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Found in 357 Collections and/or Records:

Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

Identifier: RG 06-6.11

Official records of the Berea College Agriculture and Natural Resources Department.

Dates: Created: 1905-

Albert Allen Wright Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.60

Wright was the chair of Natural History at Berea College from 1870 to 1872. A few years after leaving Berea, he would be appointed professor of Geology and Natural History at Oberlin College.  While at Berea College, Wright also served as the faculty meeting clerk. On September 21, 1874, he married Mary Lyon Bedortha (1846-1877), of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Professor Albert Allen Wright died April 2, 1905.

Dates: Created: 1870-1871

Alice Van Krevelan Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.52
Abstract Dr. Alice Van Krevelan served as a guest lecturer at Berea from 1936-44, and after earning her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rochester, she taught at Hollins College and Grinnell College. She returned to Berea in 1961, serving as professor and chair of the psychology department until her 1980 retirement. She was elected to Sigma Xi, a society devoted to research in science, was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, president of the Council of Undergraduate...
Dates: Created: 1970-1977

Alpha Zeta Literary Society Records

Identifier: RG 07-7.03
Abstract For twenty-five years, Phi Delta Literary Society maintained an elite reputation as Berea College’s only literary society. However, when in the fall of 1894 “the society became unwieldy and torn by internal dissension,” twenty young men held separate meetings to form a new society. A committee drew up a constitution “which differed from the constitution of Phi Delta chiefly in that it allowed Academy men to be admitted to the privileges of full membership” and the first official Alpha Zeta...
Dates: Created: 1894-1943

Alumni and College Relations Photographic Archives

Identifier: RG 05-5.23PA2
Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of photographs in various formats documenting Berea College students, staff, faculty, events, programs, campus life, and campus buildings and grounds. The basis of the collection are photographs deposited, between 2012 and 2014, with Special Collections and Archives by the department of College and Alumni Relations, and more specifically its departments of Public Relations, Media Services, and Integrated Marketing and Communications.

Dates: Created: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2012; 1900-2012

Alumni, Communications and Philanthropy

Identifier: RG 05-5.23
Abstract The Office of Vice President for Alumni and College Relations is responsible for providing administrative oversight for securing endowment and annual fund support for the college, creating and disseminating information about the college and leading efforts to expand the circle of alumni and friends who are concerned with the welfare of the college.  The Office is currently made up of the following divisions: Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Development Operations and...
Dates: Created: 1866-

American Friends Service Committee/Prince Edward County Schools Students

Identifier: RG 13-13.39
Scope and Contents

Materials documenting the American Friends Service Committee's efforts and the placement of four Prince Edward County students in the Berea Foundation School in the early 1960s during the unconstitutional closing of schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Materials include articles, paper on the Student Placement Project 1960-1963, research notes of Steve Gowler, and photocopies of documents from the AFSC Archives.

Dates: Created: 1959-1963

American Missionary Association

Identifier: RG 13-13.09
Scope and Contents

Four records showing the connection between Berea College and the American Missionary Association including data regarding Berea College, information on John G. Fee's commission by the Association, and a letter (1867) of J.A.R. Rogers posturing for Berea to be the association's choice for their Normal School in Kentucky.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1867, 1896

Andrew B. Humphrey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0186 HC 11
Abstract Humphrey, a native of Hope, Ohio, attended Berea's Normal Department in 1867 and probably completed his studies in 1868 (no catalog exists for this year). Humphrey then studied a year in the College Preparatory Department, and in 1870 became a freshman in the Berea College Department. However, Humphrey left Berea in 1870.  While at Berea he was known as "Montie" (probably a contraction of his middle name, Beaumont) and was the College bell ringer. From Berea, Humphrey went to New York...
Dates: Created: 1890-1930

Anna Ernberg Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.19
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal items of Anna Ernberg, director of Fireside Industries at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Anna Ernberg was one of the most visible proponents of the Appalachian weaving revival in the early 20th century. Included in the collection is a Redpath Chautauqua poster, a personal photograph book, a scrapbook of weaving drafts, correspondence, a piece written about the history of Fireside Industries by Ernberg and Fireside Industries brochures, a scrapbook of...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1910-1930

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Collection 353
Archival Object 2
Unprocessed Material 1
Digital Record 1
Students, college -- Berea College 82
Berea (Ky.) 59
Education, higher -- Administration. 47
Appalachian Region. 21
Berea College -- Affiliated Schools -- Academy School 11
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Oral history. 9
Madison County (Ky.) -- History. 8
Oral history -- Berea College (Ky). 8
Oral history interview. 8
Abolitionists 6
Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations. 6
Oral history -- Appalachian region. 6
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. 5
Science -- Study and Teaching 5
African Americans -- Education -- Kentucky. 4
Appalachian Region -- Economic Conditions. 4
Appalachian Region, Southern -- History. 4
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- History -- 20th century. 4
Kentucky Day Law. 4
Students -- Societies, etc. 4
Students, Afro-American -- Berea College 4
Students, Foreign. 4
African American history. 3
African Americans -- Appalachian Region. 3
Antislavery movements -- Kentucky. 3
Appalachian Region -- Race relations. 3
Appalachian Region -- Social conditions -- History. 3
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Study and teaching. 3
Appalachian Region, Southern. 3
Art -- Study and teaching. 3
Berea (Ky.) -- Newspapers. 3
Education, Higher -- Appalachian Region -- History. 3
Hand weaving -- Appalachian Region -- History. 3
Hand weaving. 3
Industrial arts -- Study and teaching. 3
Kentucky -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century. 3
Rural schools -- Kentucky -- History. 3
Temperance. 3
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. 3
Abolitionists -- Correspondence 2
Adult education 2
African Americans -- Appalachian Region -- History. 2
African Americans -- Civil rights. 2
African Americans. 2
American poetry. 2
Appalachia -- Education. 2
Appalachian Region -- Social life and customs. 2
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Periodicals. 2
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs. 2
Basketball -- Kentucky -- Berea. 2
Berea (Ky.) -- History. 2
Berea College -- Academic Vice President 2
Civil rights movements. 2
Computer programming. 2
Day Law (Kentucky). 2
Debates and debating. 2
Drama -- Production and direction. 2
Education -- Kentucky -- Harlan County 2
Education -- Kentucky -- History. 2
Education -- Study and teaching 2
Folk and music festivals. 2
Folk art -- Appalachian Region, Southern. 2
Folk dancing. 2
Folk music -- Appalachian Region. 2
Geography -- Study and teaching. 2
Geography. 2
Geology -- Study and teaching. 2
Geology. 2
Goodell, Clarissa Cady. 2
Handweaving -- Patterns. 2
Home economics -- Study and teaching. 2
Latin language -- Study and teaching. 2
Librarians. 2
Madison County (Ky.) -- Newspapers. 2
Mathematics -- Study and teaching. 2
Medical care -- Kentucky. 2
Minorities -- Education -- United States. 2
Music -- Appalachian Region. 2
Music -- Instruction and study. 2
Navy V-12 Program (U.S.). 2
Oratory -- Competitions. 2
Philosophy and religion. 2
Photograph collections. 2
Physical education and training -- Study and teaching (Higher). 2
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) 2
Religion. 2
Sociology. 2
Southern States -- Race relations. 2
Student activities. 2
Student handbook 2
Students -- Political activity. 2
Students, Foreign -- Kentucky -- Berea. 2
Teacher -- Training of 2
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae. 2
Universities and colleges -- Finance. 2
Women -- Appalachian Region. 2
Women -- Education (Higher). 2
Women college students 2
World War, 1914-1918 2
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military life 2
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