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Berea Community Collection

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Community Records

Local History

College and Town

Photographs

Interracial History - Oral History Interviews

Oversized Materials



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Berea Community Collection, 1810-1964 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Berea Community Collection, 1810-1964Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Hutchins Library Staff.

Extent: 9.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: Arrangement of records is by series:  Community Records; Local History; College and Town; Photographs; Interracial History-Oral History Interviews; and Oversized Materials.

Subjects: Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations., Berea, (Ky.), Berea College, Civil rights movements -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century., Oral histories -- Kentucky -- Madison County -- Berea.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Berea Community Collection is comprised of archival materials collected by college librarians as a part of the Berea City Vertical Files.  This collection, with its wealth of local history, was removed from the vertical files in order to further preserve and arrange the materials as a working collection.      

Background information and local history have been preserved in the form of business ledgers, organizational minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, audio recorded interviews, and photographs.

Materials concerning the relations between Berea College and the town in such matters as water works, municipal streets and rail service, date from 1892 to 1964, though the majority of materials, especially the photographs, are centered about the turn of the century.  There is a strong correlation between the records and photographs that lend insight into the emergence of the town of Berea.

Also included in the collection is a series of recorded interviews with transcriptions with Berea citizens discussing their interracial experiences and the Civil Rights movement. The interviews were conducted by students in Sociology Department courses taught by Jackie Burnside.  Follow the links in the recordings box lists to listen to interviews and read transcriptions.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is comprised of business ledgers, organizational minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, interviews, and photographs providing background and historical information about the Berea community.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations.
Berea, (Ky.)
Berea College
Civil rights movements -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century.
Oral histories -- Kentucky -- Madison County -- Berea.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item/Folder/Box], Berea Community Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: The finding aid and box list were updated in April 2014 by Lori Myers-Steele, Project Archivist.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0181 HC 06


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Community Records],
[Series 2: Local History],
[Series 3: College and Town],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Interracial History - Oral History Interviews],
[Series 6: Oversized Materials],
[All]

