Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

Parent Organization: Elmira College Department: Elmira College Archives and Special Collections
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, New York 14901
Phone: 607-735-1862

Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library


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, co-educational liberal artscollege, Elmira emphasizes both general and professional education. Elmira College Archives and Special Collections serves as the repository for the historical records of Elmira College, rare and fragile materials in the collections of the Library and other institutional and manuscript collections that have been entrusted to the care of the College.

Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Elmira College Bulletin cover, 1940

Class catalogs from Elmira College, sometimes called The Bulletin.

Elmira College Historical Collection

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

Elmira College Women’s Rights and Suffrage Collection

Campus publications, photographs, student letters, student scrapbooks and official addresses that document the student, faculty and institutional role in the women’s rights movement.

Mark Twain Collection

This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.

Suffrage Documents of the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs

A hidden, limited collection within the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs records that demonstrate the complexity of the suffrage issue in the early 20th Century.