Special Collections & University Archives Finding Aids

Manuscript and University Archives collections in Special Collections & University Archives are listed alphabetically, by title of collection, on this page.

University Archives

Includes the non-current permanent records of enduring value for Colgate University from the 1810s to the present, as well as materials related to the activities of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. For more information see University Archives Collections.



Administrative Offices and Functions

Academic Departments and Programs

Committees, Councils, Task Forces and Working Groups

Buildings and Grounds


Student Life and Organizations

University and Student Publications

Audiovisual Materials and Realia

Student and Faculty Papers

Alumni Organizations

Historical manuscripts

Includes a variety of historical collections unrelated, or only loosely related, to the history of Colgate University or the Hamilton, New York, region. For more information see Special Collections.

Literary manuscripts

Includes non-book/unbound materials related to various authors and creative works. Related books/bound materials may be found in the rare books collection for select collections. For more information, see Rare Books & Manuscripts Collections.

Local/Regional History collections

Includes subject collections, personal and family papers, and organizational records related to Hamilton, New York, and the greater Central New York region. For more information see Local/Regional History Collections.