In 1813, On February 27, The Maine Literary and Theological Institution was founded in Waterville, Maine. Later the name was changed to Colby College. It is considered a pioneer in higher education because:
in 1833 Students organized the first collegiate anti-slavery society.
in 1871 Colby, previously an all-male New England college, admitted women.
in 1975 They participated in the first intercollegiate women’s varsity ice hockey game.
in 1983 Colby became the first college to issue e-mail accounts to all students.
ABHS has files on Colby College from 1875 to 1960.