Stephens College Archives
The Stephens College Archives is the repository for materials that document the history of the college and its academic programs, many of which were notable educational innovations. Those persons interested in arranging for, or pursuing research in the archives, or contributing to the collections, may make arrangements with the archivist, Dr. Alan Havig, by e-mail at [email protected]. Please contact the Archivist for current semester hours. The Archives are located on the North Terrace Level of Tower Hall on the Stephens campus.
Of Special Note
The college dates its founding to the 1833 Columbia Female Academy and its first preceptress, Lucy Ann Wales. The archives contains the papers of James Madison Wood, the president from 1912 to 1947 who brought the college to the national prominence it continues to enjoy today. The Maude Adams Collection documents the work of this legendary American actress when she came to Stephens College to lead the drama program. An unusual feature of the archives is the Alumnae Memorabilia Collection, which documents both the academic and social experiences of students.
Learn more about women, including Stephens women, in history through this new site dedicated to women's biographies. Created in conjunction with the American Association of University Women.