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Scholes Library houses the Archives of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. The Archives preserve and make available research reports, correspondence, office files, original manuscripts, and photographs recording the developments and achievements of the College since it was founded in 1900.

Unique historical materials held in the Archives include the papers of Charles Fergus Binns ("Father of American Studio Pottery" and the first Director of the New York State College of Ceramics), Charles Harder, Daniel Rhodes, William Parry, and other pioneers in glass and ceramic education. This includes the Archives of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from its inception to 2002.

Please see the pages below to find our holdings:

The Archives are open Mondays, or by appointment. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.