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Guide to the Oneida Baptist Institute Records, Series II
 

Accession Number: 48
Oneida Baptist Institute Records, 1906-1983
Selected Records 1909-1983
Selected Photographs c. 1906-1915
3.12 linear feet
7 microfilm boxes and 5 boxes of prints
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series Description
Part A - Selected Records - Selected Documents
   
    Series I - Historical Sketches and Publications, 1912-1981
        Series II - Correspondence, 1922-83
        Series III - Operational and Vital Records, 1906-1978
                Subseries A: General, 1906-1978
                Subseries B: Financial Records, 1916-1973
        Series IV - Alumni Association Files, 1929-64 (Ledger #1 & #2)
        Series V- Student Records, 1909-82 - Restricted (Reel 1-8; Ledger #1- #3)
Part B - Selected Photographs, c. 1906- c.1915

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Series Description
12 Boxes

Series II Correspondence, 1922-83 (Reels 12-42) Reels 12-42

In general, the correspondence files are a very informative part of the school's records. Since they cover the daily events of many years and are so extensive, they are a consistent source of information on such aspects of school operation as opening and closing dates, enrollments, dropouts, and inquiries from prospective students or parents. Letters documenting contributions of money or used clothing arrived at the school almost daily, and clearly show that the school has always been supported mainly by contributions -- nearly always small ones -- from supporters.

The correspondence provides some understanding of the school's supporters, many of whom wrote frequently and donated money, clothes, and other necessities for twenty years or more. The letters to contributors include descriptions of students, changes in academic or labor programs, reports of fires, floods, and droughts. Much is revealed about the motivations and attitudes of the principal administrators from sometimes very frank correspondence.

At the end of this series are a number of letters (Selected Correspondence, 1922-43, 1945, 1951-58, 1963-69) pulled from the general files several years ago by Barkley Moore. Letters of particular historical interest include the correspondence of Sylvia Russell and Charles Goins with James Burns during some of his absences from the school, and others between Charles Goins and Dr. C.A. McConville, the Brooklyn doctor who was instrumental in raising funds for the Oneida Hospital.

Reel 12

  1. Correspondence, 1922-January 20, 1926

Reel 13

  1. Correspondence, January 21- May 31, 1926

Reel 14

  1. Correspondence, June 1 - November 20, 1926

Reel 15

  1. Correspondence, November 20 1926 - September 1927

Reel 16

  1. Correspondence, October 1927 - July 1928

Reel 17

  1. Correspondence, August 1928 - November 1929

Reel 18

  1. Correspondence, January 1930 - August 1932

Reel 19

  1. Correspondence, September 1932 - February 1938

Reel 20

  1. Correspondence, March 1938 - March 1939

Reel 21

  1. Correspondence, April 1939 - May 1940

Reel 22

  1. Correspondence, June 1940 - December 1941

Reel 23

  1. Correspondence, January 1942 - January 1943

Reel 24

  1. Correspondence, February 1943 - September 1944

Reel 25

  1. Correspondence, October 1944 - 1964

Reel 26

  1. Correspondence, 1965 - 1966, A - R

Reel 27

  1. Correspondence, 1966, S - 1968

Reel 28

  1. Correspondence, 1969 - 1971, A - R

Reel 29

  1. Correspondence, 1971, S - Z; 1972 - 1983, A - Bat

Reel 30

  1. Correspondence, 1972 - 1983, Baur - Brown

Reel 31

  1. Correspondence, 1972 - 1983, Bru - Davis, E. Gaines

Reel 32

  1. Correspondence, 1972 - 1983, Davis, E. Gaines

Reel 33

  1. Correspondence, 1972 - 1983, Fid - Hara

Reel 34

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Harl - Jones, L.

Reel 35

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Jones, M. - MacC

Reel 36

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, MacD - Mon

Reel 37

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Mood - Pi

Reel 39

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Ross - Stap

Reel 40

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Star - Ty

Reel 41

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983, Un - Wil

Reel 42

  1. Correspondence, 1972-1983,Win - Z
  2. Selected Correspondence, 1922-24, 1926-1927
  3. Selected Correspondence, Russell / Burns, 1926-1927, c. 1927
  4. Selected Correspondence, Sylvia Russell, 1928 - 1942
  5. Selected Correspondence, 1928-1929, 1932
  6. Selected Correspondence, Goins / Burns, 1931-1932, n.d.
  7. Selected Correspondence, Dr. C.A. McConville, 1932-1941
  8. Selected Correspondence, 1936-1943, 1945, 1951-1958, 1963, 1969

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