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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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Booklet - Verses by Members of the Faculty Poetry Club of Elmira College, 1935. (2 copies)BookletF0202
Booklet - Elmira College Freshman Helps, 1933.BookletF0203
Booklet - Elmira College Bulletin: Freshman Handbook Number, June 1952.BookletF0204
Pamphlet - Elmira College Division of Continuing Education, Summer Session Bulletin, 1959. PamphletF0205
Pamphlet - Safety and Security at Elmira College, 1993. PamphletF0206
Booklet - Elmira College Sketches, 1946.BookletF0207
Booklet - The Student Hand Book of Elmira College, ca. 1910s. BookletF0208
Booklet - Elmira College Bulletin: A History of the Irish in the City of Elmira, New York by Mary Clare Linehan, August 1925.BookletF0209
Newsletter - The Courier, Elmira College Office of Continuing Education, January-February 1998. NewsletterF0210
Newsletter - Dear Friends, Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, Fall 2008. NewsletterF0211
Pamphlet - The Man, The Place, the Fossils: Elmira College Paleobiology at Quarry Farm, 2008.PamphletF0211
Booklet - Certification of Appropriateness Submission for the Cowles Hall Stabilization & Partial Renovation Project, prepared by QPK Design, October 13, 2009. BookletF0212
Newsletter - Dear Friends, Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, December 2015. NewsletterF0213
Booklet - Textbooks in the Cellar by Almena B. Williams.Booklet F0301
Pamphlet - Some Information About Elmira College, issued by the Rotary Club of Elmira, N.Y., ca. 1910s.PamphletF0302
Magazine - Finger Lakes Topics, "Elmira is World's Pioneer College for Women," ca. 1930s. MagazineF0303
Magazine - Family Circle, "Streamlined Homaking: Elmira College's Home Management Course May Have Some Timesaving Tips for You," September 1947. (2 copies)MagazineF0304
Booklet - A Pictorial Guidebook to Colleges and Universities in the Empire State, 1953.BookletF0305
Newsletter - The Grid Marker, Underwater Archaeology Association, vol. 3, no. 1., ca. 1970s. Article about Elmira College lab. NewsletterF0306
Magazine - United States Hockey & Arena Biz, "Elmira College: Three Domes Cover Exciting Sports Complex," October 1976.MagazineF0307
Photo of the Elmira College Domes, ca. 1970s.PhotographF0401
Sketch of Cowles Hall, Elmira College, based off an 1855 photograph. SketchF0402
Sketch of the Watson Fine Arts Building, Elmira College, ca. 1970s.SketchF0403
Map - Elmira College Campus, December 1928. MapF0404
Map - Elmira College Campus, current and planned building, ca. 1930s.MapF0405
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