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College Bookstore

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG16-04C

Scope and Contents

This record group contains information created by and about the College of the Holy Cross Bookstore. The earliest record is from 1926; the majority of records are from the second-half of the 20th century. The records include textbook prices and ordering guides, catalogs and advertisements for merchandise, correpsondence to faculty and students, financial records and reports, and newspaper and magazine articles about the Bookstore and its staff.


  • 1926-2020


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Historical Note

The College of the Holy Cross Bookstore is the department for selling textbooks, educational materials, internal publications, and school memorabilia. It is unknown when the Bookstore was exactly established as a department, though it was prior to or by 1930.

Over the course of its history, the Bookstore was managed both internally and externally. On May 1, 1985, the Bookstore became contracually managed by Brennan College Service, Inc., a national bookstore management firm founded by Holy Cross Alumn, Class of 1952, Edward J. Brennan Jr. Brennan College Service, Inc. was then purhcased by Follett, Inc., which continued to manage the Bookstore until March 1, 1993 when the Bookstore became an internally operated department of the College of the Holy Cross.


0.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box and 1 oversized folder)

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