Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio)

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In 1887 Ohio General Assembly enacted legislation that created a Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University to provide teacher training for blacks, to inaugurate technical training programs, and to stabilize these programs for minority students by assuring a financial base similar to that of other state-supported institution; although "open to all applicants of good and moral character" it was clear that the department and its successors were designed to serve the educational needs of black students; although operated as part of Wilberforce in most respects, a separate board of trustees was appointed to govern the state-financed operations; in 1941 the Ohio General Assembly changed the department's name to the College of Education and Industrial Arts and became a four-year college program in education and industrial arts; often known as Wilberforce State University; in May 1951 the Ohio General Assembly approved an act that the institution should be known as Central State College; in November 1965 Central State was granted university status by the Ohio General Assembly.

From the description of General historical records, 1872-1976. (Central State University). WorldCat record id: 70970099

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referencedIn Branson, Herman R. (Herman Russell), 1914-1995. Herman R. Branson papers, 1952-1970. Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
creatorOf Mallory, William L., 1931-. William L. Mallory papers, 1950-1998. Cincinnati History Library, Cincinnati Museum Center
referencedIn Plato Family Papers 1924-1967 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Groves, Harry E. Harry E. Groves papers, 1965-1968. Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
referencedIn Ohio. Division of Public Works. State architect's and engineer's records for Central State University, 1967-1978. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Wesley, Charles H. (Charles Harris), 1891-1987. Charles Wesley papers, 1852-1965. Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
creatorOf Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio). Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1948. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Wilberforce University. Wilberforce University records, 1855-2005. Wilberforce University, Stokes Library
creatorOf Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio). General historical records, 1872-1976. Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
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