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Colby College, Waterville, ca. 1945

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Colby College, Waterville, ca. 1945

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A Tichnor Brothers postcard of Colby College in Waterville, ca. 1945. This postcard contains images of Woodman and Foss Halls (top left), Low and Coburn Halls (top right) and The Women's Union (bottom).

There were two dormitory complexes for female students on the women's side of the campus. The first, built in 1942, was Low and Coburn Halls, named after Colby's first female graduate and first female trustee, respectively. The second, built in 1952, was Woodman and Foss Halls. The name for Foss Hall was taken from the old campus, while Woodman was named after Eleanor B. Woodman, a donor of the college.

The Women's Union consisted of a gymnasium, sorority rooms and facilities for the arts. It was renamed after Ninetta M. Runnals (class of 1908) in 1959. Runnals was the dean of women for 27 years and helped raise $100,000 for the building.

The caption reads, "Colby College, Waterville, Me."

Other Information


  • Title: Colby College, Waterville, ca. 1945
  • Creator: Tichnor Bros., Inc.
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Town: Waterville
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions (cm): 9 x 14
  • Collection: The Tichnor Brothers Collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Postcards--Maine
Universities & colleges
Colby College

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