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Hindsight is 20/20.

In the fall of 2008, the New England College of Optometry Library began building a formal archive of College materials. This project was funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Archives and Special Collections include materials that represent the College’s rich history, and provide a window into the development of optometry as a profession throughout the 20th century and beyond. Our collections include photographs, College publications, yearbooks, theses, rare books, and more.

We invite you to peruse this guide to learn more about the Archives. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and outside researchers are welcome to make an appointment to further explore our collections.

Explore Our Holdings
Digitized Collections
Donating Materials
Oral Histories Project