Documents

1. The Colonial Period [1636 – 1775]:

[Hugh Peter],  New Englands First Fruits (London, 1643)

Harvard Charter of 1650

Robert Keayne, Last Will and Testament, 1653

Increase Mather, Cases of Conscience Involving Witchcraft (1693)

Yale Charter, 1701

Cotton Mather to Elihu Yale, soliciting funds for the Connecticut College, November 14, 1717 — from Josiah Quincy, History of Harvard University, Vol. 1, XXXV,  p. 524

Benjamin Franklin on George Whitefield, 1739

Gilbert Tennent,  The Danger of an Unconverted Ministry (1740)

Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, delivered  at Enfield Conncticut, July 1741

Jonathan Edwards on the difficulties of senior David Brainerd with Yale authorities (1742)

Charter of the College of New Jersey, 1746.

William Livingston, Independent Reflector , six articles  protesting the proposed creation of an Anglican college in New York (XVII, March 22, to April 26 , 1753)

Samuel Johnson, “Advertisements of the Beginning of Tuition in the College,” May 31, 1754,  The New-York Gazette, June 3, 1754.

Extract from the Original Charter of King’s College, October 31, 1754

The Black Book of Misdemeanors of King’s College, 1771-1775

Jonathan Edwards to Trustees of the College of New-Jersey, October 19, 1757

John Witherspoon, Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica, and other West India Islands, in Behalf of the College of New-Jersey (March 1772)

[John Vardill],  Response to Dr. Witherspoon’s Address … in Behalf of the College of New-Jersey (November 1772)

2. The Early Republican Era [1776 – 1820]

Richard Hofstadter, “The Great Retrogression,” in Academic Freedom in the Age of the College (1955) 209-238.

Thomas Jefferson-John Adams correspondence on “the aristocracy of talent and virtue,
JA to TJ, July 19, 1813
TJ to JA, October 28, 1813
JA to TJ, November 15, 1813

The Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 (1819)

3. The Jacksonian Era [1824 – 1860]

 [Jeremiah Day] Reports on the Course of Instruction in Yale College (New Haven, 1828) [‘The Yale Faculty Report of 1828″]

Alexis de Tocqueville, ‘Why the Example of the Americans Does Not Prove That a
Democratic People  Have No Aptitude or Taste for Science, Literature, or the Arts,”
Democracy in America (1838), Vol. 2, Part One
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/aew4744.0001.001/362?page=root;size=100;view=image

 

Francis Wayland, Thoughts on the Present Collegiate System of the United States (1842)

 

4. The Gilded Age &  the Emergent University [1861 – 1890]

 5. Universities in the Progressive Era [ 1891 – 1919]

 

6. Higher Education between the World Wars [1920 – 1941]

7. War and Post-War [ 1942 – 1963]

8. Academe in the 1960s [1964 – 1971]

 

9. Higher Education in the 1970s & 1980s [1972 – 1992]

10. Alma Mater in Our Time [1993 – 2014]

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