Chartered in 1911, the founding of the college was a response to Wesleyan University's decision to stop admitting women. Female Wesleyan alumnae, notably Elizabeth C. Wright, convinced others to found this new college, espousing the increasing desire among women for higher education. To that end, the institution was founded – as the Connecticut College for Women. The college then shortened its name to Connecticut College in 1969 when it began admitting men.
Reminiscent of the French églomisé style, our Traditional scenes offer a most distinctive and professional gift of luxury. Well suited for display in either home or office, they are a source of pride for both sender and receiver. The paperweight, most glass products and “mini” products feature black trim. Mirrors and pictures are ready to hang. Boxes include quality brass fittings. Proudly made in America.