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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
Flier - Cornelia Stratton Parker lecture, February 25, ca. 1920s. FlierB0433
Program - Elmira College School of Music piano recital, May 11. ProgramB0434
Program - Elmira College Art Gallery presents the Elmira College Collection of Water Colors by J. Lars Hoftrup, no date.ProgramB0501
Flier - Elmira College Committee on Arts & Lectures March Lecture Series, ca. 1990s.FlierB0502
Invitation to a recital by soprano Vaishali Kharkar and pianist Joy Wu, May 24.InvitationB0503
Program - Elmira College Senior Class presents Pygmalion, October 18-19, 1946.ProgramB0504
Program - The Williams Glee Club and the Elmria Glee Club Concert, Mach 20, 1948.ProgramB0505
Program - Elmira College Glee Club Christmas Concert and Vesper Service, December 9, 1951.ProgramB0506
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents The Lady's Not for Burning, May 31-June 2, 1956.ProgramB0507
Program - Elmira College Thespis Dramatic Society presents Antigone, March 14-16, 1957.ProgramB0508
Memorandum regarding the Young People's Film Series at Elmira College, 1958-1959.MemorandumB0509
Program - Thespis and the Department of Speech & Theatre present the Importance of Being Earnest, May 21, 22 & June 6, 1959. ProgramB0510
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present Picnic, November 5-7, 1959. ProgramB0511
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present Years Ago, January 14-16, 1960. ProgramB0512
Program - Orchesis of Elmira College presents Orchesis Dance Concert, April 1, 1960.Program B0513
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present The Little Foxes, November 3-5, 1960. ProgramB0514
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present You Be The Good Witch, March 2-5, 1961. ProgramB0515
Program - Elmira College Fine Arts Weekend, May 4-7, 1961.ProgramB0516
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present Phedre, May 18-20, 1961.ProgramB0517
Program - Elmira College Department of Speech & Theatre and Thespis Dramatic Society present Pygmalion, November 2-4, 1961.ProgramB0517
Program - Elmira Symphony and Choral Society presents an Evening of Opera, March 6, 1962.ProgramB0518
Program - Elmira Collge Artists Series presents Cosi Fan Tutte, September 24, 1962.ProgramB0519
Program - Thespis presents The Diary of Anne Frank, November 7-9, 1963.ProgramB0520
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents Ethan Frome, February 24-26, 1977.ProgramB0521
Program - Thespis presents Royal Gambit, March 19-21, 1964. ProgramB0521
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