Physical Description: 1 Box
Series Scope and Content Summary
This series consists of a diary written by Principal Ahira Holmes (1862-1865), which details the formation of the first State
Normal School. It describes the growth of the student body and other historically significant events of the early days of
the Normal School, such as the school's first graduating class, a catalog of the school's library holdings, incoming students'
rosters, student body statistics, and so forth. Scholars interested in tracing the early formation of the programs, curriculum,
and attitudes of the administration will find this diary incredibly insightful.