Waterville College. Colby University. Colby College. The 50-year period that began with the Civil War was marked by dramatic changes that went deeper than a name, including the war, debate of the place of women at the College, and a gift from philanthropist Gardiner Colby, who left his name and allowed for the College’s survival.

  • W13_history_01
  • W13_history_02
  • W13_history_03
  • W13_history_04
  • W13_history_05
  • W13_history_06
  • W13_history_07
  • W13_history_08
  • W13_history_09
  • W13_history_10
  • W13_history_11
  • W13_history_12
  • W13_history_13
  • W13_history_14
  • Jan. 1, 1864

    Headquarters 13th Me. Reg. Fort Esperanza, Texas  General, I have allowed myself to be too minute in this report that you may understand exactly how more…

  • 1864

    Battle of Bull Run Extract from the report of Henry G. Staples, commander of the 3rd Maine infantry, on the Battle of Bull Run. “Captain more…

  • Aug. 8, 1866

    That a committee be appointed to procure from the Legislature of the State change of the name of this institution from Waterville College to that more…

  • July 25, 1876

    Resolved that the students of the university be required to attend public worship, at least once on each Lord’s Day, during term time; each student, more…

  • July 7, 1873

    In the communication that the action of the Trustees of Colby University indicates the will of God concerning me, I do hereby accept the position more…

  • Jan. 23, 1889

    What species of idiot? Dear Sir: What species of idiot is running the Personal column of the Echo? In the last issue I noticed that more…

  • June 27, 1892

    Little Short of Murder Trustee report: The instruction on the whole was thorough and the professors seemed devoted to their work. There is much more more…

  • June 30, 1896

    A deficit of $7,000 is cause for apprehension Finance committee report: We are confronted with a condition and not a theory, and the condition appears more…

  • July 2, 1883

    More Persecution of Roger Williams Report to trustees These papers call loudly for enlargement of the means and the multiplication of the agencies for the more…

  • Jan. 27,1889

    From Colby University to Colby College The chairman presented a copy of the special act of the Legislature of Maine approved Jan. 25, 1899, whereby more…

  • March 19, 1904

    Miss Norton returns after attack of the grip Miss Smith, ’05, is ill with tonsillitis. College will close next Tuesday evening, March 22. Prof. Roberts more…

  • June 26, 1900

    Do not bank too much on the future Your Committee on Finance are not pessimistically inclined but are compelled to say that they are filled more…

  • June 24, 1901

    Separate in chapel, recitations, commencement We find that the opinion favorable to coeducation and co-ordination is very general, and yet the desire exists among many more…

  • June 28, 1898

    A mild introduction of the ludicrous on proper occasions Trustee report: The feature of the work which struck your committee very forcibly was the genial, more…

  • Jan. 25, 1905

    A separate college for Women’s Division Trustees voted that the Women’s Division of Colby College be made into a separate college with: 1st – A more…