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

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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