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Southland College Papers

Records, 1872-1925

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SOUTHLAND COLLEGE

Southland College was one of the oldest private institutions in the South established for the education of blacks. Located at Helena (Phillips County), Arkansas, Southland was originally founded as an asylum for lost and abandoned children by the Friends' Freedmen Committee of the Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) and their local agent, Elkanah Beard, at the request of the Union commandant at Helena, General Napolean B. Buford. With the appointment by the Friends' Freedmen Committee and the arrival of Calvin and Alida Clark of Wayne County, Indiana, Southland orphanage and school was established April 19, 1864.

Supported by the Friends' Freedmen Committee and the Freedmen's Bureau, the school remained at Helena almost two years until Colonel Charles Bentzoni, Buford's successor, was ordered to return the buildings which housed the orphanage to the original owners. Rather than evict the school, Bentzoni and his command, the 56th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, volunteered to save the orphanage by donating money with which to buy thirty acres, located nine miles northwest of Helena, and the labor to erect buildings. The new site and temporary buildings, deeded to the Indiana Yearly Meeting, were dedicated in March 1866. To the original thirty acres, the Indiana Yearly Meeting added fifty more during the same year; and by 1925, the Southland campus comprised 167 acres.

With the demise of the Freedmen's Bureau in 1869, the sole maintenance of the school devolved on the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting which had succeeded the Friend's Freedmen Committee. Calvin and Alida Clark remained at Southland as the superintendent and matron. During the Clarks' tenure, a normal course was added to the curriculum in 1869 and the primary goal of the school was to train black teachers for the uplift of the race. By 1874 sixty teachers had been trained. As a consequence, the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting renamed the school Southland College and diplomas were granted to the first graduating class of 1876. In 1880 the first black teachers, Southland graduates, were added to the faculty thereby constituting one of the few integrated faculties in the South. By the end of the Clarks' tenure in 1886, five permanent buildings had been constructed and enrollment approached 300 students.

The Clarks were also concerned with the Southland community's spiritual development. In December 1876 the Indiana Yearly Meeting officially recognized the Southland Monthly Meeting, with seventy-eight friends, with the authority to establish Preparative Meetings. In 1880 the Executive Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting also made Daniel Drew, member of the Southland Monthly Meeting, a duly accorded minister. Chandler Paschal, a member of the first graduating class, was designated minister in March 1898. Although Southland provided much needed educational opportunities and Christian ethics, the financial condition of the school was always tenuous. School revenues were entirely dependent on inadequate tuition payments of one dollar per month for day students and three dollars per week for boarding students; appropriations from the Indiana Yearly Meeting; and donations. George Sturge, an English Friend, contributed $25,000 in 1881 which eventually provided an endowment of $40,000. The Sturge Fund, renamed the Geoffrey Sawyer Fund in 1976, is still administered by the Indiana Yearly Meeting for the education of black students. Despite the Sturge Fund, financial support remained meager.

The Clarks were succeeded by five superintendent and matron couples including Elkanah and Irena Beard for two brief periods, 1886-1888 and 1889-1891. The instability generated by the frequent changes in administration was exacerbated by other problems: the school building and chapel were destroyed by fire in 1900; the financial condition was worsened by the cancellation of insurance on the remaining buildings; and a drought ruined most of the farm crops.

In this situation, H. C. and Anna B. Wolford, as president and matron, began their long tenure from 1903 to 1922. During the Wolford administration, Southland was revived. Enrollment, which had fallen to 100 in 1902, numbered over 350 in 1916 and the number of boarders reached 200 in the same year. In 1917 the name of the school was changed to Southland Institute to more accurately reflect the elementary and secondary work being offered. But the Wolfords were unable to change the insolvency of the school. In protest, they left for one year, 1917-1918, but agreed to return provided additional funds were forthcoming for the maintenance of the school and improvement of the physical plant. To increase Southland's appropriations, responsibility for the school was officially transferred, in August 1920, from the Indiana yearly meeting to the Board of Home Missions of the Five Years Meeting of Friends which could solicit support from all thirteen yearly meetings.

