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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 - Elmira College Class of 1928 Freshman Banquet, April 18, 1925.ProgramB0607
List - Events of the Year 1928-1929.DocumentB0608
Program - Convocation in Recogniton of Elmira Collge Scholars, October 26, 1935.ProgramB0609
Program - Phi Beta Kappa Foundation Day, November 29, 1940.ProgramB0610
Program - Dedication of the Activities Building, June 2, 1956.ProgramB0611
Program - The Watson Fine Arts Building Dedication, September 23, 1958.ProgramB0612
Program - Class Day 1962.ProgramB0612
Program - Elmira College Athletic-Education Center Dedication and Elmira College vs. Brockport State, January 28, 1973.ProgramB0614
Program - Clarke Health Center Dedication, May 18, 1975.ProgramB0615
Program - Combined Seminar on Conservation of Materials and Underwater Investigation of Historic Sites, November 8, 1975.ProgramB0616
Program - Notheastern-Central New York Dinner Meeting of the Newcomen Society of North America in Honor of Elmira College, October 30, 1980.ProgramB0617
Program - Elmira College Hockey 1988-89 Season. ProgramB0618
Invitation to the Mark Twain Celebration Dinner, March 24, 1994.InvitationB0619
Program - Mountain Day, 1996.ProgramB0620
Booklet - The State of Mark Twain Studies: Celebrating the Centennial of Following the Equator, Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, August 14-16, 1997. (includes program, Mark Twain Society Bulletins, campus map, postcards & handbills)BookletB0621
Booklet - The Fifth Annual Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, August 4-6, 2005. (includes program & college promotional material)BookletB0622
Program & parking pass- Elmira College Octagon Faire 2009, September 26, 2009.ProgramB0623
Elmira College volunteer recruitment fair participant packet with information about the community service program, September 1, 2011. DocumentB0624
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Reunion Number, January 1913.NewsletterB0701
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Ex-Presient Taft's Commencement Address at Elmira College on The League of Nations, June 11, 1919.NewsletterB0702
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae Reunion and Commencement Number, July 1921.NewsletterB0703
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: "The Present Crisis" lecture by President Frederick Lent, June 12, 1921.NewsletterB0704
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: The Dante Celebration, October 1921.NewsletterB0705
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement Announcement and Alumnae Number, May 1922.NewsletterB0706
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae Reunion and Commencement Number, July 1922.NewsletterB0707
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