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A history of Fairmount College
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Rydjord, John. A history of Fairmount College. Lawrence: The Regents Press of Kansas, 1977. 251 pages
Table of Contents
Preface -- From Cowtown to college -- Vassar of the West and Fairmount Institute -- Fighting for Fairmount -- Fairmount's first four years -- Professors and progress -- Funds and facilities -- President Thayer's seven years -- Morrison Library -- Walter H. Rollins -- Search for solvency -- World War I -- Facing postwar problems at Fairmount -- Finlayson presides over Fairmount -- Fairmount athletics -- Students -- Finlayson financing Fairmount -- Private college to public university -- Bibliography -- Index
The history of Fairmount College is the history of the people who promoted it and who preserved it against frustrating odds. It is a story of churches and charity and of poverty and perseverance, of dedicated administrators and devoted faculty. It covers the history of Fairmount College from 1895 to 1926. (Preface)