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Marist College

Marist College

3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, United States
The Archives and Special Collections, located in the James A. Cannavino Library, holds research and primary resource materials. The strength and focus of our collections are in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the Marist Community.

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Allen and Susan Fink
The 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration Collection, c. 1901-2009, contains materials and souvenirs associated with the commemorative celebration. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration commemorated the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first successful commercial application of the paddle steamboat. The collection was created by Allen Fink and Susan Bette Fink (nee Budson). They devoted years to researching and collecting Hudson-Fulton Celebration items to create a comprehensive collection of materials telling the event's story.
Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Scenic Hudson, Inc., formerly Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference, was founded in 1963 to oppose the Consolidated Edison Company’s proposed pumped storage facility at Storm King Mountain, near Cornwall, New York. Alexander Saunders served on the Executive Committee of the Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference as Co-Chairman of the organization. The records consist of legal documents, notes and publicity materials, printed matter, and clippings.
Mara Vamos
The Blaise Pascal Collection contains sources, notes and drafts of Mara Vamos’ works on Blaise Pascal. The collection contains already published works on Pascal, such as “Pascal and the Enlightenment,” as well as Mara Vamos’ thesis for her Doctorate degree at Brown University. Through her vast previous studies on Pascal and his theories, Mara Vamos attempted to convince the MLA to revive the Port-Royal edition of Pascal’s Pensées because of its great historical importance and its impact on 18th century thought. The collection contains materials used in the publication process, leading to the final work, “Pascal’s Pensées and the Enlightenment” by Mara Vamos.
Brother Cornelius Russell
This collection contains materials from Brother Russell's time in the US Army during World War II and his time as a Novitate and Marist Brother. John J. Russell was born on February 29, 1920 to Joseph Russell and Genevieve Toner in Manhattan, New York. John was drafted into the Air Force dring World War II. At the end of John’s Army career in 1946, he heeded his late calling to join the Order of Marist Brothers. Brother Cornelius was a humble person who lived by the Marist Principle to “do good quietly.”
Brother Gerard Matthew Weiss
The Weiss Papers is documentation by Brother Gerard Weiss of his family from 1879-1964. The collection includes correspondence, mortgage deeds, insurance policies, newspaper clippings, diaries and photographs pertaining to the Weiss family.
The Class of 1924 at Cathedral College.
The History of Cathedral College’s Class of 1924 consists of various items which depict the years spent at Cathedral College by the class of 1924. The collection contains a book describing the members of the class, the professors, and what happened during the years, with some photographs. There are also newsletters printed by the members of the class describing the latest occurrences as well as jokes, and a few postcards.
Louis Zuccarello (Marist Heritage Professor)
The Catholic Studies Collection consists of both local materials pertaining to the state of New York and Dutchess County, as well as general materials on Catholicism throughout the United States and abroad. The collection contains parish histories, the papers and preparation notes of Louis Zuccarello, videos, photographs of local churches, audio tapes, materials on education, essays, and various newspapers and newspaper clippings on issues pertaining to Catholicism.
Clove Spring Iron Works
The Clove Spring Iron Works papers cover the day to day business operations of the company between the years 1870-1904. The papers include a variety of materials including business correspondence, telegraphs, contracts, legal documents, bills, receipts, checks, vouchers, deposit slips, balance sheets, payments, postcards, construction blueprints, paychecks, order records, invitations, tax receipts, weights of coal, price lists, account statements, lease agreements, insurance, and annual reports.