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Women cooking in a large school kitchen
Home economics class, 1936

Collection overview

The Winslow Archives collects materials that document the history and growth of Lasell from its beginnings as the Auburndale Female Seminary in 1851. Types of materials collected include:

  • Administrative and committee records
  • University publications
  • Photographs
  • Audio/visual materials
  • Manuscript collections of alumnae and current and former members of the faculty and administration
  • Student life records
  • Lasell University ephemera

Please note that although Lasell's Office of the Registrar holds Newbury College's enrollment records for the sake of providing transcripts and verifying enrollment, Winslow Archives does not hold any Newbury archives, memorabilia, or paraphernalia.

Digital collections

Select items from the archives, including books, yearbooks, college newsletters, and course catalogs, are available freely online through the Internet Archive. Lasell’s digital collection is searchable by date, title, or topic. Funding for this project was provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), administered by the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth.

The archives’ collection of thirty-eight 16mm films has also been fully digitized, including the following:

Finding aids

Finding aids are available online for the following collections:


Items from Winslow Archives should be cited using the following language: Lasell University. Winslow Archives. Newton, MA. For further information, see the Citing Archives Materials page.