Digital and Special Collections promotes the use of Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts, and college archives and develops sustainable and accessible online platforms for the College’s scholarly, creative, and historical materials.
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Published materials include rare books and other materials held by Special Collections.
Our major collections of unpublished materials contain correspondence, literary manuscripts and items from the college archives. The list of major collections includes links to finding aids and other content.
Digital Commons contains scholarly and creative collections unique to Colby. Content includes honors theses, student capstone work, faculty scholarship, college archives and special collections and journals.
The Colbiana Photographs collection contains over 10,000 images from Colby's history. Subjects include the downtown Waterville campus, construction and relocation to Mayflower Hill, and views of students and faculty throughout the decades.
Artstor is a digital library of nearly 2 million images from the arts, humanities, and sciences. Colby-related collections in Artstor include the Imago teaching collection, Colbiana Photographs, and images from the Colby College Museum of Art.
Explore our fabulous physical and digital collections, in a variety of formats, that connect with the Colby curriculum across the four divisions.
We provide a robust archives education program, on-demand scanning services and digital file management expertise, on-site research assistance, and Special Collections tours and exhibitions.
Special Collections offers contemplative rooms for archival labs, research, events, and quiet study. The Digital Production Center has state-of-the-art equipment to meet scanning and other digitization needs.
The Digital and Special Collections mission, our locations, policies, and staff contact information.
Archives Education Librarian
Colbiana and Finding Aids Coordinator
Digital Production Coordinator
Asst. Dir. for Digital Collections
Visual Resources Curator
Asst. Dir. for Special Collections