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Either set an appointment to see our full collection in the lower level of the Schmidt Library, or browse our digitized offerings here.


Explore YCP's history through curated artifacts and documents that span over 200 years. They include student and faculty publications, photographs and other primary sources.

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This collection includes nearly 150 years of photographs from York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives. From our beginnings in York City as part of St. John’s Episcopal Church on North Beaver Street (1787) and York Collegiate Institute on College Avenue and Duke Street (1873) to our present location on Country Club Road (since 1961), these images offer a glimpse into the people and places that make up our unique past.

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This collection includes yearbooks (1901 to 2005), course catalogs (1856 to the present), and a selection of pre-1923 books which focus on York's history. The yearbooks and catalogs offer a unique historical perspective of the College's evolution from two preparatory schools - the York County Academy (1787) and the York Collegiate Institute (1873) - to York Junior College (1941), and then to York College (1968).

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This collection includes more recent YCP publications (2014 to the present), such as Why We Rock (Stories from York College of Pennsylvania's first 231 years), On This Site: A History of the Campus and the Home of the President, York College Magazine issues, Class Notes, Playbills, Donor Rolls, and more.


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Other local history resources

  • York County Archives: Records of over 40 different county offices during various periods throughout the past 250 years (beginning in August of 1749, when York County was formed from Lancaster County).

  • York County History Center: More than 90,000 artifacts documenting the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community over nearly 300 years. They paint an impressive history.


Special Collections

Rare and fragile books, maps, sources relating to local history, and related artifacts are available (in person) for research and to satisfy the curious.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.


Contact us


Karen Rice-Young - Archives & Special Collections Manager


By appointment only: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm



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