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.
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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.