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Banjo Collection
This is a collection of materials related to banjos held by the Rare Books and Special Collections Department. Many of these items were acquired from the Robert Fraker Collection of Nineteenth-Century Banjo Instruction Manuals. This collection includes 36 banjo instruction manuals, three published dissertations on the banjo, two banjo music sales catalogs, one loose piece of sheet music, and 32 m... [description clipped]
Baron Friedrich von Steuben Collection
16 letters written by Maj. (Baron) Friedrich von Steuben (1730-1794). Baron von Steuben, a native French speaker, served under Washington at Valley Forge, rose to the position of Inspector-General of the Continental Army in 1778 and later was a participant in the founding of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, the predecessor of Hamilton College. Includes transcriptions and English translations of the ... [description clipped]
Brothertown Indian Nation Records
This collection comprises records of the Brothertown Indian Nation, an amalgamation of indigenous peoples from the Mohegan, Pequot, Niantic, Narrangansett, Montaukett, and Tunxis tribes from southern New England and New York. Beginning in 1775 the Brothertown settled in today's Deansboro, New York, on land granted them by the Oneida.
Charles and Charlotte Wilbour Papers
This collection comprises letters of noted journalist and Egyptologist Charles Edwin Wilbour, and his wife. Charlotte Wilbour was a major, if perhaps unsung, player in the suffragist movement. Though her husband departed for Egypt and Europe in the 1870s, Wilbour remained at home in New York City, where she was a founding member of Sorosis, the first women’s club in the United States. Susan B. A... [description clipped]
Dean Family Papers
160 letters related to Lucinda (Morrison) Dean (1795-1883), daughter-in-law of James Dean (first European settler of Westmoreland and Iroquois translator), a subcollection of letters from the Dean-Judson Family Papers held by the College Archives. The collection includes letters from Lucinda’s daughter Ellen Dean Graham and her husband Hiram James Graham, while on a trip to organize Colorado as ... [description clipped]
Edward Robinson Collection
This is a collection of correspondence, notes, and publications related to Dr. Edward Robinson (April 10, 1794 – January 27, 1863). Robinson was an American biblical scholar who conducted research in Biblical Geography and Biblical Archaeology in the Ottoman-ruled Palestine region in the late 1830s and 1850s. He was an 1816 graduate of Hamilton College.
Ezra Pound Collection
The famous modernist poet Ezra Pound attended Hamilton College from 1903-1905. This collection contains 268 postcards collected by Dorothy (Shakespear) Pound, wife of Ezra Pound, showing correspondence between her, her friends, her relatives, and her husband. Hamilton College holds additional archival materials by and relating to Ezra Pound and his family. Please contact us for information on us... [description clipped]
Hamilton College Archives General
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, for the use of members of the Hamilton College community, scholars, and the general public.
Hamilton College Publications
Publications of Hamilton College, including official, faculty and student publications.
Hamilton College Special Collections General
The Special Collections of the Hamilton College Library comprise a variety of materials ranging from six Roman-Egyptian Papyri and fifty-four incunabula to contemporary artist's books. The three main collections are the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, the Ezra Pound Collection, and the Communal Societies Collection. We are also strong in Book Arts, Utica Imprints, and local history, including... [description clipped]
Samuel Kirkland Collection
Manuscript materials related to Samuel Kirkland (1741-1808), founder of Hamilton-Oneida Academy, which became Hamilton College soon after his death. Includes 648 letters, legal documents, and memos, some of which are written in an Iroquois language. 102 of the letters have been transcribed and can be searched by keywords or phrases.