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Anne Palamountain Collection

Identifier: SCA-038

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of magazines and programs from the time of Anne Palamountain's involvement at Skidmore College from the late 1960s to the mid 1990s. The articles cover Skidmore spotlights or events and the programs are from annual events. The events include the Belmont Ball, the Palamountain Cup, and the National Museum of Racing Ball.


  • 1968 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library's Special Collections department.


Biographical / Historical

Anne Palamountain was born in 1924 and grew up in New York City. Known as "the first lady of Skidmore", she was the wife of Josef Palamountain who was the president of Skidmore from 1965 to 1987. During this time the college expanded and moved from downtown Saratoga to the outskits of the city and went co-ed. After her husband's retirement and death in 1987, she continued to be active and involved with Skidmore into her final years. She led an annual summer polo event for the last 35 years of her life that helped to raise money for Skidmore's scholarship fund, and she was on the committee that developed the Tang Teaching Museum on campus. She died at the age on 91 early in 2015, leaving behind two sons and a Skidmore legacy that will not soon be forgotten.


1.6 Cubic Feet ; 3 Boxes


The collection is made up of materials relating to Anne Palamountain's involvement in Skidmore College including programs for the the Palamountain Cup, the Belmont Ball, and the National Museum of Racing Annual Ball.The materials in the collection consist of mainly booklets and papers with one box containing clothing.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Anne Palamountain Collection
In Progress
Sharon Wolff
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Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository