Archives are the records created or received by an organization, person, or family in the conduct of their affairs, which are preserved because of their permanent value or historical significance. The Central Piedmont Community College Archives is the place where archival materials are stored. It is the program responsible for identifying, acquiring, preserving and making available archival materials related to the history of CPCC.
The CPCC Archives serves as the final repository for the historical records of Central Piedmont Community College. Its primary purpose is to identify, collect and preserve institutional records of enduring administrative, fiscal, legal or historical value, and to make such records accessible to CPCC administrators, faculty, staff, students and other interested persons.
The CPCC Archives are located on the second floor of the Central Campus library in room 201.
Visits to view materials are by appointment only between the hours of 8am-5pm during normal school hours and 8:30-5:30pm during the summer hours. For more information, please contact the archives or schedule an appointment by clicking the link below.
The archives collects records that are created or received by the offices of the College in the conduct of their business as well as materials that provide contextual information about the history of CPCC and the surrounding community. Materials appropriate for the archives include, but are not limited to:
The CPCC Archives does not acquire records that do not document the administrative and/or historical functions of the college. These might include:
Additionally, due to federal regulations, we do not accept student records (including student assignments, evaluations, etc.) or healthcare records (such as files maintained in the health and medical faclities on campus).
The CPCC Archives strictly adheres to the North Carolina Records Retention and Disposition schedule for Community Colleges. The schedule included below provides guidance on how long records are to be maintained, when records can be destroyed, and what records are to be transferred to the CPCC Archives. If you have questions about whether or not records should be destroyed, please contact the CPCC Archives. We are happy to help interpret the retention schedule guidelines and consult on records series that are not addressed by the records schedule. (To view this document, you will need an updated version of Adobe).