The College Archives was officially established by the President’s Cabinet, with the support of the College Council, in 1983. In 1987 the Archives opened in the new Ursula C. Schwerin Library located in the Library Building. Materials in the College Archives support students, faculty, staff and the general public (primarily alumni) and focus on documenting the history of New York City College of Technology.
Donated materials are accepted primarily from within the City Tech community as space allows, at the discretion of the library’s Archives Committee and the Chief Librarian. The Archives also considers gifts from the general public if they are germane to City Tech history and/or the history of the college’s academic disciplines. All donated items and collections are subject to evaluation for possible retention and, if accepted, become the property of the College Archives. They are to be used solely at the discretion of the Archives. Consideration of acceptance may also be contingent upon financial support from the donor for archival processing and cataloging expenses and for the purchase of appropriate archival document boxes, folders, and other preservation and housing materials, particularly for especially large collections and items from outside the college community.
The College Archives strives to identify and collect materials which document the history of the college. Items collected by the City Tech Archives include, but are not limited to: