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Shimer Alumni (Unauthorised) Historical Society

This is a collection of documents relevant to the history of Shimer College, an unconventional Great Books college, from its founding as the Mount Carroll Seminary in 1853 to its present-day existence as a small college in Chicago. Unless otherwise noted, these documents have been collected and digitized by members of the Shimer Alumni (Unauthorised) Historical Society.



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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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April 1873 number of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. The Mount Carroll Seminary later became Shimer College, a very small college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and one of the nation's longest-running early entrance programs .
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of February 27, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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June 1929 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes an account of the commencement and May Fete ceremonies, and portraits of the graduating seniors from the upper and lower divisions. Then a girls' junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College , the Great Books college of Chicago . Frances Shimer Record April...
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by Shimer College
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April 1965 issue of the Shimer College Record , dedicated to news of and for alumni of the school. Includes an essay on "Shimer and the Humanities" by John Hirschfield (founder of the school's long-running Oxford study abroad program ). Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago . This version was digitized from photocopies provided by the Regional History Center at NIU , home of the Shimer College Collection . Shimer College in...
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by Mark Benney
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Final chapter of Mark Benney 's memoir Almost a Gentleman , discussing his time working at Shimer College and his eventual departure.
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by Shimer College
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Pamphlet titled "The Idea of Shimer College", containing essays by Shimer College faculty on the underlying idea of each distinct part of the school's Great Books curriculum . Then still residing on its original campus in Mount Carroll, Illinois, since 2006 Shimer College has resided at 3424 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois. This version digitized by Stuart Patterson of the Shimer faculty, from originals residing in the Shimer College Collection at the Regional History Center in...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 1, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago , for the 1947-1948 academic year. Published May 1947 as issue 3 of volume 39 of the Frances Shimer Record . This catalog is the first to contain a summary of the "Shimer Plan", the first form of the Great Books program that Shimer continues to follow today. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago , a coeducational four-year Great Books...
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Program for a February 1965 production of Arthur Kopit's Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad by the Green Curtain club at Shimer College , then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Digitization by Warner W. Johnston, Shimer '73.
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of February 15, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago , for the 1948-1949 academic year. Published November 1947 as issue 5 of volume 36 of the Frances Shimer Record . Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago , a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer College catalogs 1947-1948 ←           1948-1949           → 1949-1950
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 29, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of February 1, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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February 1917 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes three poems by Harriet Nase Connell of the class of 1889. Then a girls' preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College , the Great Books college of Chicago . Frances Shimer Record December 1916      ←      February 1917...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Annual catalog of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago , for the 1941-1942 academic year. Published February 1941 as issue 5 of volume 32 of the Frances Shimer Record . Labeled as "the Ninetieth Annual Catalogue for 1940-1941 with Announcements for 1941-42." Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College in Chicago , a coeducational four-year Great Books college. Shimer College catalogs 1940-1941...
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by Shimer College
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Vol. 2 No. 2 of the Seminary Bell , the first school newspaper of Shimer College , then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois but now the Great Books college of Chicago. Digitization by the Regional History Center at NIU, where the Shimer College Collection is located.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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October 1920 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College , a coeducational Great Books school located in Chicago. In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a remembrance of the school dog Shep, who passed away on October 1, 1920, and an account of an operatic performance at the school by operatic...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of September 12, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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by Fund for the Advancement of Education
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A 1957 report from the Fund for the Advancement of Education (a Ford Foundation initiative) on the Early Admission Program, a pioneering venture in early entrance to college . Includes summaries of the findings of two independent studies commissioned by the Fund, one on psychiatric outcomes and the other on educational outcomes. Only one of the twelve early entrance programs described in the book continues in operation in the 21st century: the early entrance program at Shimer College in Chicago.
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by Green Curtain
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Program for a December 1965 production of The Dark of the Moon by the Green Curtain club at Shimer College, which was then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Digitization via Warner W. Johnston, Shimer '73.
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by Shimer College
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Volume 59 Number 3 of the Shimer College Record , published in fall 1967 by Shimer College .
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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October 1922 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . Frances Shimer Record June 1922 (catalog) ← October 1922 → December 1922 Shimer College in Chicago Wikipedia · Quotes · Reviews Twitter · YouTube · Facebook Great Books · Oxford program · Early entrance ·...
