The principal purpose of the Gill Library’s
Archives and Special Collections Department is to collect, preserve,
provide access to, and encourage the use of archival materials in the
The College of New Rochelle Archives collects
materials that are of importance and so preserves and documents the
history of the College. These materials are selected for their lasting
administrative, legal, historical, or research value. Some
college-related "realia" are selectively collected. The Archivist
determines and accepts materials for permanent accession and
preservation in the College Archives.
The College of New Rochelle Special Collections
acquires books about its primary strengths: Ursuline Collection, St.
Thomas More Collection, and James Joyce Collection. Because of limited
shelf space, Special Collections maintains a present collection of old
books but does not presently collect nor solicit old or rare books which
may be offered that are unrelated to the three existing Special
Collections. The Special Collections Librarian, in consultation with the
Gill Library administration, makes the decisions about which titles to
purchase or accept.
The College of New Rochelle Archives welcomes
donations that supplement the official record of the College and help
document the College’s administrative, academic, and social history.
If you have CNR-related archival materials or
books relevant to the three areas of Special Collections described above
that you may wish to donate, please contact the College Archivist .