Private School Catalogs


This collection of about 7,000 items documents private education in the United States from the 1830s to 1960s. Materials include:

  • Image of map of grounds of Mt. St. Vincent  school

    Early or founding prospectuses, catalogs, bulletins, and registers from individual private schools in America.
  • Documents related to "female academies" and seminaries for women.
  • Yearbooks, student literary magazines and alumni publications.

Finding Content

In-house shelf lists and guides are available if users are interested in accessing the material.


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