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Welcome to the Macalester College Archives and Special Collections

Here you can access and browse our finding aids (guides and catalogs to our collections) to help locate the material you need for your research. These include documents, photographs, audio and visual materials, ephemera, and other unique artifacts that document the history of Macalester College and its community dating back over 200 years. You can also visit the official Macalester College Archives site or write us at with any questions you may have or for help navigating the collections online.

Once you have located an item or items of interest, please fill out our Appointment Request Form to visit the Archives in person. Note that the Archives contain many artifacts that are not yet cataloged into ArchivesSpace, so please reach out if you did not find what you were looking for on a particular subject or person and we will search through our unprocessed materials for you.