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RCC Covid-19 History Project

Although every moment is historical in its own way, the Covid-19 pandemic will be remembered as a particularly important historical event. Just as many people now are looking to the 1918 influenza pandemic for a blueprint of how pandemics work, a society suffering from a pandemic in another century will likely look to our experiences of Covid-19. The mission of the RCC Archives is to preserve the history of the diverse RCC community, and right now it’s important to preserve the stories of how we’re all dealing with Covid-19. Take a look at this article from the Smithsonian for some tips on writing a submission, and to read diary entries from the 1918 influenza pandemic.

If you attend classes or work at RCC, click here to submit to the RCC Covid-19 History Project.

There are a few ways you can submit your story through the form linked above:

  • Answer the questions provided
  • Attach a document of your written reflections on the current situation (no need to conform to the questions)
  • Attach a video or audio recording of yourself talking about your experiences of the pandemic
  • Attach photos or videos that are in some way representative of your experiences of the pandemic

The RCC archives will preserve the materials you submit and eventually make them available on this website so that other people will be able to see your materials and use them for research on the pandemic. If you’d like to remain anonymous, you can select that option at the end of the submission form.

Digitized Materials

Many digitized and born-digital materials from the college archives are available on this website. Click on the “browse digital archives” link above to access these materials. Additionally, some digitized materials are hosted on other platforms and have yet to be added to this site. Those materials can be accessed at the links below.

  • View digitized RCC yearbooks, commencement programs, student handbooks, newsletters, and other college publications on Internet Archive.
  • View digitized photos of RCC students, faculty, staff, and events dating back to the 1970s on Flickr.
  • View archived versions of the RCC website from 2012 to today on Archive-It.

Mission

The RCC Archives is the steward of the historic, academic, administrative, financial, and student activities-related records of the College. The mission of the RCC Archives is to collect, preserve, and make accessible these records, and to promote an understanding of the RCC legacy, past, present, and future.

Collection Policy

The Archives is the central repository for records in various formats – text, audiovisual, and digital – that document the history, mission, programs, and policies of RCC.

Acquisition Policy

The RCC Archives accepts donations of the above records in all formats. It also accepts donations of other records related to Roxbury Community College on a case-by-case basis.

We welcome faculty members, administrative officers, and RCC staff to place their personal and/or professional papers in the College Archives. In such cases, the Librarian Archivist will assess the records, in person if possible, and arrange for their transfer to the Archives. If the donated records include those for which Roxbury Community College does not hold the physical ownership rights or copyright (i.e. those for which an individual affiliated with the College is the owner and/or holds copyright) a Deed of Gift form shall be signed that delineates the access, use, disposition, and ownership (physical and copyright) of any records donated to the RCC Archives.

Material may be sent to Julia Greider, RCC’s Librarian Archivist. She is also available for an in-person consultation to discuss a donation or to pick up records. Please contact her at (867) 701-1387 or jgreider@rcc.mass.edu with any questions regarding the donation of records.

Finding Aids

Click Here to view a broad inventory of the overall structure of the archives’ holdings. Click on the links below to access more detailed finding aids for each series. Born-digital materials available on this website are not currently included in these finding aids.

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