The Crane School of Music is one of three schools which make up SUNY Potsdam, and is primarily focused on the education of music teachers. It was founded in 1896 by Julia Etta Crane, and after her death in 1923 it was sold to the State of New York in 1926, wherein it was incorporated into the Potsdam Normal School.
Scope of Collection
This collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and sheet music relating to the history of the Crane School of Music dating between 1869 and 1993. Included are several portraits of Julia Crane, the school’s founder, as well as images of the Institute buildings and of preforming groups.