St. John's College History Collection

Abstract
The scope of the materials in this collection is focused on St. John’s College, Annapolis, particularly related to its functions, activities, and perceptions of St. John’s College in the news media. Records include items such as correspondence with public figures, planning notes for public activities, newspaper clippings about the College, essays and published materials, along with some assorted ephemera. While the bulk of the materials are from the 20th century, some items date back into the 18th and 19th century. Because of the breadth of time covered by the collection, many important cultural and educational milestones are represented in the materials. It is also worth noting that the St. John’s College Santa Fe campus is occasionally mentioned in these records, though it is not the focus of the collection.

Arrangement
Items are arranged in series by type of record (such as Correspondence) or subject matter (such as 275th Anniversary).

Related Material
Almost all of the materials pertaining to the history of St. John’s College prior to 1900 are housed at the Maryland State Archives. For permission to access to these collections see the Director of the St. John’s College Greenfield Library. The St. John’s College archives collections also include materials related to: commencement; admissions; Dr. Richard Weigle; Hector Humphrey; other college officials, etc. These materials are housed in separate collections but may also be useful to consult. 

Original Finding Aid (created by Megan Craynon)

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Items in the St. John's College History Collection Collection

The correspondence series contains letters to and from individuals affiliated with the College; correspondence is both personal and administrative in nature. The dates of correspondence in this collection ranges from 1795-1983. Correspondence…

This series contains records related to speeches and addresses given by or to members of the St. John’s College community. These materials may be published or handwritten. The records within this series range in time frame from 1794-1957. Speeches…

This series contains training materials and reports from St. John’s co-operation with the Peace Corps from the 1960s.

Materials in this series related to the 275th Anniversary of St. John’s College, celebrated in the fall of 1971. Boxes contain planning notes, draft programs, information about events that were held, correspondence with guests, fundraising notes,…

Materials in this series related to the 275th Anniversary of St. John’s College, celebrated in the fall of 1971. Boxes contain planning notes, draft programs, information about events that were held, correspondence with guests, fundraising notes,…

Materials in this series related to the 275th Anniversary of St. John’s College, celebrated in the fall of 1971. Boxes contain planning notes, draft programs, information about events that were held, correspondence with guests, fundraising notes,…

Published materials by persons affiliated with St. John’s College, or about the College. Materials include individual essays, as well as occasionally entire publications. Some materials relate to the history of the city of Annapolis. Similar…

Published materials by persons affiliated with St. John’s College, or about the College. Materials include individual essays, as well as occasionally entire publications. Some materials relate to the history of the city of Annapolis. Similar…

Articles, programs, and correspondence related to the various athletic teams and events of St. John’s College. Similar materials and topics may also be found in the Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence or Events and Activities series.

Materials in this series relate directly to the academic work of St. John’s College. Examples include French workbooks, report cards, layouts of the program of study, and similar documents.

Materials in this series relate directly to the academic work of St. John’s College. Examples include French workbooks, report cards, layouts of the program of study, and similar documents.

This record series contains materials related to the extracurricular events and activities of St. John’s College. Invitations and programs are included for events such as holiday and retirement parties, as well as other activities of the College…

This record series contains materials related to the extracurricular events and activities of St. John’s College. Invitations and programs are included for events such as holiday and retirement parties, as well as other activities of the College…

The Ephemera series contains non-traditional records. Examples include a dance card from a College event and poetry written about St. John’s College.

Items in this series include materials related to the possible acquisition of St. John’s by the Naval Academy, committee notes, and official memorandums.

The series titled Newspaper Clippings include articles, and periodicals. Articles were often published in local publications and then saved, but some materials are from publications outside of Annapolis and the state of Maryland. While content varies…

The series titled Newspaper Clippings include articles, and periodicals. Articles were often published in local publications and then saved, but some materials are from publications outside of Annapolis and the state of Maryland. While content varies…

The series titled Newspaper Clippings include articles, and periodicals. Articles were often published in local publications and then saved, but some materials are from publications outside of Annapolis and the state of Maryland. While content varies…

The series titled Newspaper Clippings include articles, and periodicals. Articles were often published in local publications and then saved, but some materials are from publications outside of Annapolis and the state of Maryland. While content varies…

The series titled Newspaper Clippings include articles, and periodicals. Articles were often published in local publications and then saved, but some materials are from publications outside of Annapolis and the state of Maryland. While content varies…