Carleton College Digital Collections
The Carleton Archives was established in 1967 to preserve the history of Carleton College, Northfield. The photos, taken between 1871 and 1922, reflect student life. They include sports and recreational events, such as field day, gymnastics, football, hockey and baseball teams, a freshman picnic, Bouncing Day, Carleton Circus and May Fete. Some photos depict the first college class in 1871, the parade at a presidential inauguration and class lectures. They all exemplify the early history of Carleton College, which was founded in 1866, one of the first private colleges in Minnesota.
Stork Photo Collection is one of the featured collections. Harvey E. Stork (1890-1959), Carleton professor of botany from 1920 to 1955, took hundreds of photographs of the Carleton campus, buildings, students, faculty, campus life and events. The 1135 photos in this collection, taken by Stork mostly in the 1910s & 1920s, were given to the College upon his death. They include a number of aerial photos of the campus, drawing on Stork’s experience as an aerial photographer in WWI. The original photographs are housed in the College Archives.
Postcards Collection is another newly featured collection. Some of the photographs depict campus buildings as examples of collegiate architecture in the early 20th century.
Eric Hillemann, College Archivist
This collection is open access.
Archives Google Map (with Selected Photos)