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Special Collections and University Archives
Local/Regional History Collections


Special Collections and University Archives maintains a small and growing collection of materials related to both the village and town of Hamilton, New York, and the greater Central New York region. These collections range from the papers of local persons and families, the records of community groups and businesses, and photographs, maps, and other non-textual materials documenting the region from the 18th century to present. Select non-Colgate related personal and professional papers of former Colgate University faculty, staff, and students are also found within the local history collection.

Finding aids for select local history collections may be found on the department's Finding Aids page, as well as listed below. Please be advised that the majority of our local history collections are not processed and, therefore, no online finding aids exist for these collections. Please contact a member of the department for further assistance with your research.


Published local history finding aids

  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

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