The Wells College Archives, located in the Louis Jefferson Long Library, contain materials related to the history of Wells College and the surrounding communities. This guide contains information about major collections and policies. For more information or information about the library, please visit our website at www.wells.edu/library or call 315-364-3351.
The archives are available for use by anyone with an interest in the materials. This includes students, staff, faculty, alumni, and those outside of the Wells College community. We encourage anyone with an interest in using the archival materials to contact the library for information.
The Archives collects materials relating to the history of Wells College. If you have materials that you believe the Archives would be interested in and would like to donate them, please contact the library to set up arrangements. Donors are asked to complete an Accession Form at the time of donation, which can be obtained under the "Policies and Forms" tabs.
The Archives requests that all donations be made without restrictions. Please contact the library with any questions.
Wells College was founded in 1868 by Henry Wells near his home in Aurora, NY. Wells Seminary, as it was originally called, was founded as a women's college. The college remained a women's college until 2004, when the college went co-ed.