Digitized content is made available through Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC), with new collections added every year. Beginning in 2017, Frost Library is undertaking a significant digitization of college archives to provide a rich illustration of the history of Amherst College to coincide with the College’s Bicentennial in 2021.

Archives & Special Collections

Materials from Archives & Special Collections are available in digitized form, featuring selections from the literature, performing arts, natural history, missionaries and travel, Asian studies, and College history collections.  Highlights:

The Octagon

A repository of open access articles and other scholarly works by Amherst College faculty, in support of the Open Access Resolution.

The Art & Architecture Collection

Holds over 130,000 images licensed for teaching and other educational purposes (requires Amherst login).