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Chase Collegiate School (1865-2020) (Waterbury, CT)
The Records of the Chase Collegiate School span from 1863-2020. Founded as an all girls school in 1865, the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies taught a complete education for women in Waterbury, CT. Reorganized in 1875 as Saint Margaret's School for Girls, the school continued its mission of educating young women. In 1912 McTernan's School for Boys was founded in Waterbury as an all boys school by Charles McTernan and in 1973 the 2 schools merged to become a non-demoninational co-ed school named Saint Margaret's-McTernan School. In 2005 the school was renamed Chase Collegiate School. In all of its iterations, the school was always focused academic achievements, creative expression, a sense of community, and the development of leadership qualities. The Records of the School are divided into series based on the various names of the school. The collection largely reflects student life, but also includes administrative files. Object types include but not limited to: annual reports, correspondence, handbooks, course descriptions, meeting minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, student publications, performance ephemera, and event files.