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Collection Scope and Content Note

Letters, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and other material relating to the establishment of the college in Montour Falls (then Havana), Schuyler County, New York; includes correspondence of the founder, Harrison Howard. Also records relating to administration, finance, and construction, 1856-1880, including land transactions, articles of agreement, building plans, specifications, supplies, labor, costs, and receipts; and educational papers, 1850-1864, including letters, teachers' applications, recommendations, minutes, presidents' reports, resolutions, and lists of students, faculty, and trustees. Includes a letter from Horace Greeley dated February 26, 1859 to the Treasurer of People's College. Also, John Hay, Assistant Private Secretary, Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C. to Charles Cooke, June 26, 1863, enclosing the Horace Greeley resolution relating to the People's College Convention. Also copy of the Horace Greeley resolution relating to The People's College Convention, November 1, 1852. Additional correspondents include Edward Hitchcock, Mark Hopkins, Theodore D. Woolsey, and the Geneva Medical College.

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