Berry College: A History by Ouida Dickey

By Ouida Dickey

Illustrated with greater than 100 pictures, this can be the main special and finished historical past so far of Berry collage, situated in northwest Georgia. starting from Berry’s modest beginnings in 1902 as a alternate university for rural Appalachian formative years to its present-day status one of the Southeast’s top liberal arts faculties, the publication tells how Martha Berry’s founding vision--to teach the top, the center, and the hands--evolved to satisfy the demanding situations of every new new release. the images, a lot of them not often obvious prior to, seize happenings at Berry over its first century: arrangements for the realm wars, visits via well known benefactors, scholar protests, expansions of campus amenities, and various elements of lifestyle out and in of the classroom.

Parts of Berry’s background have completed mythical status--the tale, for instance, of ways Martha Berry used to be encouraged to begin a faculty after vacationing with negative mountain childrens in her log cabin. Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis separate fable from truth as they deal with Berry’s traditions, controversies, and triumphs and relate vital advancements at Berry to wider occasions in Georgia and Appalachia.

As Berry graduates and career-long contributors of its college and employees, Dickey and Mathis themselves are a part of the Berry culture. Their meticulous learn attracts on a wealthy trove of files to bare a narrative that surpasses some of the ordinary and loved stories attached to the varsity. Berry’s enviable standing--as a version for work-study schools national, as a spot in detail tied to the cultural lifetime of its area, as a call recipient of philanthropy--makes this new e-book vital to historians, students of upper schooling, and hundreds of thousands of Berry scholars, college, and alumni.

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