The CSI Archives & Special Collections collects material documenting 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 lack records documenting presidential activities, administrative offices, academic 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 Archives contain photographs, slides and contact sheets of College life, events and the campuses at all three Colleges. 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.
A catalog with holdings information for all three colleges is available, and includes information on student, faculty and college-issued publications and reports.
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