Collaboration and Leading the Way – College Incorporation Charter

College incorporation charter, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1868

College incorporation charter, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1868

In 1851 the sisters established an academy for the instruction of young women, and later incorporated it as the College of Notre Dame, San Jose in 1868. The college became the first institution of higher learning for women west of the Rockies.


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