The Loomis Chaffee School Archives

The Loomis Chaffee School Archives preserves a rich and vibrant past. Here one can learn of the five siblings whose vision led to the chartering of the Loomis Institute in 1874. Visitors may explore the stories, traditions, and materials gathered during our more than 100 years of educating young people to pursue their best selves and the common good. Special collections document the historically and artistically important careers of prominent sculptor Evelyn Longman, painter Osbert Loomis, and writer Katharine Brush.

Hours & Location

The Archives, located on the ground floor of the Katharine Brush Library, is open for research in accordance with the academic school calendar.

Please contact Karen Parsons, Archivist, to arrange a visit.

Or use the Ask the Archivist query below to schedule a visit.

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Recipes from the Past

In this episode, School Archivist Karen Parsons stopped by the studio to tell us how the students received these recipes from the past.

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Who was Nancy Toney?

We sit down with Archives Director, Karen Parsons, to talk about a fascinating painting by one of Loomis Chaffee's founders.

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