175th Anniversary

Founded in 1839 by education reformer Horace Mann, Framingham State University is the nation’s oldest public normal school.

The opening of Framingham State in 1839 was a transformational moment in the educational history of our nation. It paved the way for higher education to be extended to segments of our population that previously couldn’t or wouldn’t have gone, including women and minority groups.

In honor of the 175th anniversary of Framingham State University, Henry Whittemore Library’s Archives and Special Collections feature these digitized historical collections

Browse the 175th Anniversary Collections:

FSU Historical Book Collection

FSU Historical Ephemera Collection

FSU Historical Image Collection

State Normal School Catalogues and Circulars

The Dial Yearbooks


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175th Anniversary Events