Elmira College Historical Collection

Cover Image:
Elmira College Historical Collection
Students around a table in Cowles Hall, 1942. - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1850 - 1960

Historical Context

Elmira College was founded in 1855, the first institution of higher education to offer degrees to women equivalent to those being offered to men. Now a private, coeducational liberal arts college, Elmira emphasizes both general and professional education.

Scope of Collection

This is a collection of photographs of Elmira College dating from the founding in 1855 through the mid-Twentieth century.