About Springfield College Archives and Special Collections

The Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, located in the lower level of Judd Gymnasia, houses a rich collection of materials documenting the history of Springfield College from its first days as the School for Christian Workers and the International YMCA Training School to the present day. In addition to institutional and alumni records, there are special collections of rare books, publications, and manuscripts focused on the areas of the birth and history of Basketball, physical education, physical training, the YMCA, Olympic movements, and amateur and recreation sports. Springfield College Archives and Special Collections is also the repository for the SHAPE America Archives and the Cliff Smith YMCA Postcard Collection


Archives and Special Collections is the official repository for Springfield College records having permanent historical, legal, fiscal, or administrative value. The primary mission of the College Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve, and make available records documenting the history of Springfield College. In addition Archives and Special Collections collects primary source material that supports the research interests and Humanics Philosophy of the College. Subject areas of long-term interest to the College include the YMCA, physical education, sport and recreation, camping, and youth/community work.



College Archivist

Jeffrey Monseau, M.S., Library and Information Science

Processing Assistant

Elisana DeLeon

Assistant Archivist

Chuck Abel

Graduate Assistant

Nedu Izuegbunam
Daniel Rodriguez Ramirez
Irina Watkins

Student Assistants

Corinne Johnson
Patrick Kenney
Mackenzie Mann
Arianna McDonald
Shelby Redman


Sheila Thompson

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