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
The elevated #1 subway line above Broadway and a one-story building with many cars parked all around it.

Image of the Month: September

1 Subway Terminus behind the Manhattan College Paulian Laboratory, 1974

A familiar sight in the background landscape of Manhattan College is the IRT, NYC’s #1 subway line elevated above Broadway.  Throughout most of the 20th century, the majority of students commuted to class, day-hopping from the surrounding tri-state area, with a large portion arriving via subway.  Another familiar sight is the one-story building Paulian Laboratories on Broadway and 242nd Street, which was acquired in 1957 and provided laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices for Engineering as well as much-needed parking space.  Today this building, parking lot and view no longer exist.  Manhattan College Parking garage has taken its place. 


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