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Scrapbook collection, 1846-1986

Identifier: SC-20

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection which includes student scrapbooks, news clippings from World War I, and scrapbooks of HWS events, history, and organizations. Also included are scrapbooks by or for HWS presidents and their families and scrapbooks from various HWS class reunions. Many of the scrapbooks are in poor or delicate condition and can only be used with the assistance of the archivist.


  • 1846-1986


65.36 Linear Feet (67 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains scapbooks by individual students and scrapbooks by or for college presidents and their families. Also included are scrapbooks of news clippings, of college history, of college records, of college organizations, of class reunions and news clippings from World War I.


This collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Student scrapbooks
  2. Reunion Scrapbooks
  3. Presidents and Faculty Scrapbooks
  4. College History and Organizations Scrapbooks
  5. Local and Regional History Scrapbooks
  6. World War I Scrapbooks


Boxes 1-26: Archives Office, Section 4

Boxes 27-61: Archives Office, Section 5

Boxes 62-65: Archives Office, Section 7

Box 66: Archives Storage, Range 22B, Section 1

Scrapbook collection, 1846-1986: A Finding Aid
Linda Clark Benedict; Tricia McEldowney, Archivist
July 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: This collection had been previously processed by Linda Clark Benedict. It was reprocessed in the summer of 2018 with a focus on reboxing materials into flat boxes to better fit and preserve the scrapbooks.

Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)