This website serves to showcase some of the materials available for study, as well as to provide enhanced access to selected materials in the collections. Due to the obsolescence of certain technologies, in some cases this site represents the only means of experiencing the originals. We hope you take a little time to look around; perhaps you'll find an answer to a question you have had, or better yet, find a question that needs a more complete answer.
The mission of the Bard College Archives is to preserve the intellectual and social history of Bard College and its place in the development of progressive liberal education. By creating access to its collections through online and physical exhibits as well as through traditional reference work, the Archives seeks to tell the story of the college and the individuals who have created the Bard community through time.
- Before Bard: A Sense of Place - Students in Bard's Public History Practicum, History 3227, have developed an exhibit covering the unique history of this area before Bard was established (originally St Stephen's College in 1860).
- Uxmal-on-Hudson - In 1839, President Martin Van Buren appointed John Lloyd Stephens to the post of Special Ambassador to Central America. Together with his colleague, the draftsman and artist Frederick Catherwood - Read More...
If you would like to use the collections in person, please make an appointment to ensure that someone will be available to assist you. If have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out an Archives Request Form.