Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) collection, 1836-1990

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Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) collection 1836-1990

Collection #UA.01.02.0002 | 20.3 Linear Feet

In 1841, Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C. was first formally chartered as Union Institute formed by the Union Institution Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers; it served as the foundation for Duke University in Durham, N.C. This artificial reference collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, account books, diaries, printed material, and articles dealing with Union Institute, Normal College, and Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C. Included are accounts of student "tuition & contingencies," and bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Several volumes include the signatures of students. Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades. One folder relates to Cherokee students and includes a list of 20 names and teachers' comments. Account books with faculty fees and payments are also included. There is also information on the small town of Trinity, North Carolina.

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