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University Archives

women dancing in a circle with hands raised
May Fête, Lasell Seminary, in front of the Crow’s Nest, 1929

About the Archives

Winslow Archives hold a variety of historical materials pertaining to Lasell University, making it an invaluable resource for research on the university, the Auburndale area, and women's education. The archives' holdings include:

  • University records, including committee minutes, administrative records, course catalogs, and syllabi
  • University publications, including newsletters and yearbooks
  • Films, photographs, and audio recordings
  • Alumni and faculty manuscripts and publications
  • University ephemera

Digital collection

Thanks to the Boston Public Library's Digital Commonwealth program, key portions of the Archives' collection are available online, including yearbooks and student newspapers. For help searching the digital collection, see our tutorial.

Visiting the archives

Winslow Archives is pleased to serve Lasell students, faculty, and staff, as well as outside researchers. Please be aware that the archives are a closed collection, meaning that items in the archives cannot be checked out and must be used in the Archives reading room.

If you have questions about the archives, please email