The CSI Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of Staten Island and the College of Staten Island. The following is an overview of collections held by the Archives & Special Collections; in-depth descriptions and abstracts of collections can be found in the descriptions of specific collections or in the Research Assistance section of the website.
This material documents 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.
Printed materials in all formats (directories, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, and photographs) relevant to understanding the history of Staten Island are collected. The Archives & Special Collections also spearheaded an effort to collect and document the community response to the events of September 11, 2001. This collection includes speeches, photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings.