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Phone: 716-614-NCCC (6222)
Fax: 716-614-6700


The Henrietta G. Lewis Library Archives Collection consists of many kinds of materials documenting the history of Niagara County Community College. Included are yearbooks, student newspapers, news clippings, photographs, programs, student and faculty publications, college catalogs, commencement programs, and much more. To see what is in the Archives Collection you can use the Library's online catalog, ALEPH.

Materials from Archives are available for in-library use only. Contact Karen Ferington, Archives/Catalog Librarian at 716-.614.6787 for more information or e-mail Karen at:

Purpose of the Archives

The archives' primary purpose is to preserve in a systematic manner all materials, which document the creation and history of Niagara County Community College, and to provide on-going evidence of the College's development and activities. By their very nature, these archival materials may be unique to the institution, are often irreplaceable, and are subject to an arrangement inherent in their character which disqualifies them from an open circulation system.

Major goals of the archives are to promote the intelligent use of archival materials for research and documentary purposes and to assist in supplying information relating to the materials in the archives collection.

What's in the Archives?

Housed in the Henrietta G. Lewis Library, the NCCC Archives includes materials of permanent significance to the history of the College. Records in the Archives date back to the College's inception in 1962 and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Historical artifacts related to NCCC
  • Faculty Senate and Committee minutes and reports
  • Records from student government and student clubs
  • Campus publications (e.g. student newspapers, yearbooks)
  • Minutes of the College Board of Trustees
  • Official reports of the College
  • NCCC policy manuals, college catalogs, viewbooks, and commencement programs
  • Pictorial and audiovisual materials related to the College
  • Faculty and student publications
  • Alumni materials
  • NCCC special publications (e.g. brochures, special events programs, invitations)