The Rose Archives at The College at Brockport

Normal School

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.

Main Page Content

The materials held include annual reports, brochures, catalogs, committee reports, correspondence, faculty biographical information, minutes of meetings, newsletters, photographs, student registers and much more.

The yearbook is online, both some early efforts and the Saga 1929-1996. The student newspaper, the Stylus, is online full text 1928-2014. Please note that the college has always been a part of the surrounding society, sharing in the attitudes and practices of the day. These historical records may on occasion contain material that today would be considered offensive or inappropriate. 

Visitors are welcome, but it is best to contact the archives first.

Digital Resources

In addition to the archives web pages, a helpful resource is our library guide to archives. A growing resource is the 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.

Video of the archives: Mitchell Priebe '17 interviews the archivist and tours the archives.


Charlie Cowling is the college archivist,  or (585) 395-5667. Donations of items related to the history of the school are welcome, please contact the archives for more information.

Last Updated 2/27/19

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