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Special Collections and University Archives
Finding Aids

Manuscript and University Archives collections in Special Collections and University Archives are listed alphabetically, by title of collection, on this page. Additional finding aids and collection descriptions are added as they become available.

Collections are also listed in collection number order on an additional page.


Includes the non-current permanent records of enduring value for Colgate University from the 1810s to the present, as well as materials related to the activities of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. For more information see University Archives Collections.

  1. Academic Affairs Board, Colgate University, records
  2. Academic Evaluation Committee records
  3. Adelphian Society records
  4. Advancement of Scholarship, Committee on the, records
  5. Aeonian Society records
  6. Africana and Latin American Studies Program records
  7. All-University Council records
  8. Allegorical Athena
  9. Alpha Psi Omega records
  10. Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Phi Kappa records
  11. Alumni Catalogue records
  12. Alumni Corporation, Colgate University, records
  13. Alumni magazines, Colgate University
  14. American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Colgate University chapter, records
  15. American Foreign Policy, Conference on, records
  16. American Veteran's Committee, Colgate University Chapter, records
  17. Andrews, Newton Lloyd, papers
  18. Annual Report, Colgate University, collection
  19. Art and Art History, Colgate University Department of, records
  20. Arts and Humanities, Colgate University Division of the, records
  21. Association of Black Collegians Newspaper
  22. Athenaeum Society records
  23. Athletics, Colgate University Department of, records
  24. Audio-Visual Aids Committee records
  25. Baker's Dozen
  26. Baker, Ernest Hamlin, Colgate University, collection
  27. Baptist Education Society of the State of New York records
  28. Besmanbomara Literary Society records
  29. Beta Delta Beta records
  30. Biological Society of Colgate University records
  31. Biology, Colgate University Department of, records
  32. Blakeslee, Frederick Wallace, Colgate University photograph album
  33. Board of Trustees, Colgate University, records
  34. Brigham, Albert Perry, papers
  35. Brownson, Isaac K., papers
  36. Buffalo Club of Colgate University records
  37. Buildings and Grounds collection
  38. Burnham, Sylvester, papers
  39. Burschen Club, Colgate University, records
  40. CUTV records
  41. Caliper
  42. Campus Serenaders records
  43. Case, Josephine Young papers
  44. Chapel, Colgate University, records
  45. Chaplains, Office of the, records
  46. Chemistry, Colgate University Department of, records
  47. Chess Club, Colgate University, records
  48. Chi Pi Mu records
  49. Children of the Sun
  50. Christian Association, Colgate, records
  51. Circa
  52. Class, Colgate University, records
  53. Classics, Colgate University Department of, records
  54. Coeducation, Committee on, records
  55. Cole, A.H., Colgate University photographs
  56. Colgate Academy records
  57. Colgate Banter, The
  58. Colgate Consensus
  59. Colgate Cosmopolitan Club records
  60. Colgate Economist
  61. Colgate Environmental Review
  62. Colgate Inn records
  63. Colgate Journal of Philosophy, The
  64. Colgate Moron, The
  65. Colgate Political Review, The
  66. Colgate Portfolio
  67. Colgate Review literary magazine, The
  68. Colgate Review political journal, The
  69. Colgate This Week
  70. Colgate University Centennial Celebration records
  71. Colgate University Journal of the Sciences
  72. Colgate Vikings photographs
  73. Colgate family papers
  74. College - Community Roundtable records
  75. College Bowl, Colgate University, collection
  76. Commencement, Colgate University, collection
  77. Committee on Registration and Calendar records
  78. Commons Club, Colgate, records
  79. Communications, Colgate University Office of, records
  80. Community Education Program records
  81. Computer Committee records
  82. Computer Science, Colgate University Department of, records
  83. Concert Series, Colgate University, records
  84. Confluence
  85. Core Curriculum, Colgate University, records
  86. Course Catalogues, Colgate University
  87. Crawshaw, William H., papers
  88. Crescendo: examples of student literary work at Colgate University
  89. Curriculum Committee records
  90. Cutten, George B., papers
  91. Dana Arts Center bulletins
  92. Davis, James W. Jr., letters
  93. Dean of the College, Colgate University, records
  94. Dean's Advisory Council records
  95. Debate, Colgate University, records
  96. Directories, Colgate University
  97. Dodge, Ebenezer, papers
  98. Dodge, Homer L., papers
  99. Eastern Association records
  100. Eaton, Eliza, diaries
  101. Eaton, George W., papers
  102. Economics, Colgate University Department of, records
  103. Educational Policy Committee records
  104. Educational Studies, Colgate University Department of, records
  105. Eldred, George E., notebook
  106. English, Colgate University Department of, records
  107. Estabrooks, George H., papers
  108. Everett Needham Case papers
  109. Face of the Sage
  110. Faculty - Trustee Committee on Academic Affairs records
  111. Faculty Affairs Committee, Colgate University, records
  112. Faculty Handbooks, Colgate University, collection
  113. Faculty Meeting Minutes, Colgate University
  114. Festival of the Creative Arts records
  115. Fisk, Jacob, notebooks
  116. Five College Project records
  117. Fortnight of the Active Arts records
  118. Forum, The
  119. Founders' Day Convocation records
  120. Founders, Colgate, collection
  121. Freshman Seminar Steering Committee records
  122. Freshman Year, Council on the, records
  123. Future Teachers of America, Colgate University, records
  124. Galpin, Charles Josiah, papers
  125. General Education Revision Committee records
  126. Geography, Colgate University, Department of, records
  127. German Club, Colgate University, records
  128. Glee Club, Colgate University, records
  129. Going Co-ed Oral History Project records
  130. Grants Committee records
  131. Greene, Joel H., notebooks
