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11-02_archivistMilton Academy’s archive is a valuable treasury of historical documents, publications, photographs and memorabilia that track our long School history. Diane Pierce-Williams, of the library staff, will now serve Milton as our archivist. Diane’s background in library and information science has made her a valuable assistant at Cox Library since 2002. Among her scholarly pursuits and achievements, Diane has studied archiving, and is well-prepared and enthusiastic about establishing systematic and appropriate collecting and organizing of the data that supports Milton’s history.

Mr. Barclay Feather, of the history department faculty, was Milton’s most recent archivist. Mr. Feather established the Academy archive, in a formal sense, in his retirement, and cared for the archive until his death in 2009.

Over the last few months, in her new role, Diane has already begun organizing and expanding the collection of student work, publications, photographs and recordings that constitute the documentary record of our School’s treasured past.

Milton’s archive is located in the basement of Cox Library, and it is open on weekday mornings from 8:30–10:30 a.m. and at other times by appointment. Diane continues her librarian’s role at Cox, while committing time to the archives each week. She welcomes all visitors enthusiastically.