Basically, an archives (yes, you always use the plural!) is a repository for materials of historical value. An archives has a collection development policy which outlines what it will collect. These materials are permanently placed in the archives and access is provided to researchers.
ARCHIVES ARE ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEARCH FOR PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS!
What is an Archivist?
An archivist appraises and collects materials to be placed in the archives. The archivist organizes the materials, creates a finding aid (a document describing the materials), and applies techniques to ensure the materials are preserved. The archivist also provides research and reference help to researchers.
What is in the Saint Rose Archives?
Along with the historical records of the College, the Saint Rose Archives also holds materials by and about members of the College community. A collection of rare books is also held in the Archives.
Are there any materials that can be accessed online?
How can the Saint Rose Archives be part of my course?
The Archives has hosted several classes, including Communications, Math, English, and the College Experience Program.
Students learn about:
the history of archives
the archives profession
primary source materials
the types of materials held in archives
how to access the materials
what materials are in the Saint Rose Archives
If you are interested in scheduling a class visit and/or creating a class assignment using archival materials, please call (518.454.5190) or email the Archivist.
Alumnae and Alumni
The Archives is devoted to preserving materials by and about the College. You are an important part of our mission!
We appreciate donations of College-related materials.
We have recorded many interviews with members of the student body, alumni, faculty, and staff. If you would like to contribute memories of your time at Saint Rose, please contact the Archivist. Feel free to bring a former classmate and walk down memory lane together. We promise, it's painless and lots of fun!
We have many photographs without information about the people and events depicted in them. If you would like to volunteer an hour (or two!) of your time to putting names with faces, please let us know.