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Accession #MC2003/369: Mount Morris
TopicMount Morris College: Permanent Records
TitleMount Morris College Miscellaneous Permanent Records
Size1 envelope
LocationMount Morris College cabinet
CitationMount Morris College Miscellaneous Permanent Records, MC2003/369: Mount Morris, Archives and Church of the Brethren 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.
ProvenanceMount Morris College
Scope and Content

Miscellaneous permanent records of Mt. Morris College, arranged alphabetically.  Academy records are also included.

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: 1932.

Description prepared 18 December 2003, updated 09 February 2004 by Sara L. Smith, and last updated 15 October 2014 by Jeanine M. Wine.


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