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Mandate & Mission

Archives Mandate

"In recognition of the importance of preserving the institutional memory of Simon's Rock College of Bard and documenting the path of the College’s development, the Overseers hereby establish the Simon's Rock College Archives as the official repository for the College’s non-current records of enduring historical value. These Archives, located in the Alumni Library, shall be open to all members of the Simon’s Rock community and the general public in accordance with the Archives’ general policies and any specific restrictions regarding access and use that shall be established." (October 10, 2002)

The Mission of the Bard College at Simon's Rock Archives:

  • To maintain, collect, and make available to interested researchers materials of continuing administrative, legal, fiscal, or historical value which are of permanent significance to the history of the College;
  • to serve as a research center for the study of Simon's Rock's genesis and development and its contribution to our cultural and intellectual heritage;
  • to provide information services in support of the administration and operation of the college;
  • to facilitate the efficient management of the recorded information created by College departments and offices;
  • to provide facilities for the retention, preservation, access, and research use of College records.
    (October 10, 2002)