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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.




Archives

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