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Special Collections and Archives

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QC Special Collections and 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. To contact SCA or schedule an appointment, email

Mission and Vision Statement 

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to special collections and archives for discovery, teaching, scholarship, creativity and critical thinking. Our priority is the safekeeping of the historical and cultural record of Queens College. Additional collecting areas – civil rights, social justice, politics, and music and the arts – reflect areas of excellence in our institution and among our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  

Our vision is to facilitate moments of discovery and connection with primary sources; provide experiential learning opportunities for future archivists; and collaboratively engage campus and community partners in the archival process.   

We approach this work with a spirit of transparency, care, curiosity, inclusion, mindfulness, and respect. 

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan outlines specific goals in priority areas.