Under the aegis of the Board of Home Missions, a survey team, dispatched in January 1921, which included agents of the Rockefeller General Education Board and the Phelps-Stokes Fund, inspected Southland and made several recommendations to improve the academic standards and the physical plant. In seeking to improve the school academically the Board of Home Missions appointed F. Raymond Jenkins, a recent graduate of Earlham College, as principal for the 1922-23 school year. Jenkins, who had also studied at Hampton Institute, immediately clashed with the older Wolford and his methods. Jenkins's complaints to the Board of Home Missions concerning Wolford resulted in two visits to Southland by members of the Board and Wolford's departure on October 8, 1922.

Jenkins, with his wife Cecelia, as acting director and matron, modernized the organization of the school, instituted a longer school term and improved the library. But the school continued to be financially insolvent, and the Board's primary goal was trying to keep the school open.

In April, 1924, the Rockefeller General Education Board appropriated $20,000 for Southland if matched by October 1, 1924. Unfortunately, the Rockefeller grant was applicable only if Southland retired its current indebtedness. To this end, Jenkins remained in Indiana during the 1924-1925 school year conducting fund- raising activities. Despite these efforts, the Board of Home Missions decided in March 1925 to close the school at the end of the spring term.

Additional information on the history of Southland College can be found in the following articles, all of which are maintained in the Special Collections Department:


Principal correspondents in the collection include:

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THE COLLECTION

The records of Southland College were placed in Special Collections by the Friends United Meeting of Richmond, Indiana, September, 1985. Dr. Thomas C. Kennedy, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, and Kara Cole, administrative secretary for Friends United Meeting, were instrumental in the transfer.

Arrangement and description of the collection was undertaken June 1, 1986, and financed in part by a grant from the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities.

The collection includes correspondence, predominantly during the last years from 1922 to 1925; student records from 1876 to 1925; financial records from 1882 to 1925; minutes of the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting from 1872 to 1918; minutes and records of the Southland Monthly Meeting from 1873 to 1922; and photographs, circa 1900 to 1925. Although these materials provide keen insight into the history of Southland College, many large gaps exist in the written record. Unfortunately, attempts to locate missing files have proven unsuccessful.

Restrictions apply.To protect the privacy of certain individuals, some items have been replaced by positive photocopies with names obliterated. The original material is restricted until the deaths of the principal parties.

Processed by Fon Gordon, May 1987. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


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Contents of Collection (31 containers)
NOTE: Oversize materials are in Box 29.

Series 1. F. Raymond Jenkins Files. Boxes 1-5.

This series consists of five subseries and coincides with the time period when F. Raymond Jenkins served as principal and acting director, succeeding H. C. Wolford. Subseries 1 consists largely of general correspondence with students, teachers and parents, and business matters for the period October 1, 1922 - August 31, 1923. Subseries 2 through 5 consist of much the same subject material as Subseries 1. However, the time period is for September 1, 1923 - September 1, 1924, and the types of correspondence were more narrowly defined. Subseries 5, for example, pertains to correspondence with the Board of Home Missions and the Central Offices of the Five Years Meeting in Richmond (see Series 6 for records concerning the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting for 1872-1918).
Box 1

    Subseries 1. Correspondence Files, 1922-1923.

  1. Adams - American F.
  2. American V. - Avent
  3. Bagby - Bellamy
  4. Bennett - Bowman
  5. Brandon - Brooks
  6. Brown - Busby
  7. Calhoun - Cartwright
  8. Cash - Cobb
  9. Colby - Currie
  10. Darnell - Davis
  11. Decorative - Doyne
  12. E
  13. Fair - Fisher
  14. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, October 1922 - June 1923.
  15. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, July - August 1923.
  16. Third Annual Report of the Board of Home Missions of the Five Years Meeting of Friends, 1922 - 1923.
  17. Flowers - Friends
  18. G
  19. Hamans - Hanks
  20. Harlan - Hirsch
  21. Holley - Houghton
  22. Howard - Hunter
  23. I
  24. Jamerson - Johnson, E.
  25. Johnson, G. - Jones
  26. K
Box 2
  1. Lamborn - Lindley
  2. Lippincott - Lyons
  3. McElvaine - Martin
  4. Maxey - Miller
  5. Missouri - Mott
  6. N
  7. O
  8. Parlette - Pittsburgh
  9. Pope - Pugh
  10. Q
  11. Ramsey - Rice
  12. Ridgell - Rowles
  13. Sage - Smith, D.
  14. Smith - Southern
  15. Southland--Inquiries.
  16. Southland Press Releases, 1923.
  17. Southland--Miscellaneous.
  18. Stanchel - Sylva
  19. Tate - Tile
  20. Tillman - Tuskegee
  21. U - V
  22. Walker - Washington
  23. Webb - Whitford
  24. Wilks - Wright
  25. X - Y - Z
Box 3