  132. Hamilton Theological Seminary letters
  133. Handbook of the Kachin or Jinghpaw Language, A
  134. Hanke family papers
  135. Harvey, Hezekiah, papers
  136. History, Colgate University Department of, records
  137. Holbrow, Charles, papers
  138. Honorary Degrees and Civic Awards, Committee on, records
  139. Hughes, Charles Evans, letters
  140. Humanities Committee records
  141. In Alia Voce / In Another Voice
  142. Incunabulum
  143. Independent Study and Honors, Committee on, records
  144. Independents, Association of Colgate, records
  145. Inside Colgate: a faculty / staff newsletter published by the Office of Communications
  146. Institutional Advancement, Colgate University Office of, records
  147. International Education Act, Committee on the, records
  148. Isle O'Blues Orchestra records
  149. January Program Committee records
  150. Judd family papers
  151. Junior Exhibition Program, Colgate University, collection
  152. Junior Promenade, Colgate University, collection
  153. Ketcham, John B., papers
  154. Konosioni Senior Honor Society records
  155. LGBTQ Initiatives Office records
  156. Laurie Club of Colgate University records
  157. Lewis, John James, papers
  158. Libraries, Colgate University, records
  159. Like It Is!!!
  160. Literary Magazine, The Colgate
  161. Little Theater Group, Colgate, records
  162. Lloyd, Hinton Summerfield, papers
  163. Long-Range Planning committee, Colgate University, records
  164. Lorax, The
  165. Madison University letters
  166. Madison University student letters
  167. Mage, The
  168. Maginnis, John Sharp, lecture notes
  169. Mangano, Antonio, papers
  170. Maroon Raiders photographs
  171. Masque and Triangle records
  172. Media collection
  173. Milkshed Committee collection
  174. Minority Affairs, Committee on, records
  175. Monthly Rag, The
  176. Moore, Robert W., essays
  177. Moving Up Day, Colgate University, records
  178. Mu Pi Delta records
  179. Music, Colgate University Department of, records
  180. My Sister's Place
  181. Natural History Society, Colgate, records
  182. Newman Club of Colgate University records
  183. Nichols, Ernest Fox, papers
  184. Off-Campus Relations, Commission on, records
  185. Oratorical and Essay Contests, Colgate University, collection
  186. Osborn, Lucien M., lectures
  187. Out and About newsletter
  188. Overture: a magazine for the eclectic, creative, and insightful
  189. Palette and Pen
  190. Patriot, the
  191. Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Colgate University, records
  192. Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Chapter, records
  193. Philobiblon
  194. Philomathesian Society records
  195. Philoponian Society records
  196. Photograph collection, Colgate University
  197. Physics Club of Colgate University records
  198. Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University Department of, records
  199. Pi Delta Epsilon records
  200. Political Science Club of Colgate University records
  201. Pornocopia
  202. Post War College, Committee on the, records
  203. Post-War International Problems, Committee on, records
  204. Preceptorial Studies, Committee on, records
  205. President's Office, Colgate University, records
  206. President's and Treasurer's, Colgate University, reports
  207. Prism magazine
  208. Promotional Material, Colgate University, collection
  209. Protest and Activism, Colgate University, collection
  210. Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Colgate University Office of the, records
  211. Psychology, Colgate University Department of, records
  212. Register of Weekly Events, the
  213. Reid, William A., World War II, correspondence
  214. Research Directory, Summer Undergraduate, Colgate University, collection
  215. Residence, Committee on, records
  216. Residential College, Committee on the, records
  217. Rod and Transit Club, Colgate University, records
  218. Russian Studies Club records
  219. Sacred Music Society records
  220. Salmagundi records
  221. Sash Factory records
  222. Scarab of Colgate University, Order of the, records
  223. Self-Study Project, Colgate University, records
  224. Seminary Church records
  225. Seminary Journal
  226. Sesquicentennial Committee records
  227. Shaw Wellness Institute, Colgate University, records
  228. Shortliffe, J. Melbourne, papers
  229. Sloan Foundation records
  230. Social Regulations Committee records
  231. Social Sciences, Colgate University Division of, records
  232. Society for Inquiry records
  233. Society of Families, the
  234. Sociology Club, Colgate, records
  235. Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University Department of, records
  236. Speak, Brother
  237. Spear, Philetus B., papers
  238. Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University, records
  239. Spencer, Charles Worthen, papers
  240. Sports, Colgate University, collection
  241. Student Affairs Board records
  242. Student Handbooks, Colgate University, collection
  243. Student life at Colgate University, Howard Williams, collection on
  244. Students' Association, Colgate University, records
  245. Taggart family papers
  246. Tesseract
  247. The Colgate International
  248. The Moon: Colgate's publication for, by and about women
  249. Theater Program, Colgate University, records
  250. Theological Lyceum of Madison University records
  251. Theta Delta Sigma records
  252. Theta Nu Epsilon records
  253. University Council, Colgate University, records
  254. University Studies, Colgate University Division of, records
  255. Upper Class Studies, Committee on, records
  256. Vice President for Administrative Services records
  257. Vortex
  258. WRCU records
  259. Watson, Charles H., Madison University, photograph album
  260. Westchester Club, Colgate, records
  261. Wheeler, A.H., Colgate University photographs
  262. Whitford family letters collection
  263. Whitnall, Harold Orville, papers
  264. William E. Edmonston, Jr. papers
  265. Willow Path, the
  266. Wills, Bequests, and Scholarships, Colgate University, collection
  267. Women at Colgate University, Howard Williams collection on
  268. Women's Club, Colgate, records
  269. Women's Studies Program records
  270. World Affairs, Committee on the College and, records

