The Special Collections and Archives at Framingham State University were established in the early 1970s in order to collect, preserve and provide access to materials that reflect the history and development of the university. Such materials include non-current university records, publications, photographs, manuscripts, rare books, videos, DVDs, and ephemera. The Special Collections and Archives are open to researchers both within and beyond the Framingham State University community.
The Archives is the repository for the university's noncurrent official records of permanent historical and administrative value. The archival materials document the history, activities and development of Framingham State University, including the historical records of administrations, departments, faculty, staff, students and alumni of the university.