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Sash Factory (Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution)


Historical note

According to former University Archivist Howard Williams, in 1832 the Board of Trustees of Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution established a Sash Factory for students to work in. It was intended to promote a productive form of physical activity and possibly generate window sashes for a new building on campus. The factory appears to have ceased operating a little over a year after it was established.

Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 49,

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sash Factory records, A1312

Identifier: A1312
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one ledger. It includes the Sash Factory's judiciary board minutes and bylaws, which date from 1831-1832. It also includes accounts and notes from William Hosmer Shailer, a member of the Sash Factory, dating from 1838-1851.

Dates: 1832-1851