Course catalogs, student handbooks, and other campus publications from a number of institutions – including Brevard College, Campbell University, Chowan University, the College of the Albemarle, Davidson College, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and St. Andrews University – have been added to the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection. These materials, many of which date back to the nineteenth century, aren’t just about the course offerings and descriptions – they often include detailed information about admissions, tuition, campus policies, institutional history and mission, and student life.
I’ve especially enjoyed reading the various rules and regulations laid out in these volumes. Most of them apply to female students, and seem to be aimed at thwarting ‘improper’ behavior. Some of my favorites are below.
1917-1918 State Colored Normal and Industrial School Catalog. I know teachers college can be pretty rough, but just leave those guns at home.