Wells College - Louis Jefferson Long Library

Parent Organization: Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026
Phone: 315-364-3266

Wells College - Louis Jefferson Long Library


Wells College was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, who also founded the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. Wells College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college located in the village of Aurora in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. In 2004, after 136 years of leadership in women’s education, the college opened its doors to students of all genders.

Wells College - Louis Jefferson Long Library is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Albert Leffingwell Collection

Papers of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, including diaries, letters, and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Elsie Gutchess Great Women of the USA Collection

Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.

Emily Howland Papers

Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.

Frances Folsom Cleveland Collection

Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.

Howland Stone Store Museum Collection

Collection of materials from the Howland Stone Store Museum in Sherwood, N.Y. related to woman suffrage and local history, including woman suffrage posters and publications.

Victor Hammer Collection

The collection contains information surrounding exhibitions of his work, photographs of Hammer, and information on and works from the Anvil Press. Tangential materials included in the collection are the products of the Wells College Press, which uses Hammer's Press, and information about the Wells College Books Arts Center.

Scrapbook of Jessie Emeline Cogswell, page 19

Scrapbooks created by Wells College students around the turn of the 20th century.

Illustration from Wells College Cardinal 1897, page 24

Annual yearbooks from Wells College.