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History of the College Archives

The Genesee Community College Archives collection was started by Betty Lane, original assistant dean of the Alfred C. O'Connell Library. Betty established the library when the college opened its doors in August of 1967, and collected many college-related materials throughout her long career at the college until her first retirement in 1990. In 1991 she returned in a new part-time capacity as Archivist and began the process of formally organizing the Archives collection. When the library was renovated in 2000, a small room was designated to house the growing collection. Betty retired from Genesee for the second time in 2008 and her legacy and mission of collecting the college's past has been taken up by current librarians.