Records of the Bussey Institution, 1883-1994.


Records of the Bussey Institution, 1883-1994.

This collection consists of correspondence (both original and photocopies), university reports about the institution (both original and photocopies), photogaphs of the building and grounds, articles about the institution and other miscellaneous materials.

0.3 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 6930177

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