Collection Descriptions

Administrative Records

Please note that access to these records may be partially or fully restricted to authorized persons only.

The Archives holds administrative records from the following departments, schools, and offices:

  • Academic Advisement Office
  • Administrative Information Systems
  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Art Department
  • Athletic Department
  • Board of Trustees
  • Campus Construction Collection
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Center
  • Cognitive Studies Division
  • Convocations Collection
  • Department Chairs and Division Chairs
  • Development Office
  • Drama Department
  • Education Division
  • Educational Technology Services
  • Graduate - Adult and Continuing Education Office
  • Graduate School
  • Growth and Progress (GAP) Program
  • Humanities Division
  • Institutional Research & Planning Office
  • Language and Letters Division
  • Library
  • Music Department
  • Music Division
  • Natural Sciences Division
  • Nursing Division
  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Office of Public Information
  • Office of Spiritual Life
  • President’s Office
  • Registrar's Office
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Student Senate
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration

Committee Records

The following committee records are held in the Archives:

  • Academic and Student Affairs Council
  • Academic Computing Committee
  • Admissions and Financial Aid Committee
  • Admissions and Retention Management Committee
  • Campus Climate Council
  • Faculty Salary Committee
  • Graduate Academic Committee
  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • Middle States Steering Committee
  • Representative Committee of the Faculty (REPCOM)
  • School of Mathematics and Science
  • Undergraduate Academic Committee
  • World Wide Web Steering Committee

Manuscript Collections

Typically called manuscript collections, these are collections of materials created or gathered by individuals about themselves or a particular topic. These collections include:

  • 19th Century Pamphlet and Broadside Collection
  • Aliciam Collection (Online Finding Aid)
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Building Histories
  • Calendars of Events
  • Communications Department Master's Projects
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Records
  • Directories of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province
  • Family Rosary Bulletin
  • Walter L. Hahn Collection
  • Heritage Box of the Association of the Colleges of the Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ)
  • Sister Honora M. Kinney Papers
  • Mary McCormack Papers
  • Jean Marie McEnroe Papers
  • Sister Charles Marie Neat Collection
  • Rosaverian Commencement Issues
  • Rose Day Collection
  • Sodality of Our Lady
  • Ursala Rita Casey Smith Collection


The following publications are available:

  • Alumni Directories (restricted) - Contact Alumni Relations for information on alumni
  • Alumni Publications
  • College Publications
  • Commencement Programs
  • Course Catalogs
  • Student Handbooks
  • Student Newspapers
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbooks


Rare Books

Rare books are chosen by subject coverage, rarity, source, condition, and form. The books housed in the Archives include:

  • Books from the Library's general collection that have been deemed valuable or rare
  • Books donated to the Archives
  • Textbooks from the 18th, and 19th, and 20th centuries
  • Books by College faculty
  • Theses by Master's candidates

You can browse or search the Library's catalog for all books housed in the Archives. Use the catalog's "limits" feature. Limit to to the location: Archives and Special Collections.

Early Textbook Collection

The Early Textbook Collection includes textbooks and instructional manuals primarily from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Search the Library's catalog using the title: Early Textbook Collection.


Students who have completed a thesis as part of their graduate program deposit one copy in the Archives and one copy in the Library's general collection.

Although the copies in the Archives are available for viewing, the copies available in the Library's general collection may be borrowed by any authorized borrower (ie. student, faculty, etc.).

Watch this video to learn how to search for a thesis - Finding a Thesis


The following collections cover a wide range of topics and events: