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McKendree University Museum

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Clifford Chamberlain Collection (Class of 1898)

Bogey Mascot

Charles S. Deneen Republican Candidate for Governor Poster

Spinning Wheel Presented to Riders Hall

McKendree College Groundbreaking Ceremony Golden Shovel for Marion K. Piper Academic Center

American Civil War Flag for 117th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Century Old Hand-Made Bucksaw

McKendree College Clock

Wooden Clock Celebrating Groundbreaking of Marion K. Piper Academic Center

Wooden Cardbox Celebrating the Groundbreaking Celebration of the Convocation Center

Bothwell Chapel Table

McKendree Pride Table

Trophies

Bricks from the Wall of Hypes Field

Offering Baskets

Offering Baskets

Round Tree Stump

McKendree Presidents List

Pledge Plaque

McKendree College Seal

Bishop William McKendree Poster

Picture of Bothwell Chapel

McKendree College "Oldest College in Illinois" Sign

McKendree Early History Table

Portraits



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ID: 75/

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Subjects: McKendree College, Methodist Church, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Languages: English

Abstract

The McKendree University Museum is located in Bothwell Chapel and contains various pieces of McKendree, Methodist, and Civil War History.

Collection Historical Note

McKendree University, located in Lebanon, Illinois, was originally established  as "Lebanon Seminary" by pioneer Methodists.  In 1830, the seminary's name was changed to McKendree College in honor of Bishop William McKendree who was the first American-born bishop of the Methodist Church. In 2007, after 179 years of growth, McKendree College officially changed it name to McKendree University.

McKendree University is recognized as the oldest college in the State of Illinois and the oldest college in the nation with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church. In addition, many former McKendree College faculty and students have been acknowledged for their service supporting the Union forces during the U.S Civil War as the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry was called the "McKendree Regiment".

In 2013, the college had an enrollment of approximately 3054 students with campuses located in Lebanon, Illinois, Scott Air Force Base, Louisville, Kentucky, Radcliff, Kentucky, and online.

Source:  http://www.mckendree.edu/about/about-mck/facts.php

Subject/Index Terms

McKendree College
Methodist Church
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Repository: McKendree University

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[Box 1: Clifford Chamberlain Collection (Class of 1898), Early 1900s],
[Item 1: Bogey Mascot, Late 1970s],
[Item 2: Charles S. Deneen Republican Candidate for Governor Poster, ca. 1904],
[Item 3: Spinning Wheel Presented to Riders Hall, 1967],
[Item 4: McKendree College Groundbreaking Ceremony Golden Shovel for Marion K. Piper Academic Center, October 3, 1998],
[Item 5: American Civil War Flag for 117th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 1864-1865],
[Item 6: Century Old Hand-Made Bucksaw, Early 1900s],
[Item 7: McKendree College Clock],
[Item 8: Wooden Clock Celebrating Groundbreaking of Marion K. Piper Academic Center, October 23, 1998],
[Item 9: Wooden Cardbox Celebrating the Groundbreaking Celebration of the Convocation Center, October 2, 1987],
[Box 2: Bothwell Chapel Table],
[Box 3: McKendree Pride Table],
[Box 4: Trophies],
[Item 10: Bricks from the Wall of Hypes Field],
[Item 11: Offering Baskets],
[Item 12: Offering Baskets],
[Item 13: Round Tree Stump],
[Item 14: McKendree Presidents List],
[Item 15: Pledge Plaque, Spring 1945],
[Item 16: McKendree College Seal],
[Item 17: Bishop William McKendree Poster],
[Item 18: Picture of Bothwell Chapel],
[Item 19: McKendree College "Oldest College in Illinois" Sign],
[Box 5: McKendree Early History Table],
[Box 6: Portraits],
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