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Finding aids for archival items.

Individual Presidents

Finding Aid 29
Union College Archives

UC 2.3 Individual Presidents

Record Group : 2
Collection : 3
Location : Archive Box

Processing Information : Finding Aid created by Bruce Miracle on June 1, 2007.

Contents :

Folder 1: James P. Faulkner (1897-1905)

Contents: Two speeches by Dr. Faulkner entitled:

  • Address at the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Union College – May 25, 1929
  • “Dr. Stevenson As I Knew Him”  Address at the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Coming or Dr. Daniel Stevenson to Union College – May 27, 1936

Contents Note:  For each speech there is a typewritten manuscript with  manual corrections, and one photocopy of each manuscript – the photocopies were made by Bruce Miracle in September 2012 

Folder 2: James D. Black (1910-1912)

  • Handwritten speech notes pertaining to Governor Black.
  • Eight page booklet entitled: “Address of Hon. James D. Black, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate” dated: January 18, 1918.
  • Typed article on James D. Black copied from Judge Charles Keen’s History of Kentucky.
  • Letter of resignation from the Presidency of Union College to the Board of Education of the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a letter to the same Board regarding financial problems at the college.
  • Correspondence between President Black’s nephew Henry C. Black and Mr. Lee Blackwell of Louisville, KY 1961.

    NOTE: James Dixon Black was president of Union College from 1910 to 1912. He later served as Kentucky state assistant attorney-general, lieutenant-governor and Governor (source – Union College, 1879-1979 by Bradley & Marigold).

Folder 3 : John Owen Gross (1929-1938)

  • Union College Bulletin Newsletter (3 typed pages) dated July 1931 (Vol. X, No. 2) – signed by President Gross.

Conway Boatman (1938-1959)

  • Correspondence between President Boatman and Mr. Lee Blackwell of Louisville, KY 1952 & 1953.
  • Copy of letter from Vice-President Richard Nixon to Dr. Boatman (November 17, 1954)

Folder 4: Mahlon A. Miller (1959-1982)

  • “STATE OF UNION– 1967, An Address to the Faculty and Staff of Union College by President Mahlon A. Miller, March 30, 1967”  13 pages
  •   One page by Douglas L. Blair, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to “ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF” announcing the resignation of President Mahlon A. Miller
  • Jack C. Phillips (1983 – 1996) 15th President  -  Various photographs of President Phillips during his time at Union College
  • Jack C. Phillips – Letter to The Union College Faculty and Staff announcing that the college had received its reaffirmation of accreditation without conditions – December 15, 1994

Edward D. deRosset (2003-2011)

  • Statement to Campus Community (May 25, 2011) by President deRosset - announcing that he plans to, “leave the presidency effective June 30, 2013."

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