Contact Information


Shannon O'Neill - College Archivist and Personal Librarian to the History Department; 212-854-4079


Martha Tenney - Digital Archivist and Personal Librarian to the American Studies Program; 212-854-4079


General Email

Requesting Off-Site Materials

The majority of the Archives' collections are currently housed in off-site retrievable storage, for the duration of the construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center. In order to use off-site materials, please email staff at at least a week in advance of any planned visits to the Archives, including in your message the collection and boxes you want to use. Advance notice is required as we recall materials on a weekly basis every Wednesday; materials must be requested by 11am on Wednesday to make it onto our list of weekly requests. Due to space constraints, we recall a maximum of 15 boxes per week per researcher. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance selecting materials to request or planning your visit to the Archives. 


The Archives is staffed between the hours of 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments are necessary for all researchers who wish to use archival materials; please email staff at to schedule an appointment. 


The Barnard Archives and Special Collections are located in 114 LeFrak Center, on the first floor of Barnard Hall.  If you enter Barnard Hall from the front steps (through the main campus gates at 117th street), you'll turn right, and the library entrance will be on your left (there will be an open door across from the Barnard Center for Research on Women). If you enter Barnard Hall from the accessible ramp on the southern end of the building, you'll head straight down the corridor and you'll see the library entrance on your left. The Archives and Special Collections are accessible to people with mobility disabilities. 


Locate Barnard Hall on this Google map of Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, NYC or on the Barnard College Campus Map.

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