This site was developed by Laura Carter in 2016 as an initiative of the alumnae-led Abbot Archives Project (2014-2017). Generous grants from the Abbot Academy Association funded processing of the Abbot Academy Collection and the development of this site. Students also dedicated their time to aid the project, largely through scanning and working with this Omeka site. The Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections would like to acknowledge the following students for their work on this project:
- Erica Nork, class of 2016
- Danielle Valverde, class of 2018
- Carson Teitler, class of 2018
- Nell Fitts, class of 2018
The Abbot Academy Collection primarily consists of material relating to the administrative functions of the Academy including material of the trustees, treasurer, and other administrative offices. The collection also includes Abbot Academy memorabilia and student-created work ranging from the late 19th century until the merger with Phillips Academy in 1973. New accessions, primarily donations from alumnae and friends of Abbot, are still being added (as of 2016). The digital collection highlights unique parts of the Abbot Academy Collection through manuscript, archives, photographs, and ephemera. Material selected for this site and its exhibits documents Abbot Academy (Abbot Female Academy; Abbot Female Seminary) from its founding in 1829 to its merger with Phillips Academy in 1973.
For more information on Abbot Academy and the Abbot Academy Collection, click on the Phillips Academy Archives tab. This will direct you to the Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections website where you can learn more about the Abbot Academy Collection, as well as other archival collections, through additional resources.