Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Central Wesleyan College (MO)

The Pickler Memorial Library at Truman State University hosts the Central Wesleyan College Archives Digital Collection.  The resource contains yearbooks, course catalogs, student newspapers, and other materials.

The digital collection is a subset of a more extensive Central Wesleyan archive of print materials that include financial records and legal documents..

Central Wesleyan College was founded in 1884 in Warrenton, MO.  The institution started as both a home for Civil War orphans and an institute of higher education.  The primary mission of the college was preparation of ministers for the German Methodist Episcopal Church.  The college merged with the German College of Mt. Pleasant, IA in 1909 and became a junior college in 1930 before closing in 1941. Many of the school's early publications were produced in both English and German, reflecting the bilingual nature of the institution.