Illinois College Logo Jacksonville Female Academy (Illinois College)
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Collection Description

The Jacksonville Female Academy was established in 1830 to educate and prepare girls for their roles as fashionable women in nineteenth-century America. Along with the Conservatory of Music, the academy was absorbed by Illinois College in 1903, thus making it a co-educational institution. The catalog images included in this collection give an impression of the course of study, expense of attendance and behavioral expectations for students.