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Knoxville College Slide

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1974

This collection houses a single magic lantern, or primitive projection, slide depicting Knoxville College's 1930 Junior class play.

Dates

  • 1930

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a single magic lantern, or primitive projection, slide depicting Knoxville College's 1930 Junior class play.

Biographical/Historical Note

Knoxville College was established in 1875 under the Freedmen's Mission of the United Presbyterian Church and was dedicated to educating Tennessee's African-American population. It originally offered elementary, high school, and college level courses and even added a medical program in 1895. Although the medical school was discontinued in 1900 after graduating only two students, Knoxville College Hospital, which opened in 1907, proved extremely successful. Indeed, this hospital was for many years one of the only institutions in the South where black doctors and nurses could practice and the only place in Knoxville where blacks could find quality medical care (at Knoxville General, blacks were treated in a basement ward). The College disbanded its elementary department in 1927 and its high school department in 1931 in order to focus solely on higher education, and the institution continues to serve as a valuable liberal arts school today.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections on 2007 August 7.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480