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MS10-07 Murray Male and Female Institute Papers

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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(270) 809-4295
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Murray Male and Female Institute Papers

Collection Title: Murray Male and Female Institute Papers

Series Number: MS10-07

Processed and Cataloged by: Dieter C. Ullrich

Date Listed: March 22, 2010

Date Span: 1872-1904

Size of Collection: 0.25 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 letter half sized document case.

Type of Material: Newspaper clippings and ephemera.

Condition of Material: Fair with some fading due improper storage.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: The Murray Male and Female Institute was established in Murray, Kentucky by an act of the State Legislature in 1870. It was not until July 26, 1871 that a building was proposed for construction. The school was constructed at the corner of Eighth and Main streets and opened its doors for business in September of 1872. On the night of January 17, 1904, the Institute burned to the ground. The faculty and students met at an empty factory building during the 1905 school year. Murray High School was erected upon the same site as the Institute the following year.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of histories, newspaper clippings and ephemera related to the Murray Male and Female Institute of Murray, Kentucky from 1872 to 1904. The collection contains catalogs, information guides, class lists, certificates and other printed materials generated by the Institute.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray Male and Female Institute (Murray, Ky.) – History.

Murray (Ky.) – History.

Schools – Kentucky – Murray.

Additional Sources: See A History of Murray Male and Female Institute by Modest Clark.

Box List

Box 1

  1. Catalogs 1879-1880
  2. Catalogs 1889-1890
  3. Catalogs 1892-1893
  4. Catalogs 1898-1899
  5. Catalogs 1900-1901
  6. Certificates 1872-1873
  7. Ephemera 1880’s- 1890’s
  8. Catalog 1904
  9. Histories
  10. Newspaper Clippings