The mission of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Archives is to collect, identify, arrange, describe, and preserve those records which document the history and activities of the college and to make them available for use.
Records collected by the Archives include: administrative files, committee files, correspondence, campus publications, photographs, news clippings and video and audio tapes. A series list describes the collection. You can also see a brief summary of our holdings in our Library Catalog.
The Archives is located in the Library and is open by appointment during library hours. Please contact Margaret Anderson, College Archivist at 844-8222, ext. 4356.
The First Year: Tompkins Cortland Community College in 1968
The First Year: Tompkins Cortland Community College in 1968 Photographs by Gerald Barry, Digital Prints by John MacLean. Photographs on display in the corridor south of the Library through Fall 2009. Opening Reception was held on April 23, 2009.
The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years
The SUNY Digital Repository (D-Space) has made available online a collection of interviews with "early leaders of Tompkins Cortland Community College" (Carl Haynes, Walter Poland, Ron Space and Tom Murphy). It was part of an oral history project on SUNY community colleges coordinated by by Neal V. Robbins - The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years.
Nancy Craft, retired TC3 librarian and creator of the College Archives, put many hours into this project, in interviewing and editing the transcripts, Chris Xaver and her students assisted in the videotaping sessions, and David Lewis was instrumental in getting the interviews into the SUNY Digital Repository.
The project includes over 100 interviews with early leaders of the State University of New York community colleges. These leaders include presidents, trustees, professors, administrators and students. A number of the interviews are available both in transcript form and via audio files. The project coordinator and editor is Dr. Neal V. Robbins. Sponsors of the project are the Association of Community College Trustees, Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges, SUNY Office of Community Colleges, Educational Administration and Policy Studies at SUNY Albany and SUNY's Office of Library and Information Services."
The Tompkins Cortland Community College section consists of "a series of interviews with early leaders of Tompkins Cortland Community College (State University of New York): Dr. Carl Haynes (president), interviewed by Nancy Craft on January 30, 2006; Walter Poland (dean), interviewed by Nancy Craft on January 30, 2006; Tom Murphy (dean), interviewed by Neal Robbins on January 31, 2006; Ron Space (founding trustee), interviewed by Nancy Craft on January 30, 2006."