The CCA/C Archives are open by appointment only for scholarly research relating to the history of the college.
For CCA class projects involving use of the college archives, the faculty member must first make arrangements with a librarian about the scope of the project and library services available for that project. The instructor should arrange for an orientation session, preferrably at the archives site, in which archive policies and procedures will be explained. At the orientation, the viability of archives-based projects can also be discussed.
The CCAC/CCA Archives is the repository for:
- materials emanating from college, including academic and administrative departments, satellite units, and student groups. These may be published or unpublished; and include posters, postcards, catalogs, handbooks, newsletters, announcements, recorded lectures, audiovisual material, web screen shots, documentary photographs, press releases, memorabilia, promotional items, minutes, reports, correspondence, etc. (but not internal memoranda and information relating to procedural matters, except where deemed historically important);
- materials about the college and its activities from other sources;
- materials about faculty and alumni, which may be in the form of clippings, bios, catalogs, photographs, etc. But the working papers of faculty and alumni are collected only selectively.
Acceptable formats are paper, audio or video tape, optical disk, film, and the actual item where appropriate. Photographs may be donated in the form of analog prints, negatives, slides, or transparencies. The archive does not collect prints of digital photographs or scans, but does accept high resolution digital image files. Artwork is not generally acquired by the college, but inquiries may be directed to the Advancement office.