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RG 11. Awards, Conferences, and Programs

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 11
Material documenting regular events at Berea College such as Convocations, Mountain Day, and Commencement, as well as occasional events such as plays, concerts, or conferences. Several discreet collections exist within this large record group.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Awards and Honors

Identifier: RG 11-11.09
Scope and Contents

Records regarding awards and special recognitions given by Berea College to students, alumnae, staff, faculty, community members, and others. A small number of awards in this collection are given to Berea College community members by outside organizations.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1908-

Berea College Blacks in Appalachia Symposium Collection, 1989

Identifier: RG 11-11.07
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of recordings documenting the event "Blacks in Appalachia - From Invisibility to Importance: A Symposium, Seminar, and Celebration" held at Berea College, May 19-20, 1989.  The event marked the establishment of the Goode Professorship of Black and Appalachian Studies at Berea College. View Video...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1989

Berea College Science Focus Program

Identifier: RG 11-11.08

Starting in 1987, the Science Focus Program at Berea College enabled the College both to identify African American high school sophomores with ability in science and/or mathematics and to instruct and guide them in their preparation to enter college in science related fields.  Program participants spent four weeks on campus in an intensive educational experience and working in the College's labor program. The program appears to have run through 1999.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1987 - 1999

Children of God Oratorio Collection

Identifier: RG 11-11.01
Abstract Children of God: An Oratorio on the Brotherhood of Man is a major choral work commissioned in 1956 by Berea College and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America (NCC). A specially created Berea College Oratorio Choir first performed the work the following year in two significant events: Part I only was presented on both Feb. 1 and 2, 1957 at the Cincinnati Music Hall,with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists, Thor Johnson conducting. The...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1953-1980

Commencement Ceremonies

Identifier: RG 11-11.15
Scope and Contents

Materials and records regarding Berea College commencement ceremonies including graduate lists, notices, clippings, and commencement and baccalaureate programs.

Numerous records within this collection can be accessed digitally - see detailed description below.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1858-


Identifier: RG 11-11.10
Scope and Contents

Records and materials related to various conferences, symposiums, and workshops held at Berea College, whether sponsored by Berea College or a non-affiliated organization. Materials include programs, conference papers, announcements, handbooks and information sheets about the conferences.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1890-


Identifier: RG 11-11.16

For nearly 100 years, Berea College Convocations has made lectures, concerts and the performing arts available to the students and the general public.  A significant part of students' educational experience at the College is offered through the Convocation series which, in addition to enlivening the intellectual, aesthetic and religious lives of students, provides common experiences for students, faculty, and staff.

Dates: Other: 1900-

Fifth National Festival of Black Storytelling Collection, 1987

Identifier: RG 11-11.06
Scope and Contents This collection contains video recordings documenting the Fifth National Festival of Black Storytelling held at Berea College, November 12-14, 1987. Features of the event included concurrent storytelling sessions for various ages, the Second National Liars Contest, an informal "Swapping Ground" for storytellers, and scholarly lectures on the status of blacks in Appalachia.Among the fifteen master storytellers participating in the festival were Mary Carter Smith and Linda...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1987

Labor Day

Identifier: RG 11-11.13

Since 1921, Labor Day at Berea College has recognized and celebrated the value of student work. In 2011, the day was expanded to reflect a Labor Program that is more intentionally integrated with academics and service. Labor Day now provides the opportunity for all Berea students to explore the intersections of learning, labor, and service through a series of events, workshops, and open houses.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1923-

Mountain Day

Identifier: RG 11-11.12
Abstract The first Mountain Day at Berea College was observed in 1875 for “enjoying the Fall colors and other natural wonders in the immediate vicinity and to provide a campus holiday free of classes and non-essential labor.”  It has become an annual tradition and in recent years groups -such as the Berea College Choir- sing to greet the rising of the sun. Mountain Day activities include climbing the Pinnacles, face-painting, winning prizes from various campus organizations and clubs, and dying...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1913-