Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Reference collection, 1889-1992

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Duke University. University Archives
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Material in English
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University Archives Record Group:
01 -- General Information and University History
01 -- General Information and University History > 11 -- Reference Collections


Scope and content:

The collection contains printed matter including brochures, bulletins, hymns, etc. as well as correspondence and subject files on Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). The provenance for most the material is unknown and was put together in this collection by Archives staff for research and reference use. The material ranges in date from 1889-1992.

Biographical / historical:

In 1841, Trinity College in Randolph County, NC was first formally chartered as Union Institute and was formed by the Union Institution Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers. Braxton Craven became head of the institution in 1842. The school was re-chartered in 1851 as Normal College. In 1859, the institution's name was changed to Trinity College upon affiliation with the Methodist Church. In 1892, Trinity College relocated to Durham, NC.

Acquisition information:
The Trinity College (Randolph County) Reference collection materials were compiled from a variety of sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.
Processing information:

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2007

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

Accessions A90-21, A95-78, A78-52 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). Law School
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). Board of Trustees
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- Students
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- Periodicals
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- History


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[Identification of item], Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.