The Archives is a unifying influence that recognizes and strengthens faculty and student
ties to the college as a scholarly community. The College Archivist will make a special
effort to document all aspects of the institution's development. The interactions
of the college's students, faculty, and staff within the academic community and the
availability of its educational, cultural, and recreational facilities have produced
extensive research materials on student life and interests. Materials that fall under
the collection scope of the Archives include:
- Minutes, policy manuals, budgets, and reports.
- Academic divisional and departmental publications.
- College publications (catalogs, bulletins, schedules, directories, commencement and
convocation programs, anniversary materials, etc.).
- Student publications (newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, and handbooks).
- Special publications (including press releases, calendars, posters, and notices of
special events and scrapbooks).
- Pictorial materials (including photographs, campus plans, building plans, renderings
of campus buildings, and maps) escribing persons, buildings, and places relating to
the College. NOTE: Individuals in the photographs should be identified, if possible,
before transfer to the Archives.
- Audiovisual materials (oral histories of the College, video and sound of major events,
- Artifacts relating to the history of the College, as determined by the College Archivist.
- Appropriate material from alumni and faculty, as determined by the College Archivist.
- Some memorabilia from William Rainey Harper.
Acquisition of Materials
The Harper College Archivist is actively involved in acquiring any materials from
the college community. If you would like to donate materials to the archives, please
send an email to the archivist, Bridget Lerette, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call directly at (847) 925-6000 x2466.