Elmira College is one of the leading Centers for Mark Twain research
in the world.
Center for Mark Twain Studies
Mark Twain in Elmira
Established in 1983, the Center for Mark Twain Studies awards internationally-renowned scholars Quarry Farm Fellowships, hosts "The Trouble Begins at Eight" lecture series, and offers a graduate certificate in Mark Twain Studies. The Center also hosts a quadrennial Mark Twain Conference and publishes the Quarry Farm Paper series. Throughout the year, undergraduate students work at the Center as Mark Twain Ambassadors, providing guided tours of the Mark Twain Study and Exhibit and assisting at the lecture programs.