&M Pandemic Operations.
Search F&M Web Archive here.
Archives and Special Collections also supports the management of current records, providing guidance on records retention and on transferring records to the Archives.