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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. 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

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