Download e-book for kindle: Berry College: A History by Ouida Dickey

Download e-book for kindle: Berry College: A History by Ouida Dickey

By Ouida Dickey

Illustrated with greater than 100 photos, this is often the main particular and complete historical past to this point of Berry collage, positioned in northwest Georgia. starting from Berry’s modest beginnings in 1902 as a alternate university for rural Appalachian adolescence to its present-day status one of the Southeast’s most sensible liberal arts faculties, the booklet tells how Martha Berry’s founding vision--to train the pinnacle, the center, and the hands--evolved to satisfy the demanding situations of every new new release. the pictures, a lot of them hardly obvious ahead of, trap happenings at Berry over its first century: arrangements for the realm wars, visits by way of well known benefactors, pupil protests, expansions of campus amenities, and various points of everyday life out and in of the classroom.

Parts of Berry’s background have completed mythical status--the tale, for instance, of ways Martha Berry used to be encouraged to begin a faculty after traveling with bad mountain little ones in her log cabin. Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis separate fable from truth as they handle Berry’s traditions, controversies, and triumphs and relate very important advancements at Berry to wider occasions in Georgia and Appalachia.

As Berry graduates and career-long participants of its school and employees, Dickey and Mathis themselves are a part of the Berry culture. Their meticulous examine attracts on a wealthy trove of records to bare a narrative that surpasses a few of the everyday and loved stories hooked up to the varsity. Berry’s enviable standing--as a version for work-study faculties national, as a spot in detail tied to the cultural lifetime of its sector, as a call recipient of philanthropy--makes this new publication very important to historians, students of upper schooling, and hundreds of thousands of Berry scholars, school, and alumni.

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