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.

Learn More About Special Collections and University Archives

This tutorial provides an introduction to SCUA, including material highlights, policies and procedures, and pointers on how to conduct research.

Documenting Your Experiences of COVID-19

The Colgate University Archives invites the Colgate community to share your experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a form that is meaningful to you, so that your stories can be preserved.

Appointment required Schedule a Research Appointment and Request Materials

All research visits require an appointment. Schedule an appointment to visit the reading room and have materials retrieved for you.

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Questions about your research topic or finding relevant materials within our collections? Schedule a consultation appointment with Sarah Keen or Xena Becker. Or submit your question to our Help Desk.

Current Exhibition

Current exhibit: Creatures, Real and Imagined

About the Exhibit

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

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