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Collection context


State University of New York/College at Old Westbury
The SUNY Old Westbury Archives are a public record of the history of the college. They include various campus publications, information from various departments and committees, correspondence, photographs, drawings, maps and other materials relating to employees, students and administrators of the university.
195 cubic feet


Scope and Content:

The SUNY Old Westbury Archives collection consists of university records of enduring value from offices within the college that are records of who did what.

Biographical / Historical:

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury was first chartered in 1965 by SUNY’s Chancellor, Samuel B. Gould, who sought to add to the state system, a college that was innovative in curricula and academic policy. Because the first College at Old Westbury was intended as an experiment in college planning, it included students in the development of curricula, decision-making about community action education, and even in determining the campus architecture. Today, SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: a Content Standard

Indexed Terms

Old Westbury (N.Y.)

Online content



The SUNY Old Westbury Archives is by appointment only. Please call the college library to be directed to the proper librarian.


Most of the materials in this collection are in the Public Domain and may be used freely without restriction. However, any item produced by a student or where the author explicitly has a copyright notice must contact the author for permission to publish.

Campus Center - Library
223 Store Hill Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568, United States