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The Life and Legacy of Benjamin Titus Roberts - Archival Display

The Golisano Library Archives will be unveiling a display for Homecoming on September 28th. The display is a timeline of B. T. Roberts’ life and legacy starting from his early childhood and ending with his death in 1893.

Photographs, documents, and letters from B. T. Roberts will be featured in the display along with the diaries of his wife, Ellen Stowe. A pastor, editor, author, and activist for faith, B. T. Roberts forged a plan for the future that was Chili Seminary, now Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary.

Roberts Wesleyan College Archives

The Roberts Wesleyan College Archives preserves the records, ephemera, and memorabilia of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary, Chesbrough Junior College, and Roberts Junior College. The items held in the College Archives are available for consultation by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and retired faculty and staff, as well as anyone unaffiliated with the college but pursuing research relevant to the College Archives' holdings.

Sample Collections:
B. T. Roberts Papers (Microfilm)
Ellen Stowe Roberts Diaries
The Earnest Christian (Print)
George Garlock Papers & Personal Items
The Beacon (Campus Publication)
Presidential Documents
Administrative Records
Alumni Publications
Commencement Programs
College Yearbooks
Genesee Conference - Free Methodist Church Papers

The Archives also maintains audiovisual materials relating to campus lectures and guest speakers.

Researchers are encouraged to check the Marston Memorial Historical Center for digital materials pertaining to the Free Methodist Church. Some of the materials held in the Roberts Archives are available online.

Access to the Archives is by appointment only. Please contact Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services - (585) 594-6501


The College Archives will accept donations of materials pertaining to the collecting interests set forth by the institution as highlighted in the library's Collection Development Policy. Materials are accepted by the administrator of the College Archives in consultation with the Director of Library Services - the library reserves the right to not accept all offered donations or duplicates of items already held due to space constraints or condition.

Please contact Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services regarding potential donations - (585) 594-6501

Special Collections - Honors Projects

Honor Projects since 1991 available for use in the library, by appointment only.

Please contact Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services.
ballard_matthew@roberts.edu or 594-6501

Senior Honors Project List

Special Collections - Master of Education Theses Projects

Thesis and Project Papers of the Master of Education program available for use in the Library only.

Located on the 1st floor of the Golisano Library - Palmer Reading Area.

Master of Education Thesis/Project Index - Updated July 2017