Ellen Strong Denison Library

Scripps College Archives and Scripps College Press Archive

The Scripps College Archives serves as a significant record for the study of the institution and for the history of women’s education. In addition to official publications of the College and the student body, the Archives also hold faculty, alumnae and student publications; senior theses; student newspapers; construction records and blueprints; unpublished papers of faculty and trustees; records of the development of the curriculum; and a large photograph collection which pictorially chronicles the history of the College.

Of special interest are the extensive Ellen Browning Scripps Papers: the personal and business records, correspondence, and other ephemera of Miss Scripps (1836-1932), the founder of the College, and her family, most of whom were associated with journalistic and philanthropic endeavors.