Union College was established in 1795 and essentially grew up with the United States. It has survived economic expansions and depressions, internal and external political conflicts, and social revolutions. This means that there is a lot of Union history to choose a research topic from, which could make this process overwhelming. One good way to browse for topics is in the Encyclopedia of Union History which will give you background information on prominent figures related to Union, clubs on campus, fraternities and sororities, history of buildings, the changing geography of the campus, problems on campus such as automobiles and dogs, and Union publications, among other topics.
You can also find topics of interest by looking at the vertical file listing.
Newspapers report current events that are happening in the area or region that they cover, so looking at newspapers that cover the Schenectady, Albany, or New York area are often helpful in your search for sources for a Union related topic.
Concordiensis (the Union College newspaper)
The New York Times
Times Union (Albany)
Daily Gazette / Schenectady Gazette
This LibGuide is an updated reproduction of the work that Ellen Fladger and Sarah Henry completed in 2001.