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by Shimer College
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Promotional flyer for Shimer College from 1950, the first year of its operation as a four-year Great Books college.
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by Shimer College
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April 1958 issue of the Shimer College Record , containing alumni news and information about developments at Shimer College . Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today the Great Books college of Chicago.
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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December 1869 issue of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer . Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running program of early entrance to college .
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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January 1880 number of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue contains a detailed description of the campus for alumnae, by Bell F. Jones. Shimer College, then known as the Mount Carroll Seminary, is today a very small college in Chicago known for its Great Books curriculum and long-running weekend college and early entrance programs .
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by Shimer College
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Volume 2 Number 4 of the Shimer College Bulletin , for December 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s. October 1969  ←           December 1969           →  January 1970
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by Fund for the Advancement of Education
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A 1953 report by the Fund for the Advancement of Education, established by the Ford Foundation under the guidance of Robert Maynard Hutchins, on four related initiatives addressing the gap in American education between high school and college, including the programs that gave us today's Advanced Placement program and the early college entrance program at Shimer College . Published 1953, no assertion or renewal of copyright found.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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February 1914 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago . Includes alumnae news, student stories and poems, and an appeal for funding from Dean McKee. Then a girls' preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College , the Great Books college of Chicago . Frances Shimer Record December 1913      ←      February 1914      →     ...
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The 1859 Register and Circular of the Mount Carroll Seminary, later known as Shimer College .  Includes full list of students attending for previous year, description of educational programs, press clippings, and lists of faculty and last (1855) board of trustees. Resources related to the first decade of Shimer College, 1853-1862 Catalogs 1855 · 1856 · 1859 · 1862 Writings of Frances Shimer Journal · Letters to Caroline Nash Local publications Carroll County Republican Crisis of 1857...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of July 4, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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December 1921 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes a column entitled "The Inquiring Reporter", in which various leaders of the student body comment on the school's prospects and areas requiring...
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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December 1915 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes the text of Dean McKee 's Thanksgiving address. Then a girls' preparatory school and junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school is today known as Shimer College , the Great Books college of Chicago . Frances Shimer Record October 1915      ←      December 1915...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of August 14, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 18, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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October 1958 issue of the Shimer College Record , dedicated to alumni news. Includes announcements of the arrival of new faculty members including Robert Blackburn and Warren and Elinor Miller . Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today the Great Books college of Chicago , known for its rigorous great books curriculum and its pioneering program of early entrance to college .
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1862 catalogue of the Mount Carroll Seminary in Mount Carroll, Illinois, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . 1862 was the first year in which the Seminary held a formal graduation ceremony, in which the Laureate of Arts was awarded. Catalogue includes complete list of students, detailed reports by the examining committees. Resources related to the first decade of Shimer College, 1853-1862 Catalogs 1855 · 1856 · 1859 · 1862 Writings of Frances Shimer...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of February 22, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 23, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of May 16, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly...
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by Frances Shimer College
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Volume 38 No. 4 of the Frances Shimer Record , the official organ of Frances Shimer College, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . Contains Alumnae News for July 1946, which includes a serialization of "Frances Shimer, Pioneer" and recollections of an alumna of the class of 1884.
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by Oread Society of the Mount Carroll Seminary
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October 1869 issue of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer . Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. First issue after a three-month summer hiatus. Missing pages 7-8. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running...
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by Carroll County Republican
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of October 30, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Speech on the history and outlook of the Frances Shimer Academy in Mount Carroll, delivered in June 1903 to the annual meeting of the Reunion Society by Winona Branch Sawyer of the class of 1871. The Academy later became Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago.
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by Henry Wilmarth Hazzen
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Posthumously-published book of poetry by Henry Wilmarth Hazzen , a professor of literature at Shimer College when it was known as the Mount Carroll Seminary . Includes biographical sketch by Mary A. Livermore. Published 1900 by Hazzen's wife, Isabel Dearborn Hazzen, director of music during Shimer's late Seminary period. Digitization by Google.
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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October 1923 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes, as a supplement, the school's first viewbook, "Views of Frances Shimer School" (the Shimer viewbook tradition continues today ). Frances Shimer Record...
