The collections database of the Bell-Lipman Archives consists of objects and artifacts, photographs, documents, letters, and publications, books, artwork and drawings. This portal to the powerful museum software of PastPerfect Museum Software gives access to only a portion of the materials collected in the archives. In addition, while every effort is being made to provide digital images of archival materials, only about 25% of the searchable items are accompanied by digital images. Please access the digital collection by clicking the link below.
The mission of the Bell-Lipman Archives at Hebron Academy is to identify, collect, preserve, and exhibit the archival and published materials which relate to and illuminate the historical development of Hebron Academy from its founding in 1804 to the present, striving always to foster in the Hebron Academy student body and greater community an awareness and appreciation of the school’s unique heritage and on-going life.
The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Hanley Ranch will return records associated with Hanley OR Ranch). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.
The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.
The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.
The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.