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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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Flier - Southern Tier Interfaith Coalition and Elmira College Campus Ministry presents Kim & Reggie Harris: Music and the Underground Railroad, November 16, 2008.FlierB0910
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents The Dinning Room, April 2-5, 2009.ProgramB0911
Program - Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies 6th International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies, August 6-8, 2009. ProgramB0912
Program - Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies presents Mark Twain's Music Box, August 6, 2009. ProgramB0913
Flier - Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies Fall 2009 Lecture Series, September-November 2009. FlierB0914
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Cat on a Tin Roof, October 29-November 1, 2009.ProgramB0915
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, March 11-14, 2010. ProgramB0916
Flier - Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies Spring 2010 Lecture Series, April-May 2010.FlierB0917
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Sweet Charity, May 27-30, 2010. ProgramB0918
Handbill - En Route: Weekend Symposium sponsored by the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, October 15-16, 2010. HandbillB0919
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents The Shadow Box, March 10-13, 2011.ProgramB0920
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents The Heidi Chronicles, April 7-10, 2011.ProgramB0921
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Runaways, May 26-29, 2011. ProgramB0921
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Brighton Beach Memoirs, October 27-30, 2011.ProgramB0922
Program - Elmira College Octogon Fair, September 17, 2011 with participant's packet. DocumentsB0922
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Pippin, May 24-27, 2012. ProgramB0923
Program - Elmira College Theatre Program presents Dancing at Lughnasa, October 24-27, 2013. ProgramB0924
Program - Arts Alive at Elmira College, March 1-31, 2014. ProgramB0925
Program - Elmira College Theatre presents The Night of the Iguana at Gibson Theatre, February 5-8, 2015. ProgramB0926
Program - Blood and Rust: An Exhibition of Chinese Porcelain from the Elmira College Dodge Collection at the Gannett-Tripp Library, May 13, 2015.ProgramB0927
The Sibyl, Elmira College Literary Magazine: October 1885; May, July 1886; July 1891; April 1897; June 1909.MagazineC0101
The Sibyl, Elmira College Literary Magazine: August 1928; June, December 1929; November 1930; May, October, November 1931; February, November 1932; Winter, Spring, Summer 1933; March 1934. MagazineC0201
Newsletter - Elmira College Weekly, Vol. VI, No.13, Special Campaing Edition, 1922. NewsletterC0301
Newsletter - Elmira College Weekly, Vol VI, No. 16, Darius R. Ford Memorial Number, 1922. (2 copies)NewsletterC0302
Pamphlet - The Endowment Fund. PamphletD0101
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