Archives & Special Collections

Manhattan College serves as the final repository for the historical records of Manhattan College and the Brothers of the Christian Schools (also known as the Christian Brothers or the De La Salle Christian Brothers). The College houses the following archival collections:

  • Archives of Manhattan College
  • Archives of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the legacy New York (NY) District
  • Archives of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the legacy Long Island-New England (LI-NE) District
  • Christian Brothers of the Midwest District Archives
  • Lasallian Research Collection
  • District of Eastern North America (DENA) Archives
  • Archives of the Christian Brothers Conference
Benito Mussolini walks in a school with Christian Brothers

Image of the Month: October

Mussolini Visits the Brothers in Libya, 1937

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini receives a warm welcome by the students and Brothers of La Salle Institute in the Italian colony of Benghazi, Libya.  Il Duce arrived to tour the newly-completed school, which was designed by Guido Ferrazza. According to accounts, Mussolini spotted his portrait drawn on a blackboard by a Christian Brother and was quite pleased.  The Brothers had arrived in Libya in 1930 and ran the school for almost a decade until the Second War.


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