Historical manuscripts

Includes a variety of historical collections unrelated, or only loosely related, to the history of Colgate University or the Hamilton, New York, region. For more information see Special Collections.

  1. Boyle, William L. Jr., collection on Warren G. Harding
  2. Cigarette Advertising collection
  3. Cole, W. Sterling, papers
  4. Dunlap, Orrin E. Jr., collection on radio and television history
  5. Ege, Otto, Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
  6. Fahrenholz, Phillip H., papers
  7. French Political Cartoon collection
  8. Goble, Jonathan, papers
  9. Hindus, Maurice, papers
  10. McGregory, Joseph Frank, letters
  11. Merrill, George Edmands, papers
  12. Osborn, Thomas Ward, papers
  13. Presidential campaign material collection
  14. Presidential letters collection
  15. Ransohoff, Martin, screenplays
  16. Russell, Andrew J., photos of the American Civil War
  17. Sheet Music collection
  18. Speirs, Russell, papers

Literary manuscripts

Includes non-book/unbound materials related to various authors and creative works. Related books/bound materials may be found in the rare books collection for select collections. For more information see Special Collections.

  1. Chambers, Robert W., collection
  2. Gann, Ernest K., papers
  3. Judson, Emily Chubbuck, papers
  4. Literary Letters, Colgate University, collection
  5. Mansfield, Katherine, collection
  6. Meredith, William, letters
  7. Morrison, Arthur, letters
  8. Scott-Snell, Edward, papers

Local History collections

Includes materials related to both the village and town of Hamilton, New York, and the greater Central New York region. Also includes select non-Colgate related personal and professional papers of former Colgate University faculty, staff, and students are also found within the local history collection. For more information see Local/Regional History Collections.

  1. Chenango Canal collection
  2. Edgarton-Bishop farm collection
  3. Fairchild family, papers
  4. Fortnightly Club (Hamilton, N.Y.) records
  5. Hamilton Club records
  6. Hamilton Families, Colgate University, collection
  7. Hamilton Houses, Colgate University, collection
  8. Hamilton history collection
  9. Harter, Henry A., collection of New York State Railways photographs
  10. Lawrence papers
  11. Locke, William P., papers
  12. Madison Baptist Association minutes
  13. McGuire, Peter E. and Kelly, Joseph L., papers
  14. Migrant workers in Madison County and Central New York collection
  15. Payne family papers
  16. Richmond, Daimon, papers
  17. Senior Citizens Housing Project of Hamilton, New York records
  18. Terry, George B., papers
  19. Todd, Maria C., diary
  20. Watson, Elkanah, papers
  21. York family papers
  22. York, Galutia, Civil War letters

Miscellaneous single-item collections

Includes small or single-item collections united into a larger whole by the Special Collections and University Archives staff. For more information see Special Collections.

  1. Leaves from Manuscript and Early Printed Books
  2. Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts

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