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RG 05. Administrative Divisions

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 05
Records of divisions primarily concerned with the general business and service aspects of the college.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Alumni, Communications and Philanthropy

Identifier: RG 05-5.23

The Alumni, Communications and Philanthropy collection contains fundraising and publicity materials, records on donors and foundations, records of various department staff, alumni event and support materials, campus maps and tour guides, and staff newsletters published by the department.  A highlight of the collection is its numerous publications reflecting the fundraising efforts and historical background of the College which can be found in Series 2: Publicity and Publications.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1866-

Appalachian Museum

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 05-5.47

The Appalachian Museum was created in 1969 (officially open to the public in 1971) to care for the college's growing collections of artifacts from the Appalachian area.  It was dedicated to the task of preserving the distinctive crafts and telling the story of the traditional lifestyle of the people of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The museum was closed in May of 1998 with most of its activities and collections being integrated into the educational programs of the College.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1951-1998

Berea College Alumni Association

 Collection — Box 1-6
Identifier: RG 05-5.03

Dating back to at least 1889 the alumni of Berea College have worked to further enhance the life and work at Berea College. Berea had its first Alumni Association President in 1910.  In 1924, a handful of alumni formed the first Alumni Office.  Since then, the Association has grown into an organization of over 17,000 former students governed by the Alumni Executive Council which serves in an advisory role to the Office of Alumni Relations.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1889-2009

Berea College Cabinet (Schedule Committee)

Identifier: RG 05-5.37
Abstract When created, the Cabinet (or Schedule Committee) consisted of the College President, Dean of Women, Registrar, and Dean (or Assigning Officer) of each of the College’s five departments. The Cabinet acted for the General Faculty in granting permissions affecting more than one department, in assigning class-rooms and hours, and appointing duties to workers that did not fall within the department to which they belonged. The Cabinet also was also responsible for handing out punishments and...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1913-1989

Berea College Fire Department

Identifier: RG 05-5.21

Starting in 1899, a fire brigade made up of students and known as the "Bucket Brigade," was established on campus and responded to calls both on and off campus. Formally established in 1905 by the College, the Fire Department served the campus and the city and was staffed by students. In 1966, the City of Berea took over responsibilities for operating the fire department ending what many affectionally referred to as the "College Fire Department."

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1914-1994

Berea College Health Services

Identifier: RG 05-5.17
Scope and Contents

Records include: Reports, correspondence, printed items and pamphlets, newsletters and wellness notices, manuals, and materials regarding the history of the program and staff who have served.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1893-2017

Berea College Hospital

Identifier: RG 05-5.18

Founded in 1899, Berea College Hospital appears this is the oldest college hospital in the United States, preceding Harvard's by one year. The hospital is no longer affiliated with the College and is currently administered by the Saint Joseph Health Systems under the name Saint Joseph, Berea.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1898-2009; Other: Majority of material found in 1898-1978

Berea College Stores

Identifier: RG 05-5.27
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of a number of stores that have been run, and/or continue to be run, be Berea College over its history.  Stores include the Berea College Student Cooperative (Co-op), the Berea College Store (College Grocery Store), and Berea College Bookstore, and the Berea College Visitor Center and Shoppe.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1930 - 2015

Berea College Utilities

Identifier: RG 05-5.22
Scope and Contents

Records of the Berea College Utilitilies Department inlcuding Waterworks and Heat and Power.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1902-2005

Black Cultural Center

Identifier: RG 05-5.50
Abstract In 1983, Berea College established the Black Cultural Center (BCC) with the philosophy that true integration and equality cannot happen without awareness, understanding, and appreciation of black culture. Over three decades later, the philosophical foundation of the Black Cultural Center has not changed and it continues to support the historic commitments of Berea College – in particular the commitment: “To assert the kinship of all people and to provide interracial education with a...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1979-