    Subseries 2. Correspondence with Former Students, Teachers, Staff, and Requests for Information and Catalogs.

  1. A
  2. Barrett - Binford
  3. Bone - Butler
  4. C
  5. D - E
  6. F - G
  7. Hamlin - Henley
  8. Hoffman - Hutchins
  9. Jackson - Jenkins
  10. Johnson - Jones
  11. K - L
  12. Mackey - Martin
  13. Mays - Myers
  14. N - O
  15. Parker - Pennington
  16. Penny - Puckett
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T - U - V
  21. Wagoner - Webb
  22. Wendell - Z

    Subseries 3. Requests for Educational Exhibits, Orders for Text books, and Estimates for New Equipment.

  23. Allen - American, C.
  24. American, L. - Aten
  25. Baker - Bartel
  26. Beech - Burke
  27. Caldwell - Chandler
  28. Chattanooga - Cromwell
  29. D
  30. E
Box 4
  1. Fairbanks - Fitzpatrick
  2. Floyd - Funk
  3. G
  4. Harris - Hessig
  5. Hill - Houston
  6. I - J
  7. K
  8. L
  9. McDonald - Martin
  10. Memphis - Methodist
  11. Metropolitan - Mutual
  12. N - O
  13. Pacific - Phoenix
  14. Pierce - Pruitt
  15. R
  16. Saunders - Southern
  17. Standard - Sutton
  18. T - U - V
  19. Walker - Webb
  20. Welch - X - Y - Z

    Subseries 4. Correspondence with Parents and Students.

  21. A
  22. Barnnett - Bogan
  23. Bonner - Butler
  24. Camp - Christmas
  25. Crawford
  26. Culp - Curtis
  27. D - E
  28. F - G
Box 5
  1. H - I
  2. J
  3. K - L
  4. McCullom - Mayer
  5. Mitchell - Moss
  6. N - Q
  7. R - Stepter
  8. Stevenson - Sylva
  9. T - U - V
  10. W - X - Y - Z

    Subseries 5. Correspondence with the Board of Home Missions and the Central Offices of the Five Years Meeting in Richmond

  11. A - Carpenter
  12. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, September 1923.
  13. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, October 1923.
  14. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, November - December 1923.
  15. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, January 1924.
  16. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, February 1924.
  17. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, March 1924.
  18. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, April 1924.
  19. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, May 1924.
  20. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, June 1924.
  21. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, July - August 1924.
  22. Gluys - Pickett
  23. Southland Press Releases, 1923 - 1924.
  24. Southland Press Releases, 1923 - 1924.
  25. Southland Press Releases, 1923 - 1924.
  26. Southland--miscellaneous.
  27. Williams - Z

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Series 2. L. Willard Reynolds Files. Boxes 6-7.

