Bard College - Archives and Special Collections

Parent Organization: Bard College
1 Library Rd.
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7396

Bard College - Archives and Special Collections


Bard College is located in New York’s Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City. Undergraduates share the beautiful 1,000-acre campus with the students and faculty of a conservatory of music, several graduate programs, and affiliated institutes and research centers, all of which enrich the undergraduate experience with lectures, concerts, and exhibitions.

The mission of the Bard College Archives, located in Stevenson Library, is to preserve the intellectual and social history of Bard College and its place in the development of progressive liberal education. By creating access to its collections through online and physical exhibits as well as through traditional reference work, the Archives seeks to tell the story of the college and the individuals who have created the Bard community through time.

Bard College - Archives and Special Collections is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Arendtiana Collection

Materials closely related to the life and work of famed philosopher Hannah Arendt.

Bard - Tivoli History Collection

Materials relating to John and Margaret Bard and Reverend James Starr Clark, which illustrate the beginnings of St. Stephen's College, Trinity Church and School, and Trinity Academy.

Bard Class Photos

Class pictures from St. Stephen's and Bard College.

Bard College Architecture, Past and Present

Historic photographs related to all buildings of Bard College, past and present.

Bard College Presidents

Historic portraits of Bard College presidents.

Bard College Radio WXBC

Photographs documenting the early history of the WXBC radio station at Bard College.

Bard Family Papers

Letters, deeds, and other materials related to the Bard family.

Bard Student Fire Department

Photographs reflecting the history of Bard College's student-run fire department.

Elie Shneour Collection

Black and white photographs of Bard College students, activities, and events taken by Elie Shneour '47.

Harvey Fite Collection

Historic photographs of sculptor Harvey Fite and his works.

Olin Dows Collection

Photographs depicting the work of Hudson Valley artist Olin Dows.

Paul Hartzell Album

A photograph album assembled by Bard Alum Paul Hartzell, class of 1915.

Peter Aaron Collection

Photographs of students and campus life at Bard, taken by photographer Peter Aaron between the years 1964-1971.

Sports at St. Stephen's

Images of sports teams at St. Stephens, including team and individual player portraits.

Tivoli Collection

Selected photographs of Tivoli, N.Y. collected by the late Joan Navins, former Village Historian.

Violetta White Delafield Mushroom Collection

Watercolor drawings by Violetta White Delafield, an accomplished amateur mycologist.

Ward Manor

Historic photographs documenting activities and experiences at Ward Manor.