The Archives & Special Collections department at the Samuel C. Williams Library houses the University Archives, which includes departmental records, oral histories, faculty papers, alumni collections, ephemera, university publications, audiovisual materials, and photographs documenting student and campus life. The Special Collections is comprised of manuscript collections, rare books, historic artifacts, and paintings. The Archives & Special Collections department actively collects primary source materials that document the history of Stevens, the Stevens family of Hoboken, and the history of science and technology.

We assist scholars, including faculty, staff, students, local community members and visitors from  overseas with original research. In addition, we collaborate with faculty, staff, and local teachers (K-12) to provide education and outreach for the Archives & Special Collections, which also includes producing exhibitions and public programs related to the history of Stevens, the Stevens family and the documentation of science and technology. 

To schedule a research appointment or for more information about our collections, contact Leah Loscutoff, Head of Archives & Special Collections: [email protected]

MISSION & COLLECTION SCOPE 

Mission

The mission of the Archives & Special Collections department is to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local and global community with primary sources and historic artifacts. Our objective is to instill a sense of pride and knowledge about Stevens and its rich heritage and legacy, which includes the history of the Stevens family. Furthermore, Archives & 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 

The scope of collections policy is a tool used to guide Archives and Special Collections in acquiring new accessions and strengthening our collections. It is our goal 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, commitments, and future research needs. The following subjects form the core of our collections and our ongoing collection development efforts. 

  • Stevens Institute of Technology History
  • Stevens Family History
  • History of Science and Technology in the New Jersey area
  • North Jersey Embroidery Archive
  • Voices of Castle Point -  Stevens Oral History Project