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THE COLLEGE

Portrait of first provost William Smith

Administration

Detail from a sketch of original Academy building by French artist Pierre Eugene DuSimitiere.  This is the only surviving view of the original campus.

Campus

Portrait of John Ewing with part of telescope in the background

Faculty

Excerpt from Joseph Clarkson's notebook, p. 15, for Samuel Magaw's 1783 course of Moral Philosophy

Curriculum

Portrait of Francis Hopkinson, A.B. 1757

Students

Detail from reproduction of water color by Charles M. Lefferts, 1913

Student Life

Detail of James Latta's 1757 diploma

Class of 1757

Cover of Franklin's Proposals relating to the Education of Youth in Pensylvania

Origins

 


The 187 pages (including many biographies) of this exhibit were researched, written and created by Mary D. McConaghy, Michael Silberman, and Irina Kalashnikova. This exhibit first appeared on the Web in 2004, as part of the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.