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Accession #MC2003/370
TopicMount Morris College: Kinsley, Lucile Buck,
TitleLucile Kinsley Mt. Morris Memorabilia Collection
Size1 envelope
LocationMC General File-Kinsley, Lucile
CitationLucile Kinsley Mt. Morris Memorabilia Collection, MC2003/370, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
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Scope and Content

Item 1    Invitation to the last Commencement Exercises for Mt. Morris College (29 May - 3 June 1932)

Item 2    Program for Alumni Banquet (2 June 1932)

Item 3    Program for "Pirates of Penzance," shown at Mt. Morris 3 May 1932.

Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

Lucile Buck Kinsley graduated from Manchester College in 1934.

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

Description prepared 18 December 2003 by Sara L. Smith.


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