The Hamilton College Archives holds Hamilton and Kirkland College records and personal papers of enduring value from administrators, faculty, students, and alumni from the founding of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy to the present.

Published Materials

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.

Manuscript Collections

Our manuscript collections include correspondence, photographs, diaries, artifacts, unpublished papers, and more.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.

Alumni Resources

We make available both indexes to and digital reproductions of some alumni-focused publications.

College History

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.

Research Assistance

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.


Jeremy Katz


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