Curation, Preservation, and Archives


July 2014: This page is currently undergoing revision.

Gordon Library's Curation, Preservation, and Archives (also known as the "Archives") actively collects, preserves, and makes available university records, collections and works of enduring value. In support of institutional and library missions, the Archives provides services to the WPI community, scholarly researchers, and the broader public. 

For more information about Curation, Preservation, and Archives's collections or services, or to schedule a research visit or consultation, please call 508-831-6112 or e-mail


University Archives

The University Archives' holdings include early school records, academic and administrative departments' records, student and alumni organization records, and the papers of past WPI presidents. Also among the holdings: Yearbooks, school newspapers, alumni publications, photographs, and WPI memorabilia.

Rare Books and Personal Libraries

Approximately 4,000 old and unique editions ranging in topics from science and technology to American and British literature to the histories of Worcester and New England.

Personal and Corporate Collections

Collections includes faculty, staff, and alumni papers, Worcester and area businesses' corporate archivesThe Robert Fellman Charles Dickens Collection, , the Woodbury Collection, and the Theo Brown Diaries Collection.

Artwork and Historical Objects

Brenner Sculpture Collection...

University Publications

Coming soon...

WPI History Resources

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Academic and Scholarly Works

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Academic Curriculum Support

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Institutional Records Transfer and Archiving

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Digital Repository Services

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Preservation and Digital Curation

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Digital Reproductions

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Loans and Exhibits

The Archives devlops and hosts exhibits of WPI-related history in the Gladwin Gallery.

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