|Manchester University Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection
Full listing > Accession MC2004/1
|Topic||Mount Morris College: Memorabilia|
|Keywords||Events, Traditions, Graduation, SPorts, Athletics, |
|Title||Mt. Morris College Memorabilia Collection|
|Location||Mount Morris Cabinet|
|Citation||Mt. Morris College Memorabilia Collection, MC2004/1, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.|
|Access||Researchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.|
|Scope and Content|
Mount Morris College Memorabilia:
Item 1 Football schedule, 1931.
Item 2 Ticket for "Spring Fete by Academy Seniors."
Item 3 Ticket for Junior Play, "The Lion and the Mouse," 1923.
Item 4 Commencement announcement, 1919.
Item 4 Homecoming program, 1931.
Item 5 Homecoming program, 1930.
Item 6 Catalogue, 1906-1907.
Item 7 catalogue, 1907-1908.
|Date of Accession||Unknown|
|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.
Date of Accession: Unknown.
Description prepared 1 January 2004 and last updated 01 January 2004 by Sara L. Smith. Objects placed in the Mount Morris Cabinet 5 August 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.