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Dixie College collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: RG-0000-0173

Scope and Contents

Many of the records relate to the establishment of the college including publications, minutes, receipts, histories, contracts, catalogs, donations, lawsuits, by laws, committees, and the charter. The college was supposed to have a School of the Bible, which never came to fruition. Lawsuits against Jere Whitson’s estate regarding donations for the proposed bible school building are included in the collection. Petitioners complained that Whitson schemed their money and then sold the proposed school of the bible land to the state for profit after the dissolution of Dixie College. The collection also includes correspondence with architect William R. Ittner regarding campus building construction. The papers date from 1909-1930, and the later papers predominately deal with the lawsuit. The papers document the transition of Dixie College to Tennessee Technological University and Thomas Alva Early stepping down. There are numerous histories of Dixie College from a few perspectives and a history of the Broad Street Church of Christ.

Publications include the Dixie Derrick and catalogs (1912-1915), which functioned as annuals and promotional materials. The publication discusses agriculture, faculty, sports, music, and social literacy programs at the college. On and off-campus buildings are highlighted and the town of Cookeville. Faculty is included.


  • 1909 - 1930



.4 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Tech University Archives Repository

1100 North Peachtree Avenue
PO Box 5066
Cookeville Tennessee 38505 United States