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Colgate University Libraries Digital Collections

Colgate University Student Newspapers

Our entire run of the Colgate University student newspapers, from the earliest, published November 2, 1846, through present.


Documents on Colgate History

This collection includes records and publications related to the history of the university.

A History of Colgate University 1819-1969 - Howard D. Williams wrote this book on Colgate's history to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the school's founding.


Local and Regional Newspapers

Hamilton Republican - Our collection covers from 1917 to 1919, the years of the Influenza pandemic.


Postcards at Colgate

Postcards at Colgate showcases the campus and the surrounding area as they were in the early part of the 20th century.


Records of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, NY

First Baptist Church of Hamilton, founded in 1796, is the "mother church of Colgate University." The 13 founders were members of this church when they decided to form a Baptist seminary in Hamilton.  This collection contains text and images of important documents in the church's history.


Modern Sketch

This rare Chinese periodical, Modern Sketch (Shi Dai Man Hua) for 1934 to 1937 contains caricatures, cartoons, and humorous writing that defined the golden era of Shanghai’s comic art during the mid-1930’s.   In a related digital collaboration, John A. Crespi, Colgate's Luce Associate Professor of Chinese, provides scholarly analysis combined with full-color, high-resolution images from Modern Sketch at MIT’s Visualizing Cultures:


Andrew J. Russell Photographs

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Our first collection, the Andrew J. Russell Photographs, consists of 58 photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell during the American Civil War.


A Burmese Album

An album of 98 sepia albumen photographs taken in Burma by the expatriate German photographer Peter Klier.


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