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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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Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Alumnae Reunion and Commencement Number, July 1922.NewsletterB0707
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement Report, June 1923.NewsletterB0708
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: "The Contribution of College Women to Civilization," lecture by President Frederick Lent, June 6, 1920.NewsletterB0709
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement Number, September 1924.NewsletterB0710
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: "Unused Advantages," lecture by President Frederick Lent, June 15, 1924. (2 copies)NewsletterB0711
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement Announcements, April 1925.NewsletterB0712
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement, June 1926. NewsletterB0713
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: "The Educated Woman," Cap & Gown Day Address by President Frederick Lent, October 24, 1932.NewsletterB0714
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Commencement Address by Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, June 5, 1933.NewsletterB0715
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Baccalaureate Sermon by President Frederick Lent, June 4, 1933.NewsletterB0716
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: "Who Is the Superior Student?" Convocaion Address by Dean Harold E.B. Sppeight, Novemeber 6, 1946.NewsletterB0717
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Inauguration of President Dr. J. Ralph Murray, November 1954.NewsletterB0718
WECW 88.1 FM Fall Semester Programing Schedule, Fall 1960.DocumentB0801
WECW 88.1 FM Spring Semester Programing Schedule, Spring 1961.DocumentB0802
WECW 88.1 FM Fall Semester Programing Schedule, Fall 1961.DocumentB0803
WECW 88.1 FM Spring Semester Programing Schedule, ca. 1960s.DocumentB0804
Program - Elmira College Theatre Department presents The Mousetrap, November 13-15, 1980. ProgramB0901
Program - Elmira College Theatre Department presents Lysistrata, March 12-14, 1981.ProgramB0902
Program - Elmira College Department of Theatre pesents No Exit, March 3-5, 1983. ProgramB0903
Flier - Elmira College Committee on Arts & Lectures schedule, May-June 1984. FlierB0904
Program - Elmira College Art Gallery presents the works of George Waters, October 24-November 10, 1989.ProgramB0905
Flier - Elmira College Art Department Faculty Exhibition, March 21-Aprl 5, 1990. FlierB0906
Invitation to the Gala Premiere of Crimes in the Old Brewery at Elmria College, March 7, 1991.InvitationB0907
Poster - Elmira College Student Arts Exhibts, May 21-June 2, 1991.PosterB0908
Program - Memorial Service for Hal Roach at Emerson Hall, Elmira College, November 12, 1992. ProgramB0909
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