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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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Program - Elmira College Commencement Concert with an organ recital by Ellen Elliot, June 10, 1938. ProgramB0106
Invitation to the 58th Annual Commencement, June 4, 1913.InvitationB0107
Invitation to Commencement Week, 1924.InvitationB0108
Invitation to the Commencement Exercises, June 4, 1972. InvitationB0109
Program - Inauguration Luncheon for President John Shaw, November 29, 1916. ProgramB0201
Program - Inauguration of President John Balcom Shaw, November 9, 1916.ProgramB0202
Booklet - Remarks Delivered at the Luncheon Following the Inauguration of President Shaw, November 29, 1916 by Charles Beatty Alexander. BookletB0203
Invitation to the inauguration of President William Pott, October 26, 1935. (2 versions)InvitationB0204
Program - Inauguration of President William Pott, October 26, 1935.ProgramB0205
Letter to the Chemung County Historical Society from the Inauguration Committee inviting a representative to attend the inauguration of President John Murray, October 8, 1954.LetterB0206
Program - Inauguration and Forum, October 22-23, 1954.ProgramB0207
Program - Inauguration of President John Murray, October 23, 1954.ProgramB0208
Invitation to the 70th Anniversary of Elmira College, June 8, 1925. (2 copies)InvitationB0301
Program - 75th Anniversary of Elmira College, June 5-7, 1930. (2 versions)ProgramB0302
Booklet - Addresses Made Upon the Occasion of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Elmria College, June 6, 1930. (2 copies)BookletB0303
Booklet - The Program of Elmira's Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, June 1930. (2 copies)BookletB0304
Program - Elmira College Centennial Fall Forum, November 18-19, 1955.ProgramB0305
Program - Elmira College Sesquicentennial Celebration, October 22, 2005.ProgramB0306
Program - Organ Concert given under the direction of Miss L.A. Wentworth, May 24, 1869.ProgramB0401
Program - Callisophia, December 7, 1869.ProgramB0402
Program - Callisophia, June 21, 1870.ProgramB0403
Program - Philomathea Society, Literary and Musical Entertainment, June 15, ca. 1870s.ProgramB0404
Program - Callisophia and Philomathea music & entertainments, June 13, 1882.ProgramB0405
Flier - Piano recital by Herr Rafael Joseffy at Elmira College, February 1883. FlierB0406
Program - Lectures on Music by Professor Edward Dickinson, January 20, 1885.ProgramB0407
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