The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of the campus since 1973 when NYU moved back to Greenwich Village and the campus officially became Bronx Community College (BCC). Through its collections, the Archives will not only chronicle the history and academic achievements of the campus, but it will also promote awareness of the diverse ethnic and cultural history of its student body and the local Bronx community that it serves. Our mission to acquire and preserve materials is coupled with a commitment to outreach and access.
The Archives’ focus is the history of the College and records the activities of the administration, academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and related organizations of the Bronx Community College and its predecessor institutions. The Special Collections concentrates on the history of Bronx political culture and public policy discourse.
Currently, the repository for the College include records from 1957 to present; Board of Trustees minutes, yearbooks, college catalogs, blueprints, photographs, correspondence and office files relevant to the history of the College. The collection also contains the Records of the Hall of Fame of Great Americans, as well as BCC faculty papers.
Tours and class visits are not available while the BCC campus is closed.
What should I expect when conducting research in the Archives?
Here are six easy steps to follow to research archival and special collections:
Use of manuscripts, published materials or oral history interviews is subject to provisions of the copyright law. Permission to examine materials, or to obtain copies, does not imply the right to publish or reproduce them, in whole or in part. Permission must be obtained from the author or anyone else who holds copyright or other publication rights. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, copyright, and literary property rights when quoting or publishing archival materials.
The location and description of collection materials referred to or quoted in papers (published or unpublished) should be cited accurately and completely. Readers are encouraged to provide a free copy of any publication in which Archives material is referred to or quoted. Researchers should use the following citation format when citing records or papers from the Archives: Name of Collection, Title of Document or Name of Correspondents, Dates. Bronx Community College Archives. (i.e., Hall of Fame of Great Americans Collection, George Washington Carver Ceremony, 1977. Bronx Community College Archives).