We collect a wide range of published materials related to Hamilton College—from official reports and college catalogues to faculty and alumni publications. Records for most of these can be found in the library catalog.
Our manuscript collections include correspondence, photographs, diaries, artifacts, unpublished papers, and more. A descriptive list of our holdings is available online. Contact the archivist for more detailed information about individual items within each collection.
We make available both indexes to and digital reproductions of some alumni-focused publications.
The entire collection touches on the history of the college in one way or another. Below are links to a few starting points for exploring Hamilton's founding, its campus, and its traditions.
The nature of our collections almost always requires an in-person or online visit with our archivist. We welcome opportunities to assist members of the Hamilton College community, scholars, and the general public in exploring our collections.