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Delaware Valley University Archives

The digital archives for Delaware Valley University

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In 1896, Dr. Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf open the National Farm School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Inspired by discussions with Leo Tolstoy, Krauskopf hoped to train Jewish immigrants in the United States as farmers. The school emphasized "science with practice."   

The school underwent several name changes:

National Agricultural College in 1948

Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1960

Delaware Valley University in 2015

A Unique Institution: Selected Pictures

Alma Mater

By the winding banks of Neshaminy, 
Stands our Alma Mater dear. 
We look o'er your fields we love, 
Cherished year by year. 
All hails your colors, Green and Gold, 
As they proudly wave on high. 
Treasured mem'ries fond and true
In our hearts will lie. 

 

With your inspiration great, 
Ever forward we will go, 
Fearless of the tasks ahead, 
Conquering each foe. 
To you, our college, let us sing
Praises of your honored name. 
Courage, strength and unity, 
Build an endless fame. 

A Unique Institution: The Story of the National Farm School