Framingham State College

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Framingham State College was founded as the first public institution for the education of teachers in the United States. Started in large part with the support of the legendary Horace Mann, it opened on July 3, 1839, in Lexington, Massachusetts. Due to its popularity, it was compelled on two occasions to move to larger quarters. In 1844, it relocated to West Newton and, in 1853, to its current location on Bare Hill in Framingham, Massachusetts. Framingham State College chronicles the history of the institution from when it first started in 1839 with three students. Buildings are seen as they originally looked and as they look today. Animating these views are stories of how the buildings were named and of the students who lived and learned in them. In addition, the teachers and administrators who walked and taught on these grounds are highlighted in rich detail.
ISBN: 9780738512426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With generous help from the college, which made its archival collection available, R. Marc Kantrowitz and his wife, Marianne Larson, collaborated to write a book that is sure to interest the school and general community at large. Kantrowitz is a judge and the author of numerous law books and legal articles. He is also the author of two other Arcadia titles: Canton and Ashland. Larson was highly active at Framingham State College, graduating in 1976.
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