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
A group of young men watching television while a dog sits behind them.

Image of the Month:

The Dog Days of Summer, Lincoln Hall, c.1965

Boys at Lincoln Hall, a school for troubled boys in Lincolndale, NY, enjoy the company of man’s best friend.  The school, run by the Christian Brothers until 1981, was home to many young men who were remanded to custody by family courts for a whole range of juvenile offenses and problems.  Often from difficult family backgrounds or the streets of a city, the youths benefitted from their relationships with the dogs.  Friendship, loyalty, obedience and love offered by their pets provided some close and comforting contact. 

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