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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Paul Quinn College Papers, 1970-1972

Austin History Center

Paul Quinn College Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Paul Quinn College
Title: Paul Quinn College Paperss
Dates: 1970-1972
Abstract: The Paul Quinn College Papers contains a flier, course catalog, newspaper clipping and a letter dated from 1970 to 1972 related to Paul Quinn College, a small historically black college affiliated with the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Austin, Texas.
Identification: AR.K.007
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

At the Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church held in Houston, Texas in early 1872, the church decided to create an institution of higher learning for freedmen and their children. On April 4th of that same year, the Connectional High School and Institute (later Connectional College) was founded in Austin, Texas as a vocational institute training students in trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, and tanning. In 1877 the school relocated to Waco, Texas due to the presence of other historically black colleges (HBCUs) opening in the Austin area. In May of 1881, the State of Texas chartered Connectional College and it was renamed Paul Quinn College in honor of William Paul Quinn, an early A.M.E missionary to the western states. Once plans for expansion were announced and 20 acres of land were purchased from the Garrison Plantation, Paul Quinn College opened as a liberal arts college to African American students on April 5th, 1882. Over the next century, the school grew exponentially, eventually boasting a student population of 1,020. In 1990, Paul Quinn College moved to the campus of Bishop’s College in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which had closed in 1988. Upon its relocation, it became the only historically black college in Dallas-Fort Worth. Today, it has a student enrollment of around 500 and is one of the first urban work schools featuring an urban farm meant to assist with the problem of food deserts in the greater Dallas area.

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Scope and Contents

The Paul Quinn College papers include a history of the college that details events from 1872 to the early 1970’s, a flier, a letter from the assistant to the president of the college, a course catalog from 1970-72, and an insert from the Waco Tribune-Herald celebrating the centennial of Paul Quinn College in 1972.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Quinn, William Paul 1788-1873.
Wood, L.C.
Subjects (Organizations)
African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Paul Quinn College.
Subjects
Education--Texas.
African American universities and colleges.
Places
Austin (Tex.).
Dallas (Tex.).
Waco, (Tex.).
Document Types
Catalog.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Essays.
Fliers.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

These items were donated to the Austin History Center by L.C Wood, the administrative assistant to the President of Paul Quinn College in March of 1972.

Preferred Citation

Paul Quinn College Papers (AR.K.007). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1972/033

Donation Date: March, 1972.

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid By: LaToya Devezin and Johnny Rovell, March, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Paul Quinn College Papers, 1970-1972

Box Folder
1 1 College history, 1972, undated
2 Flier and catalog, 1970-1972

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