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Dorm Room 1898

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 25, 2017
Carleton dorm room photo

On this date in 1867, Horace Goodhue, Jr., opens a prep school in Northfield with twenty-three students attending. The institution is first known as Northfield College, but a generous donation from William Carleton of Charlestown, Massachusetts, would inspire its current name, Carleton College.

This image of a Carleton dorm room is from 1898. 

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photo in our collections database.