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Archives & Special Collections

The McDonogh School Archives was established in 1989 and is the official repository for McDonogh School’s institutional records. It collects, appraises, preserves, and makes accessible, non-current, inactive records of permanent value that document the history, mission, and organization of McDonogh School (1873-present).

The Archives is also home to hundreds of linear feet of special collections including manuscript, photograph, book, map, art, and artifact collections documenting the history and development of McDonogh School, as well as other unique primary source materials of national and international scope. Collections range from student organizations, personal papers, and school military uniforms of early McDonogh students, to a collection of etchings by British artist and illustrator, Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990).


The McDonogh Archives & Special Collections serves as an honest steward of the school’s complex past.  The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves and makes accessible the School’s records and collections in order to promote life-long, analytical and creative learning and teaching.  It will encourage dialogue about and between the school and the world outside its gates in order to enrich local, national and global awareness.


The McDonogh Archives & Special Collections are located in Lyle Building on the second floor.



Monday through Friday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment


Christine Ameduri
Archivist & Special Collections Conservator

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