Guide to the Storer College Programs, February 1920 - May 1920

Summary Information

Title: Storer College Programs, February 1920 - May 1920
Collection: AC.230.
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Storer College Programs contains three printed programs of varying public events at Storer College dating from February 12, 1920 to May 25, 1920.  Storer College was a small historical black college located in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. These programs illustrate the activities available to students, faculty and alumni.

Creator: Storer College

Biographical/Historical Note

Storer College was a historically black college located in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia founded by Reverend Dr. Nathan Cook Brackett, a Freewill Baptist minister. The Home Mission Society of the Free Baptist Church founded it in 1867 to educate former slaves. It was the first college for African Americans in West Virginia. It was named for philanthopist John Storer of Sanford, Maine, who donation setup money. Frederick Douglass served as a trustee. The Niagara Movement, a forerunner of the NAACP, held its second conference on the campus of Storer College in 1906.

The school closed in 1955 after the 1954 Supreme Court desegregation decision led to the end of state and federal funding. In 1964, the college's endowment was transferred to Virginia Union University, an historically black institution. Records of the college are maintained by Virginia Union and by Howard University.

Scope and Contents

The Storer College Programs contains three printed programs of varying public events at Storer College dating from February 12, 1920 to May 25, 1920.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in March 2005. The accesion number was AC.2005.009. It was opened to the public in March 2005. An addendum was added in July 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.230: Storer College Programs, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Three programs, 1920.  Folder 1
 Addendum. May 30, 1892 Program for Twenty-Five Commencement.  Folder 1