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Washington College photograph collection

Identifier: MS-0061


  • circa 1880-2000s

Access restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication rights

Copyright has not been assigned to Washington College. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Washington College as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Organizational History Note

Washington College was founded in 1782 when the first president William Smith petitioned for the Kent Public School to be chartered as a college, the first chartered in the new United States of America. George Washington gave a founding gift of 50 Guineas and his name to the “College of Chester”. Washington also served on the Board of Visitors and Governors from 1782-1789. The goal of the college was to cultivate responsible citizen-leaders, today it is to allow students the chance to succeed on their own terms through purposeful choices. The college became coeducational in 1891. The college graduated its first African American student in 1962.


19 Cubic Feet (38 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical and Technical Access Restrictions


Finding Aid to the Washington College Photograph Collection
L. Sheldon
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Washington College Archives & Special Collections Repository

300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown MD 21620