Alfred University Libraries

Herrick Memorial Library and Samual R. Scholes Library
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
Phone: 607-871-2494

Alfred University Libraries


Alfred University was founded in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed a high value on education for all citizens. Today, the University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins. The Archives at Alfred University are comprised of the University Archives in Herrick Library and the New York State College of Ceramics Archives in Scholes Library.

Alfred University Libraries is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Page 1 of Glazes: Lecture VII

Lectures from the 1930s, primarily by Charles F. Binns, about ceramics.

Alfred University Postcard Collection

The Alfred University Postcard Collection is a collection of images (postcards) portrays various scenes and individuals related to the history of Alfred University as well as the town and village of Alfred, New York.

Charles F. Binns Collection

Letters and photographs of Charles F. Binns, the "Father of American Ceramics."

handwritten letter from 1862

212 letters written by Daniel Hall (1829-1911) to his wife Catherine Canfield Hall (1834-1907) while he served in the U.S. Civil War as part of the Company H., 1st New York Dragoons in the years 1862-1865. 

Ceramic Artwork

Lantern slides used by professors of the College of Ceramics between 1880 and 1940.

terra cotta roof in Alfred

Photographs and reports completed in the early 1990s to document the terra cotta roofs in Alfred, New York.