Roxbury Community College Archives Collection

Title

Roxbury Community College Archives Collection

Description

Items featured in this collection come from the Roxbury Community College archives. The College Archives contains many more records that document the history and culture at RCC.

Contributor

Roxbury Community College Archives and Special Collections

Items in the Roxbury Community College Archives Collection Collection

"Community College to Open Doors in September" (1973)
Article from the Bay State Banner on June 21, 1973, summarizing some of the challenges RCC faced during its inception.

Commencement program for the first ceremony held for RCC graduates, June 8, 1975.

Build RCC Rally (1980)
Black and white photograph of a crowd at the Build RCC rally in 1980.

Saundra Graham, Michael Dukakis, and Ray Flynn at RCC groundbreaking (1985)
An image of Saundra Graham, Michael Dukakis, and Ray Flynn at the RCC groundbreaking ceremony in 1985.

Students at the first commencement, Roxbury Community College (1975)
A newspaper image from the Bay State Banner, featuring students at the first commencement ceremony for Roxbury Community College (1975).

Attendees at the first commencement, Roxbury Community College; Theodore Chase, Opel Jones, Walter L. Smith (1975)
A newspaper image featuring Theodore Chase (Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges), Opel Jones (Commencement speaker), and Walter L. Smith (College president) at the first commencement ceremony for Roxbury Community College (1975).

Governor Michael Dukakis declares March 1, 1984 "RCC Day" (1984)
Black and white image of Governor Michael Dukakis, surrounded by students and staff, signing a declaration which marked March 1,1984 as Roxbury Community College Day.

Ground breaking ceremony for the permanent site of Roxbury Community College (1985)
Black and white image of shovels and hard hats at the groundbreaking ceremony for Roxbury Community College's new site, located in the Southwest Corridor.

The many homes for Roxbury Community College (ca. 1970s - 1980s)
Black and white collage image of the temporary homes for Roxbury Community College and the future permanent site.

Construction of Roxbury Community College (1985)
Color image of the construction site of the new home for Roxbury Community College.