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Guide to the Buckhorn Children's Center Collection, Part A, Series I-II
 

Accession Number: 45
Buckhorn Children's Center Collection
Selected Records, 1874-1979
Selected Photographs, 1900-1980
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview
History
Part A - Selected Records
        Series I - Presbyterian Orphan Home Society of Louisville  (Presbyterian Synod Home for Children) 1874-1956
        Series II - Buckhorn Association, 1902-1960

        Series III - Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency, 1954-1979
Part B - Selected Photographs

Series I Presbyterian Orphan Home Society of Louisville
(Presbyterian Synod Home for Children) 1874-1956
Microfilm Reels 1, 8

The most significant and prevalent records, the meeting minutes and reports to the Board of Managers / Trustees (1908-1956), detail the policies and activities of the Society’s central governing body and the overall administration and daily operations of the home. There is however, a sizable record gap; there being no files for the period 1925-1936. Information on the Society’s efforts prior to 1908 is found in the admission / release ledgers (2 vols. 1874-1936) which detail the children served by the home, including entrance and release dates, ages, addresses, and names of parents or guardians. The extant amount of the early entries varies, with there being more information on the 1905-1936 period. The series is arranged by the material format.

Reel 1

  1. Board of Managers: Minutes and Reports (1 vol.), 1908-1923
  2. Board of Managers: Minutes and Reports, 1924-1925, 1937-1946
  3. Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports, 1946-1956
Reel 8
  1. Admission/Release Ledgers (2 vols.), 1874-1934
Series II Buckhorn Association, 1902-1960 Microfilm Reel 1

This series details the activities and policies of the governing body responsible for the work done by Harvey Murdock and Elmer Gabbard. Specifically, this includes information about Witherspoon College; the Presbyterian Church at Buckhorn, the farm, the orphanage started c. 1913; and other educational programs and facilities. Other records in this series include the following: an accounts ledger (1902-1924); a few publications (1937-1953); and information on student fees (1936-1942). Minutes and reports to the Association are found at the beginning of the series; the remaining materials are arranged chronologically.

Reel 1

  1. Annual Meetings of the Buckhorn Association (2 vols.), 1916-1960
  2. Accounts Ledger, 1902-1924
  3. Dear Friends Newsletter, 1913
  4. Deed Records, 1916-1934
  5. Student Fees Registrar and Papers, 1936-1942, n.d.
  6. Buckhorn, c 1937
  7. Buildings Survey, 1945
  8. "Witherspoon College," Reprint from Biography of Edward Guerrant, 1950
  9. Paper. Re: Buckhorn, c. 1953
  10. Agreement, Property/Assets Transfer to E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund, 1953-195

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