This series contains the general correspondence of Southland during the tenure of L. Willard Reynolds as acting principal during the absence of Raymond Jenkins. It covers the period September 1, 1924 - August 31, 1925. Jenkins spent most of the school year in Richmond, Indiana, and travelling north conducting fund-raising activities for the continued operation of Southland. The majority of the correspondence is with students and parents, but also includes business correspondence concerned with supplies and equipment. There is also considerable correspondence between Jenkins and Reynolds. The decision by the Board of Home Missions to close Southland at the end of the spring term, 1925 is included in the Jenkins-Reynolds correspondence.
Box 6
  1. A
  2. Ball - Billingsley
  3. Brown - Burrus
  4. Calhoun - Citizens
  5. Clearance - Culp
  6. D
  7. E
  8. Fairbairn - Fitzpatrick
  9. Five Years Meeting of Friends Board of Home Missions, September, 1924 - May, 1925.
  10. Folger - Fulghum
  11. Gibson - Goodwyn
  12. Grant - Guernsey
  13. Hall - Harvey
  14. Helena - Hurd
  15. I
  16. Jackson - Jenkins, A. L.
  17. Jenkins - Reynolds Correspondence, October - December 1924.
  18. Jenkins - Reynolds Correspondence, January - May 1925.
  19. Johnson - Junkunc
  20. K
  21. L
  22. McCamery - Meador
  23. Memphis - Mott
  24. N - O
  25. Parlette - Pettis
  26. Phenix - Q
Box 7
  1. Reece - Rockingham
  2. Schirmer - Service
  3. Shattuck - Southern
  4. Southland--enrolling procedure, student merit list, staff vaccinations, miscellaneous.
  5. Stalker - Stubblefield
  6. Talladega - Turnipseed
  7. Walker - Willis
  8. Wilson - Z

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Series 3. Employment Applications. Box 8.

This series is divided into three subseries corresponding to the periods: September 1922 - August 1923; September 1923 -August 1924; and September 1924 - January 1925. The series contains correspondence with applicants for faculty and staff positions and letters of recommendation. Applications received during the period September, 1923 through August, 1924 are identified by race with either "white" or "colored" written across the top of the letter.
Box 8

    Subseries 1. September 1922 - August 1923.

  1. A
  2. B - D
  3. E - H
  4. I - N
  5. O - Q
  6. R - S
  7. T - V
  8. W - Z

    Subseries 2. September 1923 - August 1924.

  9. A
  10. Bailor - Blair
  11. Blodgett - Burke
  12. Caesar - Chapman
  13. Clark - Cox
  14. D - G
  15. Hackney - Harrison
  16. Hawkins - Holley
  17. I - L
  18. McClain - Martin
  19. Maxwell - Moton
  20. N - O
  21. P - Q
  22. R
  23. S
  24. Tapley - Thomas
  25. Toomer - Turner
  26. U - V
  27. W - Z

    Subseries 3. September 1924 - January 1925.

  28. Applications 1924 - 1925.

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Series 4. Contributions. Box 9.

This series is divided into three subseries corresponding to the periods: September 1922 - August 1923; September 1923 - August 1924; and September 1924 - April 1925. The series contains correspondence with benefactors to Southland including the Slater Fund. In addition, a donations list and/or book was compiled during each period and is included at the end of each period. There is also a list of scholarships donated for the term 1922-1923 located at the alphabetical end of that period. See also Series 10.
Box 9

    Subseries 1. September 1922 - August 1923.

  1. A - Cartland
  2. Cary - Hasty
  3. Hill - Jenkins
  4. Jessup - Martin
  5. Meredith - Richie
  6. Rush - Z
  7. Scholarships 1922 - 1923.
  8. Donations lists 1922 - 1923.

    Subseries 2. September 1923 - August 1924.

  9. A - B
  10. C
  11. D
  12. E - F
  13. G
  14. H
  15. I - K
  16. L
  17. M
  18. N - O
  19. P
  20. Q - R
  21. S - V
  22. W - Z
  23. Donations, September 1923 - April 1924.

    Subseries 3. September 1924 - April 1925.

  24. A - B
  25. C - D
  26. E - H
  27. I - L
  28. M - N
  29. O - Q
  30. R - S
  31. T - Z
  32. Lists of gifts, December 1923 - April 1925.
  33. Donations list, November 1924 - April 1925.

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Series 5. Southland Internal Documents. Box 10.

