Our Mission

The Orange Coast College Archives serves as a repository for the historical records of Orange Coast College. The primary purpose of the Archives is to document the history of the College and preserve and retain all records of value.

The core mission of the Orange Coast College Archives is as follows:

  • To appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve records of historic value to Orange Coast College.
  • To provide adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such records.
  • To provide information services that will assist the operation of the College Archives.
  • To provide assistance to patrons in the use of the Archives collection.

Online Collection

Tumbleweeds to Roses: This book details the history of Orange Coast College from 1948 – 1963.

Press Releases: dates covered 1997 – 2013. Click here to find news article coverage of events that have taken place at OCC.

Sports Releases: dates covered 2004 – 2012. Here you will find news articles of sporting events that have taken place at OCC.

Orange Slices: dates covered 2004 – 2008. This column focuses on the history of Orange Coast College and highlights individuals, celebrations, and characteristics of the college. Jim Carnett, the former Director of Community Relations, exquisitely captures these moments.

Coast to Coast: dates covered 1997 – 2013. Here you will find a weekly online Orange Coast College campus newsletter that highlights campus events, staff development, and other college news.

Coast Report Online: Current Issue. The Coast Report, published on Wednesdays, is the weekly Orange Coast College student newspaper written by our journalism students. Thirteen issues are printed every semester.

Orange Coast College Newspapers Archive. Access the full run of The Barnacle (1948-1976), Coast Report (1976-2017), and Coastlines (1948-1976). You can search by year, date of issue, or page number, in addition to full text search capability.

Administrative Info


The Orange Coast College Archives
Orange Coast College Library
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Librarian: Jodi Della Marna
Phone: 714-432-0202 x21054
Email: jdellamarna@occ.cccd.edu


By appointment only:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Emeritus Institute – Archives Committee

The Emeritus Institute Archives Committee is an organization of OCC retirees who have taken an interest in the history of Orange Coast College and, for the past few years, have started the process of collecting and organizing the OCC archives.

Policies and Procedures


The Orange Coast College Archives is a closed collection. If you are interested in finding materials in the Archives collection, please make arrangements with the Archives Librarian regarding your request.

Duplication and Reproduction

Photocopying can be arranged for most materials. Copies are $.10 per page. The librarian reserves the right to withhold access or permission to photocopy for the protection of fragile items. Researchers are responsible for duplication fees.