The Massasoit Community College Archive works to support the college and those who wish to learn. This goal is accomplished by the preservation of materials important to the institution. These materials deal with historical, academic, financial, and social collections which reflect the college's past and present. Through preservation and navigation the archive serves the college community including its administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and researchers. The archive is a resource for those who need assistance in college related research. The archives will also seek out materials relevant to the archive's collection policy to strengthen current collections and create new ones.
Types of Materials/Records
The following list of types of records is suggestive, not exhaustive:
1. Legal or constituting documents (e.g., charters, constitutions, by-laws), vital records or security copies produced by any campus vital records program, policy statements, and reports (along with their supporting documents), minutes, substantive memoranda, correspondence, and subject files of the institution's:
2. Reports of:
3. Records of:
4. All publications, newsletters, posters, or booklets about or distributed in the name of the institution or one of its sub-units, e.g., books, posters, magazines, catalogs, special bulletins, yearbooks, student newspapers, college directories, alumni magazines, and ephemeral materials
5. Special format materials documenting the operation and development of the institution and the curriculum of the faculty such as:
6. Artifacts related to the institution, if space permits, due to the lack of an institutional museum.
The ARCHIVE primarily serves users throughout the institution.
Administrators, Students, Faculty and Staff have access to:
Ø The permanent records of the College (board of trustees’ reports, statistics, surveys, strategic planning reports, accreditation reports, etc.)
Ø The cultural and social history of the College (yearbooks, graduation programs, catalogs, student handbooks etc.)
Ø The intellectual history of the College and the contributions of individuals for research (newspapers, publications, etc.)
The ARCHIVE also serves the community:
Alumni/ae have access to our materials to refresh their knowledge about the history and mission of the College which may strengthen their connection with the College.
Researchers have access to our materials that can benefit them in their search for information.