Hudson Valley Community College

Department: Marvin Library
80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, New York 12180
Phone: 518-629-4822
Brenda Hazard - 518-629-7388 - [email protected]

Hudson Valley Community College


Hudson Valley Community College in Troy is currently the second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State. The college offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering & Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1953, the college is sponsored by Rensselaer County and is part of the State University of New York system. The Archives, located in Marvin Library, contains documents of historical significance to Hudson Valley Community College, including its formation, development, and current and former administrations, faculty, and students. The purpose of the Archives is to identify, collect, maintain and facilitate access to items which document the history and development of Hudson Valley Community College.

Hudson Valley Community College is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


Hudson Valley Community College, 1959 - Present

This collection highlights images and documents reflecting the College's move from its downtown Troy location to a permanent multi-building campus on the outskirts of the city to meet the demands of a growing student body and faculty, the need for varied instructional resources, and  continued growth as an established institution of higher education.

Hudson Valley Sports and Athletics

This collection contains images of sport teams and individual athletes that play sports during their years at Hudson Valley Community College.

Hudson Valley Technical Institute, 1953 -1958

This collection reflects the diversity of the student body  as well as the broadening scope of the curriculum as the Institute responded to the wants and needs of employers and students in the region.  

Veterans Vocational School, 1946 - 1952

This is a collection of photographs of important people, places, and events; as well as documents that were used by the students and faculty in the beginning years of the college when it was a vocational school for educating returning veterans in automotive technology, machine operation and many areas of construction.