Monday, January 16, 2017

Canton College: Brief History of an Early Illinois Institution

A brief history of Canton College in Canton, IL is offered in "The forgotten history of Canton's first College," on January 7, 2017 by the Pontiac Daily Leader.  Canton College operated from 1835 until 1843.

JSTOR also offers a journal article with more details about the institution, "Canton College: An Early Attempt at Higher Education in Illinois," written by Mildred Eversole, J. Wright and N. W. Dewey for the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Sep., 1941), pp. 334-343.  The article concludes with the text of a letter written by a faculty member in 1838 and it provides a fascinating glimpse of the life of a teacher for a struggling institution.