Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1906 Whitin Library, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska

[LIB1567] Doane College has a rather extensive collection of archival materials housed within Perkins Library. College founders and early administrators were diligent in their preservation of important documents, photographs, and even some artifacts.

Doane College and the city of Crete literally grew up together. The town was incorporated in 1871 and the College was incorporated in 1872. Thomas Doane and his group of cultivated New England Congregationalists joined Crete's early settlers, and together the town and college founders worked to ensure that economic and social advantages came to the city. Several documents in the archival collection related to Doane personalities also touch on Crete history since many of the community leaders were involved in both town and gown. [from the website]

The Road to Triumph: Real Stories of Survival from Crete, Nebraska

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