Using the Carleton College Archives

Students, faculty, and other researchers are welcome to use the resources housed in the Carleton College Archives. Access to material is provided only through the assistance of Archives staff. Users must complete a brief registration in order to use archival material. Photocopying and other duplicating services are available.

The Carleton College Archives houses a wide variety of primary sources related to the College, members of its community, and related topics. These materials not only reflect the history of Carleton itself, but also reveal the way Carleton has been impacted by, and reacted to, changes and events in the broader society. Carleton faculty interested in using the College Archives for a class should contact the College Archivist, Tom Lamb, directly at or 507-222-7015.  

While we welcome drop-in researchers during our open hours, given our limited staff, it is always best to contact the Archives beforehand to be sure that staff are available and materials are ready for the visit.

We are located on the first floor of the Carleton College Gould Library, room 164. Our typical hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. Visits can be arranged by emailing or calling 507-222-4270.