EMORY COLLEGE.
Emory College records, 1836-1923

Emory University

Oxford College Archives

Oxford College Library

134 Few Circle

Oxford, GA 30054

770-784-8380

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/mr1p0


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory College.
Title: Emory College records, 1836-1923
Call Number:Series No. 016
Extent: 19.23 linear ft. (24 boxes)
Abstract:Contains administrative records, statues and by-laws, annual reports and catalogs, photographs of Emory college graduates, organizations, and faculty, lithographs and copper plate photos, ledgers, and other publications and memorabilia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Emory College General Records, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

Related Materials in This Repository

Emory University Academy Records, Oxford College Archives, Oxford College Library, Emory University.

Source

Transfer.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Emory College Records, Oxford College Archives, Oxford College Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins and Clayton McGahee.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Georgia Conference Manual Labor School was organized by the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and chartered by the General Assembly of Georgia in 1834. The first students enrolled in 1835, and by 1836 the Manual Labor School trustees had begun to favor the idea of extending the school's charter to provide for a university-type educational institute authorized to award diplomas and to grant degrees in literary study. To fulfill that new purpose, Emory College was organized by the trustees of the Manual Labor School under the authority of the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The new college was chartered by the General Assembly of Georgia on December 10, 1836. The original Manual Labor School was never a financial success and continued as a separate entity until July 22, 1840. At a joint meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Manual Labor School and Emory College on that date, the two Boards merged and the Manual Labor School officially transferred all its assets and liabilities to Emory College.

The original charter of Emory College was amended on October 31, 1870 to recognize the formal relationships of the North Georgia Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the South Georgia Annual Conference, Methodist Church, South; and the Florida Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South to the Board of Trustees and the College.

Emory University was chartered on January 25, 1915 with members of the Educational Commission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, serving also as the Board of Trustees for the new university. On March 17, 1915 the charter of Emory College was again amended to allow Emory College to become the college of Emory University. On March 31, 1915, the Emory University Board of Trustees elected a new Board for Emory College from among their own, and on April 1 1915, the formal and legal transfer of the assets and affairs of Emory College to Emory University took place.

The College continued to function at its original campus at Oxford until the summer of 1919, when it was transferred to the new Emory University campus in Atlanta. The last meeting of a separate Board of Trustees for Emory College took place on June 7, 1919 at Oxford, in conjunction with commencement.

Biographical Source: A History of Emory University, 1836-1936 by Henry Morton Bullock.

Scope and Content Note

The Emory College records consist of administrative records, including Acts of Incorporation, the charter, statues and by-laws, and annual reports. Also included are course catalogs, class lists, the Class Tree Day program in 1895, materials related to commencement, original and reproduced photographs, publications, and memorabilia.

Arrangement Note

Organized by record type and then alphabetically. Oversize boxes are arranged by record type and then size.


