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Hannah Simpson Spencer

Hannah Simpson Spencer (born in 1838) graduated from Alfred University in 1864 and was recently honored by the Kanisteo Valley chapter of the DAR with a “Women in American History Award.” The University Archives recently received the laser-carved wooden plaque … Continue reading

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Boarding Hall Checks

Like today, Alfred University students 100 years ago had to pay for room and board in addition to their tuition. Because of strict societal norms the men’s residence halls were on one side of campus (north) and the women’s on … Continue reading

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Women’s Athletics

Women’s athletics at Alfred University has a long and interesting history. Long before Title IX mandated athletic opportunities for females, Alfred University encouraged, and sometimes mandated, participation by its women students in some sort of physical activity. The early college … 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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