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The Stephen B. Luce Library has a longstanding commitment to preserving and making accessible America’s maritime heritage. As the first maritime school in the country, founded in 1874, the college’s institutional records document the development of nautical education in the United States. Additionally, the library is home to the records and papers of over fifty maritime organizations. 

The Archives at the Stephen B. Luce Library is accessible by appointment only. Preferred scheduling time is two weeks prior to the intended date of visit. Please contact the Stephen B. Luce Library at or (718) 409-7231 for more information or to schedule a visit.


Reading Room Hours

The Reading Room is open by appointment only to students, faculty, and researchers. 

Please contact the Library to book an appointment


Online Access

SUNY Maritime College Archives are home to collections that document the history of significant people and organizations in the history of the college and maritime industry.

To learn more about our collections, including the records of notable alumni, Sailors' Snug Harbor, and the Marine Society of the City of New York, explore the College Archives and Archives Special Collections tabs of this guide.

Featured Items from the Archives

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