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SUNY Erie Library Resource Center

College Archives

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


College Archives Collection Policy

The College Archives are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials that document and/or represent the ever-changing history of the college. 

What we collect:

  • College publications​
  • Administrative or departmental records
  • Photographs of college faculty/staff, students, campuses, buildings, and events
  • Select audiovisual materials
  • Select blueprints, maps, and architectural drawings
  • Select faculty papers
  • College histories 
  • Biographical information about faculty and staff
  • Published material by faculty
  • Select college ephemera and memorabilia
  • Select miscellaneous print items (posters, pamphlets, flyers, brochures)

What we don't collect:

  • Duplicates of items already in the College Archives
  • Materials with personally identifiable information (PII), including personnel and student records
  • Materials better suited to general library collection
  • Materials easily accessible elsewhere

If you have materials you would like to donate or transfer to the Archives, please contact us at