Special Collections & Archives

Queens College Special Collections and Archives (SCA) is the repository for over 5,000 linear feet of college records, special collections, and rare books. We preserve the institutional history of the college as well as the social and cultural contributions of its faculty and students. Building on the historical strengths of the college, our collection focuses include civil rights and social justice, politics and civic engagement, music, and print history. SCA works closely with the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies to provide meaningful, hands-on experience for the next generation of archivists. To see us in action, check out our Flickr page.

In keeping with the College’s motto “Discimus ut Serviamus” (We Learn so that We May Serve), our goal is for the collections to serve as a basis for research, community engagement, teaching, and exploration. We serve folks of all kinds, from faculty and students, to local activists, to international scholars – so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Research Assistance and Visits

Call 718-997-3650 or email qc.archives@qc.cuny.edu to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We are located in room 317 on the third (main) floor of the Benjamin Rosenthal Library.

For Faculty

Check out our “Teaching with Archives” guide – we’d like to collaborate with you.