Collection Facts

Extent: 
266 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1979

Historical Context

The town of Alfred is located in Allegany County, New York. There is a Village of Alfred within the town, which is where The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Alfred University are located. Alfred University opened in 1836 and is one of the oldest coeducational institutions in the country. Alfred University started as a teacher’s college but now has a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate programs available for students.

Scope of Collection

The Alfred State Postcard collection is a collection of images (postcards) portrays various scenes and individuals related to the history of Alfred University as well as the town and village of Alfred, New York.