Broome County Schools

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Binghamton High School Class of 1922 “Notables”
Binghamton High School Class of 1922 “Notables” - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

Broome County today has about 200,000 people, twice what it had around 1915.  In the 19th century, one-room schoolhouses were the norm.  Into the 20th century, the schoolrooms were increasingly separated by age and grade.  

This collection includes photographs of rural one-room schools in Broome County and large classrooms of the elementary and high schools of the larger cities.  There are also photographs of the Lady Jane Grey School, a finishing school for young ladies in Binghamton that operated in the 1880s into the 1920s.