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HWS History


The best place to find information related to the history of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is in the HWS Archives & Special Collections. This guide introduces some of the many records available for research in the Archives. While many of these records are only available in physical format in the Archives, there is a growing selection of digitized records that are available on the Archives & Special Collections website. This guide includes information about both physical and digital collections.

This guide is not exhaustive of all resources available in the Archives.

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