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Container List

Administrative Records
Box Folder Content
1 1 Acts of incorporation, Emory College and town of Oxford (photocopy)
1 2 Acts of incorporation, Georgia Conference Manual Labor School (photocopy)
1 3 Annual report of the Treasurer, 1908-1915
1 4 Charter, statues, and by-laws 1836-1910, 1910 May
1 5 Report of the Financial Secretary, 1894
1 6 Roll of Honor, 1899-1908, undated
1 7 Statutes, 1871
1 8 Statutes, chapter one, undated
1 9 Roll book, Young People's Missionary Society, 1917-1918
1 10 Secretary's book, Oxford Sabbath School Association
Student Organizations
1 11 Few Literary Society, undated
1 12 Phi Gamma Society letter, 1848
1 13 Phi Gamma anniversary program, 1897
Catalogs
2 1 Catalog, 1853, 1855
2 2 Catalog, 1857-1858
2 3 Catalog, 1860-1861
2 4 Catalog, 1868
2 5 Catalog, 1869-1870
2 6 Catalog, 1870-1871
2 7 Catalog, 1880-1881, 1883-1884 (NOS: 1/13/2014)
2 8 Catalog, 1884-1885
2 9 Catalog, 1885-1886
2 10 Catalog, 1887-1888
2 11 Catalog, 1888-1889
2 12 Catalog, 1889-1890
2 13 Catalog, 1890-1891
2 14 Catalog, 1891-1892
2 15 Catalog, 1892-1893
2 16 Catalog, 1893-1894
3 1 Catalog, 1894-1895
3 2 Catalog, 1895-1896
3 3 Catalog, 1896-1897
3 4 Catalog, 1897-1898
3 5 Catalog, 1898-1899
3 6 Catalog, 1899-1900
3 7 Catalog, 1900-1901
3 8 Catalog, 1901-1902
4 1 Catalog, 1902-1903
4 2 Catalog, 1903-1904
4 3 Catalog, 1904-1905
4 4 Catalog, 1905-1906
4 5 Catalog, 1906-1907
4 6 Catalog, 1907-1908
4 7 Catalog, 1908-1909
4 8 Catalog, 1909-1910
4 9 Catalog, 1910-1911
4 10 Catalog, 1911-1912
5 1 Catalog, 1912-1913
5 2 Catalog, 1913-1914
5 3 Catalog, 1915 May
5 4 Catalog, 1916 April
5 5 Catalog, 1917 April
5 6 Catalog, 1918 March
Class Lists
5 7 Class lists (photocopy), 1851-1852
5 8 Class lists (photocopy), 1856-1860
5 9 Class lists (photocopy), 1860-1870
5 10 Class lists (photocopy), 1870-1880
5 11 Class lists, 1899, 1914
Programs
5 12 Class Tree Day/Arbor Day, 1895-1916
5 13 Commencement, 1873-1886
5 14 Commencement, 1891, 1895-1896
5 15 Commencement, 1900
5 16 Commencement, 1901-1907, undated
5 17 Commencement, 1909-1910
5 18 Champion debate, 1908-1909
5 19 Field day and gymnasium exhibition, 1895, 1898
5 20 Freshman-sophomore exhibition, 1908-1910
5 21 Junior day, 1879, 1886, 1891
5 22 Senior banquet, 1909
5 23 Senior day, 1909
5 24 Sophomore day, 1888-1889
5 25 Sub-freshman exercises, 1890-1891
Publications
6 1 Emory College Bulletin, 1904
6 2 Emory College Bulletin, 1905
6 3 Emory College Bulletin, 1906
6 4 Emory College Bulletin, 1907
6 5 Emory College Bulletin, 1907
6 6 Emory College Bulletin, 1908
6 7 Emory College Bulletin, 1909-1910
6 8 Emory College Bulletin, 1915
6 9 Emory College Bulletin, undated
6 10 Emory Mirror (3 issues), 1883, 1886
6 11 Greater Emory College (photocopy), [1915]
6 12 The Eranos, 1907
6 13 The Whompus, 1912-1913
6 14 Viewbook, undated
Memorabilia
6 15 Emory College Student Association - constitution, 1915
6 16 Flyer, 1900
6 17 Programs, 1887, 1907
6 18 Senior class songs, 1900
Oversize
Photographs
7 1 Class of 1892, 1904
7 2 Class of 1906, 1907
7 3 Tennis team, 1907, Class of 1908
7 4 Class of 1908
7 5 Ministerial students, 1908; Faculty, 1908-1909; Engineering Class, 1910-1911
7 6 Football team photograph, 1912
8 1 Class of 1916 or 1917
8 2 Class photo, football team photo, undated
8 3 Engineering Class, undated
8 4 Peak House, Pierce Hall, Seney Hall, circa 1900
8 5 Candler Hall, Few Hall, circa 1900
Other Papers
8 6 Publication: Oxford Review, 1867
8 7 Music: Senior Class song, 1887; "Emory College March," 1896
8 8 Technical drawings by Frank Henderson, circa 1900
Photographs
9 1 Faculty photograph, circa 1910
9 2 Odum, Howard W., undated
Printed Material
9 3 "The Emory Mirror" (6 issues), 1884-1886
9 4 "The Emory Phoenix" single issues (1 of 3), 1887-1893
9 5 "The Emory Phoenix" single issues (2 of 3), 1887-1893
9 6 "The Emory Phoenix" single issues (3 of 3), 1887-1893
Other Material
9 7 Woman's Foreign Missionary Society certificate to Mrs. Walter R. Branham, Honorary Life member certifcate, 1906
9 8 "Thomas Plan at Oxford," reproductions
10 14 copper photo plates mounted on wooden blocks, circa 1907
11 1 Lithograph of Lorick Pierce and George F. Pierce, signed, undated
11 2 Reproduced photographs of Emory College campus, on foamcore
Ledgers
12 Cash book, 1898-1913
13 Cash receipts and check register book, 1915-1918
14 Cash received book, 1908-1914
15 Current cash book, 1914-1915
16 Disbursements ledger, 1918-1919
17 Dormitory tuition ledger, 1909-1923
18 Educational Loan Fund Association ledger, 1888
19 Expenses ledger, 1897-1904
20 General ledger of departmental expenses, 1907-1915
21 Journal of student accounts, 1918-1919
22 Student expenses ledger, 1917-1918
23 Transfer ledger of individual accounts, 1906-1912
24 Transfer ledger of individual accounts, 1910-1916
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