Ithaca College Archives

Ithaca College Archives

The College Archives, located on the fifth floor of the Gannett Center, is the repository for official records of Ithaca College, the Ithaca Conservatory of Music (1892-1926) and the Ithaca Conservatory and Affiliated Schools (1926-1931).

Featured Collections

Pieces from the Past

Collection Descriptions

Contact Us

picture of Bridget Bower
College Archivist
(607) 274-3096

To arrange access to archival materials, or to direct questions to the archivist, please use the Archives Request Form.

About the Serling Collection

Wharton Studio Photographs

scene from movie set

Between 1914 and the early 1920s, Archelaus D. Chadwick (known as "Arch") was the production designer and set designer for the Wharton motion picture studio based in Ithaca. From 1925 until his retirement in 1939, Chadwick was a Professor in the Theater Department at Ithaca College. The Library has an online collection of digitized images of Wharton stage sets that Chadwick designed.