NMH Archives

The Northfield Mount Hermon School Archives exists to preserve, promote, and provide access to material documenting the history of the school and the life of its founder, D. L. Moody.

Visit the Archives

Open Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call Peter Weis, school archivist, at 413-498-3469.


The archivist's office is located on the main floor of Schauffler Library, to the left of the front door as you enter the building.

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Mission Statement

The Northfield Mount Hermon School Archives exists to preserve, promote, and provide access to material documenting the history of the school and the life of its founder, D. L. Moody. The archives serves researchers both within and beyond the Northfield Mount Hermon community. In support of this mission, the NMH Archives engages in the following activities:

  • Identifies, appraises, collects, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available materials of enduring historical, legal, and administrative value to Northfield Mount Hermon.
  • Serves faculty and students by providing access to primary historical materials that support the instructional programs of the school. Serves as a resource to administrative offices, preserving and providing access to materials of institutional value.
  • Serves the alumni and their association by preserving a record of student life, both individual and collective, at the school.
  • Enriches scholarship about and appreciation for the school and the life of D. L. Moody by encouraging the use of archival collection.

Contact the School Archivist

Reference questions may be addressed to Peter Weis '78, NMH school archivist, at pweis@nmhschool.org or 413-498-3469.

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My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Tabatha Collins

Struggling in a class doesn't mean that you are not good at it.

Camryn Crocker

I ask myself, “What would I want if I were a student here?”

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Hugh Silbaugh

"I’m a teacher and a dean. Teaching always comes first."

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.


“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 


“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."


“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 


“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”


"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."


"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."


"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”


“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 


“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”


"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”


"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”


“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”