Poly Archives and Special Collections

The mission of the Poly Archives is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the Institute and related historical collections. As the School of Engineering's official repository, the archives documents the history of the School as well as influential members of the Polytechnic community.

The rare book and special collections aims to provide context to the archival material by providing documentation of the history of science and technology, the development of Downtown Brooklyn, and the history of New York City.


About the Archives

Records of the Institute, faculty, and students


Rare Books and Special Collections

History of science and Brooklyn history



Using the Archives

Access and visitor information


finding aids

Finding Aids

Detailed descriptions of collections



Image Gallery

Online exhibitions of archival and special collections