Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fordham University Digital Collections

For genealogy, the digital online collections of universities are a great resource. However, often overlooked are the collections of college newspapers and image collections. Take for instance, Fordham University located in the Bronx of New York City. The Fordham University library has class photographs from some of the earliest graduating classes, starting in 1865. The collection is complete through 1918, when they started publishing yearbooks. In addition, some of the the college student newspapers are on line, specifically the Ram - Fordham Rose Hill student newspaper from 1918 – 1971 and the Observer - Fordham Lincoln Center student newspaper from 1982 – 2007. You may also want to check out the Fordham Photograph Collection featuring historical photographs from Fordham's early years, including old campus views, students, and faculty. While you're there take a look at the Maps of New Netherland, New Amsterdam, and New England. The collection is from 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.


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