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College Archives & Special Collections: College Archives Collection

College Archives Collection

The College Archives Collection contains a variety of materials produced by SUNY Geneseo departments, offices, organizations, faculty, students, and alumni. Among these are faculty publications, books published by alumni and students, yearbooks, the Lamron (student newspaper), ENCompass (college newspaper), departmental and alumni newsletters, photographs, annual reports, undergraduate and graduate bulletins, theses (master's, senior, and honor), and other primary and secondary source materials.

Using College Archives materials in the classroom and research assignments

SUNY Geneseo’s “life” began in 1871 with the opening of the Geneseo Normal School. Throughout its 150+ years, it has evolved and been influenced by many forces and trends both local and national.

Research in the College Archives can not only help bring students to a greater awareness of how their experience here as students has been shaped, but can also help illuminate the parallels between the College’s history and that of higher education generally in the U.S. Please contact the special collections librarian to discuss ways to incorporate materials from the College Archives into your assignments and class projects.

College Archives Finding Aids

  • GLOCAT, Fraser Hall Library’s online catalog,is the best source for discovering archival materials by keyword, subject, title, author, etc. 
  • Local & SUNY Geneseo History Subject Guide for additional aids that will take you deeper into the contents of select periodicals and digital resources relating to the College.

Selections from the College Archives