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Hostos Library | Archives

Information about the Hostos Archives including college history, finding aids, and visitor information.

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For the latest updates and changes to access to Hostos Archives during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, please write to the Hostos College Archivist William Casari at

Visit Hostos Archives


Hostos students, faculty, and staff are able to access and use the archives free of cost. The archives staff is available for assistance only.

Those who are conducting extensive research should plan on scheduling an appointment, or if possible several appointments, for as long as necessary. In some cases, archives staff will be able to fulfill requests for frequently accessed materials without the researchers presence. In all other cases, it is expected that the researcher take the time necessary to find and locate materials within the various collections.


Hostos Community College Archives
475 Grand Concourses, Library RM 208C
Bronx, NY 10451

Hours of Operation

The archives operates during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  Advanced notice is required, however, as the repository is staffed part-time.  Please contact the archives to scedule an appointment.

Appointment Scheduling

The Hostos Community College Archives is open to researchers from within and outside the college community.  Please contact the archives staff several days in advance to schedule an appointment.  When contacting the archives, please be prepared to provide the below information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Institutional affiliation, if any
  • Tentative availability
  • Your topic (please be as specific as possible)
  • The type and format of material you are interested in accessing
  • The name of the collection, series, or folder you wish to research (when known)
  • Sources you have already accessed
  • Any outstanding questions you may have

Procedures Governing Use of Archives

  • All researchers, regardless of affiliation, are required to complete a registration form when arriving for an appointment
  • No eating, drinking, or chewing gum is allowed in the archives
  • No pens or markers are allowed in the archives.  Researchers may use pencils to take handwritten notes or a personal laptop to type notes
  • Researcher will be required to wear white cotton gloves when handling rare materials such as photographs
  • Photocopying of materials will be carried out by qualified archives staff only
  • Some materials may be restricted according to previous stipulations made by the collection donor