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Visions of Greatness: Rethinking Racial Disparity At the Hall of Fame

Founded in 1900, The Hall of Fame was the first memorial of its kind in the country, built to honor prominent Americans with a significant impact on this nation’s history. Despite its significance, the Hall can seem at odds with the vibrant community that surrounds it, a relational disparity between the honorees represented and the very diverse student body now attending Bronx Community College (BCC).

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Raising Ourselves Up: Oral Histories from First Generation College Students at BCC

“Raising Ourselves Up”: Oral Histories from First-Generation College Students at BCC is a Collaborative Experiential Learning Pilot Project to build a video oral history archive to document the stories of first-generation college students on our campus. Each student’s time at BCC is unique, yet all students are bound to each other by the shared sense of […]

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Bronx Community College Ephemera Collection, 1954-2022

The Bronx Community College Ephemera Collection consists of promotional materials, brochures and general information on scheduled and prospective musical performances and lecture held with Gould Memorial Library, and a small number of studio recordings of Bronx Community College functions. Call # LD5708.B29.E64   For access, please set up an appointment with the Head Archivist, Cynthia […]

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A Place Among the Greats: BCC Oral History Project

The Archives’ purpose for this oral history project is to collect the vivid and provocative memories of BCC from students, faculty, staff and alumni. This collective effort will include several voices: from the student who struggled against all odds to get their degree, to the instructor who recognized the potential of teaching nontraditional students, and […]

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Hall of Fame for Great Americans Collection, 1894-2008

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans collection consists of over 84 linear feet of photographs and documents related to the selection, election, and media coverage of individuals represented in the Hall of Fame located at Bronx Community College (BCC).

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Hall of American Artists Collection, 1923-73

Call # LD3897.3 .H3 The Hall of American Artists was a series of 22 busts to honor American artists housed within Gould Memorial Library (GML) at the University Heights campus when it was part of New York University (NYU). When NYU sold the campus in 1973, the busts were moved out of GML. The busts […]

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Bronx Community College Center for Sustainable Energy Collection, 2004-2013:

The Bronx Community College Center for Sustainable Energy was established in 2003 and was located on campus in Snow Hall. Its mission was to train students for careers in renewable energy research, solar installation technologies, energy efficiency and sustainable design. For access, please set up an appointment with the Head Archivist, Cynthia Tobar at Cynthia.Tobar@bcc.cuny.edu

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North Hall and Library Architecture Collection, 2008-16

Call # LD6501.B758 N67 The North Hall and Library Collection consists of photographs, posters, and architectural plans collected by Professor David Koenigstein which document the construction of the North Hall and Library building on the campus of Bronx Community College from 2008 until its completion in 2012. The collection includes architectural plans submitted before construction […]

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Carolyn Williams Collection, 1983-2012

Dr. Carolyn Grubbs Williams is the first female to serve as the leader of the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York. She was named its sixth president in June 1996. The Carolyn G. Williams collection consists of awards, citations, and gifts given to Dr. Williams during her tenure as President of Los Angeles Southwest College (1992-1996) and President of Bronx Community College (1996-2011). Several of the objects pertain to Dr. Williams’ involvement in organizations such as the National Council on Black American Affairs and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

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