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Berea Community Collection

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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 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

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]


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