John Grant Newman Collection Edit


023 1 NEWMAN
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Finding aid prepared by Jacky Johnson
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  • 1863-1956 (Creation)
  • 1908-1912 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials related to the life and career of American educator and Presbyterian minister, John Grant Newman. He was appointed the first male to head Western College, Oxford, Ohio. He served as president from 1908 until 1912.

  • Arrangement

    Organized and arranged into the following series: I. John Grant Newman, Inauguration, 1908 II. Newsclippings, 1908-1912 III. Correspondence IV. Correspondence V. Photographs, Correspondence and Death Notices VI. Photographs

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available in the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    John Grant Newman, Western College Memorial Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Other Descriptive Information

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    John Grant Newman was the fourth president and first male to be appointed president of Western College. Newman was born in Dandridge, Tennessee in 1863. He graduated from Maryville College and Union Theological Seminary in Union, New York. At the time of his appointment to the Western presidency he was a minister of a Presbyterian church in Wyoming, Ohio. Newman served as president of Western from 1908 until 1912 and is credited with securing the institutions endowment, raising academic standards, reorganization of the faculty, establishing a order of progress from instructor to professor and beginning the yearbook the "Multifaria". He died on September 27, 1956.

  • Related Materials

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of materials related to John Grant Newman and his presidency of Western College, Oxford, Ohio. The materials include correspondence, programs and photographs.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by the Western Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives, Oxford, Ohio

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