The Archives at SUNY Corning Community College is responsible for the collection and preservation of documents and other materials which reflect the College’s administrative and social history. The Archives maintains official and unofficial documents on the activities and achievements of the college trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni. The decision to permanently retain specific records is the responsibility of the College Regional Board of Trustees and administrators in consultation with the College Archivist.
In carrying out its mission, the SUNY Corning Community College Archives will:
Archives welcomes donations from all potential donors. The Archivist retains the right to refuse certain gifts for any of the following reasons: duplication, lack of space, inability to technically or financially care for an item or inappropriateness to the collection. The College will be considered sole owner of any material in the Archives Collection and will share all materials, with appropriate regulations, with the College community. The Archivist reserves the right to dispose of any materials in accordance with accepted archival and professional standards.
Almost every office or department on campus produces records of historical significance, defined as any record that documents the decision-making process, sets or makes policy, or provides evidence of a major activity. Think about what records 'tell the story' of your office or department.
The following list is not inclusive. If you have records that you think should be preserved permanently, please contact us at email@example.com.
Prominent types of records collected for permanent retention include:
Items that are of immediate value only should not be sent. Non records may share some characteristics with administrative records but are distinguished from them by their transitory usefulness. These records should be destroyed once their period of immediate usefulness has passed. Some examples of non records are: