Thursday, May 29, 2014

Beauvoir College (AR)

W. T. Spence's "History of Beauvoir College" is available through JSTOR.  The article was published in The Winter 1958 issue of The Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

The institution was initially founded as Drew Normal Institute and the name was changed to Beauvoir College in 1903.  J.L. Spense served as the founding president.  After the closure, he founded and served as president of  Hinemon University School in Monticello until 1909.  He then became the first president of the state's Fourth District Agricultural School, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

An article on Beauvoir College is also available through The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.