It is the responsibility of the researcher to properly cite the resources of the Archives and Special Collections using one of the following formats:
Identifying document information (including title, author, page, and date information where available), Collection Name/Number, Stephen B. Luce Library, Archives, and Special Collections. SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY 10465.
The Stephen B. Luce Library, Archives, and Special Collections of the State University of New York Maritime College.
The Archives and Special Collections of the Stephen B. Luce Library acquires, preserves, and makes accessible unique collections documenting maritime culture, industry, and education in the state of New York and beyond. These collections enhance the curriculum of the college while also serving researchers, scholars, and genealogists from around the world. Primary source materials in a wide variety of formats may be acquired, including manuscripts, photographs, records, audio-visual materials, and ephemera.
Current collecting priorities and focuses include:
Records of Maritime College with enduring historical value, such as:
Papers, photographs, and records of alumni that pertain to their time at the college or subsequent careers.
Papers of individuals that illustrate the experience and conditions of a life at sea, such as correspondences, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and ephemera.
Papers of individuals with notable careers within the maritime industry.
Records of maritime-related civic, political, cultural, and charitable groups.
Records of shipping companies, regulatory bodies, professional, trade, and other organizations documenting the development of the maritime industry.
The Stephen B. Luce Library is particularly interested in acquiring collections that will diversify the archival record, providing evidence of the role and contributions of people of color, women, and other under-represented groups in the maritime industry.
The Archives and Special Collections of the Stephen B. Luce Library does not acquire:
The intention of the library is to acquire and preserve born-digital records. However, decisions about accessioning electronic records will be made on a case-by-case basis while the appropriate infrastructure for ingesting and preserving such materials is developed.
The Archives and Special Collections have limited space and ability to preserve three-dimensional objects and artwork. Referrals will be made for possible accession by the Maritime Industry Museum as appropriate.
Collection Development Policies for the Archives and Special Collections will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Changes may be made based on priorities of the library and/or college, and/or as new initiatives or best practices arise.