College Archives at Macalester

The Macalester College Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for research materials that document the origins, developments, activities, achievements, and people of the College. The Archives contain many collections, including documents, correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, media, buttons, posters, and more!

Archives and Special Collections are currently available to members of the Macalester community. See the Archives: COVID FAQ for more information about contacting the archives and about accessing, teaching with, or donating to their collections.

Featured Digital Collections:

Donate to the Archives

The Macalester community is encouraged to donate their items to the Archives! This could include (but is not limited to):

  • Student organization materials (notes, meeting minutes, drafts, correspondence, etc.)
  • Student publications, zines
  • Event posters, flyers, planning materials
  • Activism and protest materials
  • Materials from student bands
  • Photos and videos with people identified
  • Journals and scrapbooks from your time at Macalester

Contact us about potential donations.

Visit the Archives

Read more about using the Archives or contact us to:

  • Schedule an appointment to visit and view materials.
  • Bring your class to learn about archives or work with archival collections.

Archive Map

Contact College Archives

Ellen Holt-Werle
Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
651-696-6901
holtwerle@macalester.edu