Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University

  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Herrick Memorial Library
  • Alfred University
  • 1 Saxon Drive
  • Alfred, NY 14802
  • 607-871-2385 (Phone)
  • 607-871-2299 (Fax)

Seventh Day Baptists

As founders of the Town of Alfred and Alfred University, the Seventh Day Baptist denomination is an important part of our heritage. As keepers of the Saturday Sabbath, as liberal thinkers, and as strong supporters of education (including women, Native Americans and African-Americans), their influence has shaped our past and continues to shape our present.

Reading "The Thumbnail Sketch of the Seventh Day Baptists, 1650-Present" is a good introduction into understanding the people that settled our town and founded Alfred University.