ECASC is home to historical materials of many different subjects and types that can enrich your research and educational projects. Our collections focus on the history of the College and other topics—such as theater, journalism, comedy, and communication disorders—which complement the College’s curriculum.

Whether you are writing an essay for a class, creating promotional materials for your department, or completing a book on a historical topic, our collections can provide valuable information. See below for more information about our holdings.

College & Special Collections

Our institutional records contain the historical documents and objects of Emerson College, including affiliated organizations and student groups. Our Special Collections focus on subjects that complement the College's curricula, including journalism, theatre, and film.

American Comedy Archives

The American Comedy Archives is composed of collections that document the professional activities of the groundbreaking individuals who have written, produced, directed, and/or performed comedy on radio, television, motion pictures, or for live performance.

Digital Archives & Exhibits

We have created digital exhibits, timelines, and collections related to Emerson history as well as digitized special collections focusing on such subjects as journalism, American comedy, and theatre.