Mount Morris College 1880 Publicity Flyer and Assoication with Jane Addams
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Mount Morris College 1880 Publicity Flyer and Assoication with Jane Addams, MC 2008/79: Mt. Morris, Jane Addams, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
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1. One flyer from 1880 advertising Mount Morris College to interested Brethren.
2. Correspondence from Richard Seidel, researcher of the Jane Addams Papers, regarding the connection of Jane Addams with Mt. Morris College.
Date of Accession
26 June 2008
Bio History Note
Rock River Seminary closed in 1878 and its buildings were acquired by the Brethren who reopened the institution as Mount Morris College. Richard A. Edwards and John Harvey Parr, both of whom had been Jane Addams' teachers at Cedarville, Illinois later taught Classics and Natural Science, respectively, at the Rock River Seminary in the late 1870's. It has also been suggested that Ellen Gates Starr, co-founder of Hull House, with Jane Addams, may have had some association with those institutions.
This collection contains correspondence from Richard Seidel to Ferne Baldwin.
The collection also contains a flyer from 1880 advertising Mt. Morris College to the Brethren and announcing special travel accommodations to the college by the Chicago & Iowa Railroad. Following is an excerpt:
"A Home School conducted by Brethren, offering to all the facilities of a thorough Academic and Collegiate education on very easy terms, and where the principles of plain dressing, plain living and plain habits are taught."
Description prepared 26 June 2008 by Jeanine M. Wine and last updated 8 May 2013 by Jeanine M. Wine.