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A guide to the Archives and Special Collections at Niagara County Community College.

Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections at NCCC

The College Archives and Special Collections contain historical documents, papers, publications, photographs, media, and ephemera relating to NCCC. The materials document the history of the College since its founding in 1962. The NCCC Archives was founded in November 1982 as part of the College's 20th anniversary celebration.  The purpose of the College Archives is to collect, preserve, and share the historical resources of Niagara County Community College.

Check out our page on the NCCC website for more information or view our digital collections, by clicking on the "Digital Collections" tab above.

What is in the College Archives?

The NCCC Archives contain materials relating to the College's history and development. The collections include:

  • Campus publications, including student newspapers & yearbooks
  • College Board of Trustees meeting minutes
  • Faculty Senate and Committee minutes and reports
  • Records from student government and student clubs
  • Official reports of the College
  • NCCC policy manuals
  • NCCC course catalogs
  • Commencement programs
  • Photographs & Scrapbooks
  • News clippings
  • Audiovisual materials
  • NCCC special publications (e.g. brochures, special events programs, invitations)
  • Historical artifacts related to NCCC

Where are the NCCC Archives?

They are located on the 2nd floor of E-Building, just around the corner from the Library, in E200. The Archives are open by appointment only. To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact our Archivist, Jean Linn.

A Selection of Archival Photographs

Theatre Students, 1997

Women's Bowling Team with Coach Roy Sommer, 1982

NCCC Cheerleaders, circa 1970

Men's Basketball Team, 1976-1977

Music class, circa 1980

Nursing Students, circa 1968

NCCC Veterans Club, circa 1977

Black Student Union, 1976

Tripp the Thunderwolf at Fall Orientation, 2011

Archives terminology

Click on the link above to sign up for the SAA Archives Terminology word of the week. 

Institutional Memory

The NCCC Archives contains the institutional memories of the College. We are devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to resources which document the activities and functions of Niagara County Community College.

Please keep the Archives in mind when distributing announcements, programs, invitations, posters, meeting minutes, and even memorabilia. Send a copy or two to the Archives!  We'd love to enhance our collections to fully document the history of NCCC. 

To learn more about transferring or donating materials to the Archives, check out the Donations & Transfers page or contact Jean Linn. 

NCCC Newspapers

A good example of a primary source that you can use--even from home-- is the collection of NCCC newspapers at NYS Historic Newspapers. Students at NCCC have published a newspaper since 1964! The name of the paper has changed a couple times, but you can search through the issues here:

Cataloging Librarian & Archivist

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Jean Linn
Henrietta G. Lewis Library
Office D311
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
Subjects: Anthropology, Arts
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