During the Spring 2022 semester, the Archives will be offering remote reference and research assistance during the Library’s virtual service hours. Please send all email requests for records and research inquiries to the Archives’ email at email@example.com. We invite the public to explore our digital and oral history collections, online exhibits and education.
American Icons Oral History Collection
American Icons is a collaborative project centering music and oral histories by Americans who live in the shadows cast by…
Coming Full Circle: Practices of Resilience, 2021
Somebody was burning this down and I wanted to find out.– Reverend Jim Fairbanks The Bronx has collectively endured years…
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Hall of Fame for Great Americans Digital Collection
Bronx Community College Archives has completed a large-scale digitization project of our Hall of Fame for Great Americans collection to…
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“Community Care during COVID”: Oral Histories of Mutual Aid in the Bronx
Mutual aid is an act of solidarity and care between neighbors. It stands in opposition to charity and top-down giving,…
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Make Your Mark on History with Urban Archive
BCC Archives Partners with Urban Archive The Bronx Community College Archives has teamed up with Urban Archive to make our…
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Journal of the Plague Year COVID 19 Archive
The BCC Archives has teamed up with the Journal of a Plague Year: An Archive of Covid-19 (JOTPY) to contribute…
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BCC Related Collections
Miscellaneous or uncategorized documents relating to the history and functioning of Bronx Community College. These items can be located on…
These items can be located on our shelf list below. Once you locate an item, please schedule an appointment via email to…
BCC Course Catalogs, dating back to 1959, can be found online in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository at: https://academicworks.cuny.edu/bx_arch_cat/…
College Governance Minutes
All faculty senate minutes and related documentation can be found online in the CUNY Institutional Repository, Academic Works, which is…
Many issues of Bronx Community College’s student newspaper, The Communicator, has been scanned and can be found in the CUNY…
BCC yearbooks, between 1961 – 2001 can be found online in the CUNY Institutional Repository, Academic Works
HOURS OF OPERATION
*The Archives physical spaces are closed for the remainder of the COVID-19 disruption. The Archives will continue to serve the public remotely online.
*Monday-Thursday: By Appointment Only
*TOURS AND CLASS VISITS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT or DURING NORMAL LIBRARY HOURS.
Plan A Visit
What should I expect when conducting research in the Archives? Here are six easy steps to follow to research archival and special collections:
- Select a topic – person, place, or event. Your research may have a general theme but it is easiest to research specific people, places, or events. Look at a few published articles that may provide background information, including OneSearch or our Databases. If you have questions, contact the Archives or a subject librarian to discuss your research topic.
- Identify what collection(s) you wish to view and which boxes you wish to see within that collection. Each finding aid contains an inventory that lists what materials are in the collection and in what boxes they are stored. Decide which boxes you wish to view. We can place a total of six boxes of material (from one collection or different collections) on reserve for a researcher at one time. As the researcher looks through these and has them discharged, other boxes can be placed on reserve.
- Contact the Archives. Be sure to email at least 48 hours (2 business days) before you plan to visit, with the collection name and box numbers you wish to see. Staff may have to retrieve materials from an off-site location and cannot produce the materials immediately upon request. The materials will be placed on reserve for you to look at in a study room in the Library.
- Visit the Library and be prepared to show identification, fill out some paperwork, and store your personal belongings with staff. While all archivists and librarians want you to be able to see this special stuff, we also need to make sure it survives for future generations to experience. We follow these procedures with everyone who wishes to use our materials. Feel free to bring your laptop, books, and paper into the study room. We recommend that you bring a digital camera with you in case you see material you would like to reproduce – but be sure to ask permission before taking any photographs.
- Use your head, write with lead. Bring some pencils with you to the archives because pens are not allowed (have you ever had a pen explode on you before?). When you are using the materials, please do so with care. Pay attention to what you are doing and how you are doing it. If you have any doubts at all about how to handle something, ask. We are always happy to help. Remember, most of these items are one-of-a-kind. If something is ruined, there are often no other copies to be had!
- Spread the word! After your primary source experience, be sure to tell others about it. The best way to ensure that these exciting, interesting materials stay accessible for years to come is to continue having excited researchers like you. How do we do that? With your help – word of mouth!
Includes are November exhibit of the Jesús Lebrón papers, as well as the American Icons oral history collection, and our comprehensive digital update.
Includes Reclaiming the Hall: Amplifying Community Voices at the Hall of Fame Recap.
Features exciting new digital and oral history collections.
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