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RG 08. Students

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 08
Non-official information on individuals who attended any Berea division or school (Normal, Foundation, College, etc.). Files on students who later became faculty or staff members are located in Record Group 9.

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

A.A. Burleigh Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.06
Scope and Contents

These are the papers of A.A. Burleigh, one of the first African Americans to attend and graduate from Berea College.  Materials include biographical information, correspondence, pension applications, medical and death records, and additional print material.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1867-1938

Amye Wheeler Howe Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.11

Amye Wheeler Howe was a Berea student in the early 1920s.  She passed away in 1931.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1922-1925; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1980

Berea College Student War Service Records

Identifier: RG 08-8.50
Scope and Contents

This collection contains lists of Bereans who served during WWI and WWII including information on rank, place of service, branch, assignments, and other service information.  The collection also contains a number of letters written by Bereans during WWII and a limited number of photographs of those who served.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1976

Bertha Daisy Nickum Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.19
Scope and Contents

These are the personal papers of Bertha Daisy Nickum, Berea College student 1901-1902.  Materials include photographs, college memorabilia, and correspondence Nickum wrote during her time at Berea describing both the college and the surrounding areas.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1901-1902

Carlos Cortez Coyle Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.30
Abstract Carlos Cortez Coyle (1871-1962) was a self-taught painter who spent the early part of his life in Dreyfus, Kentucky. In 1889, he briefly attended Berea Foundation School where he was introduced to Appalachian arts and crafts through teacher and Director of Fireside Industries Jennie Lester Hill. Coyle left Berea before graduating for reasons unknown and moved to Florida and then to Canada in an attempt to make a living in farming. Drought caused him to make a career change into the building...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1921-1942

Carter G. Woodson Collection

Identifier: RG 08-8.27
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of materials collected by Hutchins Library staff regarding the the life and work of Carter G. Woodson.  The collections contains clippings, publications, Berea College news releases, copies of academic records, letters and exhibit items.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1922-2004

Cecelia Kunath Schutte Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.25

Cecelia ("Peggy") Kunath graduated from the Foundation School in 1918 atteded the College's Academy from 1918 to 1919. Born in Alpena, Michigan, Peggy would marry Herbert Schutte in 1926 and lived her adult life in the Detroit area.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1916; Other: Date acquired: 10/30/1998

Douglas C. Kelley Collection

Identifier: RG 08-8.15
Abstract Dr. Douglas C. Kelley graduated from Berea College in 1951.  During his senior year at Berea College he served as national chair of Students for Democratic Action.  In 1951, along with others, he formed the International Development Placement Association (forerunner of the Peace Corps). He received master degrees from Michigan State and Harvard and a PH.D. from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Douglas Kelley retired, after forty years of service, as Director of Extension and Continuing...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1947-2012

Franklin and Betty June Parker Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.33
Abstract Franklin and Betty June Parker met at Berea College in 1946 and were married in 1950.  Betty’s maiden name was also Parker. Betty June Parker earned her B.A. from Berea in 1950, and a M.A. from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1956. She has taught high school and college English, reading, and social studies; was secretary to two college presidents; and served on regional and local executive boards of the American Friends Service Committee, League of Women Voters, and United Methodist...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 2003-2009

Franklin Parker Papers

Identifier: RG 08-8.20

Franklin Parker graduated from Berea College with a B.A. in 1949. He went on to the University of Illinois, Urbana to receive his M.S. in L.S. in 1950 and received his ED.D. in 1956 from the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Parker served as a librarian at many universities early in his career and went on to teach as a professor of education at numerous others.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1947-2008