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Institutional Archives

The Institutional Archives resides in the Library Media Resources Center of the college. As with other special collections the mission or charge is to collect, arrange, describe and preserve specific materials that areas relate to the history and development of LaGuardia Community College and selected materials of the City University of New York that relate to the college.

The collection policy includes primary source materials such as publications of the college, recruitment advertising, artifacts, college catalogs, correspondence, committee and department meeting minutes, newsletters/newspapers, photographs, reports, audio and video cassettes, slides, and yearbooks and course proposals. Some of the materials of the City University of New York date back to 1926. The LaGuardia Community College collection dates back to 1970, the founding date.

LaGuardia was one of the first community colleges in the United States to offer cooperative education (a form work-study for academic credit) as part of the academic curriculum.

LaGuardia Community College was among the first colleges to host high schools on campus. The Middle College High School program is just one area of concentration in innovation developed at LaGuardia. Others include the development of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Initiatives, the implementation of the student e-portfolio, and our high number of enrollment of students who study successfully in English as Second Language as well as our attraction to a large International student body. The Institutional Archives serves as part of the repository of information about these areas of interest for researchers.

You can see more about LaGuardia's first 40 years here.

Among the materials and Collections are:

Access
The collection is available to faculty, staff, students and independent scholars. We welcome all questions and seek to serve your information needs we strongly suggest calling or e-mail to make an appointment and so we can best ascertain your needs and insure we are able to accommodate you request.

Hours and Contact
Our hours are from 9: 15-4:30 Monday-Friday. We are closed Fridays from mid June-August and on all CUNY-celebrated major holidays and whenever the College or Library is closed.
Special arrangements are possible for access at other times.

Our mailing address is:
Institutional Archives of LaGuardia Community College
Library Media Resources Center
E Building —Room 101
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101.

Our telephone number is 718-482-5434 and our fax number is 718-609-2011. Please direct your inquiries to Marie C. Spina, Archivist at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)