Monthly Archives: September 2013

Alumni Hall Weathervane

As Alfred University’s oldest building (constructed in 1851), Alumni Hall presents a striking pose for many to admire. It’s a hard building to miss! Originally the home of the Alfred Academy, it now houses our Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. … Continue reading

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Ration Books

Ration books. Not something we’re familiar with today. But certainly for anyone living around the time of certain wars, like World War II, the concept of only being allowed to purchase certain items on certain days, and in limited quantities, … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Marbles

Marbles, once a staple of childhood, no longer hold the place they used to in a kid’s life. Included in the archives is this 1916 marble bag, a reminder of those days long gone. Any boy or girl who presented … Continue reading

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The Golden Lily Shoe

These shoes are part of a foreign shoe collection housed in the Archives & Special Collections. The collection was part of the Steinheim Museum collection at Alfred University. The Golden Lily is the name for shoes made for foot binding … Continue reading

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