Colgate University Course Catalogues, 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
- Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (Organization)
- Madison University (Hamilton, N.Y.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.
8.1 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged into three series:
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.
- Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution--Curricula--Catalogs (Organization)
- Madison University (Hamilton, N.Y.)--Curricula--Catalogs (Organization)
- Guide to the Colgate University Course Catalogues
- Allyson Smally and Lisa King
- August 17, 2015
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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