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Salmagundi records, A1288

Identifier: A1288

Scope and Contents

The Salmagundi records consist of photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and a small amount of production material from Colgate University's student yearbook office. The majority are from the 1990s. Many of the images are candid shots of students socializing or attending campus events, including graduation and spring party weekend. Also included are group shots of faculty, student organizations, and athletic teams as well as action shots from athletic events.


  • Creation: 1883-2021

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical note

The Salmagundi is Colgate University's yearbook. It was first published in 1883.

Prior to 1934, the Salmagundi was produced by and highlighted Colgate's junior class. In 1934, both junior and senior editions were produced, and thereafter the yearbook focused on Colgate seniors. In 1944, 1945, and 1946, the Salmagundi was not published due to the very low civilian population on campus during World War II. During these years, the Colgate Banter, a campus humor magazine, took on the role of campus yearbook.

As of 2015, the Salmagundi is still published annually.

Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 211, 305,


20 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in four series:

Each series is generally arranged chronologically.

Material Available in Alternate Format

Published editions of the Salmagundi have been digitized and are available online at

Guide to the Salmagundi records
Adrielle Jefferson, Nadine Mohamed, Sara Klik, Allyson Smally, Frances Holmes, and Michelle Smith
April 10, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)