Hofstra at Seventy:
New Views of Our Past
May 18 - August 14, 2005
David Filderman Gallery, Axinn Library, Ninth Floor
As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Hofstra University's incorporation, it is important to note the remarkable changes in the University's history. The 1939 Hofstra College budget had been $150,000; in 2005 it is $259 million. What started out as a commuter campus of approximately 15 acres in 1935 has become a University with residence halls on 240 acres of grounds. Hofstra University has been transformed from humble beginnings in Mr. and Mrs. Hofstra's home, "The Netherlands," to a modern campus with 111 buildings, which is home to over 14,000 students.
Geri Solomon, Guest Curator
Assistant Dean of Special Collections and University Archivist