Guide to the Roanoke College Promotional Advertisement, 1867

Summary Information

Title: Roanoke College Promotional Advertisement, 1867
Collection: AC.758
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Roanoke College Promotional Advertisement states the 1867 faculty and expenses of the College for students for the semester beginning September 1, 1867. It is a facsimile of the original.

Creator: Roanoke College.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, was founded in 1842 as a boys' preparatory school by Lutheran pastors David F. Brittle (who served as its first President) and Christopher C. Baughmann. It became coeducational in 1930 when women were admitted to counter a decline in male enrollment due to the Great Depression.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one facsimile copy of an 1867 promotional broadside for Roanoke College, located at Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia. It lists the faculty and expenses of a session of ten months. President at that time was D.F. Brittle.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2011. Accession number AC.2011.038

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.758: Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia Promotional Advertisement, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Advertisement, 1867 ACSC_Box 25, Folder 16