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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 - Thespis presents The Stronger, March 25-27, 1965.ProgramB0522
Program - Elmira College Artists Series presents New York Pro Musica, April 1, 1965.ProgramB0523
Program - Thespis presents Brecht on Brecht, November 9-11, 1967. ProgramB0524
Program - Elmira College Artists Series presents Trio Flauto Dolce, February 19, 1968.ProgramB0525
Program - Thespis presents Two in One, March 21-23, 1968.ProgramB0526
Program - Thespis presents Poets in the Theatre, May 30-June 1, 1968.ProgramB0527
Program - Thespis presents The Rimers of Eldritch, December 1968. ProgramB0528
Program - Elmira College Chorus presents A Montage of American Song: A Bicentennial Presentation, April 1, 1975.ProgramB0529
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents The Time of Your Life, November 11-13, 1976. ProgramB0530
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents Tartuffe, March 31-April 2, 1977.ProgramB0532
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents An October Evening, October 27-28, 1977.ProgramB0533
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents A Doll's House, November 10-12, 1977. ProgramB0534
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents Chemin DeFer, April 6-8, 1978.ProgramB0535
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, May 24-28, 1978.ProgramB0536
Program - Elmira College Thespis presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, ca. 1960s. ProgramB0537
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 1-3.ProgramB0538
Program - Elmira Summer Theatre presents Wait Until Dark, July 15-16.ProgramB0539
Program - Elmira Summer THeatre presents Plaza Suite, August 5-6. ProgramB0540
Program - Elmira College Department of Theatre presents Comedy Tonight, December 9-11. ProgramB0542
Program - Class Day '95, June 11, 1895.ProgramB0601
Program - Elmira Class Day, 1899.ProgramB0602
Program - Official Daily Program of the Pan-American Exposition: Elmira College Day, October 26, 1901.ProgramB0603
Program - Elmira College Field Day, October 15, 1904.ProgramB0604
Booklet - Song for Elmira College Alumnae Week, 1912. BookletB0605
Tag - Elmira College May Day, 1924.TagB0606
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