The study of the History of Art was first offered at the College in the form of an elective in the spring of 1874. The three-hour course proved popular and blossomed into two courses offered the next year. The courses had close ties with history and literature, and the Classics, modern languages, and history departments took an interest in and supported the electives, believing they complemented their subject matter.

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