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Beloit College--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 158 Collections and/or Records:

Carey Croneis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 005
Overview Carey Croneis was Beloit College's fifth president, and served from 1944-1954. There is a relatively small amount of presidential correspondence primarily from 1946-1950. Subject matter ranges from financial development to issues involving specific students. This includes correspondence to individuals and to Beloit College different groups within the Beloit College community. Croneis presided over the college's centennial, so many documents relating to the planning for centennial...
Dates: 1941-1972, bulk 1945-1950

Carl and Susan Welty papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 112
Scope and Contents American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) materials; articles by and about Susan Welty; Christmas cards; college notes; correspondence; funny animal and bird pictures; manuscripts: Life of Birds (Joel Carl Welty) and Look Up and Hope (Susan Welty); newspaper clippings; photographs of and by the Weltys; published articles and books; speeches; writings. The Archives holds a comprehensive collection of original material (Carl's letters to Susan...
Dates: 1922-2004

Center for Management Services and Applied Research, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 29
Overview This collection contains records in connection with the Center for Management Services and Applied Research, Inc., a subsidiary corporation wholly owned by Beloit College, and which was a revenue generation strategy involved with investments in technology, manufacturing, and marketing. The corporation was an extension of the Hinckley Engine Project, also known as the HBH Motor (for Hinckley-Beloit-Hornbostel), records for which are also represented here. Materials include Board of Directors...
Dates: 1968-1981, 1993 (bulk 1968-1974)

Chapin Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 30
Overview The Chapin Society records are mostly comprised of materials generated for the organization’s annual meetings, also called annual dinners. These materials include invitations, programs, attendee lists, award winner lists, and correspondence, especially between the Chapin Society president or executive secretary and the Beloit College Development Office. Also included are many annual member lists and records of their donations.
Dates: 1966-2010

Charter and By-laws

 Collection
Identifier: AC 31
Overview The college charter and ensuing changes and amendments, 1846-present
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Circle K records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 90
Overview Included in the Circle K records are meeting minutes, club activity reports, membership lists, Capitol Kiosk and Capitol Causerie newsletters, committee assignments, correspondence between members, correspondence from the national and regional organizations. Meeting minutes generally refer to various fundraising activities.
Dates: 1988-1992

Civil War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 33
Overview This collection gathers primary and secondary source materials regarding Beloit College's involvement in the Civil War. Of particular note are the lists of Beloit College students and faculty who fought in the war, historical sketches of the era, correspondence between college community members during and about the war, and photographs of soldiers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1854-1965, 2005

Coffee Houses and Cafes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 25
Scope and Contents This collection primarily contains promotional materials (flyers, posters), artist contracts, photographs, and Round Table articles for events that took place in Beloit College's various cafes and other small venues, including Coughy Haus (C-Haus), Java Joint, and the Breeze Café. Café Series and Coffee and Conversation events are among those documented. There are also a very small amount of records related to the operations of Coughy Haus, such as training manuals, financial information, a...
Dates: 1972-ongoing

ComSen materials

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2018-18

Curriculum Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 38
Overview This collection contains reports, memos, meeting minutes, proposals, brochures and other publications, and general research done by the various entities that develop curriculum at Beloit College, particularly from Academic Senate standing committees, ad hoc committees, and task forces. There is background information on the Beloit Plan, a fairly complete collection of course schedules from the 20th century, and documentary materials starting in 1980 regarding the College's freshman year...
Dates: 1847-1892, 1911-2010

Dance collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 69
Overview The Dance collection contains mostly programs, flyers, posters, and invitations for various dance performances, notably by the groups Chelonia, Orchesis, and Terrapin. There are a small number of news articles, clippings, and press releases regarding the groups and events.
Dates: 1913, 1939-2008

Dancing turtle sculpture

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2016-22

Dexter Clary papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 36
Scope and Contents

This collection of materials by Dexter Clary, an early trustee of the college, follows his missionary work through handwritten journals and correspondence.

Dates: 1846-1872

D.K. Pearsons collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 81
Overview Daniel Kimball Pearsons was a successful businessman who, in 1889, donated $100,000 to Beloit College, the first of many donations to the college and to many small, independent colleges throughout the nation. By the time of his death nearly 23 years later, Pearsons had given more than $5 million to higher education, $500,000 of which went to Beloit College. These donations allowed the college to, among other things, build a new science building, named Pearsons Hall of Science, and which now...
Dates: 1890-1912, 1943-1993

Dolph Stanley collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 105
Overview Dolph Stanley was a basketball coach and athletic director at Beloit College from 1945-1957. Stanley's teams won 40 straight Midwest Conference games and six consecutive titles. This collection contains mostly news articles by or about and photographs of Dolph Stanley. There is also a small amount of correspondence and biographical materials.
Dates: 1947-1991

