Housed in Drake Memorial Library, the Rose Archives tells the story of the college from its inception as a private "academy" in 1835 to the present day.
The materials held include annual reports, brochures, catalogs, committee reports, correspondence, faculty biographical information, minutes of meetings, newsletters, photographs, student registers and much more.
Visitors are welcome but it is best to contact the archives first. Donations of 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.
Charlie Cowling is the college archivist, 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 college archives and local history sections of the Digital Commons.
The archives includes a small local history collection; some of those materials are online in our digital commons.