Berea College - President William B. Stewart Papers,1879-1974 (bulk 1890-1892)
- Berea College - President William B. Stewart Papers,1879-1974 (bulk 1890-1892)
- Stewart, President William B.
- .3 lin. ft.
- Canada -- Clergy, Baptist
- Education, higher -- Administration
- Finding Aid Author
- Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
- Berea College
- Biography / History
- Stewart, a native of Scotland, was educated there, in Canada, and in the United States. He was ordained a Baptist minister in Canada in 1859. During his career he served as president of three other educational institutions and as a professor of classical languages. He was named president of Berea College in 1890, a period in the College's history marked by adverse political pressures and a suspension of financial growth. He resigned the presidency in 1892 but continued as a member of the Board of Trustees until 1896.
- Scope and Content
- This collection consists of fragmentary correspondence, clippings, copies of speeches, and other materials, relating to the second president of Berea College.
- The collection consists predominantly of photocopied materials which were assembled to produce a fuller reference source on Stewart's presidency. Included are fragmentary correspondence of John G. Fee with E. P. Fairchild; statements made by Board of Trustees members concerning the hiring and, subsequently, the resignation of Stewart; a copy of Stewart's inaugural address; copies of clippings concerning Stewart's career and death; and a copy of Stewart's presidential report to the Board of Trustees for the 1890 - 1891 school year.
- Unpublished guide.