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UA. University Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: UA
The Colgate University Archives is the official repository for the non-current permanent records of enduring value for Colgate University. Its collections document the history of the university from the 1810s to the present and the activities of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Adelphian Society records, A1022

 Collection
Identifier: A1022
Scope and Contents This is a collection of records from Colgate's Adelphian Society dating back to 1840. It contains meeting minutes and schedules, financial records including donations and purchases for the society Library, as well as the society's Constitution and correspondence.
Dates: 1840-1883

Baptist Education Society of the State of New York records, A1010

 Collection
Identifier: A1010
Scope and Contents The records of the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York (BESSNY) contain correspondence, financial records, and administrative documents. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters to H.S. Loyd, BESSNY's secretary for many years. Also included are a small amount of letters written by Loyd as well as letters to and from previous BESSNY secretaries Zenas Freeman, P.B. Spear, and Nathaniel Kendrick. The financial records include account books and Treasurer's...
Dates: 1809-1927

Albert Perry Brigham papers, A1064

 Collection
Identifier: A1064
Scope and Contents note Contains the personal and professional papers of geologist, teacher, and clergyman Albert Perry Brigham. The collection includes, among other items, correspondence, class notes, fieldbooks, site photographs, and manuscripts and offprints of Brigham's published and unpublished works.
Dates: 1871 - 1934

Josephine Young Case papers, A1339

 Collection
Identifier: A1339
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence regarding Josephine Young Case's leadership positions with Skidmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Colgate University, and other organizations; a small number of manuscripts; texts of speeches; clippings of articles where she was mentioned; a few photographs; travel itineraries; and personal correspondence. The final series contains correspsondence from her husband, Everett Needham Case, mostly related to his efforts to have her writing republished in the...
Dates: 1929 - 1991

Colgate family papers, A1069

 Collection
Identifier: A1069
Scope and Contents The Colgate family papers contain documents by and about the Colgate family created between 1808 and 1974. It includes copies of documents that date from as early as the 1600s. The largest series, Correspondence, consists mostly of letters sent between members of the Colgate family in the nineteenth century. A large portion is correspondence between James B. Colgate and Susan Colby Colgate, also referred to as Mrs. James B. Colgate. There are also a number of letters to William...
Dates: 1803 - 1984

James W. Davis, Jr. letters, A1292

 Collection
Identifier: A1292
Content Description 8 letters (with envelopes) and 1 postcard sent from naval aviation cadet James W. Davis, Jr. to his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Davis of Utica, New York, from March to July of 1943.
Dates: 1943 March-1943 July

Homer L. Dodge papers, A1144

 Collection
Identifier: A1144
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mostly programs, tickets, pamphlets, and other ephemera from Homer L. Dodge's time as a student at Colgate University. Also included are photographs and correspondence from his student years, reunion material, alumni newsletters, and a small amount of material relating to Ebenezer Dodge. One folder contains clippings and photographs documenting Homer L. Dodge's personal and professional life after Colgate.
Dates: 1847-1983

George W. Eaton papers, A1029

 Collection
Identifier: A1029
Scope and Contents The George W. Eaton papers consist mostly of correspondence, including letters written by and addressed to Eaton. Approximately half are letters written by George Eaton to his wife Eliza and other members of the Eaton family, which range in date from the 1830s to the early 1870s. The remaining correspondence dates mostly from Eaton's time at Madison University prior to becoming president in 1856 and includes correspondence with other faculty and administrators at Madison University, such as...
Dates: 1789-1913

Fortnight of Active Arts records, A1044

 Collection
Identifier: A1044
Scope and Contents The Fortnight of Active Arts was a student run festival held March 2-16, 1968. It brought a wide range of avant garde artists to campus and included music, dance, theater, painting, sculpture and writing. This collection contains magazines and clippings from the festival as well as material documenting its establishment and production.
Dates: 1967-1968, 2006-2007; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1968

Colgate Founders collection, A1136

 Collection
Identifier: A1136
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection containing documents created by seven of the thirteen founders of Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (later Colgate University). It includes correspondence, deeds, Robert Powell's autobiography, and Elisha Payne's will. Also included is a letter from Orrin B. Judd, an 1841 graduate of the institution.
Dates: 1809-1871

Hanke family papers, A1018

 Collection
Identifier: A1018
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence to and from Byron Hanke during his freshman year at Colgate; class of 1933 reunion materials; photographs, mostly from Emil Hanke's time at Colgate; and a small amount of miscellaneous Colgate material. Of particular interest are photographs depicting Colgate's "salt rush" and a humorous map created by a Colgate student.
Dates: 1904 - 1993