This thesis was done by Miss Butler at the University of Rochester. She was a Brockport native and taught for many years in the Brockport schools, retiring in 1968. Her thesis is a fine historical account of the old Collegiate Institute, and gives a detailed, careful accounting of the beginnings of the school, the physical plant, the nature of teaching, textbooks used, the financial challenges, student life and much more. An excellent thesis on the life of a 19th century private "academy." (Note: this is a 20mb file and may take a few moments to download.)
Butler, M. Alene, "A History of the Brockport Collegiate Institute: 1832 to 1867" (1939). Papers on the History of the College at Brockport. 32.
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