Rock Valley College

RVC Archives

A finding guide to the college archives collection leads to documents that originate from many segments of the college. The collection is organized by originating department of the college. For example, press releases are located with documents generated by RVC Public Relations. Material in the archive collection reflects Rock Valley College's 50+ year history. Publications of the college, including the student yearbooks from 1966-1970 and the literary magazine are digitized and available through the Internet Archive.

The Archives Room is located within the library in ERC 2304. Visits to the archives are by appointment only which can be arranged with Steve Thompson, Outreach Librarian/Archivist; email: s.thompson@rockvalleycollege.edu; phone: (815) 921-4612.

Materials located in the Archives collection include:

  • pre-organizational stages
  • Board of Trustees reports
  • course catalogs and schedules
  • The Valley Forge newspaper
  • newspaper clippings about Rock Valley College
  • faculty and staff newsletters
  • student organization & club minutes
  • event photos
  • athletics team records, insignia, programs, and team photos
  • theatre and music programs
  • educational certificates
  • directories and handbooks
  • recordings of concerts and athletic events
  • fine art
  • oral history transcripts and recordings