Faculty & Staff
Hartwick Alumni: The Wall
|Since 1994, select Hartwick College students have been engaged in primary research exploring the role of the Upper Susquehanna River region in the anti-slavery and abolitionist movement, and the Underground Railroad. They work in a faculty-student collaboration relationship with the associate dean and frequently travel to professional conferences and provide assistance to the United States Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research.
|An experiential component, such as when students were involved with locating and cleaning the gravesite of Civil War soldier Reuben Dyer in Delhi, New York, provides opportunities for students to learn how to place a personality within a local historical context. The result of such a project has produced several publications to help others duplicate the process. Today, similar efforts at Hartwick College have led to identifying over 2300 of the black soldiers of the Civil War and their white officers who served in two New York USCT regiments.|