The Massasoit Community College Archive and Special Collections function as the institutional memory of Massasoit Community College. The archive identifies, acquires, and preserves materials that chronicle the history, organization, policies, operations, mission, student life, and goals of the College. The archive ensures the preservation of college records consisting of historical and enduring value. These resources are available to all for research and reference. These materials include, but are not limited to, administrative papers, reports, published/printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, commencement programs, college bulletins, course catalogs, yearbooks, multi media files and images and much more.
The 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.
History Relevance Project: Value of History Statement.
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:
The Archive also serves the community.