Museum: Catalogues


Annual Catalogues


Summary:
Annual Catalogues of the College typically include most, but not necessarily all, of the following: lists of trustees (earlier catalogues only), faculty, students (including the name of their hometown), and alumni, information about the requirements for admission and promotion, courses of instruction, calendars, tuition and costs, location, building(s), equipment, campus societies, religious services and the sabbath, health, discipline, visits, dress, etc.

Interpretive:
Because of the wide variety of information that the early annual catalogues contain, they are especially useful in helping to develop a better sense of what life was like at the College in those early years. By examining the catalogs chronologically, one can chart not only the social development of the College, but also its academic development. By comparing the College’s early annual catalogues with those from other college’s during the same time period(s), one can better assess the College’s role in and contributions to the development of women’s education.

Status: Non-Circulating

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Technical Notes:
The catalogues listed below are in the form of keyword searchable PDF files. In order to view and keyword search the following documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, click here to download it from Adobe.

1859-60 Catalogue Front Cover
1859-60 Catalogue Front Cover
~ 50% original size

Depending on individual monitor sizes and resolutions, it may be necessary to use the “zoom” tool in Adobe Acrobat Reader to achieve the cleanest text and easiest to read text.

Technical Specs:
Master images done in true color at 600 dpi, except for 1886-87 (300 dpi) and 1897-98 (300 dpi). Access images (PDF files) created using Adobe Capture 3.0: searchable image – exact, grayscale at 300 dpi (except 1897-98 at 150 dpi), .jpeg compression – medium quality.

Select A Catalogue:

Dates
# of Pages
PDF File Size
Special Notes
1846-47
8
2.45 MB
Keyword searchable
11
2.67 MB
Keyword searchable
(Cover reads 1846, but it is actually 1847-48.)
1848-49 (Missing)
1849-50
11
2.84 MB
Keyword searchable
1850-51
15
3.58 MB
Keyword searchable
1851-52
16
4.65 MB
Keyword searchable
1852-53
16
4.56 MB
Keyword searchable
1853-54 (Missing)
1854-55
15
5.45 MB
Keyword searchable
1855-56 (Missing)
1856-57
15
4.71 MB
Keyword searchable
1857-58
16
5.26 MB
Keyword searchable
1858-59
24
7.95 MB
Keyword searchable
1859-60
22
6.64 MB
Keyword searchable
1860-61
24
9.04 MB
Keyword searchable
1861-62 (Missing)
1862-63 (Missing)
1863-73 : Main Bldg. burned in August of 1863, and the College did not reopen until 1873 due, in part, to the financial hardships generated by the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Note: The College possesses all of the Annual Catalogues from 1873-74 to the present. For the purposes of this project however, only three catalogues between 1873-1900 were digitized. If you need access to other catalogues, please contact the museum director.
1874-75
18
5.93 MB
Keyword searchable
1886-87
34
11.5 MB
Keyword searchable
1897-98
79
8.56 MB
Keyword searchable