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
An overhead image of several young men, dressed in suits and seated at rows of desks, all learning how to type on typewriters.

Image of the Month: September

La Salle Academy Typing Class, 1981

Long before the personal computer became king, many students learned how to type and create documents using a typewriter.  These young men at La Salle Academy in New York City took a typing class in which they learned touch-typing, or using all their fingers without looking at the keys.  This useful skill proved invaluable for business and communications, especially since computers took over.

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