Treasures from Columbia’s Alexander Hamilton Collection

June 07, 2016

Before his landmark musical, Hamilton, received a Pulitzer Prize from Columbia and a record 16 Tony nominations, Lin-Manuel Miranda came to campus on April 7 to receive the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, which is administered by Columbia Libraries. Alexander Hamilton attended Columbia, then called King’s College, from 1774 to 1776 when he quit to serve in the Continental Army.

Miranda viewed a selection of Alexander Hamilton’s papers and personal artifacts with Jennifer B. Lee, curator for performing arts, acting as his guide.

Treasures from Columbia's Hamilton collection are now on view at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on the 6th floor of Butler Library on Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.