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Colgate University Course Catalogues, A1327

Identifier: A1327

Scope and Contents

The Colgate University Course Catalogues provide information on a wide range of topics, including course offerings, faculty, the academic calendar, admissions, student life, costs of attendance, and financial aid. They also include general descriptions of Colgate, its curriculum, and university history. The collection includes catalogues from the preparatory and seminary departments that were previously part of the university, and many early course catalogues contain lists of enrolled students and graduates.


  • Creation: 1839-2018


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical note

In addition to the college that still exists today, Colgate University previously also included a grammar or preparatory school (until 1912) and a theological seminary (until 1928).

Before adopting its current name, Colgate was known as Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (1833-1846) and Madison University (1846-1890).

Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 1-2,


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New Course Catalogues are transferred to the University Archives as they are published; however, this finding aid may not be updated upon receipt of every new edition. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives if the issue you are seeking is not listed here.

Guide to the Colgate University Course Catalogues
Allyson Smally and Lisa King
August 17, 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)