It includes [five] documents from the series. This series brings together published articles and pamphlets about the College as well as miscellaneous primary and secondary material. It includes the New York State Assembly and Senate bills of March and April 1847 authorizing the Board of Education of New York City to establish a Free Academy were signed by the Governor on May 7, 1847. These bills constitute the College’s charter and photostats of them as proposed are included in the collection. The bills were ratified by a popular referendum held in New York City on June 7, 1847.
Also included are outside perspectives and alumni recollections, as well as autograph manuscript[s] by Richard Rogers Bowker (Class of 1868) regarding student ceremonies to mark change of name from Free Academy of New York to College of the City of New York in 1866.
Table of Contents:01ac Partial listing of students admitted to the Free Academy from Grammar Schools Nos. 18-34 with admission test scores.
02ac Sent Students to C.C.N.Y. in 1848; Old Twelfth Street School
04ac Ticket for Free Academy Associate Alumni first Anniversary 1854
05ac Ticket for New-York Free Academy Commencement 1855.
06ac Reproduction of an image of the Free Academy building.
07ac A Foreigner Looks at the Free Academy by Samuel Middlebrook.
010ac SOME EARLY RECOLLECTIONS OF THE CITY COLLEGE BY HENRY R. HOWLAND CLASS OF 1863 COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. [Forsan et Haec Olim, Meminisse Juvabit.]
21ac Partial letter to E.P.W. Dated 4/40/17. Page 3 and 4.
23ac 1861 Free Academy commencement invitation.
24ac Selected pages from Board of Education meeting minutes of November 5, 1862 (p.348-349). 1862.
27ac Burial of the Academy
28ac BURIAL OF THE NEW YORK FREE ACADEMY, CORNER LEXINGTON AV. & 23d ST., Monday Evening, April 30, 1866, 11, P.M. AND CHRISTENING OF THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Committee of Arrangements.
32ac Burial of the N.Y.F.A April 30th, 1866.
34ac Burial of the N.Y.F.A April 30th, 1866.
36ac Burial of the N.Y.F.A April 30th, 1866.
56ac Selected published documentation on the New York Free Academy from the Gazetteer of the State of New York including sections on Colleges and Academies and New York County 1860.
60ac Selected pages from the Journal of the Board of Education of the City of New-York.( p.114, 115; p138; p151) 1861.
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