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Guide to the Erasmus Hall collection ARC.230

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 21, 2023
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Scope and Contents

The Erasmus Hall collection is arranged into two series: Erasmus Hall Academy (1786-1896) and Erasmus Hall High School (1896-). Series 1: Erasmus Hall Academy includes a typescript copy of the Academy's certificate of incorporation from 1787; an account book listing all students and tuition payments from 1787 to 1792 and treasurers' accounts from 1819 to 1875; receipts for tuition payments and insurance policy documents dating from 1865 to 1869; and original and copied land records from 1787 to 1896, along with other materials. Series 2: Erasmus Hall High School includes images, ephemera, publications, and documents from the school.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series by institution and time period. Within each series, the arrangement is roughly chronological.