Archives & Special Collections
The HCC Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for research materials of enduring historic value created by the HCC community.
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The HCC Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available for research materials that contribute to the enduring historical memory of the college.
These materials range in scope from photographs, official college reports and publications, records of administrative offices, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks to yearbooks, memorabilia items, oral history tapes, governance and committee meeting minutes, and much more!
Visiting the Archives
The Archives is located on the first floor of the Library, in the Donahue Building, Office Number 204, and is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. You may also make an appointment by contacting the archivist!
Holyoke Junior College
Explore photographs from the days when Holyoke Community College was known as "Holyoke Junior College." This photograph of William Sullivan, Claire Ducharme, Lucille Brunelle, and Fran Laposta was taken in 1951.
Three student members of the yearbook staff work on the 1975 yearbook.
HCC's newly renovated campus burned to the ground on a bitterly cold day in January of 1968. It was the resourcefulness and innovative spirit of the college and community that enabled students to resume their studies in temporary facilities within a matter of days. Later, flooding the governor's office with hundreds of letters and phone calls, the community and college joined forces to insist that the school be rebuilt in Holyoke.
This photograph of the Science Annex Building was taken in the 1960s.