The Library Under Construction, c. 1993
In general, materials document the history of the College and its predecessors (Richmond College and the Staten Island Community College). The focus is on the nationally noteworthy aspects of the College’s past and of the activities of its faculty and students. Current collections and initiatives include: The CSI Women’s Studies Program, and the merger of Richmond College and the Staten Island Community College.
The Archives contains few official/administrative records, particularly for Richmond College. Specifically, the Archives lacks records for presidents, administrators, departments and programs. There is some coverage of governing bodies for both Staten Island Community College and the College of Staten Island, including the College Council, the CSI Association and Student Government. The Archives also houses a collection of printed materials that includes catalogs, yearbooks, reports, student newspapers and other publications, and course schedules.
The College of Staten Island was officially created from the merger of Staten Island Community College and Richmond College in September 1976. Each college's records were arranged as a distinct group, with the exception that all records of the Women's Studies Program were arranged as a single group within the College of Staten Island records.
A catalog with holdings information for all three colleges is available, and includes information on student, faculty and college-issued publications and reports.
Attinson, Roslyn R. Collection.
The College Archives contain photographs, slides and contact sheets of College life, events and the campuses at all three Colleges. A short listing of resources for locating images in the College Archives follows:
|SICC||A link to the Photographs section of the Finding Aid.|
|Richmond College||A link to the Photographs section of the Finding Aid.|
|CSI||A link to a list of finding aids for image collections in the CSI Records.|
|Image Database||A database of selected images from our collections includes images from the College Archives.|
While the College Archives also holds College publications such as newspapers, viewbooks and yearbooks that would also contain images, it does not hold the originals of the vast majority of the photographs.
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Updated September 14, 2010