Centre College Early Official Documents and Legal Papers,1818-1963

Abstract

The collection includes copies of the Centre College charter and subsequent amendments to the charter, contracts and agreements involving Centre College, indentures and deeds, early surveys and building proposals. One survey lays out plots for a "college and meeting house" dating from 1818. The collection also includes last wills and testaments and official papers including certificates, petitions, and propositions. "Permanent Record Books" of Centre College includes what might be considered the most valuable single source for an understanding of Centre's legal history into the early 1940's.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Centre College Early Official Documents and Legal Papers,1818-1963
Creator
Centre College
Extent
1.3 linear feet, 2 boxes, 2 volumes
Subjects
Centre College
Centre College--History
Centre College--Charters
Kentucky College for Women (Danville, Ky.)
Central University (Richmond, Ky.)
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Robert E. Glass; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
Centre College

Contents of the Collection

Charters and Amendments/Consolidations

Consists of one folder of background materials on the legal history of Centre and seven folders containing copies of the Centre College charter and subsequent amendments to the charter, including agreements for consolidation with Central University (Richmond, Ky.) and the Kentucky College for Women (Danville, Ky.). 8 folders

Background materials on the legal history of Centre - n.d.

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Charter, constitution, and by-laws of Centre College (not originals) - n.d.

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Agreements for consolidation of Centre college and Central University - July 16, 1901

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Amendments to the Centre College Charter, related documents - 1907

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Amendments to the Centre College Charter, related documents - 1918-1922

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Agreements for consolidation of Centre College and Kentucky College for Women - May 9, 1930

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Amendments to the Centre College Charter; related documents; certificate from 1934 authorizing…

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Amendments to the Centre College Charter; related documents; amended charter (July 1969-photocopy…

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Contracts and Agreements

Consists of five folders containing miscellaneous contracts and agreements involving Centre College, including the Trustees 1824 agreement with the Synod of Kentucky, and other contracts dating from Centre's early history. 5 folders

Contracts and agreements of Centre College - undated, and dated 1820-1870

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Contracts and agreements of Centre College - 1890-1907

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Contracts and agreements with Centre College - 1910-1920

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Contracts and agreements with Centre College - 1921

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Contracts and agreements with Centre College - 1923

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Indentures and Deeds

Consists of two folders of miscellaneous indentures and deeds (one involving President Gideon Blackburn). 2 folders

Indentures and deeds concerning Centre College, undated and dated. Note: An oversize indenture…

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Indentures and deeds concerning Centre College - 1891-1914

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Surveys and Building Proposals

Consists of three folders of early surveys and building proposals. One survey laying out plots for a "college and meeting house" dates from 1818. Among the other documents are building proposals, apparently for the first college edifice - Old Centre (completed in 1820); proposals for Old Main; for Boyle-Humphrey Gymnasium; and plans to convert Old Centre into apartment units in 1920. Additional plans and proposals for converting Old Centre (1929-30) may be located in CC - 2.1, President's Office Subject Files, Renovation of Old Centre. 3 folders

Early surveys concerning Centre College - 1818, 1876-79

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Building proposals, estimates, specifications - undated. See also CC-2A President's Office…

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Building proposals, specifications. See also CC-2.1 President's Office - Subject files, Renovation…

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Transfers of Stock, Wills and Testaments, Insurance Policies, Miscellaneous

Consists of six folders that include several types of documents, including transfers of stock for the original Centre refectory; last wills and testaments, including that of President William C. Young; and miscellaneous official papers including certificates, petitions, and propositions. Folder 4 contains a petition dated December 5, 1818, from the citizens of Danville to the Kentucky General Assembly. These citizens had subscribed funds to the "Danville Academy", and the petition asks the General Assembly to join their subscriptions with those of the Kentucky Synod to found Centre College. Folder 6 contains copies of The Laws of the Centre College of Kentucky from 1842 and 1871. 6 folders

Transfers of stock for the Refectory (Dining Hall); Centre College; and general transfers of stock…

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Last will and testaments (including miscellaneous estate papers) concerning Centre College…

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Last will and testaments (including miscellaneous estate papers) concerning Centre College; will of…

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Miscellaneous official documents - undated, and dated 1818-1832

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Miscellaneous official documents - undated, and dated 1842-1935

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2 vols. of Laws of the Centre College of Kentucky - 1842, 1871

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Permanent Record Books

Consists of two "Permanent Record Books" of Centre College. The first book may be the most valuable single source for an understanding of Centre's legal history into the early 1940's. A similar collection of early Centre financial papers and records has also been assembled. (see CC -13). 2 record books

Permanent Record Book #1. Contains copies of charters and amendments; consolidations; histories of…

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Permanent Record Book #2. Contains legal agreements; college organizational structures; duties of…

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