Harper College

Harper College Archives

The William Rainey Harper College Archives collects, preserves, exhibits, and provides access to materials of enduring value that document the development, growth and operation of Harper College and the activities of the diverse College community. Please see our current Collection Policy and Mission Statement for more information.

The Archives is working to make many collections digitally available. Examples of these digital items include documents, photographs, videos, student publications, exhibits, and more. Please see the below databases to begin your research.

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The Archives is located in Building F, 3rd Floor, Room 359 within the Library.

The materials in the Harper College Archives are available to administrators, faculty, students, staff, alumni and members of the community by appointment and during the following hours:

Spring 2024 Open Building and Virtual Hours (Jan 15, 2024-May 17, 2024):

Mondays: 9:30AM-3:30PM

Wednesdays: 9:30AM-1:30PM

Fridays: 9:30AM-2:30PM (Remotely)

Closed: Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 25-31 (Spring Break Week)

The Archives is a non-circulating, closed-stack research collection so archival materials must be used on-site in the Archives reading room.  The Archivist reserves the right to restrict access to records.  Some archival materials are available digitally and may be accessed online.  To make an appointment to visit the Archives, please email archives@harpercollege.edu.

Last Updated: 3/22/24