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

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. Cigarette Advertising collection
  3. Cole, W. Sterling, papers
  4. Dunlap, Orrin E. Jr., collection on radio and television history
  5. Edgarton-Bishop farm collection
  6. Fahrenholz, Phillip H., papers
  7. Fairchild family, papers
  8. Fortnightly Club (Hamilton, N.Y.) records
  9. Goble, Jonathan, papers
  10. Hamilton Club records
  11. Hamilton Families, Colgate University, collection
  12. Hamilton Houses, Colgate University, collection
  13. Hamilton history collection
  14. Harter, Henry A., collection of New York State Railways photographs
  15. Hindus, Maurice, papers
  16. Lawrence papers
  17. Locke, William P., papers
  18. Madison Baptist Association minutes
  19. McGregory, Joseph Frank, letters
  20. McGuire, Peter E. and Kelly, Joseph L., papers
  21. Merrill, George Edmands, papers
  22. Migrant workers in Madison County and Central New York collection
  23. Osborn, Thomas Ward, papers
  24. Payne family papers
  25. Ransohoff, Martin, screenplays
  26. Richmond, Daimon, papers
  27. Senior Citizens Housing Project of Hamilton, New York records
  28. Terry, George B., papers
  29. Todd, Maria C., diary
  30. Watson, Elkanah, papers
  31. York family papers
  32. 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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