Fri, Aug 17, 2018 — 3:59 am
Library, Information & Technology Services
A tantalizing item...
While sorting materials (getting better organized is the New Year's resolution for the archives!) we ran across a Brockport Collegiate Institute "commencement" program from 1851. The school was an academy then, not a college, so it was not yet granting a bachelor's degree (that would not actually come until 1942). But the school was an active and progressive place, and evidence of that is the portion of the program pictured here, a "Ladies Colloquy" on "Woman's Rights." One wishes that the text of this had been preserved, or a newspaper report, but unfortunately we do not have that. This would have only been several years of course after the historic Women's Rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848.