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Edward H. Stone photograph collection, M2010

 Collection
Identifier: M2010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of glass plate negatives and various sized photographic prints created by E.H. Stone, a prominent local photographer in Hamilton, New York.

Dates

  • circa 1890s-1950s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Glass negatives in Series 1. are extremely fragile and not in condition to be used by the public. Some glass negatives have been digitized for access. Contact SCUA staff for availability of digital materials.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Harris Stone was born on August 6, 1875, in Weedsport, Cayuga County, New York and moved to Hamilton in 1884 when just nine years of age. He attended the Colgate Academy under the non-college preparatory program and completed his studies in 1894. After graduation Ed was employed as a clerk in Root’s drugstore for six years, but photography had been a consuming passion from an early age. In early October of 1900, at age 25, he quit his job and moved into Henry Hill’s studio. His business took off right away with 323 photographs ordered between October 7 and the close of 1900. He quickly assumed the role of class photographer on campus starting with the class of 1902 and his business thrived until 1958 when he died just prior to Alumni weekend.

Extent

9 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Material in this collection has been arranged by format and size.

Processing Information

Glass negatives were processed by Alli Grim, 2017-2018.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the E.H. Stone photograph collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Michelle Smith, Frances Holmes, Linh Nguyen, and Alli Grim
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Case Library
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton 13346 United States US
315-228-6175
315-228-7934 (Fax)