Home and Office of Dr. Emma Corinne Galvin

Ithaca Women of Note

Home and Office of Dr. Emma Corinne Galvin

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

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 (1909-1988) 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 the 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, completing the degree 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 and served as president of the Tompkins County Community Chest (now the United Way), Ithaca Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Ithaca PTA. Her husband, Dr. G. Alx Galvin (1905-1989), was the first black doctor to set up practice in Ithaca.

Source: History Center in Tompkins County


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