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The Baruch College Archives collects and preserves records that document the history, mission, and daily functioning of Baruch College, as well as materials pertaining to people, activities and events associated with the College. Please see our Collecting Policy and Mission Statement for more information. In addition, the archives are responsible for keeping and maintaining several special collections which are unique to Baruch College and which are physically housed in the archives.

Descriptions of many of our collection materials are now available to browse and search online here:

Archives and Special Collections Guides

In addition, please see below for more information about some of our collections.


Contact Us

(646) 312-1623

Baruch College Archives
Newman Library, Rm. 525
151 E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

Bernard Baruch

Baruchiana Collection

The Archives maintains a Baruchiana collection. Bernard Baruch, an 1889 graduate of City College, was a generous benefactor to the college which now bears his name. We collect photographs, memorabilia, books, artifacts, and other materials about Baruch and his family, which we can add to the sizable collection we have already amassed.


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Institute of Public Administration Collection

The Institute of Public Administration Collection consists of the records the Institute of Public Administration, including New York Bureau of Municipal Research, the predecessor of the IPA; and the papers of Luther Gulick (1892-1993), who worked and led the organization for close to sixty-five years. 

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Archive on Municipal Finance and Leadership

The Archive on Municipal Finance and Leadership was established with the records from the Municipal Assistance Corporation (“MAC”) and oral history video tapes, and other materials assembled by Mr. Jack Bigel who, as a financial adviser to many of the City’s labor unions, was a central figure in resolving the financial crisis. By making available materials covering the City’s 1970s fiscal crisis, the Baruch College School of Public Affairs aims to provide scholars, practitioners and the public access to an unparalleled, and yet to be mined, set of materials that have immense policy and historical value. 

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Online Exhibits

Exhibits created by Archives and Special Collections staff focusing on aspects of Baruch and CUNY history, as well as Baruch’s setting, New York City.

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Martin S. Begun Collection

The Martin S. Begun Collection touches on one of the most tumultuous periods of New York City’s recent history – the Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s. 

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Baruch College Collection

The Archives collects materials that document the activities, people and events associated with the College. Examples of this include the records of administrative and academic offices, departments, schools, student and alumni organizations. These materials provide a wealth of information on the history and culture of the College.

About the Archives

The archival program at the William and Anita Newman Library began on October 27, 1988. The library mission statement identifies the archives as “the official repository of the College’s institutional history.” In order to fulfill this mission the Baruch College Archives collects, describes and preserves records generated by administrative, faculty and staff offices of Baruch College, excluding records produced by the registrar, personnel office and business offices.

The materials that the archives makes available for access include the Chancellor’s Reports, University Reports, Minutes of the Board of Trustees, reports and minutes of the general faculty and faculty bodies such as faculty councils, policy statements, reports, and memoranda from the president, deans and other college administrators,college catalogs, publicity releases, in-house publications, ephemera, alumni materials, Baruch College Working Papers, videos and films of key Baruch College events, and CUNY reports and documents containing Baruch information.

The archives depend on the transfer of materials from the academic and administrative offices of the college and the gifts of alumni, faculty, and friends.


If you have ever wanted to be a “History Detective,” the Library Department offers a course entitled “Archives, Documents and Hidden History” which is designed to provide students with an overview of archival research. The course includes visits to museums, historical societies, and galleries and includes exciting examples of primary source research. Please consult the most recent course guide for more information.

Hours and Access

The archives are located in room 525, on the 5th floor of 151 East 25th Street. It is always best to call ahead of time at the phone number provided below. Reference and research assistance is offered to all CUNY students, alumni, faculty, and administrators. For an appointment or further information please contact us at