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Noah Calvin Hirschy Papers

Collection Overview

Title: Noah Calvin Hirschy Papers

Predominant Dates:c. 1920s

ID: RG 09/9.24

Creator: Hirschy, Noah Calvin.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes (General)

Languages: English [eng]


Noah C. Hirschy (1867-1925) was asked to join the faculty of Berea College as Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Science in 1920 (same year Dr. William J. Hutchins was appointed President of the College -- Hutchins and Hirschy had been seminary students together at Oberlin). Hirschy would become a Professor of Botany one year later and serve as head of the botany department until his death in March of 1925. While at Berea, Dr. Hirschy was known as a “real” teacher-- with his Sunday school classes crowded and his lectures well attended.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the papers of Noah C. Hirschy and includes biographical information and tributes; correspondence (both general and a collection of letters Hirschey received from President William J. Hutchins); Hirschy's Berea College worker commisions; handwritten notes on a number of topics including the principles of education, religion, and labor; printed materials and clippings collected by Hirschy (some with handwritten notes); photographs; and notes on public appearances and his work withBerea College and teaching Sunday School.

Administrative Information

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

Use Restrictions: Federal copyright regulations apply.  Cite all information.

Acquisition Source: Lois Hirschy Trimble; daughter (1991)

Preferred Citation: [Item/Folder/Box Identification], RG 09/9.24: Noah Calvin Hirschy Papers, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: Processed and finding aid created in 2016 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical and TributesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Tribute to Hirschy written by former student at Bluffton College; photograph of bust of Hirschy at BlufftonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Worker Commissions, 1920, 1921, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence from William J. Hutchins, 1921-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sunday School and Chapel: Notes, Attendance, OtherAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence regarding Children's Allowance/Staff Pay at Berea College, 1923 - 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes on Princples of Education, God's Workers, Election Day, A Program for the Conquest of the Mountains, and other Topics and IssuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Public Appearances: Notes and Other, 1921 - 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Copy of Advertisement for Speech on: The American Negro As I Have Learned to Know Him by Hirschy.  Newspaper clipping of event; Hirschy notes on speech and topic.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings on Berea College history and issues of interest (some handwritten notes by Hirschy)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Log of Visits (to neighboring areas), 1920, otherAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph: Birdseye View from East PinacleAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Photograph: Berea from Robes MountainAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Photograph: Dixie Highway near BereaAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Photograph: Commencement Day at Berea; picnic, horse and carriages, 1921Add to your cart.
Item 5: Photograph: Mountain Family making SorghumAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Postcards with pictures of Berea College Buildings including: YMCA Building on Campus, Cumberland Hall, Kentucky and Talcott Hall, Ladie's Hall (Fairchild), James Hall, Seabury Gymnasium, Charles Martin Hall Science Building, Dairy Barn, Blue Ridge Hall, Howard Hall, Pearson's Hall, Presidential Homes, Knapp HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Printed matter collected by Hirschy.  Some Berea College related, other related to issues of importance to him.Add to your cart.