The internal documents contained in this series include Southland Institute application forms; minutes of staff meetings 1922-1925; Booster-Anniversary banquet invitations, 1924; printed halftone envelope, 1914; commencement programs, 1920, 1921, 1922; circulars for 1880-1881 and 1883-1884; catalogs for 1922-1923 and 1923-1924; 1876 diploma (located in box 29); Southland News, February 1897, student newspaper (located in box 29); and a list of Negro county agents and home demonstrators in the Southern states.
Box 10
  1. Student application forms (blank).
  2. Staff Meetings, October 1922 - May 1923.
  3. Staff Meetings, September 1923 - May 1924.
  4. Staff Meetings, September 1924 - April 1925.
  5. Southland diploma, 1876 (box 29).
  6. Southland News, February, 1897 (box 29).
  7. Commencement programs, circulars and catalogs.
  8. Negro county agents in the Southern states, n.d.

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Series 6. Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting. Box 11.

Ledgers concerning the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting for Southland Institute, 1872-1918, and Correspondence between Southland and the Missionary Board, 1872-1918 (see Series 1, 2, and 3 for correspondence with the Board for the years 1922-1925).
Box 11
  1. Minute book, 1872 - 1913. Ledger containing the minutes of the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting for Southland College, September 1872 - September 1913. The ledger also contains (on the inside front cover) a pamphlet of the Freedmen's Normal Institute at Maryville, Tennessee, and a list of donations collected for a new boys' dormitory at Southland, 1878-1879.
  2. Letterpress book, 1888 - 1895. Letterpress book containing the correspondence of Joseph Dickinson, corresponding secretary of the Missionary Board under whose direction Southland was conducted. Correspondence covers the period May 1888 to June 1895.
  3. Minute book, 1917 - 1918. Executive Committee Minute Book, Missionary Board, Indiana Yearly Meeting for Southland College, October 1917 - August 1918.
  4. Correspondence concerning the will of Sarah Henley, 1892.
  5. Correspondence, 1893.
  6. Correspondence, 1894-1895.

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Series 7. Southland Monthly Meeting of Friends. Box 12.

Box 12
  1. Minute book, December 1873 - October 1922.
  2. Membership and dues ledger, 1873-1917.
  3. Record of attendance of seven Sunday School classes, October 1921 - April 1922.

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Series 8. Student Record Books. Boxes 13-16.

