Welcome to the Carleton College Archives

  • Carleton tennis player Tom James '89 returns the ball at a game during during 1987-1988.

  • Two students work with plants for a botany lab in 1951.

  • A student receives bass lessons from instructor Kenneth Davenport at the music hall in 1964.

  • Ice sculptures, 1999.

  • Buddha snow sculpture, 1983.

  • Knight and dragon snow sculpture, 1960. Student is Carole Pushing '61.

  • First (and only) metric football game.Between Carleton College and St. Olaf College in 1977.

The primary purpose of the Carleton College Archives is to gather, preserve, and make available for institutional reference and public research use documentation and information pertaining to the work, history, and development of Carleton College, or about programs, policies, activities, events, persons, or groups associated with the College.

The Archives is located on the Carleton College Campus in the Laurence McKinley Gould Library, Level 1, (entrance: Room 164). We are open when staff is present, which is generally Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment, except college holidays. Researchers are best advised to make an appointment in advance of a visit.

For more information on our holdings and using the archives feel free to contact us at archives@carleton.edu or 507-222-4270.