Series 1: Community RecordsAdd to your cart.
This series contains ledgers and minutes for various businesses and organizations in the Berea Community from 1802 to 1914.  Included are:  Berea Bible Society Ledger containing secretary's report of the services between 1873-1904; correspondence and transcript of the minutes of the Berea Cemetery Association, 1872-1914; by-laws and honorary membership card for the Berea Hunters and Angler's Club, 1926-1927; Big Hill Pike Company receipt book for Gate #1, 1889-1896; Johnson and Moore store ledger of accounts, indexed by name, the items bought and prices, 1871-1872; and the minutes of Silver Creek-Scaffold Cane Baptist Church, 1802-1859.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger; Berea Bible Society, 1873-1904Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ledger; Big Hill Pike Company receipt book, 1889-1896Add to your cart.
Item 3: Ledger; Johnson and Moore Store accounts, 1871-1872Add to your cart.
Item 4: Minute Book, Silver Creek-Scaffold Cane Baptist Church, 1802-1859Add to your cart.
Item 5: Berea Cemetery Association, 1872-1914, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 6: Berea Hunters and Angler's Club, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Transcript of Arcticles of Incorporation of the town of BereaAdd to your cart.
Original signed Oct 4, 1910
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Berea Hospital Inc. Annual Report, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Berea Hospital Inc. Fourth Annual Report, 1976-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Berea Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Berea Hospital Inc. BylawsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Berea Hospital Corporation Meeting, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Berea Hospital in DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Berea Hospital Statistical Report, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Berea Cemetery Association, 1872-1914, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Berea Hunters and Angler's Club,, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Housing (Patrons of Housing, Inc.)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Land Use Plan For The City of Berea, Kentucky, c. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Proposed Zoning Ordinance, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Recycling Committee, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Berea Community School, Architecture, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Berea School Board of Education, 1961, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Berea Communtiy School, Dedication and Ground Breaking, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Berea Community School Fact Sheet, Citizens' Committee of 100, ndAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Berea Community School, Faculty Handbook, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Berea Community School Administration and Finance, 1972-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Berea Community School, Laboratory Proposal, for Bureau of Educational Peronnel Development, c. 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Berea Community School, General Fund Expenditure Analysis, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 22: An Inquiry Into the Strengths and Weaknesses of the College Preparatory Program of the Berea High School, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Report of the School Merger Feasibility Committee, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Shape of Education For The New Berea Community School, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Berea Communtiy School Survey, 1972Add to your cart.
Series 2: Local HistoryAdd to your cart.
This series contains information about the Berea area and its inhabitants. Included in the series is  correspondence concerning the 7th Kentucky Infantry in the Battle of Big Hill; papers and letters of the Elder family, 1810-1907; a transcript of correspondence between President Frost and Cash Rawlings discussing local history and folklore in the 1890s; and a transcript of biographical sketch of Samuel E. Welch (b.1861), a prominent Berea citizen, builder of Welch's Department Stores and first President of Berea National Bank.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Big Hill, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Elder Family, 1810-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Frost-Rawlings Correspondence, 1926-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Welch, Samuel E., 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters of Everett C. HutchinsAdd to your cart.
Memories of living in Berea in the 1920s
Series 3: College and TownAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and papers concerning college and town interaction and interests in a variety of areas, including:  municipal streets; parks and recreation; postal service; public schools; rail service; and water works.  Materials are from the Berea College presidencies of William Goodell Frost (1892-1920), William J. Hutchins (1920-1939) and Francis Hutchins (1939-1967).
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Municipal Streets, 1910-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Municipal Streets, 1925-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Municipal Streets, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Municipal Streets, Dixie Highway, 1916-1948Add to your cart.
Highway 25
Folder 10: Parks and Recreation, 1925, 1949, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Postal Service, 1911-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Postal Service, 1929-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Public Schools, 1910-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Public Schools; Tax Controversy, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Regarding Blacks paying taxes for schooling
Folder 15: Public Schools; Citizens Advisory Committee, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Rail Service, 1901-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Folder MissingAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Water Works, 1912-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Movie TheatreAdd to your cart.
Program (1930s) and photograph: Gone with the Wind program (1940)
Folder 20: Peck Notes on Berea CommunityAdd to your cart.
Includes notes on streets, city ordinances, railroads, transportation, telephone lines, electricity, water supply, schools, and other
Folder 21: Folder MissingAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Berea: Berea City and College Growing Up Together, 1990Add to your cart.
Prepared for the Centennial Celebration of the City of Berea, Kentucky. By Jean J. Welsh and William B. Welsh
Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Berea Community from the 1890s to the 1950s (majority focus on the turn of the century).  Subjects include: architecture, churches, health, landscapes, music, organizations, people, recreation, schools and town. This series also contains the Appalachian Museum "Berea Remembered" proofs and negatives.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ArchitectureAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: CemeteriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Churches; MiddletownAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Churches; Old GladesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Churches; UnionAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Churches; GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Health; American Red Cross BloodmobileAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Health; Polio Vaccination ClinicAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: LandscapesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 11A: Organizations; Berea Community Theater, 1987Add to your cart.
Berea Players
Folder 11B: Organizations; Chamber of CommerceAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Organizations; Kiwanis ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Organizations; Lion's ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 14A: People; AdultsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14B: People and Businesses, c1910, c1930Add to your cart.
Photograph 1: Engle's Dry Goods Store (c1910), Sale sIn igns on windows, J.W. Stephenson in forefront; Photograph 2: (In front of Ben Gabbard's Restaurant, c1930) Walter Engle, J.W. Stephenson, Noah Mitchell, and Ben Gabbard.
Folder 15: People; ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: People; Gabbard, Annabel PorterAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: People; Hawley, ElderAdd to your cart.
Folder 18A: People; Hays, Earl, Chief of PoliceAdd to your cart.
Folder 18B: People; Gay, John Lewis (Mayor)Add to your cart.
Folder 18C: People; Fisch, c. 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Post OfficeAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Rail StationAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: RecreationAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Roads and Streets; BereaAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Roads and Streets; Big Hill AreaAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Roads and Streets; TransportationAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Schools; Big HillAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Schools; Head StartAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Schools; Scaffold CaneAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Schools; Silver CreekAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Schools; Berea Community SchoolAdd to your cart.
Box 4AAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Appalachian Museum "Berea Remembered": Survey Sheets and Photographic Use Releases, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Appalachian Museum "Berea Remembered": Negatives and ProofsAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Interracial History - Oral History InterviewsAdd to your cart.
This series contains orriginal audio and video interview recordings with transcriptions, of Berea citizens discussing race relations and the impact of the Civil Rights Movement.
Box 5: Original Interview Audio Recordings & TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: SC-CT-449-001Add to your cart.