Donald A. Murray papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 74
Overview Donald A. Murray was a professor of Modern Languages, teaching French and Spanish seminars. He kept a diary for a number of years while at Beloit. The diary itself covers a variety of topics. A few notable ones relate to the Beloit Plan, underclassmen common course, department hiring, his seminars, Miller Upton's resignation, the college's financial problems, and the beginning of Martha Peterson's presidency. This collection consists entirely of his diary, with a small folder...
Dates: 1962-1977

Edward Dwight Eaton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 002
Overview Edward Dwight Eaton was the second president of Beloit College, serving two separate terms, 1886-1905 and 1907-1917. This collection gathers his personal and Beloit College-related correspondence, correspondence with his family, some biographical materials, inauguration documents, a few news clippings, some of his and his family's writings, and his Alumni Office file.
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Ellsworth Huntington collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 57
Overview Ellsworth Huntington, a graduate of the class of 1897, published a significant amount about race, human population, and anthropology. He worked at Euphrates College in Turkey and taught Geology at Yale University. This collection primarily holds original copies of Huntington's publications, both pamphlets and books. There are photocopies of a number of articles about Huntington as well, with two photographs.
Dates: 1865-1966

Emerson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 46
Overview This collection contains papers of certain members of the Emerson family, especially regarding their connections to Beloit College. Family members primarily represented are Professor Joseph Emerson, Art Hall curator and art department founder Helen Brace Emerson, and Joseph's father, Ralph Emerson.
Dates: 1790-1955

Emerson Hall cup

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2016-23
Dates: circa early 20th century

Erastus G. Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 102
Overview From the time he was called to the chair of chemistry and mineralogy at Beloit College in 1881, Professor Erastus Gilbert Smith became an important figure in the Beloit community. He served four terms as mayor of Beloit, and three terms representing the southern half of Rock County in the state legislature. He was president of the Beloit Savings Bank from 1914-1928. Prof. Smith remained in active service as head of the Beloit College department of chemistry until 1921 when he retired as...
Dates: 1869-1970, bulk 1910-1937

Ethel Bird correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 18
Overview Ethel Bird, class of 1905, was a prolific letter writer during her years as a student at Beloit College. Bird’s correspondence with her parents reveals a lively and teasing wit and provid a fascinating glimpse into the life of a woman student less than a decade after Beloit College became coeducational. A small group of letters describe her experience as a social worker in Halifax, Nova Scotia after an explosion disaster in 1917. Ethel Bird had a distinguished career in social services and...
Dates: 1899-1904

Folk ‘n’ Blues Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 51
Overview This collection contains materials gathered in the event planning process for the annual Folk 'n' Blues (also called Folk and Blues) festivals held at Beloit College. Chiefly represented are contracts between the College and the performers, correspondence, news articles, Committee notes, t-shirt designs, and other logistical documents.
Dates: 1968-ongoing

Forensics Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 52
Overview These records collect documents relating to Beloit College's involvement in forensics, oration, extemporaneous speaking, and debate, primarily in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The College once had several oratory clubs, then called literary societies (not to be confused with literature-based organizations), a few of whom are represented here: the Archaean Society, which later split into two groups, the Alethean Society and the Delian Society, who, when combined for joint events were called...
Dates: 1848-1956, 1981-1982, bulk 1850-1916

Founding Conventions Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 53
Overview This collection gathers original, photocopies, and transcripts of meetings minutes of the conventions from which arose the founding of Beloit College. These include the four conventions held from August, 1844 through October, 1845, the last of which produced a charter and an elected board of trustees. Other materials include Professor Robert K. Richardson's transcripts and notes regarding these conventions and earlier ones held by various groups such as the Presbyterian and Congregational...
Dates: 1841-1870

Frank G. Logan collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 66
Overview Frank G. Logan was a long time trustee of and significant donor to Beloit College. He helped found its Department of Anthropology and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, on top of many other gifts. This collection gathers personal materials documenting Frank G. Logan's involvement with Beloit College. It is comprised mainly of biographical information, memorial documents, information about his family, particularly his wife Josephine Hancock Logan, and photographs. There is also correspondence...
Dates: 1914-1971

Beloit College Franklin Boggs collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 21
Overview This collection contains articles, exhibition programs, biographical information, printed versions and photographs of artwork, and photographs of Franklin Boggs, 32-year professor of art and artist-in-residence at Beloit College from 1945-1977. Boggs' art included subjects like WWII in the South Pacific, military medicine, tanneries, and architecture, among others. He worked in many art formats but particularly in murals.
Dates: 1945-2000

Fraternities and Sororities records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 54
Overview This collection contains records kept by Beloit College's Greek organizations. Fraternities and sororities represented in the collection are: Alpha Sigma Tau, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Upsilon, Delta Psi Delta, Delta Tau Rho, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Gamma Lambda, Phi Epsilon Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Beta Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Tau Rho, Theta Pi Gamma, and Zeta Kappa Zeta.
Dates: 1849-ongoing

Freshman beanie hat

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2016-26

Geology Department photographs, 1950-1984

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2018-26