The Holyoke Community College Archives contains photographs, documents and memorabilia related to the college and its faculty and students from its founding in 1946 to the present. 

Memorabilia items:

  • Brick from the Holyoke High School which burned in 1968
  • Record of dance music to benefit the Scholarship Fund
  • Sigma Rho Pin from the former honor society

Documentation beginning with the foundation of the College in 1946:

  • The 1968 Fire - photographs and newspaper articles
  • Scrapbooks
  • Student Publications
  • Yearbooks
  • Institutional Publications
  • Board of Trustees Minutes
  • Faculty Senate Minutes
  • Photographs

Access to the Archives is available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call to make an appointment with Lisa Lipshires at 413-552-2373 or email

Use Policy:
The Archives is open to the public.  Sign in is required to use materials.

Archival materials do not circulate. 

Copying and scanning is at the discretion of staff and based on condition of the original.  Photographing of materials is allowed.  All copies, scans and photographs are for personal or educational use only.  Permission to publish in print or online must be obtained from the Dean of Library Services. 


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. 
Holyoke, MA 01040 
(413) 538-2372 (Circulation Desk) 
(413) 538-2424 (Reference Desk)
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