African Americans--Appalachian Region
Articles, photographs, and artifacts from Morristown, Tennessee. Collection features material on Morristown College, which opened in 1881 and closed in 1994; 1876-2007
Black in Appalachia
Alpha Vernell Alexander; Bo Simpson; Brenda Goodson; Sandra Peters; Charles Davis Jackson; Jovita Wells
Items can be used for private reflection and research, and not for commercial purposes.
An article from the The Morristown Gazette, published January 7, 1880. The article discusses Almira H. Stearns, educator, and the success of students at then Morristown Normal and Industrial College.
An article from The Morristown Gazette, published February 23, 1876. The article discusses a concert held by students of Morristown Normal and Industrial College.
An article from The Morristown Gazette, published June 22, 1881. The article discusses plans and needs for the establishment of Morristown College.
An article from the The Morristown Gazette, published September 21, 1881. The article discusses Rev. J. S. Hill's role in Morristown Seminary, and boasts of the school's current and anticipated success.
A belt buckle with "M.N.I.C. (Morristown Normal and Industrial College) Red Knights" engraved.
Lillian E. Wood (1907-1955) spent 48 years as a teacher and librarian at Morristown College. Her memoir recounts her personal life, professional endeavors, and involvement with Morristown College.
A program for the 42nd annual commencement at Morristown Normal and Industrial College. The ceremony took place from May 20th-23rd, 1923.
"A Highway in the Wilderness" is the autobiography of A. H. Stearns, where she shares stories of her life, the establishment of Morristown College, and other personal excerpts from the community. Originally published in 1898 by Press of MacGowan and…
A 1983 account of the fires that swept Crary Hall in 1926, and Wallace Hall in 1983. The subsequent events and reconstruction are also discussed.
A statement written by Dr. Miller W. Boyd that appeals for assistance from the church community, citing financial support for educational programs