Morristown

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Title

Morristown

Subject

Tennessee; African American women; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African American men; African Americans--Southern States; African American heritage; African American youth; African American students; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Education--Southern States; African Americans -- Education (Higher) --Southern States. African American universities and colleges -- Southern States

Description

Articles, photographs, and artifacts from Morristown, Tennessee. Collection features material on Morristown College, which opened in 1881 and closed in 1994.

Publisher

Black in Appalachia

Date

August 15, 2019

Contributor

Alpha Vernell Alexander; Bo Simpson; Brenda Goodson; Sandra Peters; Charles Davis Jackson; Jovita Wells

Rights

Items can be used for private reflection and research, and not for commercial purposes.

Coverage

United States--Tennessee--Morristown

Collection Items

The Morristown Gazette Wed Jan 7, 1880
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.

The Morristown Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1876
An article from The Morristown Gazette, published February 23, 1876. The article discusses a concert held by students of Morristown Normal and Industrial College.

The Morristown Gazette, Wednesday, June 22, 1881<br /><br />
An article from The Morristown Gazette, published June 22, 1881. The article discusses plans and needs for the establishment of Morristown College.

The Morristown Gazette Wed September 21, 1881
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.

Morristown College Belt Buckle
A belt buckle with "M.N.I.C. (Morristown Normal and Industrial College) Red Knights" engraved.

Memoirs of Lillian E. Wood
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.

Morristown Normal and Industrial College Commencement Booklet
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
"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…

Crary and Wallace Hall Fires
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.

Your Church and Morristown Normal and Industrial College
A statement written by Dr. Miller W. Boyd that appeals for assistance from the church community, citing financial support for educational programs
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