Housed in Drake Memorial Library, the College Archives acquires and preserves materials that inform the understanding of the history of the college from its inception as a "Collegiate Institute" in 1835 through the present.
Records include annual reports, brochures, catalogs, committee reports, correspondence, faculty biographical information, newsletters, student registers, and other materials. The collections include print, photographs, map, films and digital materials.
A secondary purpose is to acquire and preserve manuscript and published historical materials which contribute to the understanding of local history and development. The collections primarily cover Brockport, western Monroe County and Orleans County (NY.) For more local history information see the local history link on this page.
Visitors are welcome but it is best to contact the archives staff first. The archives are generally open M-F, 9-4. Donations of documents, photographs and other items related to the history of the school are welcome within the limits of available space and resources, and with the understanding that they may be used for educational purposes.
Archives staff: Charlie Cowling is the librarian responsible for the archives and other special collections. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 585-395-5667.
In addition to the archives web pages, a helpful resource is our library guide to archives A. growing resource is our new college archives and local history sections of the Digital Commons. A good deal of information about the college can also be found in the following sources: