The C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives is named in honor of Miss Boyd (class of 1933) who served as the College's registrar from 1956 to 1971.  After her retirement in 1971, she was granted emeritus status for her exemplary service.  As registrar, she worked closely with College records and understood their value.  From 1979 to 1994, Miss Boyd served as archivist, working doggedly to prevent the destruction and loss of College records.  In addition, she encouraged many alumnae and other College friends to donate Wilson-related materials.

Use of the Collections

The C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives is located within the Hankey Center. Archived materials are housed in secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled stack areas for the preservation of special materials. Due to the uniqueness of our archival materials, they do not circulate outside of the Hankey Center. Procedures for use are designed to ensure proper handling of materials consistent with our commitment to preserving our collections for future generations.

The  Archives has a growing number of finding aids available to search online. Just click the "Search the Archives" link in the left-hand navigation to view our searchable database! Not all collections have finding aids available at this point, and not all collection items can be viewed. Some records in the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives have restrictions placed on them for various reasons that include privacy, state and federal regulations, and issues of fragility and preservation. These restrictions are usually noted in the various access tools available to researchers. If you have questions, please contact the Archives for more information.

Visiting the Archives

You are encouraged to visit the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives to conduct research or just to view our wonderful collections! The Reading Room is equipped with tables and outlets.  Wireless internet access is available for wireless devices. A public computer terminal is also accessible for  searching the College Library Catalog and viewing other online resources.

Photocopying, scanning or photographing materials in the Archives is done by the staff.


The reading room of the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives and the Wilson Archival Collections are open for research use from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.or by appointment.. Please contact us at or 717-262-2049 to set up a research appointment.

Closed all campus holidays


The C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives are located in the Hankey Center. You can enter through the main entrance which is wheelchair accessible. The Hankey Center has its own parking conveniently located outside the main entrance. See Campus Map for location.

Digital Collections

Search the Archives 

Contact Information

Amy Ensley
Director of the Hankey Center
Coordinator of WISMAT

Leigh Rupinski
College Archivist