In celebrating the Year of ‘13, we are posting a story or list that pertains to our lucky number on the 13th of each month. This time we take a look at 13 of the coolest items in Colgate’s archives.
1) A letter signed by Albert Einstein. Dated February 26, 1948, as a member of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, Einstein warns about the dangers of atomic weapons and the need for “international atomic energy control.”
6) Orrin E. Dunlap Jr. Collection of Radio & Television. The collection includes correspondence between Guglielmo Marconi — a pioneer of long distance radio transmission and inventor of a radio telegraph system — and Dunlap, his biographer, as well as photos, ephemera, and radio tubes.
9) Daguerreotype of the Colgate Class of 1855.
10) Cigarette company advertising collection. An assortment of ephemera and realia depicting advertisements for cigarettes, circa 1950s-1960s.
11) Nehiro-iriniui aiamihe massinahigan, a very rare Algonquin prayer book published in Quebec in 1767.
Special thanks to Sarah Keen, Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, and Melissa Hubbard, Rare Book and Manuscripts Historian, for their assistance.