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Third annual calendar (catalog) of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, which later became Shimer College, the Great Books College of Chicago . Covers the 1898-1899 academic year. Shimer College catalogs 1897-1898      ←      1898-1899      →      1899-1900
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of December 25, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of April 9, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of January 14, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of March 12, 1858. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of February 29, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of August 22, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of August 29, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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Shimer College admissions brochure from 1970s, asking the question "What comes to mind when you see the word Shimer?" Includes brief descriptions of the school's Great Books curriculum, discussion classes, and early entrance program . Digitization courtesy of Warner W. Johnston, Shimer '73.
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Volume 1 Number 1 of the Shimer College Bulletin , for March 1969. The Bulletin was the official alumni publication of Shimer College during the 1970s.                March 1969           →  April 1969
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Catalog of Shimer College for the 1977-1978 academic year. Includes descriptions of the school's Great Books curriculum , early entrance program and Oxford study abroad program . Published 1977 without copyright notice or subsequent registration.
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Vol. 1 No. 3 of the Seminary Bell , the first school newspaper of Shimer College . Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is now the Great Books college of Chicago. Digitization by the Regional History Center at NIU, home of the Shimer College Collection.
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January 1870 issue of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. The editorial board included Winona Branch Sawyer . Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running program of early entrance to college .
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March 1870 number of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running college early entrance program .
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August 1891 issue of the Oread of Mount Carroll Seminary , student newspaper of the institution that later became Shimer College , the Great Books college of Chicago. An alternative digitization of a different physical copy of this issue is available here .
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by Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago
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Viewbook of the Frances Shimer School, known today as Shimer College in Chicago , published in February 1929 as a supplement to the annual catalog . Shimer College in Chicago Great Books   · Oxford program   · Early entrance   · Self-governance   · Admissions Wikipedia   · Quotes   · Reviews   Twitter   · YouTube   · Shimer College Wiki
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October 1959 issue of the Shimer College Record , dedicated to news about and for alumni. Then located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer College is today a Great Books college located in Chicago.
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Book list for courses taught at Shimer College in 1977. Then in its final years in Mount Carroll, the college is today known as the Great Books college of Chicago . Released into the public domain under the terms of the donation agreement that created the at the Regional History Center in Dekalb.
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of August 8, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of December 21, 1855. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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June 1925 issue of the Frances Shimer Record , the official publication of the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago. Then a women's junior college located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, the school has today become Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago . In addition to the usual features, this issue includes individual portraits of the senior classes. The 1925 viewbook , uploaded separately, was published as an addendum to this issue of the Record . Frances Shimer Record...
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August 1895 issue of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College during the late Seminary period of the school's history. Digitized by Northern Illinois University. This issue opens with a speech by Winona Branch Sawyer on " The New Woman ", and also includes another speech by Mrs. Sawyer titled What Becomes of the Girl Graduates? " An amateur digitization of a different physical copy of this issue is available here . Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll,...
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April 1870 number of the Oread , student newspaper of Shimer College from 1869 to the end of the Seminary period of Shimer College history. Digitized by the Northern Illinois University Archives. Then a women's seminary located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, Shimer is today a very small coeducational college in Chicago with a Great Books curriculum and the nation's longest-running college early entrance program .
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Fundraising publication from Frances Shimer College (today Shimer College, the Great Books college of Chicago ), from 1946. Includes detailed account of the school's condition and its history back to 1853. The dormitory campaign for which the publication was designed did not succeed; no new dormitories were built at Shimer until the 1960s.
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Probate file for the estate of Henry Shimer , pertaining to Dr. Shimer's contested 1895 will.
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of July 31, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of August 21, 1857. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Emmert , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and particularly the...
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Issue of the Carroll County Republican for the week of December 19, 1856. From a microfilm edition supplied by the Abraham Lincoln Library and digitized by Creekside Digital . The Republican , edited at this time by David Hilton Wheeler , was the principal newspaper of Mount Carroll, Illinois during the 1850s. Due to the poor condition of the original newspaper, some parts are not fully legible. The Republican frequently covered developments related to the schools of Mount Carroll, and...
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Typescript of a speech by Florence Turney McKee profiling Frances Shimer, the founder of Shimer College . Mrs. McKee was a Shimer alumna of the late Seminary period and wife of the school's second president William Parker McKee . The speech is undated. However, from internal and external clues, it appears likely to have been delivered in 1928, at the exercises marking the 75th anniversary of the school's founding. Then known as the Frances Shimer Academy and located in Mount Carroll, Illinois,...
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