At its founding in 1837, the University was named the African Institute. However, the name was changed several weeks later to the Institute for Colored Youth (ICY).
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History of Cheyney University
Emlen Hall (l) and Humphreys Hall (r), Circa 1900
Aerial photo of the Cheyney Quadrangle (aka; the Quad) circa 1920s
Emlen Hall reading room, early 1900s
Exploring A National Treasure
A presentation giving a detailed history of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Acknowledgements and Sources: Phil Pagliaro and F. Keith Bingham – Photos and Template; A Living Legend – The History of Cheyney University 1837-1951, Dr. Charlene Conyers; www.cheyney.edu.
For more information regarding Cheyney University archives, please contact F. Keith Bingham at (610) 399 2557.