Created By: Ithaca Heritage
401 West State Street is the residence and office of Dr. Emma Corinne Galvin and Dr. G. Alex Galvin.
Dr. Emma Corinne Brown Galvin was an accomplished academic and teacher from Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Shaw University in North Carolina and her Masters of Arts from University of Pennsylvania in 1931. She taught in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida before moving to Ithaca to pursue her PhD in teaching at Cornell University. She was one of the first African American women to obtain her PhD in 1943. Dr. Galvin began teaching at Ithaca College and was also an active member of the National Committee of the American Association of University Women. She was also on the board of trustees of the Southside Community Center.
Source: History Center in Tompkins County
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca Women of Note