The Emma Willard School Archive contains a wealth of historical documents that provide the written and visual proof of the school’s rich history. Researchers visit from all over the United States to access our collections. The larger and more widely used records housed in the school archive are the 19th and 20th century student letters collection, documents and artifacts related to the Troy Female Seminary, and The Emma Hart Willard collection.
The Archive collects materials relating to Emma Willard School (formerly Troy Female Seminary), including archival records from the school and private records of faculty, staff, and students. Holdings include manuscripts, textbooks, and publications of Emma Willard dating from 1817. The collection also includes a large number of photographs, videotapes, audio recordings, and ephemera from the school. Also included are school records and catalogs; student records, letters, diaries, and notebooks; curriculum materials, and records from administrative offices, all dating from 1814 to the present.
The Archive is pleased to accept donations of items relating to the establishment, development, growth, and activities of Emma Willard School. Please contact Librarian Nancy Iannucci when contemplating such a donation.
Requests for information may be directed to Nancy Iannucci. The Archive is open for research to outside researchers by appointment.