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Archival materials available for use at the Richard R. Dry Memorial Library

What's Archives?? article from The Element, 1970.

From The Element student newspaper, October 1, 1970.

Contact Us

To make an appointment or to ask a research question, please fill out the Reference Request form on the Using Archives page. For other questions and concerns, contact us at:

Library, North Campus
Room D101
Call: (716) 851-1273, Text: (716) 791-5154
questions@ecc.libanswers.com

About Us

Erie Community College president James E. Shenton began the College Archives in 1970 as a volunteer project for the college's retirees. Today, the Archives are home to primary source materials about the history of the college. Here, you can find official records and documents, publications, photographs, artifacts, plans, and memorabilia.

Archives materials are non-circulating and are available for use in the library by appointment. 

Back in the Day: The Richard R. Dry Memorial Library

Black and white image of students outside of North Campus Library, 1969.

Mobile Library, 1969

Librarians and students gather around book carts outside the North Campus Library, 1969.

Students in the library, 1966.

Students in the Richard R. Dry Memorial Library, circa 1960s.

Students listen to audio materials in the North Campus library.

Image of the library on North Campus.

Richard R. Dry Memorial Library in winter, 1966

Wintertime shot of the North Campus Library building.

Nighttime photo of the library on North Campus.

Richard R. Dry Memorial Library at night, 1966

Nighttime shot of the North Campus Library building, 1966.

Library front desk, circa 1960s.

Richard R. Dry Memorial Library front desk, circa 1960s

Students and staff at the circulation and reference desk in the North Campus Library.

North Campus library reading room, c. 1960s.

Richard R. Dry Memorial Library reading room, circa 1960s

Empty reading room at the North Campus Library.

Library card catalog, circa 1960s.

Richard R. Dry Memorial Library card catalog, circa 1960s

Students using the card catalog in the North Campus Library.

call the library: City Library North Library South Library
716.851.1074 716.851.1273 716.851.1772