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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
Program - Concert of music by Franz Peter Schubert, Elmira College, April 19, 1887. ProgramB0408
Program - Phi Mu Lecture: Our Club in London, June 5, 1888.ProgramB0409
Program - Piano Recital by William H. Sherwood with Mark C. Baker, tenor, March 11, 1890. ProgramB0410
Ticket - Elmira College School of Music Season Pass, 1893-94. TicketB0411
Ticket - Elmira College School of Music Graduates' Recital, June 8, 1894.TicketB0412
Program - Elmira College Glee and Mandolin Clubs' Concert, April 16, 1895.ProgramB0413
Program - Elmira College School of Music Students' Musicale, December 7, 1897. ProgramB0414
Program - Musicale by Pupils of Miss Margaret Knox Smeallie, June 7, 1902.ProgramB0415
Program - Eugene Cowles Company concert, October 27, 1902.ProgramB0416
Program - Song Recital by Mrs. William D. Barron and William Pomeroy Frost, February 23 1903.ProgramB0417
Program - The Fraternity of Thespis of Elmria College presents Mid-Summer Night's Dream, June 3, 1904. ProgramB0418
Program - Young Women's Christian Association Concert, May 26, 1906. ProgramB0419
Program - The Fraternity of Thespis of Elmira College presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, June 8, 1906. ProgramB0420
Program - The Fraternity of Thespis of Elmira College presents As You Like It, June 5, 1908. ProgramB0421
Program - University of Rochester Class of 1911 presents A Streak of Yellow, May 7, 1909. ProgramB0422
Flier - Elmira College Gala Night, December 7, 1915. FlierB0423
Program - The Merry Wives presented by the Elmira College players at the Lyceum Theatre, February 25, 1916. ProgramB0424
Program - An Elizabethan Pageant in the form of a Mid-Summer Revel, June 5, 1916. Program B0425
Program - Elmira College Glee Club and Elmira College Orchestra Concert, May 9, 1924.ProgramB0426
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents Cyrano de Bergerac, June 13-14, 1924.ProgramB0427
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents If I Were King, June 4-5, 1926.ProgramB0428
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents Shakuntala, June 6-8, 1929.ProgramB0429
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents The Lost Pleiad, June 5-6, 1936.ProgramB0430
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents When Knighthood Was In Flower, June 11-12, 1937.ProgramB0431
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents The Sunken Bell, June 10-11, 1938.ProgramB0432
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