An unpublished manuscript written by Hanover College student Angela Peckham as part of a class assignment. The paper gives a history of literary societies and Greek organizations as Hanover College from 1827-1963. Other topics included in the paper are the Madison University controversy; fraternities and sororities; society exhibitions; secret societies; women admitted to the college; and the effect of politics, social change and world events on the college.
Manuscript for "A Symphony of Nature and Architecture: J. Frederick Larson's Hanover College Campus" by John F. Martin. Martin describes the history and the development of the Hanover College architectural design created by architect J. Frederick Lawson. The plan was created and implemented during the presidency of Albert Parker and with the financial assistance of William Henry Donner.
Speech by Abraham W. Hendricks to the Union Literary Society of Hanover College at the graduation exercises of the society, 19 August 1847. He discusses the history of freedom and liberty in the United States, looking at the Magna Carta, the American Revolution, the feudal system in England, primogeniture, land ownership, wealth, and equality of rights.
An agreement, dated 12 August 1834 between Richard C. Talbott, Nathaniel Bayless, James C. Graham, and Elmer Gale and the Hanover College Board of Trustees, which allows them to manage a boarding house for Hanover College students. Mentioned in the agreement is that there will be no sale alcohol on the premises.
Seven woodblock prints on paper showing Buddhist deities, ca. 1890-1910. They include New Year's Eve God, Stars of Heaven God, God of Hidden Things of Earth, God of the Dead, God of Affliction, God of the Star of Literature, God of the Vermilion Clothes.
Letters written to riverboat pilot Capt. George Benedict, primarily from his his wife Lucy and his sister Peggy. Topics of this correspondence includes family news, religion, alcoholism of Benedicts's father, travel by river, deaths, marriages, diseases, measels, and the loneliness and isloation they feel while Benedict is away. His business partners also send information about the state of the business, the purchase of a new boat and river levels.
Letter from Caroline Coulter of Crawfordsville, IN to John Coulter dated 7 February 1864. She discusses family news, illnesses, the presbyterian church, her brother preaching in Madison, IN and Indianapolis, and local news and events in Crawfordsville. Surnames mentioned in the letter include Dunn, Mack, Maxwell, Johnson, Blair, Crowe, Grant, Blythe, Hovey, and Garritt.
The Charles Alling diary describes Alling̕s experiences from September 1883 to December 1884 while as a student at Hanover College. With almost daily entries, Alling discusses his educational, social, and relational opportunities at Hanover. He discusses frankly his interests in studies, his feelings for fellow students and professors, and gives insight into education and social activities at Hanover in the 1880s.
Correspondence, dated 1892-1895, by D.W. Fisher while serving as president of Hanover College. This correspondence touches on all aspects of college administration, including faculty, curriculum, student behavior and discipline, advising, and finances.
The Dan King papers documents King's involvement with Hanover College as a student and alum. These items include a copy of the student newspaper "The Triangle" 18 January 1935; Western Union telegram from Phi Delta Theta congratulating on graduating; an invitation to tea at Phi Delta Theta, 6 March 1938; Hanover College Diploma of Dan Madison King, 1938; four Hanover College newsletters, 1937-1938; and John E. Horner Inauguration Program, 1959. The collection also contains essays written by King while a student. They include "The Reform Movement in England From 1827 to 1837," "Romanesque Architecture In Europe," "The History and Evolution of Buddhism by Dan King, Religions of Mankind," and "Ben Johnson."