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Collection Number: 03689

Collection Title: North Carolina College Papers, 1853-1892.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 850 items)
Abstract North Carolina College, a Lutheran educational institution in Carrabus County, N.C., was founded in 1853 under the name of Western Carolina Male Academy, becoming the North Carolina College in 1859 and Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute in 1902. The collection includes bills, receipts, and other papers of successive treasurers and of the board of trustees, petitions about hiring and firing, business letters, and administrative reports of North Carolina College.
Creator North Carolina College (Mt. Pleasant, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the North Carolina College Papers, #3689, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the heirs of Dr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Morgan, September 1964.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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North Carolina College, a Lutheran educational institution in Mt. Pleasant, N.C., was founded as the Western Carolina Male Academy by decision of the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church meeting at Concord, N.C., 1852. The school opened in 1853 under the presidency of William Gerhart. In 1859 the institution became the North Carolina College under D. H. Bittle and continued under that name until 1901. From 1902 until its closing in 1933, the institution operated as a secondary school known as the Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. Presidents of the school included William Gerhart, 1855-1858; D. H. Bittle, 1859-1861; L. A. Bikle, 1866-1867, 1868-1874, and 1878-1881; C. F. Bansemer, 1867-1868; J. B. Davis, 1875-1877; G. D. Bernheim, 1882-1883; G. F. Schaeffen, 1883-1887; J. G. Schaidt, 1887-1889; J. D. Shirey, 1889-1896; M. G. Scherer, 1896-1899; E. Bowers, 1899-1900; and W. A. Lutz, 1900-1902. Others involved in the administration of the school included C. Melchor, John. L. Shimpock, L. G. Heilig, Mathias Barrier, Alex Foil, and Jonas Cook.

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The collection includes bills, receipts, and other papers of successive treasurers and of the board of trustees, petitions about hiring and firing, business letters, and administrative reports of North Carolina College.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse North Carolina College Papers, 1853-1892 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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