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By Ouida Dickey

ISBN-10: 0820327581

ISBN-13: 9780820327587

Illustrated with greater than 100 pictures, this can be the main precise and complete historical past so far of Berry collage, situated in northwest Georgia. starting from Berry’s modest beginnings in 1902 as a alternate institution for rural Appalachian formative years to its present-day status one of the Southeast’s top liberal arts schools, the booklet tells how Martha Berry’s founding vision--to teach the top, the center, and the hands--evolved to fulfill the demanding situations of every new iteration. the images, a lot of them not often visible ahead of, trap happenings at Berry over its first century: arrangements for the area wars, visits through popular benefactors, pupil protests, expansions of campus amenities, and various points of way of life out and in of the classroom.

Parts of Berry’s heritage have completed mythical status--the tale, for instance, of ways Martha Berry was once encouraged to begin a faculty after traveling with bad mountain young ones in her log cabin. Ouida Dickey and Doyle Mathis separate fable from truth as they tackle Berry’s traditions, controversies, and triumphs and relate vital advancements at Berry to wider occasions in Georgia and Appalachia.

As Berry graduates and career-long contributors of its school and employees, Dickey and Mathis themselves are a part of the Berry culture. Their meticulous examine attracts on a wealthy trove of records to bare a narrative that surpasses a number of the regularly occurring and cherished stories hooked up to the varsity. Berry’s enviable standing--as a version for work-study faculties national, as a spot in detail tied to the cultural lifetime of its sector, as a decision recipient of philanthropy--makes this new ebook vital to historians, students of upper schooling, and millions of Berry scholars, school, and alumni.

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