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Collection of Henry Clay Merriam Materials

Identifier: CAMS MERRIAM-1

The collection contains letters, documents, and photographs of Merriam and his family, especially the post-Civil War period.

Dates: 1862 - 1912

Collection of Henry James Materials

Identifier: JAMES-1

The collection contains correspondence to artists, actors, and literary figures in the United States and Britain from the 1880s to 1914, several published manuscripts, a few miscellaneous program documents, and many photographs.

Dates: 1850 - 1954

Collection of Henry Seidel Canby Materials

Identifier: CANBY-1
Dates: 1911 - 1947

Collection of James Brendan Connolly Materials

Identifier: CONNOLLY-1

The Connolly Collection contains the writings and personal library of James Brendan Connolly (1868-1957), an Irish-American author, athlete, politician, and correspondent.

Dates: 1891 - 1957

Collection of James Carpenter Materials

Identifier: CAMS CARPENTER-1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of James Carpenter. The bulk of the collection consits of notes about art, correspondence, and rough drafts of his manuscripts. The collection also contains a few photogrpahs and a few personal items of James Carpenter.

Dates: 1951-1991, undated

Collection of John Addington Symonds Materials

Identifier: SYMONDS-1
Dates: 1880 - 1889

Collection of John Lane Materials

Identifier: LANE-1

Collection contains correspondence to other British literary figures, 2 publisher statements to Violet Paget, and a published article on Anatole France's visit to England.

Dates: 1894 - 1926; 1894 - 1926

Collection of John Masefield Materials

Identifier: MASEFIELD-1

The collection contains correspondence from and to Masefield, dated 1899-1960 and undated; manuscripts and published materials, music using the poet's words, and materials about the poet.

Dates: 1899 - 1960

Collection of John Wesley Coombs Materials

Identifier: CAMS COOMBS-1
Abstract John Wesley ("Colby Jack") Coombs (1882-1957) was an early professional baseball player who set numerous records as a pitcher during his career with the Philadelphia Athletics, the Brooklyn Robins, and the Detroit Tigers. Following his playing career he was a successful coach of college baseball, notably at Duke University, and authored an influential guidebook for baseball instruction. The most successful professional athlete to come out of Colby, he was also the first student to graduate...
Dates: 1903 - 2006

Collection of Joseph Coburn Smith Materials

Identifier: CAMS SMITH-2

Materials by or about Smith or Colby College, as well as materials about a few other institutions.

Dates: 1919 - 1979

Collection of Kate Douglas Wiggin Materials

Identifier: WIGGIN-1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of the writer Kate Douglas Wiggin. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Wiggin to various correspondents between 1890 and 1922. The collection also contains manuscript items of varying length, clippings, published writings, and a few photographic prints.

Dates: 1893 - 1917

Collection of Laura E Richards Materials

Identifier: RICHARDS-1
Dates: 1888 - 1947

Collection of Lilla Cabot Perry Materials

Identifier: PERRY-1

The collection contains clippings, correspondence, two diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, a memorial exhibit document, two portrait paintings (William Dean Howells, Edwin Arlington Robinson) and photograph items.

Dates: 1879 - 1933

Collection of Louise Helen Coburn Materials

Identifier: CAMS COBURN-1

The collection contains materials by and about Louise Helen Coburn, including correspondence regarding the coeducation debate at Colby College, and original poetry written by Coburn.

Dates: 1878-1989; some materials undated.

Collection of Margaret Wade Deland Materials

Identifier: DELAND-1

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of Maine writer, Margaret Wade Deland. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Deland to various correspondents between 1884 and 1944. The collection also contains manuscript items of varying length, clippings, published writings, and a few photographic prints.

Dates: 1857 - 1945

Collection of Mark Tappan Materials

Identifier: CAMS TAPPAN-1
Dates: Record Keeping: 1946-2005

Collection of Mary Low Carver Materials

Identifier: CAMS LOW-1

The Low Collection contains various materials gathered about Mary Low Carver, the first woman to graduate from Colby College in 1875. Low was active in protesting the formation of a separate women's division at Colby in the 1890's.

Dates: 1871-2005 and undated

Collection of Minerva Eliza Leland Materials

Identifier: CAMS LELAND-1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence,coursework, biographical information and account books of Minerva E. Leland. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Leland to various correspondents btween 1867 and 1905. The collection also contains materials belonging to friends and relatives of Leland, such as letters and account books.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Collection of Osborne Family Materials

Identifier: CAMS OSBORNE-1
Abstract The Osborne Family Collection centers on the members of an early African American family who settled in Waterville, Maine after the Civil War. The collection contains materials relating to Samuel Osborne (1883-1904), his wife, Maria Iverson Osborne (1836-1913), and their children: Flora Molly Osborne Strange (1854-1921), Amelia Osborne (1857-1930), and Lulu Clifton Osborne Connor (1864-1907?), all born in slavery in Virginia. The remaining Osborne children: Isabelle Osborne (1868), Annie J....
Dates: 1865 - 2018

Collection of Philip Bourke Marston Materials

Identifier: MARSTON-1

The collection contains correspondence from the 1880s and one undated manuscript.

Dates: 1880 - 1885

Collection of Richard Cutts Shannon Materials

Identifier: CAMS SHANNON-1
Abstract The collection comprises diaries, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, artifacts, and clippings about Richard Cutts Shannon (Colby College Class of 1862), who served in the Civil War in the 5th Maine volunteer infantry regiment and as an aide-de-camp to General Slocum. Shannon was also appointed as a secretary to the US legation in Brazil; a diplomatic minister to Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica; and was also a lawyer in New York, having received a degree in law from...
Dates: January 1862 - September 1920

Collection of Robert Underwood Johnson Materials

Identifier: JOHNSON-1

Collection contains correspondence (some tipped into poetry volumes) to American literary figures in late nineteenth to early twentieth century and one typed manuscript.

Dates: 1890 - 1937; 1890 - 1937

Collection of Sarah Orne Jewett Materials

Identifier: JEWETT-1

This collection includes correspondence (primarily written between 1879-1908) and manuscripts by 19th-century Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett.

Dates: 1868 - 1986; 1868 - 1986

Collection of Sir Edmund William Gosse Materials

Identifier: GOSSE-1

The collection contains correspondence from 1880s-1920s and two published articles on Thomas Hardy, one from 1896 and the other from 1927.

Dates: 1882 - 1927

Collection of Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Materials

Identifier: COCKERELL-1
Dates: 1897 - 1962

Collection of Thomas Bailey Aldrich Materials

Identifier: ALDRICH-1

The collection contains correspondence and other materials that document Aldrich's life and work, primarily dating from the 1870s to the early 1900s.

Dates: 1857 - 1917

Collection of Victoria Sackville-West Materials

Identifier: SACKVILLE-WEST-1

The collection contains personal correspondence from V. Sackville-West to Grace Mountcastle Martin between 1947-1961.

Dates: 1947 - 1961

Collection of Waldo Peirce Materials

Identifier: PEIRCE-1

The collection comprises letters, scrapbooks, and manuscript items by Waldo Peirce, an American painter, bohemian, and expatriate born in Bangor, Maine.

Dates: 1907 - 1970

Collection of William Butler Yeats Materials

Identifier: YEATS-1
Dates: 1899 - 1938

Collection of William James Materials

Identifier: JAMES-2

The collection contains correspondence to some family members and intellectual colleagues dated from 1860s to approximately 1910, clippings from 1935-1941, and photographs.

Dates: 1862 - 1941

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.