Get a glimpse of WCC's history and see how the faces, tuition, and landscape have changed from yesterday to today.

The College Archives is a non-circulating, closed-stack research collection, and is currently available by appointment only. We collect, maintain, and make available for research, primary resource materials about WCC. Dating back to the early 1960s, these original sources include such items as:

  • Board of Trustees minutes
  • Student and staff publications, including The Voice, The Student Voice, and Link-Up
  • Literary magazines, including The Ann Arbor Review, Northern Spies, and The Huron River Review
  • Commencement programs
  • College bulletins and course schedules
  • Department files
  • Minutes and reports
  • Photographs, videos, and slides
  • Scrapbooks
  • Much more!

Available online

Award of Merit

The Award of Merit began in 1989, and it is the highest honor given by WCC. See all the Award of Merit recipients.

Morris J. Lawrence Award

This award has been given in memory of Dr. Morris J. Lawrence since 1994, to commemorate the values and ideals that he embodied. See the Morris J. Lawrence recipients.


See the complete collection of WCC catalogs and bulletins, beginning in 1966.


See how tuition at WCC has changed from years past to now.


WCC has had 4 presidents since our founding.

History of WCC’s College Archives

The College Archives was established by the WCC Board of Trustees with the recommendation of the WCC President May 1980 in preparation for the 15th anniversary of the College. At that time it was designated to be "...a permanent part of the Learning Resource Center." Furthermore, "it would be the objectives of the Archive to collect, catalog, and make available for study and use documents, photographs, published materials, as well as recorded materials concerning the College's founding and progress over the fifteen years. The Archive would be a depository for College materials in the future."

The College Archives had been housed in SC 355 until July of 2002. After the completion of the Gunder Myran Building it was moved to GM 229. In the Fall of 2010, the archives moved and currently resides in temperature controlled off-site storage.

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