Niagara County Community College was founded on November 8, 1962 as the 25th State University of New York-chartered two-year College. The first classes were held in October 1963 at the original Niagara Falls campus in what was a former Nabisco Shredded Wheat factory. The college soon outgrew its grounds and built a state of the art, eight building campus in Sanborn--the geographical center of Niagara County in 1973. Since that time, NCCC has continued to grow. The first graduating class consisted of 133 students in five curricula. Today there are over 6,000 students in over 70 programs of study.
In addition to the collections in New York Heritage, the Henrietta G. Lewis Library also holds the student newspapers published by the students of Niagara Community College. The publication is called Entricy Herald. (published Sanborn, N.Y.) 1964-1971. The digitized newspapers can be accessed through the New York State Historic Newspapers at:
• Entricy Herald (1964-1968): http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/np00030003/
• Old Weird Herald (1969-1971): http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/np00030002/
• The Spirit (1972-2013): http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/np00030001/
Niagara County Community College - Henrietta G. Lewis Library is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.