The mission of the Archives and Special Collections department is to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local and global community with primary resources and artifacts. Our objective is to instill a sense of pride and knowledge about Stevens Institute of Technology and its rich heritage and legacy, which includes the history of the Stevens family. Furthermore, Archives and Special Collections will preserve, arrange and describe our unique historical collections and artifacts as they continue to grow and become more accessible to a greater audience.
Scope of Collections Policy:
The scope of collections policy is a tool used to guide Special Collections and Archives in new accessions, and build upon our collections. It is our objective to focus on areas of historical research and artifacts that complement, support and expand our existing collections in a logical manner, and provide a balance between our available resources and commitments. It is also important to anticipate future research needs, and historical trends.
● Stevens Institute of Technology history
● Stevens Family history
● Hoboken/ NJ history
● History of Science and Technology
● History of engineering
● U.S. Industrial history
● U.S. Civil War
● History of transportation in America
● Nautical design
Archives and Special Collections Overview:
Archives and Special Collections are housed in the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Samuel C. Williams Library. The Archives and Special Collections department serves as the repository of materials that support research and documentation on Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Stevens family. In addition, we are building our scope of collections to encompass the history of Hoboken, the American Industrial Revolution, the U.S. Civil War, history of science and engineering, and transportation history, especially railroads and nautical designs. We support research for a wide range of scholars including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and other outside researchers whose work relies on primary resource materials, including rare books, artifacts, manuscripts, media and archives.
The institutional archives document the history and the growth of Stevens Institute of Technology. Materials include: Faculty collections, alumni materials, President's records, and student life.
In addition we have most of the Stute newspaper digitized and available online.
Special Collections include historic manuscript collections, family papers, rare books, and artifacts. This includes the Frederick Winslow Taylor collection, the Lieb Memorial Leonardo Da Vinci collection, the Stevens Family papers, U.S.S. Monitor drawings, and historic artifacts donated over the years.
We are always looking to expand our collection, as long as they are in our collecting scope and we have the appropriate physical space to house the original material. Donations will be considered after an appraisal is done by the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Leah Loscutoff [email protected] Please do not just drop off materials without any notice.
A video about the restoration of the 500 year old original copy of the De Divina Proportione written by Luca Pacioli and illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci.