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