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Utica College Archives: Home


The Archives is governed by the following policies:

Utica College Archives Collection Development Policy (in progress)

Utica College Record Retention Policy

Records Retention

If you have materials that you are interested in donating to the Archives, donations are accepted in accordance with the Gifts and Donations Policy found at:


Please use the links below to access other sources of helpful information:

The Central New York Library Resource Council:

If you are interested  in making a monetary donation to the Archives:


Welcome to the UC Archives!!

An integral part of the Utica College Library is the College Archives. The College Archives contain:

  • Historical records pertaining to the life of Utica College
  • Papers of Presidents and Board of Trustees
  • Publications that document the history of Utica College
  • College administrative records, minutes, curriculum, reports
  • Numerous artifacts
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Videotapes
  • Photographs


View Photo Selections from the UC Archive Collection.

The Archives were established in 1948 by Glenn Thompson.  The second archivist was Bob Anderson and then Nancy Mandry assumed the position until the year 2000. 


This is the Student Union on Plant Street in Utica circa 1947



This is the first women's dormitory located at 16 Watson Place, Utica, NY


This is the Library - formerly known as Butler's Garage


This is the Liberal Arts Building located on Plant Street; it housed faculty offices and the Athletic Department


Did You Know

Did You Know:

1942 - Dr. Robert Willard of Syracuse University organized and directed three university extension centers - one in Utica NY.

May 7, 1945 - Syracuse University was willing to establish a two year college in Utica - if building found.

July 10, 1946 - The Plymouth Church located on Oneida Square in Utica, NY agreed to lease the church house to Utica College. 



Source:  Pioneering Generations:  The Utica College Story - J. Behrens


Anne Flynn

315 792 3470

1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502

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or - Ask the Archivist at:


The UC Archives are located at L130 in the lower level of the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library

(Across from the IITS Helpdesk)


The Archives are open to Utica College students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as those outside the College community by appointment.  

Please use the contact information, and we will gladly accommodate your needs. 

Mission Statement

The core mission of the Utica College Archives is to support the primary education mission of the parent institution.  Its core mission is:

  • To appraise, collect (either by transfer, donation, or active solicitation), organize, describe, make available, and preserve records and information of historical, legal, and administrative value to Utica College
  • To provide adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such material
  • To provide information services when needed that assist in the operation of the College
  • To serve research and scholarship by making records available to members of the College and public community
  • To promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, activities, and achievements of the College, and the development of these aims and programs
  • To implement archives management by formulating a policy that will facilitate and ensure the collection and preservation of records and documentary materials