Collection Facts

Extent: 
42 items
Dates of Original: 
1961 - 2018
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Onondaga Community College was founded as a two-year State University of New York college for Onondaga County in 1961. The college occupied Midtown Plaza in downtown Syracuse from 1962-1973 and opened its current campus on Onondaga Hill in 1970. Onondaga Community College offers a range of areas for academic study, spanning liberal arts and sciences, medicine, and technical and applied fields. The campus is also home to an active and diverse community, complete with student organizations and athletic teams. The college serves as a community gathering place and has a tradition of supporting community and continuing education.

Scope of Collection

The collection features photographs chronicling the history of Onondaga Community College from the 1960s to the 2010s. Photographs depict the physical spaces of the campus and the students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the wider Central New York community.