Archives


Discover a rich source of original materials for research from the Civil War, personal diaries, letters of faculty, presidents and alumni, and the history of Beloit College.

Getting an early start on podcasting, these Beloit students started with performing radio drama in the 1950s. Getting an early start on podcasting, these Beloit students started with performing radio drama in the 1950s.

The majority of the materials in the College Archives are searchable through Archives Space. The collection includes photos of campus life, student publications, alumni diaries, oral histories, and even items with unique stories such as a copy of The Nuremberg Chronicles, various freshman beanies, and a 1960s bowling pin.

Spring 2023

The Beloit College Archives is open by appointment only.

Beginning summer 2023, the physical archives will be unavailable for viewing during the library renovation. Digital resources will continue to be available.

To schedule a research consultation, please contact Fred Burwell (burwellf@beloit.edu) or call 608-363-2485.

Getting Started

The Archives Guide provides information about getting started in working with the college archives and highlights some of the many collections.

LITS Locations During the 2023-24 Academic Year

Library services are available at the Powerhouse Riverside Lounge; IT support is available at Mayer Hall.

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