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College Archives: Manuscript Collections

Manuscript Collections

(SC-90000) Bertrand Hollis Snell Papers, 1872-1963
Finding Aid available in the archives reading room. Collection contains materials related to the congressional career (1915-1939), business career, and public like of former U.S. Representative from New York Bertrand Snell. Of significance, Snell was the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives for the Republican Party during the enactment of FDR’s New Deal legislation. Other significant topics covered in the collection include women’s suffrage, Prohibition, farm relief, and the development of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

(SC-90001) David O'Brien Martin papers.
Collection contains the congressional papers from the congressional office of David O'Brien Martin. Collection is currently unprocessed, and consequently access is limited. Please contact the archivist in advance if you wish to research this collection.

(SC-90002) Music Theatre North Records, 1979-1995
This collection contains materials documenting the history of the non-profit musical theatre organization, Music Theatre North (MTN). The collection contains playbills, scrapbooks, recordings, and photographs that give insights into MTN's operations and staged productions.

(SC-90003) Edwin A. Merritt Letters, 1881-1885
The collection contains two ledgers of bound ledgers that contain copies of Merritt's personal letters from his time as the US Consul General in London. The letters are handwritten on onion-skin paper and each ledger contains five-hundred sheets of paper. Of potential interest, Julia Crane accompanied Merritt's family to London, and there are a number of letters written to members of the Crane family from Merritt.


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