UASC, a department of the Adelphi University Libraries, is located in the Lower level of New Hall and is composed of two distinct collections: University Archives and Special Collections.
University Archives serves as the primary repository for records and information relating to the history, development, organization, and operations of Adelphi University and any of its offices, divisions, schools, or departments. In addition to official records of the University, the collection includes many other materials published or created by the University and its employees, including The Oracle (the Adelphi yearbook), The Delphian and other Adelphi newspapers, as well as items that originated outside the University, such as newspaper and journal articles about Adelphi. University Archives also houses manuscripts, graphic materials, audio-visual materials, photographs, electronic records, and artifacts.
Adelphi Newspapers are available from 1921 to 2003. You can use the browse feature or the advanced search function to view the collection. Plans are in place to digitize Adelphi newspapers to the current date.
Digital Collections features digitized manifestations of materials from University Archives and Special Collections, such as photographs, newspapers, posters, pamphlets, fliers, correspondence, manuscripts, and other items.
Special Collections includes library materials in various formats, which are separately housed in a secure environment to protect and preserve rare, valuable, or fragile materials. The consolidation of books and other materials closely related in subject or format also allows for easier access and emphasizes the magnitude of the research material. Adelphi has 30 individual special collections on a wide variety of subjects, including the William Cobbett Collection, the William Hone Collection, and the Panama Canal Collection.
Items in Special Collections and selected items in Archives are included in ALICAT. Materials in these collections cannot be checked out, but may be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
For more information on using the Adelphi archives, please read the guide on University Archives and Special Collections: Information on Access and Use.
University departments wishing to learn more about depositing materials into the archives can find more information in the handout Instructions for Offices Depositing Materials in the Adelphi University Archives.
Archives, Special Collections and Primary Sources: Links to Research
Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Summer Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.
Adelphi University Library
University Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 701
Garden City , NY 11530-0701
p - 516.877.3588