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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Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


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.”

Student Profiles