Collection Facts

21 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1950
Collection Owner:
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Historical Context

Union College, located in Schenectady, New York, is a private liberal arts college. It was founded in 1795 and was originally an all-men’s college. In 1970, Union College became co-educational. The college offers a variety of undergraduate programs for its students and offers a substantial amount of extracurricular activities as well, including sports, clubs, fraternities and sororities for students to join. One of the prominent faculty members was Warren Crosby Taylor, a Civil Engineering Professor, who wrote books regarding the topic of elementary surveying.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains black and white postcards of the Union College campus collected in the first half of the twentieth century by the daughter of Civil Engineering Professor Warren Crosby Taylor. They include a particularly rich representation of early campus fraternity houses.