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Board of Trustees. President's Correspondence, 1840-1963

Identifier: RG01-02

Scope and Contents

This file consists of correspondence to and from the President (now the Chairman) of the Board of Trustees. The 19th century letters address topics such as presidential searches ( a letter of refusal from Aaron Whitney Leland, professor at Columbia Theological Seminary), Dr. Shearer's resignation, the evils of secret fraternities and the possibility of expanding the curriculum. The letters from 1963 concern the professorial oath (of Christianity) which was to be reaffirmed by members of the faculty at each Commencement.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1840 - 1963


Biographical / Historical

The Board of Trustees was originally comprised of representatives of the Presbyterian Synods.


4.00 folders (4 folders)