Friday, June 26, 2009

William Smith biography digitized

This short biography of William Smith was written circa 1924 by Anna Botsford Comstock. Enjoy!

William Smith, our founder

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

J. G. Vail Portraits Online

J. G. Vail was a photographer in Geneva in the second half of the 19th century. The Colleges' Archives has a collection of portraits of local citizens in a format called cartes-de-visite. Through our participation in the Rochester Regional Library Council's Finger Lakes/Genesee River Valley Heritage project, we are able to make them available online using a digital collection solution called CONTENTdm. Each of Vail's cartes-de-visites has been scanned both front and back. In addition, the collection includes a selection of stereographs Vail took of Geneva and Hobart College. The Vail collection of images may be viewed at:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Archives open for Reunion Weekend

The Archives will be open on Friday June 5th from 10am-3pm for Reunion. Stop by and take a look.

Folkfest t-shirtsLetter with William Smith seal