From the Archives

History, documents, and photos

The First Catalogue

Written By: Phillip Stone - Jun• 27•12

1855Catalogue CoverOver the past year, we’ve been trying to increase the number of items that are in the archives digital collection.  One of the college’s older documents is the 1855 College Catalogue, the first published by the college.

The college catalogues contain most of the important information, including the names of all of the trustees, faculty members, students, and graduates, at least in these earliest years.  They also contain all of the admissions requirements, the course of study, and all of the rules of conduct and student fees.


For example, if you wanted to see the courses that a student had to take each year in the 1850s, you’d look at this page:







All of these early catalogues are linked from the Archives Digital Collections Page.  And, you can click on each image for a larger version.



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