This series contains student records including records of attendance, deportment, punctuality and grades; enrollment records; curricula records; minutes of the Sterge Clarksonian Literary Society, and diploma records.
Box 13
  1. Record of attendance and grades, ca. l876 - 1881. Ledger containing enrollment, curricula and record of grades for the college and preparatory departments from 1876. The ledger also contains a handwritten copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1850 and the establishment of Southland College, dated 1876 by William H. Coffin (pp. 242-244) and a handwritten copy of the Act of Jan. 4, 1850, to enable the Indiana Yearly Meeting to manage property for educational purposes (pp. 244-249).
  2. Record of attendance and curricula for 1881-1882.
  3. Record of attendance--undated.
  4. Record of attendance for October 1887 - May 1888 and October 1888 - February 1889.
  5. Record of punctuality, attendance, deportment and grades for October 1891 - May 1895.
  6. Enrollment and student accounts 1891-1896; enrollment and boarding student accounts 1896-1897; daily class schedule and contract with M. Yarborough.
Box 14
  1. Grade book, 1895 - 1922. Enrollment, curricula and record of grades for the college, normal and model departments for 1895-1905 and 1907-1922.
  2. Record of deportment, 1896 - 1898. Record of punctuality, attendance and deportment for model department March - May 1896, October - May 1897. Upside-down: model department enrollment and curricula 1897-1898.
  3. Record of deportment, 1896 - 1898. Daily register of punctuality, attendance and deportment for October 1896 - May 1898.
  4. Loose sheets with primer to second grades enrollment with pass or fail indicated; third grade enrollment, curriculum and record of grades; and curricula for grades 8-13, 1913-1914.
  5. Enrollment and attendance for levels 8-13, from October 1918 - February 1920 (located in box 29).
Box 15
  1. Attendance records and grade reports of Lucy O. Maxey, teacher, for grades 1-6, September 1920 - May 1921.
  2. Record of attendance of Laurence M. Scott, teacher, for grades 8-12, September 1920 - May 1921.
  3. Eighth grade enrollment, curriculum and grades, 1920-1921.
  4. Enrollment, student data and daily class schedules for grades 1-12, 1920-1921.
  5. Record of enrollment, curricula and grades for levels 8-12, 1921-1922 (located in box 29).
  6. Records of attendance and grades of Myrtle Stanchel, teacher, for grades 1-7, July 1921 - April 1922.
  7. Attendance record of Blanche O. Hudson, teacher, for grades 1-3, September 1921 - May 1922.
  8. Attendance record of Joseph C. Penn, teacher, for grade 7, September 1921 - May 1922.
  9. Attendance record of Laurence M. Scott, teacher, for grades 8-12, September 1921 - May 1922.
  10. Enrollment, curricula and grades for levels 1-12 for two school terms 1922-1923 and 1923-1924.
  11. Record of enrollment and grades, September 1922 - June 1925.
  12. Student demerit books. Maintained by Cecelia Jenkins, demerit books contain name, date, description of infraction and number of demerits deducted, October 1922 - May 1923.
Box 16
  1. Literary Society Minutes. Ledger containing the constitution and by-laws (pp. 27-34) and minutes (pp. 36-140) of the Sterge Clarksonian Literary Society, a student organization, 1902-1909. The ledger also contains the monthly expense reports for August 1887 - April 1888 (pp. 300-305).
  2. Record of graduates, 1876 - 1924. Ledger containing list of graduates from the college department 1876-1922 (pp. 3-31) and list of graduates from the normal department 880-1924 (pp.101-141); and names of faculty from 1890.
  3. Alumni lists (2), 1876-1922.
  4. Index cards. Set of index cards of Southland graduates from the college and normal departments, 1876-1924. Each card contains the name, address, year of graduation and occupation of alumnus.
  5. Pumphrey Hall book. Maintained by Joseph C. Penn, "o.k." book was used to record the condition of rooms in the boys' dormitory (undated).
  6. Teachers forms. Teachers' contracts; monthly and term reports (blank).

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Series 9. Financial Records. Boxes 17-22.

This series contains early financial records and financial ledgers, 1882-1925, concerning: the Sturge Fund; tax receipts; monthly financial and expense reports; student tuition account; and an index card file of contributors to Southland and subscribers to the American Friend; other financial records; and invoices.
Box 17

    Subseries 1. Early Financial Records, 1882-1914.

  1. Sturge Fund Ledger. Record of appropriations of the George Sturge Fund received from the Missionary Board with itemized amounts of distribution among students, 1882-1897.
  2. Receipts issued primarily for funds from the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting for 1887-1890 and a record of fire insurance coverage.
  3. Inventories for books, farm and kitchen supplies and donations for 1891. The second inventory is a list of the total number of chairs for June 1897.
  4. Tax receipts for Phillips County, 1898-1914.

    Subseries 2. Monthly Financial Reports.

  5. Ledger containing the monthly expense reports for the period July 1886 - August 1897. Receipts recorded are by C. W. Osborn, from boarding students, for building purposes and for the farm covering the period May 1888 - May 1889 (pp. 230-237). Donations are listed for October 1887 - May 1888 (pp. 248-256). The ledger also contains a copy of the report to the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting dated September 1892 (p. 120) and Sabbath School attendance reports for June 1890 and 1891-1892 (p. 228).
  6. Ledger containing the monthly expense reports for September 1892 - October 1895; a contract for tuition and work with J. K. Howard (p. 189); remedies for ear and toothaches and colds (p. 188); and a list of prospective students (p. 190).
  7. Monthly expense reports, February - June 1893; February - July 1895; and a financial statement for the year 1893-1894 (located in box 29).
  8. Monthly expense reports, October - December 1899 and May - June 1900.
  9. Ledger containing the monthly expense reports and 11 months financial statement for October 1899 - August 1900; a listing of fire insurance coverage; and a memoranda of adjustments due the estate of S. A. Pearson.
  10. Ledger containing the monthly expense reports for September 1900 - August 1902.
  11. Student accounts and monthly expense reports, October 1901 - June 1904. The index at the front of the ledger is accurate according to listings and pagination.
Box 18
  1. Monthly expense report, December 1902.
  2. Monthly expense reports, October - December 1903.
  3. Monthly expense reports, January - September 1904.
  4. Monthly expense reports, October - December 1905.
  5. Monthly expense reports, January - December 1906.
  6. Monthly expense reports, January - October 1907.
  7. Monthly expense report, February 1914.
  8. Monthly expense reports, September 1920 - May 1921.
  9. Endowment report, 1919.
  10. Student tuition accounts grouped according to status (day or boarding students) with an accurate index, 1919-1920.
  11. Students tuition accounts, 1922-1923.
  12. List of salaries and wages, October 1922 - August 1923.
  13. Petty cash ledger, August 1923 - June 1925.
  14. Unidentified notebook, ca. 1896; inserted index page, undated.
Box 19
Box 20

