Welcome to the Fermilab History and Archives Office

Fermilab is the premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory of the United States, and the Fermilab History and Archives Office documents the lab’s more than 50-year history and the history of the field of high-energy physics. The Fermilab History and Archives Office collects, organizes, and makes available records and objects of enduring value, conducts oral history interviews with lab employees and users, responds to inquiries related to the history of Fermilab and high-energy physics, and shares the history of the lab through talks, publications, exhibits, social media, and the History and Archives website.

Site History Committee


This committee organizes the annual “Farmers Picnic” for people who used to live on the Fermilab site before the lab was established and their families.

Historical Information


These are articles from Fermilab publications that are organized by subject. The selected articles provide overviews of many aspects of Fermilab’s history.

Digital Collections


These are digitized collections of Fermilab publications, including a searchable collection of the lab’s newsletters, the Village Crier and FermiNews.



These are writings, talks, exhibits, and other materials about the history of Fermilab created by the Fermilab History and Archives Office.

Virtual Exhibits


These are virtual exhibits put together by the Fermilab History and Archives Project. All are based on physical exhibitions at Fermilab.



These are finding aids containing information about specific collections of records in the Fermilab Archives and information about available oral histories.