Rev. Alonzo (Lonzo) Ballard by John Collins 1-20- 89.

Listen    Transcript      Student Paper

Preaching Sunday Chapel 1-19-85

Item 2: SC-CT-449-002Add to your cart.

Lena Mae Blythe by Jackie Burnside 1-27- 89.

Listen      Tape Log

Item 3: SC-CT-449-003Add to your cart.

Edgar Bronaugh by Jackie Burnside 6-10- 88.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Tape Log

Item 4: SC-CT-449-005Add to your cart.

Ellen Evans by Ross Hoover 1-20- 89.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Transcript

Item 5: SC-CT-449-006Add to your cart.

(SIDE A) Linda Fish by Sharon Gill 1-20- 89.  (SIDE B) T  INTERVIEW Dr. William Epling by Sharon Gill 1-20- 89.

Listen Linda Fish    Transcript Linda Fish    Listen William Epling

Transcript William Epling    Student Paper William Epling

Item 6: SC-CT-449-007Add to your cart.

Warren Lambert by Wendy Moye 1-17- 89.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Transcript      Student Paper

Item 7: SC-CT-449-008Add to your cart.

Olive Vida Sinclair by Helen (Liz) Anderson [Menefee]1-23-89.  Ms Sinclair taught at Berea from 1913 to 1960. She was 102 years old at the time of the interview.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Transcript      Student Paper

Item 8: AC-VT-059-001Add to your cart.

INTERVIEW:  Mr. Edgar Bronaugh, African-American from Slate Lick Road area of southern Madison County, KY,  by David Rowland, November 11, 19 86[?] on local history and lifeways.

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Folder 1: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Rev. Alonzo Ballard by John Collins 1-20- 89.
Folder 2: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Lena Mae Blythe by Jackie Burnside 1-27- 89.
Folder 3: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Edgar Bronaugh by Jackie Burnside 6-10- 88
Folder 4: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Dr. William Epling by Sharon Gill 1-20- 89
Folder 5: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Ellen Evans by Ross Hoover 1-20- 89
Folder 6: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Fish, Linda by Sharon Gill 1-20- 89
Folder 7: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Warren Lambert by Wendy Moye 1-17- 89
Folder 8: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Olive Vida Sinclair by Helen (Liz) Anderson [Menefee]1-23-89
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Interview Release Forms
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Booklet: "Berea's Interracial History" by Jacqueline Burnside
Box 6: Original Interview Audio / Video RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: SC-CT-453-001Add to your cart.

Rosa Lee Grainger by Harry Rice 10-2- 97:  History of Commercial Movies (Film / Cinema) in Berea.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Transcript Not Done

Item 2: SC-CT- 831-001Add to your cart.

Andrew Baskin recorded by Keesha Gill and Jessica Hill 1-26-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen  Transcript

Item 3: SC-CT- 831-002Add to your cart.

Pat Brunner recorded by Chrissy Cataldo and Julie Sapin 1-24-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two    Transcript

Item 4: SC-CT- 831-004Add to your cart.

(Audio from VHS Video) Winston Gittens recorded by Tramaine Chapman, Jamie Rogers, and Jarend M. 1-26-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207. 

Listen Part One     Listen Part Two     Transcript

Item 5: SC-CT- 831-005Add to your cart.

Lucian Hughely, Jr. recorded by  Lemar Storey and Crystal Hunter 1-24-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.  

Listen Part One     Listen Part Two     Transcript

Item 6: SC-CT- 831-006Add to your cart.

