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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - Elmira College Bulletin: Doorways to College, April 1945.BookletA0316
Booklet - Elmira College Bulletin: Life at Elmira College, February 1946.BookletA0317
Pamphlet - Elmira College: The Placement Office, 1947.PamphletA0318
Pamphlet - Freedom with Responsibility: Citizenship in Practice at Elmira College by W. Charles Barber, January 1949.PamphletA0319
Pamphlet - Elmira College, ca. 1950s.PamphletA0401
Pamphlet - Elmira College Campus: The Mark Twain Study, ca. 1950sPamphletA0402
Booklet - Elmira College: A Glimps of Present-Day Activities at the Pioneer College for Women, ca. 1950s.BookletA0403
Booklet - Elmira College: 100 Years of Higher Education for Young Women, 1954. (2 copies)BookletA0404
Booklet - Elmira College: Over 100 Years of Higher Education for Young Women, 1956.BookletA0405
Booklet - Living to Learn at Elmira College, 1961.BookletA0406
Pamphlet - The Mark Twain Study at Elmira College, ca. 1970s. (2 versions)PamphletA0407
Booklet - Creative Ideas in Action: Elmira College 1954-..., 1975.BookletA0408
Pamphlet - Soaring Eagles Sports Campus, 1983.PamphletA0409
Pamphlet - American Studies at Elmira College, ca. 1990s.PamphletA0410
Pamphlet - Elmira College: The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, ca. 1990s.PamphletA0411
Pamphlet - Elmira College: Center for Mark Twain Studies, 1998.PamphletA0412
Pamphlet - Special Update: U.S. News & World Report Names Elmira College a 1998 Best Value College, 1998. PamphletA0413
Informational Packet - Elmira College: Explore, Experience, Excell, with application for admission, ca. 2000s.BookletA0414
Booklet - Elmira College at a Glance, ca. 2000s.BookletA0415
Manuscript - Elmira College: The First Hundred Years by W. Charles Barber, 1955.ManuscriptA05
Commencement programs for the following years: 1860, 1862, 1863, 1868-1870, 1872, 1877, 1879, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1972, 1977. ProgramB0101
Commencement Week programs for the following years: 1911, 1924, 1926, 1931, 1933. ProgramB0102
Commencement Week reservation forms for the following years: 1924, 1925, 1927, 1930.DocumentsB0103
Commencement tickets for the following years: 1936, 1937, 1951.TicketsB0104
Program - Elmira College School of Music Commencement Concert, June 7, 1904.ProgramB0105
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