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Accession #MC2002/321
TopicMount Morris College: Permanent Records
TitleMount Morris College Permanent Records
Location2 Large Boxes - 139 and 140
CitationMount Morris College Permanent Records, MC2002/321, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessCONFIDENTIAL - Restricted - Researchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceMount Morris College
Scope and Content

Permanent records of Mt. Morris College, arranged alphabetically.

Date of Accession01 January 1932
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: 1932.


Description prepared 09 February 2004 by Sara L. Smith and updated 30 January 2009 by Jeanine M. Wine.


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