Special Collections

Nichols College
Conant Library
Center Road
Dudley MA , 01571
FAX: (508)213-2323
Institution Contact(s):
  Jim Douglas, Assistant Director (508)213-2333 douglajs@nichols.edu
Hours: M-Th 8:00AM-10:30PM F 7:45AM-4:30PM Sa 1:00PM-5:00PM Su 11:30AM-10:30PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer Hours: M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM
Closings: Closed during school vacations
Online Catalog:
  Web: www.nichols.edu/Winnebago/search/search.asp
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Nichols Archives
Special Collection Contact(s):
Hours: M-Th 8:00AM-10:30PM F 7:45AM-4:30PM Sa 1:00PM-5:00PM Su 11:30AM-10:30PM
Closings: Closed during school vacations
Collections: 3
Formats: 62 linear feet of manuscripts 320 volumes of monographs ephemera newspapers 450 photographs pamphlets 100 reels of video tapes 12 realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Nichols College Archives
Nichols Academy, Nichols Junior College, Nichols College History (from 1815 to present)
H. Conant Real Estate Co. Financial Records
Goodell Collection (sermons and published works of Methodist clergyman and author, Charles L. Goodell [1854-1937]).
Conant Library's Early Collection (300 books, c. 1809-1920)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM THE NORTH: Take I-290 to Auburn, where I-290 becomes I-395 South. *Follow to Exit 4B (Sutton Rd./Oxford Center). Turn right off the ramp and stay in the right lane. Go straight through the light at Oxford Center (Cumberland Farms on right) Follow straight past the light for 0.8 miles and take a left onto Dudley Road (produce stand on the right). Follow this road for 3.7 miles until you come to a fork (you will see water on the right and left). Bear right at the fork and continue for 2 miles through two stop signs, then straight onto Nichols campus. FROM THE EAST AND WEST: Take the Massachusetts Turnpke I-95 to Exit 10 in Auburn and get on I-395 South. Follow directions from "*" above. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-395 North to Exit 2(Webster), turn left off ramp. Go straight through the first set of traffic lights. Follow Route 12 South (Route 12 will turn left through Webster Center). Continue through Webster Center. After the RR tracks, continue straight into Dudley on Route 197 (Route 12 will turn left -- do not turn left; stay straight). Turn right at Cumberland Farms onto Airport Rd. Follow Airport Road to the Webster-Dudley Golf Course. Bear right and take the first left onto Center Rd. PARKING: Center Rd. runs South to North. From the South, Conant Library is on the left, set back between the Chapel and Academy Hall. Parking is on Center Rd. or behind row of buildings. (From Center Rd. turn onto Healey Rd. - parking lot is first right.