Colby College occupies a 714-acre campus at 5150 Mayflower Hill. The school, which was founded in 1813, is recognized as a national leader in research- and project-based undergraduate learning. Special Collections, located in the Miller Library, is the repository for the college’s rare books, literary manuscripts and institutional archives. Collections include letters, manuscripts and memorabilia of Maine poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, other Maine and regional writers and such British writers as Thomas Hardy.
There also is an extensive Irish collection of materials documenting the Irish Literary Revival. The campus also includes a 128-acre arboretum and bird sanctuary.