Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Woman’s college in
United States to grant degrees
of full academic standing
equal to those given men
Erected 1954 by New York State Department of Education.
Location. 42° 5.892′ N, 76° 48.883′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on College Avenue south of West Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the College Avenue entrance to Cowles Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 804 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mark Twain Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain in Elmira (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain Study (within shouting distance of this marker); Kopernik (approx. 0.4 miles away); A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. half a mile away); Old Second Street Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Ernie Davis (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Also see . . . Elmira College Origin. Elmira College was first conceived by a group of men at a meeting on April 11, 1851 in Albany, New York. This group, which referred to itself as "Friends of Education," had the intention of creating a college that would grant degrees to women; these degrees would be equal to the degrees given to men at the time. The chairman of the meeting was Reverend Isaac N. Wyckoff, who had had previous experience in female education as a principal of a girls' school in New Brunswick. The group adopted a series of resolutions devoted to the equalization of women's education with that of men. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Education • Notable Places • Women •
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