The content on this libguide was initially created by Reference & Archives Librarian, Mary Grace Maloney, 2012-2014. It is revised and updated by Reference Librarian Rob Kowalczyk, 2014.
Archives Catalog / Detailed Archives Inventory
* Please note: Please view the Triton College Archives database (available below) before scheduling an appointment.
What Are Archives?
Not sure what an archive is? Harper College provides a wonderful description and explanation of what an archive is, and how to utilize its holdings.
Archives vs Libraries
"To answer the question, you first have to know the difference between an archives and a library (if getting a room full of archivists riled up is not enough and you want to actually drive them into an old fashioned-lather, say that archives are the same as libraries)... Archives, by their very nature, contain unique items. As such, one of an archivist's key duties is to safeguard and preserve them. That means mitigating the disaster caused by great grubby unwashed pawing through lovely, pristine records." -- Via the Hairpin, "Ask and Archivist" May 7, 2012
Hours, Location, Contact Us
For Fall 2014, the Archives can be accessed by appointment only. If you require immediate assistance, or need to make an appointment, please contact Faculty Librarian, Dr. Robert Connor, ext.3770, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archives are located in Room A327, on the third floor of the Library.