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Guide to the Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York Records WAG.009

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Anna Neighbor, Jason Chappell and Gail Malmgreen, 2000-2001; Adam Schafenberg and Craig Savino, 2007; Alexandra Gomer, 2018.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 10, 2022
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Rachel Schimke for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint and unprocessed materials. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include August 2016 accretion Edited by Heather Mulliner to include October 2016 accretion Edited by Alexandra Gomer to include September 2018 accretion. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites 2013 , October 2016 , November 2016 , September 2018 , May 2022

Container List

Series VIII: Archived Websites. 4 websites in 4 archived websites.

Professional Staff Congress Archived Website: September 2007-ongoing


PSC Archive Archived Website: June 2011, November 2019


CUNY Professors letter and signatures to Cuomo on budgets cuts Archived Website: July 2020


CUNY Rising Alliance Archived Website: September 2020-ongoing


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at


New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

In 2020, the website was captured biweekly. In 2021, the website was crawled monthly.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of,, and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Scope and Contents

This series contains the website for the Professional Staff Congress, dating back to 2007. The website is made up of news and updates from the union, information about their welfare fund, current contract and contract negotiations information, calendar of events, photo galleries, rights as a union member, committee information, benefits for part-timers and retirees, professional development, campaigns and political action information, state and city budget updates, and their newsletter "Clarion." From late 2012-2015, the website was unsuccessfully captured.

The PSC archive is the website of the City University of New York Professional Staff Congress, which is no longer active but has been maintained for posterity as an archival resource by CUNY. The site features back issues of the PSC newspaper "The Clarion", information about the organizational structure of the PSC including chapters and committees, the PSC contract, benefits information, dues information, grievances and rights information, a photo gallery, statements about official political and legislative stances of the PSC, news, salary schedules, and staff and officers' profiles.

CUNY Rising Alliance is a coalition of labor, student, and community organizations promoting the New Deal for CUNY, which is legislation that would make City University of New York (CUNY) free, improve the working conditions of professors, increase the number of academic and mental health counselors, and invest in improving CUNY building infrastructure. The website contains a concept paper, statements on the state budget and state of address, COVID-19 vaccination raffle, and campaign materials.