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. 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, and with the Queens Memory Project to document our campus and borough. 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 all kinds of folks, from faculty and students, to local activists, to international scholars – so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can learn more about our vision, policies, and procedures in our SCA guide or see us in action on Flicker. Use the menu to search and learn more about our collections. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or with any other questions at qc.archives@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3650.

Our Values/Mission:

Word cloud generated through a survey of Special Collections and Archives staff and colleagues in spring, 2021.