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The McHenry County College Archives is the official repository for a variety of artifacts pertaining to history and development of the College over time.



Acquiring and preserving significant documents and materials in print, digital and electronic format, the McHenry County College Archives commits to providing administrators, trustees, faculty, students, staff, and the broader community with equal access to an accurate, unbiased, and complete historical record of McHenry County College. Following McHenry County College’s broader institutional mission of learning and student success, the McHenry County College Archives works to:

Collect significant and valuable materials in a variety of formats to build an accurate and unbiased historical record of McHenry County College

Preserve and maintain existing archival records according to current professional best practice standards to retain a complete historical record of McHenry County College

Promote increased physical and digital access to relevant and available archival records for personal, educational and non-commercial research pertaining to the history of McHenry County College

Instruct researchers and library staff in the proper handling and attribution of archival records within the McHenry County College Archives

Support the daily operation of McHenry County College by documenting significant events and the achievements of students, faculty, administration, trustees and staff

Share the importance of the McHenry County College Archives in preserving archival records within the campus and broader community.

Our Collections

Materials Already Processed

The following records have been processed and are available for research:



Student Publications

Institutional Publications (Course Catalogs 1968-2008, Bagpipes Staff Newsletter 1980-2009)

Photographic Prints


Materials Being Processed / Rehoused

The following records are currently being processed:



Press Releases


As records become available for research, they will be added to the Finding Aid. If your research requires other records, contact Ashley Mercuri ( 



The McHenry County College Archives is committed to acquiring, preserving and providing access to all the archival records within its collections. Records retained by the McHenry County College Archives must be viewed within the Library, with library staff present. The McHenry County College Archives reserves the right to limit access to researchers who violate the McHenry County College Archives policies and procedures.

To be provided with access to the McHenry County College Archives, researchers agree to the following terms and conditions:

Provide appropriate and accurate identification upon arrival

View materials only with library staff present

Use only pencils and paper or a laptop for note taking purposes (no food or drink allowed around the materials)

Obtain the appropriate permission and/or license from the McHenry County College Archives and the associated copyright holder(s), for any usage other than for personal, educational or other non-commercial purposes

Provide the proper attribution and citation required, as provided by library staff, when using materials from the McHenry County College Archives

Not alter, deface, destroy or pose a threat to staff or archival records in print, digital or electronic format


High Quality Reproductions

To request a high quality reproduction of records from our collection, contact Ashley Mercuri ( In some cases, records may not be available as reproductions due to preservation concerns, restrictions, rights, terms or conditions.


Questions regarding the McHenry County College Archives should be addressed to:

Ashley Mercuri

Adjunct Reference Librarian


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Phone: 815-455-8762

Spring 2020 Hours

January 21 - May 15

Monday through Thursday:  8:00am to 8:30pm

Friday:  8:00am to 4:30pm 

Spring Break

March 23-27:  8:00am to 4:30pm