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.
The Archives focuses on nationally significant aspects of the history of the College, its predecessors (Staten Island Community College and Richmond College), faculty research, and alumni accomplishment. 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. We also collect archival materials selectively with an emphasis on Staten Island political history, public policy issues (especially transportation and the environmental history), and grassroots civic organizations. A sample of collection focuses are below. Please follow the Collections and Finding Aids heading to see a complete list.