Use the Fullerton College Library Online Archives database to discover selected photographs from the library's historical collection and issues from the student newspaper, The Hornet. Both collections vividly illustrate the societal changes that have occurred since the college's founding in 1913.
As one of the oldest continuously-operating community colleges in California, Fullerton College possesses a historical collection that documents its long history. The photographs, from the 1910s into 2009, include academic and vocational classes as well as sporting events, campus clubs, theatrical productions, and other extracurricular activities that reflect college life in this Orange County city.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is a federal grant program administered in California by the State Librarian for the development of libraries. The Fullerton College LSTA project to digitize the historical photos was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Hornet newspaper project included the digitization of the student newspaper from 1923 into 2010 to provide access through the Fullerton College Library Online Archives database. The project also resulted in the creation of microfilm reels which have a long life expectancy to preserve the content and to provide access to it through microfilm readers. The Hornet digitization project was funded through college Dynamic Funds.
All of the files are stored on a campus server and cataloged using CONTENTdm, a digital asset management tool. As funding becomes available, the digital collection in the Fullerton College Library Online Archives will grow in the future.