Arapahoe Community College Archives Collection

The Library stores, maintains, and provides access to Arapahoe Community College’s historical knowledge. The Archives Collection is open by appointment only. Contact Lisa Blake, 303.797.5731,, for information on accessing or donating to the Archives Collection. Speak with any librarian regarding the Collection when Lisa is unavailable.

The purpose of the Arapahoe Community College Archives Collection is to select, preserve, and provide access to non-current college records and related materials that document the history of Arapahoe Community College. These records may be of enduring administrative, legal, fiscal, scholarly, or community value.

Location and Hours
The Archives Collection is open during regular library hours and is located in Room M2863; accessible from the Library on the 2nd floor of the main building.

Research and Use
Archival materials are open for research by the administration, staff, faculty, students and the community. Researchers need to make an appointment and fill out a request form in person, by telephone or e-mail. You should have a specific research purpose for which you intend to use the collection, and the Library must approve this before access is granted. The archivist also accepts research requests. Again, approval must be granted before the request can be filled. Archival materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives office under supervised conditions. Reference procedures are designed to ensure the preservation of the records for future researchers.

History of the Archives
The ACC Archives Collection has been in existence since the opening of the college in 1965. From that time, the Archives has been collecting photos, newspaper clippings, college publications such as newspapers and newsletters, annual reports, planning documents, meeting minutes, and other materials that document the administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical life of the college. The ACC Archive Collection has always been housed in the Library and has been maintained by ACC Library staff members.

Holdings in the Archives Collection
The ACC Archives Collection includes, but is not limited to:

  • Meeting Minutes
  • ACC Student Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • ACC Catalogs
  • ACC Schedule of Classes
  • Program Planning Documents
  • Facility Planning Documents
  • NCA Accreditation Reports
  • ACC Policies and Procedures
  • Town and Gown Organizational Records
  • Photographs
  • Graduation Ceremonies

Links to other organizations that can assist in finding historical information about Littleton and the state of Colorado: