Frederick Wallace Blakeslee Colgate University photograph album, A1289
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of pages from an album that appears to have been compiled by Colgate student Frederick Wallace Blakeslee. It features photographs from the late 1890s that depict the Colgate campus, including interiors and exteriors of buildings; professors; the village of Hamilton; fraternities; and athletic teams. Also included are photographs that appear to be of a more personal nature, such as images of families and groups of students.
The descriptions of the photographs were mostly taken from captions that were likely created by former Colgate University Archivist Howard Williams several decades after the photographs were taken. It is unclear who the photographers were.
- Other: undated
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Frederick Wallace Blakeslee attended Colgate from 1896-1898 as a member of the class of 1900 but did not graduate. While at Colgate, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.
Blakeslee was born in Bristol, Connecticut on September 11, 1870. He prepared at Connecticut Literary Institution in Suffield, came to Colgate from Bridgeport, and graduated from Newton Theological Institution in Massachusetts in 1902. He was ordained in Tottenville, New York on November 7, 1901 and served as a pastor there from 1901-1902. He was later a pastor in Methuen, Massachusetts (1902-1904); New York (1905-1909); Fall River, Massachusetts (1909-1918); and Roslindale, Boston (beginning in 1909). He died in Springfield on March 29, 1928.
.3 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Frederick Wallace Blakeslee Colgate University photograph album
- Allyson Smally
- October 28, 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
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