Carson-Newman College

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Carson-Newman College, a private, Christian liberal arts college, is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, approximately 25 miles east of Knoxville. In the early 1840s, a number of Baptist leaders desired to offer better-prepared ministers to area congregations. Afforded the use of a local Baptist church building, Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary opened to students in the fall of 1851. In 1880, the school was named Carson College and for several years existed alongside Newman College, a separate facility for the education of women. In 1889, the two colleges united as one of the first coeducational Baptist institutions. As Carson-Newman College celebrates 160 years of rich history steeped in the ideals of truth, beauty, and goodness, it continues to prepare students academically and spiritually to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
ISBN: 9780738593746
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Campus History
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Linda T. Gass has worked at Carson-Newman since 1973. After retiring in 2003 from her position as cataloger, she assumed her current role as archives assistant. Albert L. Lang has served as special collections librarian and archivist at Carson-Newman since 1996. This pictorial history contains images from the college's archives, departmental and private collections, and the Standard Banner of Jefferson County.
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