BARUCH ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
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.
Baruch College Archives
Newman Library, Rm. 525
151 E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org