Welcome to the digital collections of University Archives and Special Collections. Our growing collections will show you more about Adelphi’s history and introduce you to some treasures in University Libraries. Just hover over each collection to read a short description and click to access the collection materials.
Take a walk down memory lane as you turn the pages of our Oracle yearbooks. They date from 1904-2012 and are all about students, faculty and administration, activities, clubs, sports and campus events.
Adelphi’s early 19th century Hone Collection reflects the struggle for a free press. Hand colored caricature prints by George Cruikshank, Charles Williams and Robert Cruikshank celebrate the radical artists, writers and publishers of Regency England.
This striking collection of black and white photographs traces the astonishing life and career of dance pioneer and founder of the Adelphi Dance Department, Ruth St. Denis. The collection encapsulates St. Denis’s performances, self-portraits and personal moments.