New York Archives Week 2020

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This year, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York will celebrate New York Archives week online. Though the NYCCT Archives is currently inaccessible as we continue to restrict access to campus while the city contends with Covid-19, Archives Week is a great opportunity to highlight our collection as well as introduce you to our new NYCCT Archives Research Guide.

The Archives contain historical materials from City Tech’s precursors: the New York Trade School, Voorhees Technical Institute, and New York City Community College. These collected student records, yearbooks, university catalogs, photographs, newspapers, and more can enrich a research project or provide detail of past coursework completed at City Tech . In Spring 2016 the City Tech Science Fiction Collection  joined the Archives. This collection has been used to support coursework in the English department and is at the center of an annual symposium.

Visit the new NYCCT Archives Research Guide for information about our visitation policy, how to view the Science Fiction Collection, to peruse our collections policy or to reach out the archivist. We look forward to welcoming you to the Archives in the future.

Until then, enjoy a selection of photos from when City Tech was the New York Trade School. The entire collection is available via Academic Works.

Students, likely studying carpentry, are shown working on the roof of a model of a house in a classroom at the New York Trade School.
Students in the Paper Hanging Department at the New York Trade School are shown in various stages of hanging paper. Black and white photograph.
Two students learning painting at the New York Trade School are shown here working on decorative designs. Black and white photograph.
An electrical classroom at the New York Trade School is shown here absent of any students. Black and white photograph that is yellowing and is torn in the upper left-hand corner.
A lithography student at the New York Trade School is shown working on a machine. Black and white photograph.

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