Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)

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National Theological Institute with branches in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, split apart after 1865 with the Washington branch becoming Wayland Seminary; 1869 the Richmond branch was named Colver Institute; in 1876 school was incorporated by the Virginia General Assembly under the name Richmond Institute; in 1883 a college for women named Hartshorn Memorial College was founded by the ABHMS; with no women attending the Richmond Institute it turned strictly to theological studies and re-established itself as Richmond Theological Seminary in 1886; by 1889 it was agreed that Wayland Seminary and Richmond Theological Seminary would come together to form Virginia Union University; in 1932 the merger of Hartshorn Memorial College made it the third school in the union; in 1964 Storer College of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., founded in 1867 by Free Will Baptists, merged it assets with Virginia Union to become the fourth component of the union.

From the description of President's annual reports 1943-1971 (1943-1963). (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970008

From the description of Drama records, 1941-1984. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969997

From the description of Faculty records, [193-]-1988 (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969999

From the description of University activities records, 1924-1926. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970017

From the description of Alumni records, 1941-1985. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969990

From the description of Sports records, 1917-[198-]. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970012

From the description of Student writings and publications, 1943-1995 (bulk 1961-1973). (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970015

From the description of Richmond Theological Seminary records, 1886-1895. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970011

From the description of La Cave Theater collection, 1967-1991 (bulk 1967-1975). (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970006

From the description of Students records, 1930-1992. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970016

From the description of Fine Arts Festival records, 1956-1985. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970000

From the description of General university records, 1892-[198-] (bulk [193-]-[198-]). (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970001

From the description of Faculty and staff records, 1954-1981. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969998

From the description of Yearbooks, 1928-1995. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970018

From the description of Richmond Institute collection, 1874-1900. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970010

Chartered in 1909 and opened doors in 1910 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua; sold and reorganized in 1915 as National Training School; 1923 state of North Carolina appropriated funds to purchase school which became Durham State Normal School, a publically supported state institution; two years later the North Carolina General Assembly redefined the mission of the school and renamed it North Carolina College for Negroes; renamed North Carolina College at Durham in 1947; changed to North Carolina Central University in 1969.

From the description of Class of 1949 thirteith reunion collection, 1943-1982. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969993

From the description of College publications, 1899-1994. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70969994

Founded by the Free-will Baptists to educate freed slaves in the Shenandoah Valley, Storer College opened on Oct. 2, 1867 as Storer Normal School with 19 students, one teacher, and the Reverend Dr. Nathan Cook Brackett as principal; named for philanthropist John Storer of Sanford, Me. who donated $10,000 for the establishment of a school open to all in the South; accredited as a four-year college in 1946, the first college for Blacks in West Virginia ceased operations in 1955 and merged with Virginia Union University in 1964.

From the description of Storer College records, 1944-1950. (Virginia Union University). WorldCat record id: 70970013

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referencedIn Simons Family Papers, 1887-1982, (bulk 1918-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Drama records, 1941-1984. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947. Papers of Jackson Davis, 1910-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Richmond Institute collection, 1874-1900. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn Shannon, David T. David Thomas Shannon papers, 1969-1984. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn General Education Board. Archives, 1901-1964. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Richmond, Va, postcards [graphic], 1924-1978, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001. Papers of Alice Jackson Stuart [manuscript], 1930-2001. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Postcards of Richmond, Va, 1924-1978, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Alumni records, 1941-1985. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn Davidson, Herbert A. (Herbert Augustus), 1900-1974. Herbert A. Davidson papers, 1940-1974. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Herbert A. Davidson Papers, 1940-1974 Archival Services, University Libraries, The University of Akron
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creatorOf Brown, Homer S., 1896-1977. Papers of Homer S. Brown, 1918-1977. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). General university records, 1892-[198-] (bulk [193-]-[198-]). Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). La Cave Theater collection, 1967-1991 (bulk 1967-1975). Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Sports records, 1917-[198-]. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Richmond Theological Seminary records, 1886-1895. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). College publications, 1899-1994. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
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referencedIn Curtis, Joseph O. Simons family papers, 1887-1982 (bulk 1918-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Yearbooks, 1928-1995. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
referencedIn Ellison, John Malcus, 1889-1979. John Malcus Ellison papers, 1941-1979. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Fine Arts Festival records, 1956-1985. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
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referencedIn Sealantic Fund. Archives, 1931-1980. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Anderson, Richard N. Richard N. Anderson photographs [manuscript], 1937-1972. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Student writings and publications, 1943-1995 (bulk 1961-1973). Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Students records, 1930-1992. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
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referencedIn Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Office of Student Affairs. Student handbooks, 1951-1981. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
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creatorOf Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.). Faculty and staff records, 1954-1981. Virginia Union University, L. Douglas Wilder Library & Learning Resource Center
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