Colgate University Office of Communications records, A1009
Scope and Contents
The Colgate University Office of Communications records contain photographs, negatives, slides, contact sheets, proof books, press releases, subject files, and a small amount of audiovisual material, mostly from the second half of the twentieth century. They document student life on campus, faculty and teaching, student activities, the arts, athletics, special events and campus speakers, Colgate's campus, graduation, reunion, and other alumni events. Most of the images were taken on campus, but some are from other locations, such as receptions, off-campus study groups, and alumni places of business. A small portion of the photographs appear to have been taken by alumni and mailed to the Office of Communications for use in publications such as the Scene.
A significant portion of the photographs and negatives are the work of campus photographers Dick Broussard and John Hubbard.
- Creation: 1930 - 2012
- Broussard, Dick (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Dick Broussard and John Hubbard were both Colgate graduates who later became campus photographers. Broussard graduated from Colgate University in 1960 and was Colgate's campus photographer in the late 1960s and 1970s. John D. Hubbard graduated from Colgate in 1972. Following six years of work in Vermont, he was appointed as a writer and photographer for Colgate's Office of Communications in 1979. He served as the campus photographer for many years and held a variety of positions in the Office of Communications until his retirement in 2005.
Charlie Melichar, "Colgate photographer, editor John Hubbard '72 dies," May 6, 2010, Colgate News, accessed November 13, 2015, http://news.colgate.edu/2010/05/john-hubbard-72-longtime-colga.html/.
77.1 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The Colgate University Office of Communications records are arranged by format into six series. Each of the series is further divided in subseries.
Both the slide and negative series contain subseries for campus photographer John Hubbard. When processing began, these items were in boxes labeled with Hubbard's name. These labels were maintained, but their accuracy is unknown. The general negatives and slides subseries were in unlabeled boxes.
- Guide to the Colgate University Office of Communications records
- Allyson Smally, Lora J. Davis, Astonya Ambrose, Jinsuh Cho, Frances Holmes, Adrielle Jefferson, Lisa King, Sara Darcy Klik, Victoria Kwong, and Jazmin Pavon
- November 17, 2015
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