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

Archives: Orange Coast College Newsroom. View news releases, media alerts, featured stories and alumni news.

Coast Report Online: The official newspaper of Orange Coast College written by our journalism students to inform the campus community.

Tumbleweeds to Roses: Details the history of Orange Coast College from 1948 – 1963.

Orange Slices: dates covered 2004 – 2008. 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.

Orange Coast College Newspapers Archive. Access the full run of The Barnacle (1948-1976), Coastlines (1972-1978), and Coast Report (1976-2017). Search by year, date of issue, or page number, in addition to full text search capability.

Orange Coast College Yearbook Archive. Access the college yearbook “The Log” from 1949 – 1969. Search by year.

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:
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed
  • Closed during summer and winter break, and during hours when the library is closed

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

Scanning can be arranged for most materials. The librarian reserves the right to withhold access or permission to scan, photograph, or photocopy materials for the protection of fragile items. Researchers are responsible for duplication fees.