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Shea Library has an archival collection of priceless and irreplaceable materials. Because of the unique history of this college and the gifts which have been bequeathed to the library, the college has been blessed with items which have been studied and examined for their historical content by writers and scholars.
The collection contains college memorabilia from scrapbooks and photographs to films and video tapes of documented events. The accomplishments of AIC's illustrious alumni and faculty can be found recorded here.
A rare book collection of German, English, and French literature from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries is also located in the Archives. Because of the value and irreplaceable nature of this collection, special authorization is required for its viewing or use.
Begun in the early 1970's by students under the direction of Dr. Theodore B. Belsky, the oral History Collection has grown to include over 1,200 audio tapes providing an oral account of life in Southern New England during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Most of the collection deals with events in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Also, immigrants have shared some of their experiences in leaving their homes and coming to this new nation. Because of the value and personal nature of this collection, it is not available to the general public. Access to this collection requires special authorization.
Please consult the library catalog for ERC materials housed in the library. These materials can be found on the library second floor. Noncirculating material is housed in the West Wing and available by appointment with the Education Department.