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.
Rick Whitesell turned a childhood passion into a diverse musical career. His love of music led him to assemble a collection of records, or more appropriately, a collection of music, spanning five decades, dating back to the late 1920s. The collection consists of over 3,500 records and follows the development of music for more than fifty years. Also included in the collection are issues of "Goldmine" magazine, where Rick served as an editor and feature writer, as well as some audio and video tapes containing interviews and performances.
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.
The Hudson River Valley Commission was a New York State Agency, established by the Legislature in 1966, to coordinate planning along the Hudson River and to encourage the balanced development of the Valley’s land and resources. The HRVC collection consists of testimony, exhibits, legal briefs, opinions& orders, publicity materials, and stenographer’s reports concerning the Storm King decision.
The McCann Postcard Collection consists of a series of postcards from the friends and family of the McCann’s around the world from the years 1901- 1908 as well as a book on a car’s transcontinental journey.
The Coffin Family Papers contains bills, promissory notes, receipts, account ledgers, bonds, deeds and other documents relating to the business and personal transactions of Robert Coffin of Dutchess County, NY.
Geraldine Geller, 1987 Marist alumni, took an interest in the ephemera of fashion and collected various paper advertisements and articles from newspapers and magazines. The collection consists of advertisements and articles from 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. There are also various newspaper clippings from the 1940s and 1950s of historical interest.
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 collection consists of programs and promotional material for concerts and other music-related events which took place in the Hudson Valley between 1930 and 1984. Many of the programs come from performances by college bands and choirs in the area including Vassar College and Middlebury College as well as from performances by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.
The James T. Cox Collection consists of plays, both professional and amateur (student), musicals, and screenplays. Also included are several videotapes of the Marist College Council on Theatre Arts productions. The portion of the collection consisting of student written plays was developed by Gerard A. Cox.