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Emory College was founded in 1836 by the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Early faculty members included Alexander Means, Gustavus John Orr, Osborne L. Smith, and George W. W. Stone.

From the description of Emory College faculty records, 1847-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761669346

Emory College was chartered in 1836 to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The first librarian noted in Emory College records, in 1840, was George W. Lane. In its early years, the College relied heavily on the libraries of the Few Literary Society and the Phi Gamma Society.

From the description of Emory College library records, 1846-1936 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 769677154

Emory College was founded in Oxford, Ga., in 1836 by the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was an extension of the Georgia Conference Manual Labor School. Emory College presidents included Ignatius Augustus Few, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, George Foster Pierce, Alexander Means, James R. Thomas, Luther M. Smith, Osborn L. Smith, Atticus G. Haygood, I. S. Hopkins, Warren A. Candler, Charles E. Dowman, and James E. Dickey.

From the description of Emory College general records, 1834-1918 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 768354790

Emory College was chartered in 1836 to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was an extension of the Georgia Conference Manual Labor School, founded in 1834. To fund the College, the founders sold plots of land in Oxford, Ga.; sought subscriptions and endowments; and sold perpetual scholarships. The College struggled financially in its early years but was bolstered by significant donations from individual benefactors including George I. Seney, W. P. Patillo, and Asa Griggs Candler.

From the description of Emory College financial records, 1834-1949 (bulk 1934-1916) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 768434810

Emory College was chartered in 1836 to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Literary and debate societies, particularly the Few Literary Society, founded 1839, and Phi Gamma Society, founded circa 1837-1839, played significant roles in the social and academic life of the College. The societies debated varied topics including issues of the day, politics, morality and ethics, religion, history, and philosophy. The literary societies also amassed libraries which predated any official College library on the campus. Fraternities and secret societies were also prominent at Emory College. The Mystic Seven was organized at Emory in 1840 and is said to be the first national fraternity to be established in the South. The Kappa Alpha Order, Epsilon Chapter was founded in 1869.

From the description of Emory College student organization records, 1839-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 768444299

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Georgia Beta Chapter (Emory University). Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Georgia Beta Chapter records, 1871-1941, bulk 1871-1901. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Yun, Ch'i-ho, 1865-1945. Yun Ch'i-ho papers, 1883-1945. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emory College. Emory College student organization records, 1839-1932. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Allen, Young John, 1836-1907. Young John Allen papers, 1854-1924. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Walter Turner, 1885-1967. Walter Turner Candler papers, 1904-1967. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn English, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1895-1992. Thomas H. English papers, 1905-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Lovett, Robert Watkins, 1818-1912. Robert Watkins Lovett papers, 1787-1916. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emory College. Papers, 1839-1849. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Wren, George Lovick Pierce, 1836-1916. George Lovick Pierce Wren diaries, 1858-1864. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Jarrell, Charles Crawford, 1874-1961. Charles Crawford Jarrell papers, 1826-1961. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Reeve, Thomas Ellis. Thomas Ellis and Etha Mills Reeve papers, 1887-1971. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Thomson, Albert Danner, 1877-1953. Albert Danner Thomson family papers, 1883-1960. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 1790-1870. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet papers, 1844-1860. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Featherston, Lucius Horace, 1814-1886. Lucius Horace Featherston papers, 1825-1979. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Burge family. Burge family papers, 1832-1952. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Emory College. Office of the Registrar. Emory College Office of the Registrar's records, 1838-1945. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Mackay, Edward George, 1885-1956. Edward George Mackay family papers, 1861-1957. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Clark family. Papers, 1764-1890. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Dempsey, Elam Franklin, b. 1878. Elam Franklin Dempsey papers, 1855-1952. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Bryan, William Lyle, 1890-1960. William Lyle Bryan papers, 1908-1960. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Travis, Robert Jesse, 1877-1963. Robert Jesse Travis papers, 1818-1966. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Emory College. Board of Trustees. Emory College Board of Trustees records, 1837-1919 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Graves family. Graves family papers, 1818-1939 (bulk 1836-1910). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn George Lippard Collection, 1846-1853 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Educational Commission. Methodist Episcopal Church, South Educational Commission records, 1914-1918. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf White, Pleasant Woodson, 1820-1919. Pleasant Woodson White collection, 1848-1890. Florida Historical Society
referencedIn Means, Alexander. Alexander Means papers, 1824-1885. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Orr family. Orr family papers, 1825-1970. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913. George Gilman Smith books, 1853-1910 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Eugene E. Barnett Memoir, 1888-1936 East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn Callaway, Morgan, 1831-1899. Morgan Callaway papers, 1851-1864. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Papers of Mary E. Davis [manuscript], 1850-1863. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Park, Lemuel Madison, 1846-1916. Lemuel Madison Park papers, 1888-1922. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emory College. Emory College faculty records, 1847-1917. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Peed, Mansfield Theodore, 1857-1925. Mansfield Theodore Peed family papers 1864-1963. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Rylander, John Emory, 1836-1864. John Emory Rylander papers, 1855-1863. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Little, Frank L. (Franklin Lightfoot), b. 1838. Papers, 1908-1911. Auburn University.
creatorOf Emory College. Emory College general records, 1834-1918 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Andrew, James O. (James Osgood), 1794-1871. James O. Andrew papers, 1813-1848. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Clark, James Osgood Andrew, 1827-1894. James Osgood Andrew Clark papers, 1807-1945. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Cline, John Earl. John Earl Cline family papers, 1867-1951. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Baldwin, Jeanne. Jeanne W. Baldwin family papers, circa 1892-1995. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emory College. Emory College library records, 1846-1936 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Carmichael, Marion Walter, 1870-1935. Marion Walter Carmichael papers, 1898-1935. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Pierce, George F. (George Foster), 1811-1884. George Foster Pierce papers, 1872-1875. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Warren A. (Warren Akin), 1857-1941. Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Hardaway, Robert Archelaus, b. 1829. Recollections, ca. 1870-1897 [microfilm manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913. George Gilman Smith papers, 1835-1956. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Branham, Walter R. (Walter Richardson), 1850-1934. Walter R. Branham, Jr. family papers, 1848-1985. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Cleckler, Richard Cox, 1872-1963. Richard Cox Cleckler papers, 1892-1956. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Lippard, George, 1822-1854. Papers of George Lippard, 1846-1853. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Grimes, Thomas Wingfield, 1844-1905. Papers, 1860-1862. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Lippard, George, 1822-1854. Papers, 1843-1927. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Hardaway, Robert Archelaus, b.1829. Record book and notes, 1878-1899. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Woodward, Comer McDonald, 1874-1960. Comer McDonald Woodward papers, 1892-1942. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Candler, Asa Griggs, 1851-1929. Asa Griggs Candler papers, 1821-1980. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Avary, Robert Lee, b. 1863. Robert Lee Avary papers, 1895-1947. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Georgia Conference Manual Labor School. Board of Trustees. Georgia Conference Manual Labor School Board of Trustees minutes, 1835-1838 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Baker, John Wesley, 1826-1902. John Wesley Baker diaries, 1877-1892. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Dickey, James Edward, 1864-1928. James Edward Dickey papers, 1903-1920. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Emory College. Emory College financial records, 1834-1949 (bulk 1934-1916) Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Bonnell, John Mitchell, 1820-1871. John Mitchell Bonnell papers, 1848-1864. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
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associatedWith Dickey, James E. person
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Oxford (Ga.)
Georgia
Georgia
Oxford (Ga.)
Georgia
Oxford (Ga.)
Georgia
Oxford (Ga.)
Oxford (Ga.)
Georgia
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