The American Montessori Society Archives document the professional and administrative history of our organization, from its earliest days to the present. The Archives also include information about the Montessori system of education.
Housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, the collection is open to the public. Researchers wishing support with travel expenses are invited to apply for a travel grant.
The AMS Archives include:
- historical AMS articles, papers, and correspondence,
- information and audio recordings from AMS conferences,
- recordings of presentations by AMS founder Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambush and other Montessori “notables,” and
- materials of individuals closely associated with the early years of AMS education in the U.S.
A detailed “finding aid” (itemization of the collection) can be accessed online.
The AMS Archives Committee maintains close contact with the Dodd Center to ensure that the collection is continually updated with the latest Society information.
If you would like to donate an item to the AMS Archives, contact AMS senior director of marketing & communications Marcy Krever : 212-358-1250 x323.