The College of the Atlantic Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials documenting the history and development of the college.

The Archives holds academic and administrative records, college and student committee minutes and charters, college and student publications, audio-visual materials, student work, senior projects, graduate theses, and personal papers of significant persons in the college’s history.

The Special Collections contains rare books and materials of unique value coinciding with the mission and vision of the College. 

The Archives and Special Collections seek to serve as the ongoing institutional focal point for the documentation, study and appreciation of the history and activities of College of the Atlantic.

The Archives and Special Collections welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and the general public.

Finding Aids

Findings Aids are inventories of the contents of various collections in the archives.  They are hosted in GoogleDrive as they are continually updated and revised as collections are processed.

COA Collection

The COA Collection is located at the back of the library. This collection is composed of duplicate materials from the archival collection that are in high demand. It is mainly materials published by COA.


The Collection Policy describes what materials are collected and accepted. 

The Donations and Records Transfers Policies describes what type of records are collected from external and internal sources, as well as what is not collected.

Retiring Faculty Guidelines can assist retiring faculty in identifying records that are of interest to the archive.