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Wells College

Wells College

170 Main St
Aurora, NY 13026, United States
The Wells College Archives, located on the third floor of the Louis Jefferson Long Library, houses material documenting the history of Wells College from 1868 to the present. In addition to many collections, the Archives is also home to a growing collection of senior theses.

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Albert Leffingwell Collection, 1838-1916

12 linear feet
The Albert Leffingwell Collection was originally well preserved and well organized by Leffingwell himself. The correspondence and other documents reveal the state of animal rights and mental healthcare in the U.S. in the Victorian era. The scope of the collection is wide, ranging from some early settlement claims in Aurora, NY to the grounds eye view of the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the persecution of Jews in Warsaw.

Amanda Pope Collection, 1932-1936

.5 linear feet
The majority of the contents of this collection are Amanda Pope’s composition papers from various English classes. The remainder of the collection contains copies of The Chronicle, material from the Junior play “Here Again, Gone Again Cardigan,” images of Amanda Pope, and profiles of alumnae.

American Association Of University Professors Collection, 1910s-1960s

1 linear feet
This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, council records, and committee reports from the American Association of University Professors from the 1910s through the 1960s.

Anne J. Russ Papers, 1959-2001

2 linear feet
This collection contains the papers on Anne J. Russ, varying from her preliminary Ph D. dissertation papers and various research projects, to information and notes from her administrative work at Wells on various committees.
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Bruce Bennett Collection, 1993-2006

1 linear foot
The Bruce Bennett Collection contains correspondence, material related to the Wells College Book Arts Center, the Victor Hammer Symposium that was held at Wells College, as well as miscellaneous material.

E.B. Morgan Collection, 1800s

6 linear feet
This collection contains records of business transactions, property investments, personal correspondence, travel diaries and ephemera from the life of Edwin Barber Morgan, as well as his father, Christopher Morgan, and known associates. In addition, it contain extensive material documenting Morgan's life and pursuits, including travel abroad, serving in the military and government, as well as his connection with the New York Times.
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E.D. Palmer Letters, 1857-1958

.5 linear feet
This collection contains material on Erastus Dow Palmer, used by Temple Hollcroft, Catherine Bacon, and Joseph Gravit, ranging from the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It also contains pictures of E.D. Palmer himself and his work.
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Else Fleissner Collection, 1931-1982

3 boxes
The Else Fleissner Collection covers the period from just prior to World War Two up to 1982. Correspondence from friends inside Nazi Germany covers the World War Two period. Various correspondence, manuscripts, and personal papers cover the remaining period.

Emily Howland Papers, 1830s-1930s

The Emily Howland Papers contains items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, program documents, articles, conference papers, short papers, and other publications relating to topics such as women’s suffrage, anti-slavery movements, Indian rights, the Unitarian Church, and temperance.

Ethel Tower Collection, 1899-1903

1 Linear Foot
The Ethel Tower Collection documents student life at Wells College in Aurora, New York, at the turn of the Nineteenth Century. The collection consists primarily of letters written from Ethel while at college to her mother living in Detroit. The letters span the years 1899-1903, the years that Ethel was a student at Wells. Ethel graduated in 1903. She was a member of the basketball team and involved in the Psychology department.