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Title: Blacks at Berea, 1836-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: RG 13/13.07

Primary Creator: Berea College

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century., African Americans -- Education -- Kentucky., Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations., Civil rights -- Madison County (Ky)., Students, Afro-American -- Berea College, Students, college -- Berea College, Students -- Political activity.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of materials documenting the history of blacks at Berea College as well as race relations at the College.  Materials include clippings, notes, writings, correspondence, College memorandum and notices, and other.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Education -- Kentucky.
Berea (Ky.) -- Race relations.
Civil rights -- Madison County (Ky).
Students, Afro-American -- Berea College
Students, college -- Berea College
Students -- Political activity.

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 the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Record/Folder/Box], RG 13/13.07: Associated Items: Blacks at Berea. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: Guide created October 2017.

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[Box 1: Blacks at Berea],

Box 1: Blacks at BereaAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Blacks at Berea, 1836-1894Add to your cart.

Clippings, editorials, student notes and remarks, writings

Includes Professor Hathaway-Frost conflict/growing discrimination (1893); Sectarian struggle in Berea College (1893); State convention of the Y.P.S.C.E. (Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, 1892), 1868 Lexington District of Freedmen's Bureau article on Colored Schools in Ky highlighting Berea College and future labor program; 1969 Fee writing; American Citizen articles (1875-1876); Fairchild Baccalaureate Sermon (1878)

Folder 2A: Berea Black Alumni, 1874-1906Add to your cart.
List of graduates by class; memos from Registrar with notes regarding graduates; Violet Tyler's list of graduates (1924); List of Honorary Degrees Granted by Berea College to Black Graduates (1883-1955); List and notes on early Black Trustees of Berea College; lists of students attending Berea; list of non-graduates; list of Outstanding Berea Graduates 174-1903; List of students affected by Day Law
Folder 2B: List of Black Students at Berea College 1873-1905Add to your cart.
College students, lists compiled from 1904 Historical Resister and from Frost's "Athletics."  Includes cards with student names and information.
Folder 2C: Memorandum to Berea College Trustees "On the Collegiate Department and Intercollegiate Athletics", c 1910Add to your cart.
Frost's "Athletics" Memorandum
Folder 3: Black Consultants, Late 1960s-1970Add to your cart.
Includes: "Berea College Consultant Visit" by Ralp J Bryson (late 1960's) regarding Black student reaction to administration, attitudes of Black students, the student body, courses, recommendations; Lawence Howard correspondence (1969-1970); Black Studies consultant work (1969-1970)
Folder 4: Black Settlers of Berea compiled Richard Sears, 1889, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: White/Racist Attitudes Against Berea, 1897-1948Add to your cart.
Pamphlet of Anglo-Saxon Society; Letter to Faculty of 1897 petitioning the removal of Black teachers from the Model school; 1948 letter to Berea College from the Anglo-Saxon Society
Folder 6: Berea's Education of Blacks, 1877-Add to your cart.
Includes: 1904 letter to black students of College regarding Day Law; List of Black Students at Berea by number and percentage of student population; Letter of J.T. Robinson to John G. Fee (Oct. 29, 1877); Handwritten "Report of Berea Colored School for Year Ending June 30, 1907;" 1904 letter to Professor L.V. Dodge; 1904 letter to Rev. J. G. Merrill , Pres. of Fisk University; additional correspondence regarding Day Law and transfering of students; Berea College publication (1908); 1905 Memorandom of agreement regarding the Berea Colored School; correspondence regarding donations to Berea and "situtation" in Berea regarding upcoming Day Law; Report on Educational Equality - 1904 by A. D. Mayo; 1926 notes from meeting regarding recommendation for the consolidation of the Berea, Middletown and Farristown Colored school districts and building of four-room consolidated school (Rosenwald school, Middletown School); 1971 Faculty Member memo considering institutional commitment regarding a black admissions policy; Dec. 1971, List of Demands from Black Students of Berea College; A Proposed Program of Alternative and Supplementary Action (Afro-American Studies Program); "The Dynamism of the Black Community at Berea College, Spring 1981" by Cleophus Charles; other
Folder 7: Race Relations at Berea College, 1924-1969Add to your cart.
Includes: Violet Tyler's 1924 piece "Race Relations in Berea College According to the Negro Graduates;" notes regarding Middletown School; 1947 Letter from Oberlin; memorandum and notes regarding blacks visting/treatment at Boone Tavern (1937,1941); Presidents Weatherford's Statement to Berea Students and Faculty of March 3, 1970, regarding events of March 1-2; parts of 1969 student term papers on racial attitudes of Berea students; other
Folder 8: Racial Tensions in Berea: September 1968 Violence, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles regarding September 1968 off campus shooting incident between blacks and members of the National States Rights Party (white supremacy group) in Berea resulting in the deaths of one black and one white man.  Formation of the Madison County Concerned Citizends Committee.
Folder 9: Racial Tensions in Berea: March 1970 Arrest of Three Berea Students by Berea City Police, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Leading to student occupation of President Weatherford's Office, boycott of classes.  Clippings, notices, correspondence including: President Weatherford's Statement to Berea Students and Faculty of March 3, 1970; Notice of occupation and boycott of classes; photographs of occupation; other
Folder 10: Racial Tension on Campus: December 1971 Closing of College, 1971-1972Add to your cart.

Clippings, correspondence, writings including: correspondence of President Weatherford to staff, faculty and students (Dec.1971) including notice of closing and reasoning for closing; Operation Zebra infomation; admissions policy information (1971); other

See also Folder 11

Folder 11: Racial Tension on Campus: December 1971-March 1972Add to your cart.

See also Folder 10

Memorandum, correspondence, clippings.  Includes: Office of Student Affairs Dec. 1971 memorandums regarding policy on Possession of Firarms on campus and dormitory room search and seizure procedures; memornadum regarding closing of campus, temporary and emergency procedures, and weapons on campus; notice of demands of Black students (Dec. 12, 1971); pamphlet of "Students Rights at Berea College" of Jan. 12, 1972, of the Executive Council of the Association of Berea College Students; 1972 survey; notice regarding final grades for Fall Term 1971-1972; Operation Zebra schedule and agenda (Jan. 2, 1972); Memorandum to General Faculty (dated Jan. 3, 1972) regarding Resume of Faculty Actions of Dec. 17, 1971 (Actions to be Reported to Students); lists of issues; other

Folder 12: Reference List of Private and Denominational Southern Colored High Schools and Colleges, 1929Add to your cart.
Fourth Edition. Trustees of the John F. Slater Fund.

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