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Colgate University Office of the President records, A1002

Identifier: A1002

Scope and Contents

The President's Office records contain correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, committee records, legal documents, and other administrative records.


  • Creation: 1851 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; however, special restrictions apply to portions of this collection in accordance with the Colgate University Archives policy on restricted records. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for further information.

Historical note

As of 2016, the following individuals have served as President of Colgate University:

  • 1836-1848 Nathaniel Kendrick
  • 1851-1856 Stephen William Taylor
  • 1856-1868 George Washington Eaton
  • 1868-1890 Ebenezer Dodge
  • 1895-1897 George William Smith
  • 1899-1908 George Edmands Merrill
  • 1909-1921 Elmer Burritt Bryan
  • 1922-1942 George Barton Cutten
  • 1942-1962 Everett Needham Case
  • 1963-1969 Vincent MacDowell Barnett Jr.
  • 1969-1977 Thomas Alva Bartlett
  • 1978-1988 George D. Langdon Jr.
  • 1988-1999 Neil R. Grabois
  • 1999-2001 Charles Karelis
  • 2002-2009 Rebecca Chopp
  • 2010-2015 Jeffrey Herbst
  • 2016- Brian W. Casey


66.8 Cubic Feet

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Related Materials

The following collections contain the personal papers of Colgate presidents:

A1015, Everett Needham Case papers

A1029, George W. Eaton papers

A1058, George B. Cutten papers

A1067, Ebenezer Dodge papers

A1010, the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York records, contains a significant amount of Nathaniel Kendrick's correspondence.

Guide to the Colgate University President's Office records
Adrielle Jefferson, Lisa King, and Allyson Smally
August 2014
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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)