Gloria Johnson recorded by  Faith Calhoun and Misti Johnson 1-22-01  for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen Part One      Listen Part Two        Transcript

Item 7: SC-CT- 831-007Add to your cart.

Clifford Kirby recorded by Jakisa Harper and Joanna Klossner 1-22-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207. 

Listen     Transcript

Item 8: SC-CT- 831-009Add to your cart.

(Audio from VHS Video) Ed McCurley recorded by  Lyssabeth Mattoon and LaQuita Middleton 1-19-01  for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen Part One    Listen Part Two   Transcript

Same as SC-VT-483-002

Item 9: SC-CT- 831-010Add to your cart.

Dave McPherson recorded by Corday Andrews and Angel Todd 1-19-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Right Movements - Sociology 207. 

Listen Part One     Listen Part Two     Transcript

Item 10: SC-CT- 831-011Add to your cart.

Marcella Miller Matthews recorded by Frances Y. Williams and Stacy Gold 1-21-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen    Transcript

Item 11: SC-CT- 831-013Add to your cart.

Pat Wear recorded by Stephanie Jennings and Leah Johnson 1-23-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207. 

Listen Part One     Listen Part Two     Transcript

Item 12: SC-CT- 831-014Add to your cart.

Eleanor Workman recorded by  Diana Martin and Christina Caul 1-22-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

Listen    Transcript

Item 13: SC-OR-475-001Add to your cart.

Berea Mayor, C. Clint Hensley recorded 9-25-78 and 12-13-78 by William Schafer.

Listen 9-25-78     Listen 12-13-78     Transcript

Item 14: SC-OR-475-002Add to your cart.

Paul and Rosa Lee Granger recorded 1-12-79 by William Schafer. The Graingers and Rosa's family operated Berea's only movie theater for many years.

  Listen     Transcript

Item 15: SC-VT-483-001Add to your cart.

Winston Gittens video recorded by Tramine Chapman and Jami Rogers 1-26-01 for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207.

  Listen  Transcript

  Same as SC-CT-831-004

Item 16: SC-VT-483-002Add to your cart.

Ed McCurley video recorded by  Lyssabeth Mattoon and LaQuita Middleton 1-19-01  for Jackie Burnside's Short Term 2001 course on the Civil Rights Movement - Sociology 207. 

Listen    Transcript

Box 7: TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Andrew Baskin recorded by Keesha Gill and Jessica Hill 1-26-01
Folder 2: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Pat Bruner recorded by Chrissy Cataldo and Julie Sapin 1-24-01
Folder 3: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Winston Gittens recorded by Tramaine Chapman, Jamie Rogers, and Jarend M. 1-26-01
Folder 4: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Lucian Hughely, Jr. recorded by  Lemar Storey and Crystal Hunter 1-24-01
Folder 5: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Clifford Kirby recorded by Jakisa Harper and Joanna Klossner 1-22-01
Folder 6: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Gloria Johnson recorded by  Faith Calhoun and Misi Johnson 1-22-01
Folder 7: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Marcella Miller Matthews recorded by Frances Y. Williams and Stacy Gold 1-21-01
Folder 8: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Ed McCurley recorded by  Lyssabeth Mattoon and LaQuita Middleton 1-19-01
Folder 9: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Dave McPherson recorded by Corday Andrews and Angel Todd 1-19-01
Folder 10: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
RESTRICTED Annriette Stolte recorded by Elizabeth and Charity  [Jan. 2001]
Folder 11: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Pat Wear recorded by Stephanie Jennings and Leah Johnson 1-23-01
Folder 12: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Eleanor Workman recorded by  Diana Martin and Christina Caul 1-22-01
Folder 13: TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Berea Mayor, C. Clint Hensley recorded 9-25 and 12-13-78 by William Schafer.
Series 6: Oversized MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Includes city reports, posters, broadsides, and a Berea City board game.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Community Facilities Plan, City of Berea, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 2: Comprehensive Plan for City of Berea, KY, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 3: PostersAdd to your cart.
Item 4: BroadsidesAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Berea City Board Game, 1990Add to your cart.

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