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Colgate University Commencement collection, A1011

Identifier: A1011

Scope and Contents

The Colgate University Commencement collection contains two series. The first consists of programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, transcripts of speeches, and a small number of VHS tapes and DVDs from graduation weekend events at Colgate University and its predecessor institutions, Madison University and Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary. The majority of documents are from commencement exercises, but material from baccalaureate ceremonies and reunions is also included. The second series contains diplomas and certificates. Many are from graduates who went on to play prominent roles at Colgate as professors and administrators.


  • 1821 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


15.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection includes a small number of VHS tapes and DVDs. Access to these items may be limited depending on the physical condition of each item, as well as the department's ability to support the playback of recordings stored on outdated media. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives prior to visiting the department to use these materials.

Guide to the Colgate University Commencement collection
Lisa King, Nadine Mohamed, and Allyson Smally
February 16, 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)