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Accession #MC2002/208
TopicMount Morris College Collection
TitleMount Morris College Collection
Size1 Small Box
LocationSmall Box 31 - Mount Morris College
CitationMount Morris College Collection, MC2002/208, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceUnknown
Scope and Content

The Merger of Mount Morris College and Manchester College

Mount Morris: Copy of agreement to merge with Manchester College and other legal documents

Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

Mt. Morris College, Mt. Morris, Illinois, was founded by the Methodists as Rock River Seminary in 1839.  In 1879 it was purchased by the Church of the Brethren and evolved into Mt. Morris College.  A fire destroyed Old Sandstone, one of the college's main buildings, on January 15, 1912.  After raising money to rebuild, the college began to suffer enrollment and financial problems.  By 1931 these problems seemed to be improving, but a catastrophic fire on April 12, 1931, destroyed two buildings and heavily damaged two more.  The college was unable to survive, and on May 5, 1932, the decision was made to merge with Manchester College.

Archivist Note

Date of Accession: Unknown.

Description prepared 8 November 2002 by Sara L. Smith.

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