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Bicentennial Books

Explore the Pages of History

Upon its celebration of 200 years as a leading institution of higher education, Colgate University has released two books reflecting on its storied past. Available at the Colgate Bookstore.

All profits will be directed to financial aid resources for students.

History Book

Becoming Colgate: A Bicentennial History

The moving, vivid, and inspiring story of Colgate University’s founding, as written by historian and Colgate alumnus James Allen Smith ’70. Paperback, hardcover available in store and online May 22, 2019; audiobook forthcoming.

About Becoming Colgate

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Photo Book

When Through Thy Valley: Colgate in 200 Images

Celebrating the beauty and history of Colgate University’s campus and surroundings over 200 years through 200 photographs, both archival and contemporary. Available in store and online.

About When Through Thy Valley

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When you bundle the paperback of Becoming Colgate: A Bicentennial History with the hardcover photo book When Through Thy Valley: Colgate in 200 Images, you’ll save $5.

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