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Hostos Archives: Collection highlights


The Hostos Archives collects institutional records, faculty papers, and manuscript collections that document the college’s history. The archives’ primary interest is in preserving and making available materials which document the unique role that Hostos has played as a community resource in the South Bronx.  The archive unit also maintains custody over collections that support the college’s academic mission and programs.  Such collections have been subject to a rigorous appraisal process by archives staff and found to be within our collection development policy.

Institutional Records

  • Hostos Faculty Senate Minutes
  • Middle State Associations of Colleges and School Reports
  • Institutional Self-Studies
  • Annual and Periodic Reports
  • Newsletters and Press Releases
  • Flyers, Posters and Ephemera
  • Course Catalogs
  • Year Books

Collection Guides 

Located below are archival finding aids to some of Hostos’ most valuable archival collections.  Finding aids are detailed guides that include inventory lists and full descriptions of the records forming each collection.

Contact Hostos Archives regarding the following collections

  • Hostos Arts and Culture ephemera and posters

Abstract: This collection documents the history of the Hostos Arts and Culture program from 1983 through the present.  It contains ephemera, posters, and programs used to promote various shows in the visual and performing arts.

  • Collection on Pat Oldham

The Collection on Pat Oldham documents the 1983 campaign to reinstate Pat Oldham, former Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Hostos, to the college faculty with tenure. The collection consists of photographs documenting several mass protests supporting the cause, letters from University faculty and administrators to Hostos President Flora Mancuso Edwards and CUNY Chancellor Joseph Murphy, and articles from the PSC CUNY Clarion.

  • On the Job collection

The collection consists of approximately 65 silver gelatin photographs documenting life on East 149th Street in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The exhibit depicts the many businesses, restaurants, and shops that lined the street’s sidewalks and surrounding areas in 1986. Through his camera lens, Pablo Delano tells the story of a pride filled neighborhood devoted to hard work and community success.