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Collection TitleMC 24 Elmira CollegeCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:October 2009

The items in the Elmira College Collection were donated the Booth Library by various individuals. 

Terms:Education; Elmira College; Elmira (N.Y.); Women's colleges
Historical:Elmira College - Elmira College, located in the City of Elmira, was chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York on October 23, 1853 and opened in October of 1855.  The College was origianally known as Elmira Female College during its early years.  It was the first college in the nation designed to offer women a four-year degree.  Elmira College became co-educational in 1969.  College presidents have included Dr. Augustus Cowels (1856-1889); Dr. Wilson Phraner (1889); Dr. Charles Van Norden (1889-1893); Dr. Rufus S. Green (1893-1896): Dr. Alexander MacKenzie (1896-1915); Dr. John Balcom Shaw (1916-1918); Dr. Frederick Lent (1918-1935); Dr. William S.A. Pott (1935-1949); Dr. Lewis Eldred (1949-1954); Dr. John Murray (1950s).
Scope:The Elmira College Collection consists of material relating to the college, its students and alumnae including programs, newsletters, promotional publications, financial reports, course catalogs, booklets and student publications ranging in date from 1838 to the present.
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1838-2009
AbstractThe Elmira College Collection contains newsletters, certificates, programs, booklets, directories and other documents relating to the institution and its former students.

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Correspondence regarding voting irregularities in the Elmira College Alumnae Association election of 1917, May 17-25, 1917. CorrespondenceE0209
Booklet - Officers of The Alumnae Association, 1917.BookletE0210
List of the names and addresses of the Elmira College Class of 1920. DocumentE0211
Pamphlet - Elmira College Commencement and Reunion Schedule for 1924.PamphletE0212
List of attending Elmira College alumnae at the 1924 reunion. DocumentE0213
Alumnae Association of Elmira College ballot for the election of officers, 1924.DocumentE0214
Program - Elmira College Alumnae Luncheon, Federation Hall, June 4, 1927. Program E0215
Program & Menu - Elmira College Alumnae Luncheon, Mark Twain Hotel, June 4, 1932.ProgramE0216
Program & Menu - Elmira College Alumnae Luncheon, Mark Twain Hotel, June 3, 1933.ProgramE0217
Clipping regarding the 50th reunion of the Elmira College Class of 1903, 1953.ClippingE0218
Pamphlet - Elmira College Alumnae Association Nominating Committee list of officer candidates, 1955-1958. PamphletE0219
Elmira College former student information request form, no date.DocumentE0220
Program - Elmira College Alumnae Reunion, November 25-28. ProgramE0221
Miscellaneous notes about Elmira College Alumnae.DocumentE0222
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News: November 1921; May 1923; December 1923; January-February 1925; Autumn 1925; Autumn 1926; Autumn 1929.NewsletterE03
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News: Autumn 1938; Spring, Summer & Autumn 1939. NewsletterE04
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News: Spring, Autumn 1940; Spring, Autumn 1941; Spring, Autumn 1942; Spring 1943; Spring, Summer 1944; Fall 1945. NewsletterE05
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News: Fall, Winter 1946; Summer, Fall, Winter 1947; Summer, Fall, Winter 1948; Summer, Fall, Winter 1949.NewsletterE06
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News: February 1950; March 1952; September 1953; September 1954; August 1955.NewsletterE07
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae News, May 1961.NewsletterE08
Book - Elmira Collge Song Book, 1913. BookF0101
Booklet - Elmira College Songs: Gloria in Excelsis! and the Old Church Bell arranged by Augustus M. Cowles, 1893.BookletF0102
Booklet - Elmira College Songs 1923. BookletF0103
Miscellaneous Elmira College songs including: Give Us Some Pep; Elmira Alma Mater; Elmira College Club Song; Ode to Alm Mater. DocumentF0104
Booklet - Verses from the Poetry Club of Elmira College, 1931. BookletF0201
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