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College Archives

This guide provides information about the Parkland College Archives, including rules and regulations for use, location and hours, and information about the collections.

Rules and Procedures for Using the Archives

The Parkland College Archives has created access guidelines designed both to help preserve materials and to streamline the researching process, thus ensuring that these records will remain available for future researchers.

Archive materials do not circulate and cannot leave the Archives facility. Materials from the collections are to be used only in the Reading Room.


Archives access is available to Parkland College faculty, staff and enrolled students as well as alumni and public researchers. Access is by appointment only.

Each researcher must complete a “Researcher Registration” form for every research project in order provide positive identification, and to assist the archivist in locating potentially useful sources.


Contact the archivist regarding reproduction services (photocopying, scanning, duplicating etc...). Orders will be filled as staff time permits; large orders may require a substantial amount of time.

Researchers may use digital cameras, within the limits of copyright.


Permission to examine materials is not an authorization to publish them. Provision of copies does not constitute permission to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Director of the Library. In all cases publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From the collection of The Parkland College Archives."

Collection Development Policy


The primary mission of the College Archives is to collect, evaluate, organize, describe, make available, preserve, and promote records of enduring historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative value to Parkland College.  


The College Archives offers a rich, diverse, and organized collection of historical materials including paper documents, photographs, architectural drawings, microfilm, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia which documents the College’s history, decision-making processes, student culture of the time period, and people, places, and events significant to Parkland College.

 The College Archivist shall collect, review, organize, and preserve materials which are suited for inclusion in the archives collection. Such materials include, but are not limited to:

  • The founding charter, statute or legislative documents of Parkland College, as well as subsequent authorizing documents substantially affecting the mission of Parkland College.

  • Minutes of Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Records of the administrative, faculty, and student governance committees, including agendas, minutes, and significant supporting documents.

  • Published and unpublished annual reports of academic and administrative officers.

  • Publications covering basic institutional mission, including course catalogs , class schedules, curriculum handbooks, degree requirements, and sample syllabi.

  • Faculty, staff, and student directories.

  • Records and publications of student organizations and athletic programs.

  •  Publications issued by campus departments, student and faculty organizations, and administrative bodies, including scholarly journals, official reports, departmental newsletters, newspapers, and student organization announcements.

  •  Selected publications by faculty, staff, alumni, and students (e.g., books, scholarly articles, honors theses).

  • Personal papers of selected individuals who have played a significant role in the history of Parkland College.
  • Selected publicity materials of the College.

  • Relevant memorabilia.

Hardhat worn by President Staerkel when he toured the campus construction site, 1970-1973.

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821