    Subseries 4. Inventories and Other Financial Records, 1922-1925.

  1. Inventory, 1922-1923.
  2. Inventory, August 1923.
  3. Book inventory, August 1924.
  4. Inventory, August 1924.
  5. Inventory, August 1924.
  6. Inventory, August 1925.
  7. Monthly financial statement, October 1922 - September 1923.
  8. Monthly financial statement, September 1923 - August 1924.
  9. Monthly financial statement, September 1924 - June 1925.
  10. Cash accounts, September - December 1923.
  11. Cash accounts, January - August 1924.
  12. Cash accounts, September - December 1924.
  13. Monthly accounts, August 1923 - May 1924 (box 29).
  14. Monthly accounts, July 1924 - June 1925.
  15. Operating balance sheets, August 1924 - June 1925.
  16. Financial statement, March 1922.
  17. Financial statement, 1925 (box 29).
  18. Budget report, February 1924.
  19. Audit report, 1922 - 1924 (box 29).
  20. Board of Home Missions - receipts, 1922 - 1925.
  21. Receipt books 1924 - 1925.
  22. Farm receipts, October 1922 - March 1923.
  23. Deposit Slips, September 1923 - August 1924.
  24. Deposit Slips, September 1924 - June 1925.
  25. Cancelled checks, March - June 1925.
  26. Notes, 1923 - 1924.
  27. Pledges, 1924.
  28. Miscellaneous.
Box 21

    Subseries 5. Paid Invoices, September 1923 - August 1924.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C - E
  4. Fair - Fitzpatrick
  5. Freight - Friends
  6. Ginn - Goodwyn
  7. Gulf Refining
  8. Hall - Helena Wholesale Dry Goods
  9. Helena Wholesale Grocery, September - October 1923.
  10. Helena Wholesale Grocery, November - December 1923.
  11. Helena Wholesale Grocery, January - March 1924.
  12. Helena Wholesale Grocery, April - August 1924.
  13. Hickey - Hunter
  14. I
  15. J - King Wholesale Drug
  16. King, Wm. - Lewis
  17. Lippincott - MacMillan
  18. McRae Wholesale Hardware
  19. Manual - Methodist
Box 22
  1. Missouri - Morris, December 1923
  2. Morris, 1924 - Mott
  3. N - O
  4. P - Q
  5. R
  6. S
  7. T - V
  8. W - Z

    Subseries 6. Paid Invoices, September 1924 - June 1925.

  9. A
  10. B
  11. C
  12. D
  13. Edison - Feldman
  14. Fitzpatrick - Freight
  15. G
  16. H - Helena Wholesale Dry Goods
  17. Helena Wholesale Grocery, September 1924 - December 1924.
  18. Helena Wholesale Grocery, January - June 1925.
  19. Hickey - J
  20. K
  21. L
  22. MacMillan - McRae
  23. Memphis - Missouri
  24. Morris Packing Company, September - December 1924.
  25. Morris Packing Company, January - May 1925, - Mundt.
  26. N - P
  27. R - S
  28. T - V
  29. W - Z

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