Digital Collections

Many of the unique holdings of the Wellesley College Library are available in digital format.

The Wellesley College Digital Scholarship and Archive : Wellesley College's institutional repository and archive collects, manages, and facilitates access to the College's scholarly output, unique research holdings, and archival records.

Wellesley College Archives Image Gallery : a collection of over 2000 historic images of the College.

The Browning Courtship Correspondence : In February 2012, Wellsesley College and Baylor University collaborated to digitize and display the 573 courtship letters between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Wellesley College's holdings from Special Collections have joined Baylor University's Armstrong Browning Library holdings to create a unique and valuable digital resource for Browning students and scholars worldwide.


The Internet Archive : Since 2008, Wellesley College has been contributing content to the Internet Archive project in collaboration with the Boston Library Consortium.  To date, Wellesley has contributed over 2800 out-of-copyright books, music scores, College Archival materials, and other items to this project, whose mission is to provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. 

Special Collections Pre-1600s Manuscripts : The Wellesley College Library's Special Collections contain approximately 100 pre-1600 bound manuscripts and fragments, encompassing humanist, liturgical, and secular texts. Approximately one half of these are in the Plimpton Collection of Italian literature and poetry, given to Wellesley College in 1900 by Mr. George Arthur Plimpton in memory of is wife, Frances Taylor Pearsons Plimpton, class of 1884.

 

 

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