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The mission of the Bard College Archives & Special Collections is to collect, preserve and make available materials in a variety of formats relating to the intellectual and social history of Bard College and its surrounding communities. By offering online and physical access to its holdings, the Archives & Special Collections seeks to support the research and work of undergraduates, the greater Bard community, public historians, private researchers, and scholars worldwide.

The Bard College Archives & Special Collections documents the history of the College and the Hudson Valley through its collections, and preserves significant book collections to ensure their long term availability. This website serves to showcase some of the materials available for study, as well as to provide enhanced access to selected materials. Our collections fall into the following categories: