Guide to the "The Mistake of Young Men," 1896 - 1958

Summary Information

Title: "The Mistake of Young Men," 1896 - 1958
Collection: AC.424
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

"The Mistake of Young Men" is an an 1896 article from Carson-Newman College's The Carson-Newman Magazine. Its author, Appalachian State University founder Blanford Barnard Dougherty, wrote about the mistake of not continuing post-graduation learning.

Creator: Dougherty, Blanford Barnard

Biographical/Historical Note

Carson-Newman College is a co-educational residential four-year, liberal arts Baptist college located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. It was organized in 1851 as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary. In 1880, the college was renamed Carson College for donor James Harvey Carson (1801-1880). In 1899, Carson College joined its neighboring female college, Newman College, to become the South's first co-educational institution. In 1919, Carson-Newman College was officially affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The College was admitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1927 and the Association of American Colleges in 1928.

Dr. Blanford Barnard Dougherty and his older brother Dauphin Disco founded Appalachian State University as Watauga Academy in 1899. Blan Dougherty was born in Watauga County, North Carolina and attended local subscription schools. He received his college education from the Baptist-affiliated Carson Newman College and Wake Forest College as well as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lobbied to equalize North Carolina public school laws and school allotments and worked as Watauga County's Superintendent. He helped write the 1929 Hancock School Bill, which established an equitable state system of public schools in North Carolina. He retired as Appalachian's president in 1955 and died in 1957.

Scope and Contents

"The Mistake of Young Men" is an an 1896 article from Carson-Newman College's The Carson-Newman Magazine. Its author, Appalachian State University founder Blanford Barnard Dougherty, wrote about the mistake of not continuing post-graduation learning. This article illustrates both Dougherty's writing style and beliefs on alcohol, war, books, religion, and higher education.

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

Isaac Newton Carr, dean of Carson-Newman College, donated this to Appalachian State University in 1958. Its accession number is AC.2008.042. Its original title is "The Mistake of Young Men." It is not open to the public.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, August 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, August 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.424: "The Mistake of Young Men," W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

The Carson-Newman Magazine, May 1896 Folder 1
Letter, 1958 Folder 1