The Resource James Shannon papers : [finding aid], (electronic resource)

James Shannon papers : [finding aid], (electronic resource)

Label
James Shannon papers : [finding aid]
Title
James Shannon papers
Title remainder
[finding aid]
Title variation
UMC; administration; President James Shannon (1850-1856); James Shannon papers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Finding aid for collection containing records documenting aspects of James Shannon's early life and education, his speeches, sermons, commencement addresses, and letters relating to subjects such as: heretical ideas of Disciples of Christ preachers in Kentucky, Shannon's enemies in Columbia (among whom were a number of Whig Presbyterians) and his adversaries within the Thomas Hart Benton wing of the Missouri Democratic Party. Other topics of Shannon's correspondence include routine annual reports to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, concern over his own health and the health of members of his family, establishment and financing of a college for women in Columbia, and of a Disciples of Christ college at Canton, Missouri, as well as the purchase of household furnishings and books for the University's Library from merchants in New Orleans and St. Louis. Also included in this Sub-Group are several letters to Shannon's widow from friends and colleagues offering condolences for her loss. A few items of more recent origin provide information concerning a number of Shannon's descendants, as well as the 1962 dedication of James Shannon Hall on the Culver-Stockton College campus in Canton
Biographical or historical data
James Shannon (1799-1859), the second President of the University of Missouri (1850-56) was born, raised and educated in Ireland. His professional life was divided between the classroom and the pulpit. Trained originally to be a Presbyterian minister, he served for a time as a Baptist preacher in Georgia and later became a staunch Disciple of Christ (Campbellite). Between 1840 and 1850, he was President of Bacon College in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Later he was instrumental in founding the Christian Female College (now Columbia College) in Columbia and Christian University (renamed Culver-Stockton College) in Canton. He served as the latter institution's first President (1856-1859). James Shannon was a controversial figure. He held strong religious and political views which often brought him into conflict with others. Shannon's correspondence reflects his vehement opposition to the Abolition movement, Freemasonry, and the Whig political party. His strongly held and freely expressed beliefs were central to the development of a contentious relationship between Shannon and several members of the University's Board of Curators. Early in 1856, the situation had become so strained that Shannon resigned from the office of University President. His appointment as President of the newly established Christian University followed almost immediately. Shannon continued to serve as the first president of this institution until he died of a heart ailment, at the age of sixty, in 1859.
Cataloging source
MUU
Characteristic
updating web site
Entry convention
integrated entry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
University of Missouri--Columbia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shannon, James
  • University of Missouri--Columbia
  • University of Missouri--Columbia
  • Universities and colleges
  • College presidents
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri--Columbia
Label
James Shannon papers : [finding aid], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Archives of the University of Missouri."
  • Call number for collection: C:1/3/1
  • Dates of material in collection: 1815-1962, bulk 1835-1860
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772461483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
Web site.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publication designation
Created in 1999.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772461483
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
Text (HTML) + 1 image.
Label
James Shannon papers : [finding aid], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Archives of the University of Missouri."
  • Call number for collection: C:1/3/1
  • Dates of material in collection: 1815-1962, bulk 1835-1860
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772461483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
Web site.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publication designation
Created in 1999.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772461483
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
Text (HTML) + 1 image.

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