Collection Facts

Extent: 
225 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1980
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

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. There have been a number of notable graduates from Union College, including many politicians during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains postcards of the Union College campus and its vicinity, including postcards of student activities, individuals, and off-campus sites associated with prominent College alumni.