New York State Senator John J. Marchi donated his papers, documenting his half-century career, to the College of Staten Island in 1999. This donation led to the creation of Archives & Special Collections within the Department of the Library. Archives & Special Collections officially opened in October 2000.
In support of the College of Staten Island’s goal to support teaching, faculty and student research, the Archives & Special Collections unit of the CSI Library collects, preserves, and makes available to researchers primary and secondary materials that document the history of the College of Staten Island and of Staten Island.
In addition to building a collection of primary and secondary source materials and providing research access, the unit has a strong commitment to foster and enhance effective teaching and learning. For example:
To extend the benefits of CSI to the larger community, the unit maintains ties to organizations and individuals on Staten Island and throughout the metropolitan area. Examples include: