Wesley College Records, 1890-1997
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Brief Description:

The Wesley College Records are organized into the following series: Presidential Papers, Administrative and Financial Records, Education, Programs and Publications, Assorted Materials, and Photographs.

The Presidential Papers are further divided into two subseries: Edward P. Robertson and Other Wesley College Presidents. These contain correspondence and related documents of the various presidents of the school. Robertson served as president for 32 years, retiring in 1931, and guided Wesley College during its affiliation with the University of North Dakota and subsequent relocation to Grand Forks. His correspondence spans most years of his presidency as well as his years as President Emeritus. Other presidents of Wesley College were Charles L. Wallace (1931-1939), T. Ross Hicks (1940-1946), Marcus J. Birrell (1947-1957), C. Maxwell Brown (acting president; 1957-1958), Phillips Moulton (1958-1963), and Wesley Sheffield (1963-1965).

The collection includes the former Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection 18 (Wesley College) and records from the Wesley College buildings. Many financial records were destroyed according to the State Board of Higher Education Records Disposition Schedule.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: UA/063
Created by: Wesley College
Volume: 8.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1961. Additional materials were deposited in April 1988 and by Carleton Green in August 1999. Other materials were added from University Publications.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the Rules and Regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Grand Forks - Education
University of North Dakota - Wesley College
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Wesley College  Deposit - the original materials constituted a collection in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection before being transferred to University Archives Record Group 63 in the 1970s.
Related Publications:

Wesley Center of Religion (Formerly Wesley College).  Sheffield, Wesley. Green, J. Carleton, joint author.; University of North Dakota. 1983 (LD3983 .S52 1983).

The story of the affiliation of Wesley College with the University of North Dakota. Robertson, Edward P. 1935 (LD5899.W42 R6x).

A good investment: the story of Wesley College and that of the mother institution - Red River Valley University - as well as the story of still earlier plans of the Methodist Church to promote educational work of college rank in North Dakota. Henry, George A. 1948 (LD5899.W42 H45x).

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Wesley College-Wesley Center of Religion Records. UA 63, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in June 2016.