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"The Mistake of Young Men,"

 Collection
Identifier: AC-424

Scope and Contents

"The Mistake of Young Men" is an an 1896 article from Carson-Newman College's The Carson-Newman Magazine. Its author, Appalachian State University founder Blanford Barnard Dougherty, wrote about the mistake of not continuing post-graduation learning. This article illustrates both Dougherty's writing style and beliefs on alcohol, war, books, religion, and higher education.

Dates

  • 1896-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carson-Newman College is a co-educational residential four-year, liberal arts Baptist college located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. It was organized in 1851 as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary. In 1880, the college was renamed Carson College for donor James Harvey Carson (1801-1880). In 1899, Carson College joined its neighboring female college, Newman College, to become the South's first co-educational institution. In 1919, Carson-Newman College was officially affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The College was admitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1927 and the Association of American Colleges in 1928.

Dr. Blanford Barnard Dougherty and his older brother Dauphin Disco founded Appalachian State University as Watauga Academy in 1899. Blan Dougherty was born in Watauga County, North Carolina and attended local subscription schools. He received his college education from the Baptist-affiliated Carson Newman College and Wake Forest College as well as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lobbied to equalize North Carolina public school laws and school allotments and worked as Watauga County's Superintendent. He helped write the 1929 Hancock School Bill, which established an equitable state system of public schools in North Carolina. He retired as Appalachian's president in 1955 and died in 1957.

Missing Title

  1. Carson-Newman College -- History
  2. Dougherty, Blanford Barnard, 1870-1957
  3. Plemmons, William Howard

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

"The Mistake of Young Men" is an an 1896 article from Carson-Newman College's The Carson-Newman Magazine. Its author, Appalachian State University founder Blanford Barnard Dougherty, wrote about the mistake of not continuing post-graduation learning. This article illustrates both Dougherty's writing style and beliefs on alcohol, war, books, religion, and higher education.

Location

Located in ACSC Box 12.5 on A52.1.2

Acquisitions Information

Isaac Newton Carr, dean of Carson-Newman College, donated this to Appalachian State University in 1958. Its accession number is 08-42. Its original title is "The Mistake of Young Men." It is not open to the public.

Related Materials

UA.5004: Blanford Barnard Dougherty Collection, 1903-1957. University Archives. Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, August 2008

Encoded by Kathryn Staley, August 2008
Title
AC.424: "The Mistake of Young Men," 1896-1958
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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