People's College Records, 1848-1880

Collection Number: 1138

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
People's College records, 1848-1880.
Collection Number:
1138
Creator:
People's College (Montour Falls, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, scrapbooks, financial documents, academic papers
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
People's College (Montour Falls, N.Y.)
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Hay, John.
Hitchcock, Edward, 1828-1911.
Hopkins, Mark, 1802-1887.
Howard, Harrison.
Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889
Cook Academy (Montour Falls, N.Y.)
Geneva Medical College (Geneva, N.Y.)
People's College (Montour Falls, N.Y.)--Buildings.

Subjects:
Education--New York (State)--Montour Falls.
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--Montour Falls.

Places:
Schuyler County (N.Y.)--Intellectual life--19th century.

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
People's College records, #1138. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Howard Papers
1853
Box 1 Folder 2
Plans and Charter
1857
Box 1 Folder 3
Address by Prof. J.B. Turner
1851
Box 1 Folder 4
W.L. Hewitt Correspondence
1893-1895
Box 1 Folder 5
Misc. Manuscripts
1885
Box 1 Folder 6
Misc. W.W. Folwell Papers
1921-1929
Box 1 Folder 7
The Morrill Act
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 8
Harrison Howard's sketch of the establishment of the People's College
1886
Box 1 Folder 9
Brewer's History
1894
Box 2 Folder 1
Howard Papers
Oct.-Dec. 1852
Box 2 Folder 2
Howard Papers
April-Sept. 1852
Box 2 Folder 3
Howard Papers
Jan.-March 1852
Box 2 Folder 4
(No Title)
Not Dated
Box 2 Folder 5
Howard Papers
1848-1851
Box 2 Folder 6
Howard Papers
1858-1859
Box 2 Folder 7
(No Title)
1859, 1863, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 8
Howard Papers
Jan.-May 1857
Box 2 Folder 9
Howard Papers
June-Dec. 1857
Box 2 Folder 10
Howard Papers
Oct.-Dec 1856
Box 2 Folder 11
Howard Papers
Sept.-Dec. 1855-Jan.-Sept. 1856
Box 2 Folder 12
Howard Papers
March-Aug. 1855
Box 2 Folder 13
Howard Papers
Nov.-Dec. 1854-Jan.-Feb. 1855
Box 2 Folder 14
Howard Papers
June-Oct. 1854
Box 2 Folder 15
Howard Papers
Jan.-May 1854
Box 2 Folder 16
Howard Papers
Sept.-Dec. 1853
Box 2 Folder 17
Howard Papers
July-Aug. 1853
Box 2 Folder 18
Howard Papers
Aug. 24, 1853
Box 2 Folder 19
Howard Papers
Jan.-June 1853
Box 2 Folder 20
Howard Papers
Undated
Box 2 Folder 21
Howard Papers
1860-1875
Box 3
Harrison Howard Reference Book
1856
Box 3
Harrison Howard Scrap book
Not Dated
Box 3
Papers Relating to People's College
Not Dated
Box 3
Public Exercises: Mapping of the Corner Stone
1958
Box 3
Havana Journal
1958
Box 3
The Watkins Republican
1958
Box 4 Folder 1
Administration, Finance, Construction
June-Oct.1857
Box 4 Folder 2
Administration, Finance, Construction
1856 and before
Box 4 Folder 3
Administration, Finance, Construction
Oct.-Dec. 1857
Box 4 Folder 4
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan.-April 1858
Box 4 Folder 5
Administration, Finance, Construction
May-Aug. 30, 1858
Box 4 Folder 6
Administration, Finance, Construction
Sept. 1858
Box 4 Folder 7
Administration, Finance, Construction
Oct. 1858
Box 4 Folder 8
Administration, Finance, Construction
Nov. 1858
Box 4 Folder 9
Administration, Finance, Construction
Dec., 1858, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 10
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan.-Aug. 30, 1859
Box 4 Folder 11
Administration, Finance, Construction
Sept.-Dec. 1859
Box 4 Folder 12
Administration, Finance, Construction
1860
Box 4 Folder 13
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan-April 1861
Box 4 Folder 14
Administration, Finance, Construction
Nov.-Dec. 1861, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 15
Administration, Finance, Construction
Sept.-Oct. 1861
Box 4 Folder 16
Administration, Finance, Construction
May-Aug. 1861
Box 4 Folder 17
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan-April 1862
Box 4 Folder 18
Administration, Finance, Construction
May-Aug. 1862
Box 4 Folder 19
Administration, Finance, Construction
Sept.-Dec. 1862
Box 4 Folder 20
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan-April 1863
Box 4 Folder 21
Administration, Finance, Construction
May-Aug. 1863
Box 4 Folder 22
Administration, Finance, Construction
Sept.-Dec. 1863
Box 4 Folder 23
Administration, Finance, Construction
Jan.-June 1864
Box 4 Folder 24
Administration, Finance, Construction
July-Dec. 1864
Box 4 Folder 25
Administration, Finance, Construction
1865
Box 4 Folder 26
Administration, Finance, Construction
1867
Box 4 Folder 27
Administration, Finance, Construction
Undated
Box 4 Folder 28
Receipts
1853-1880
Box 4 Folder 29
Administration, Finance, Construction
Undated
Box 4 Folder 30
Educational Papers
1850
Box 4 Folder 31
Educational Papers
1857
Box 4 Folder 32
Educational Papers
1858
Box 4 Folder 33
Educational Papers
June 6-June 14 1859
Box 4 Folder 34
Educational Papers
Aug.1-Nov.30 1859
Box 4 Folder 35
Educational Papers
1860
Box 4 Folder 36
Educational Papers
Jan.-Oct. 1861
Box 4 Folder 37
Educational Papers
Jan.-Nov. 1862
Box 4 Folder 38
Educational Papers
Jan.-Nov. 1863
Box 4 Folder 39
Educational Papers
Feb.-May 1863
Box 4 Folder 40
Educational Papers
April-June 1864
Box 4 Folder 41
Educational Papers
July-Nov. 1864
Box 4 Folder 42
Educational Papers
Undated