About Archives & Special Collections

Students meeting in the Fellman Dickens Reading Room.

Gordon Library's Archives & Special Collections (ASC) actively collects, preserves, and makes available university records, historical and cultural collections, artwork, and objects of enduring value. Archives & Special Collections provides services to the WPI community, scholarly researchers, and the broader public. 

Archives & Special Collections is open to the public regardless of institutional affiliation. In addition to providing research and curriculum support for WPI students, faculty, and outside researchers, Archives & Special Collections also provides assistance to University administration to insure the preservation of records of permanent historical value. Outreach events such as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend are enriched by “pop-up” exhibits curated by Archives & Special Collections staff. 

Access to collections may be restricted due to institutional mandates or condition.

For more information about collections or services, or to schedule a research consultation, please Contact Us