Welcome to Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections & University Archives houses Colgate's literary manuscripts, rare books, written materials of unique value, and collections that relate to the history of the University. The University Archives serves as the official repository for the records of the university's administrative and academic departments. The department supports the University's curriculum through its collecting program and instruction sessions.

Getting Started

Special Collections & University Archives tutorial [video and audio]

This tutorial provides an overview of the Department, including material highlights, policies and procedures, and pointers on how to conduct research. Please note, audio is required to view this learning object. A text-only version of the learning object is also available.


Current exhibition

Current exhibit: Creatures, Real and Imagined

Current exhibition located in the cases around the central staircase on Levels 2 and 3 of the Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology.