Aug 17, 2009

Looking Back: Start of 1909 School Year

A rear view of the A.P. White Campus in the 1920s while the football team practices. The buildings are, from left: Phillips Hall, L.R. McDonald Administration Building and Chandler Hall. (Photo: LWC Archives; full photo available at: Digital Library of Appalachia)

As Lindsey Wilson College’s 2009 fall semester begins on Wednesday, it’s interesting to look back a century ago to see what the college looked like.

The following item appeared in the Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1909, edition of the Adair County News.

Readers will no doubt notice the spelling of the school name’s -- “Lindsay Wilson.” It was not until the early 1920s that “Lindsey Wilson” appeared consistently in publications and notices about the school.

Thanks to LWC alumnus Jim Garner ’73 for providing the news clipping.

The Lindsay Wilson school will open to-morrow and the prospects are good for fine attendance during the term. The management, Profs. Neilson & Moss, are better prepared than ever to accommodate pupils from a distance. There is more room for bedding and a furnace has been put in and the heat will be regular, making the building perfectly healthy. The ventilation is good, in fact pupils will be made as comfortable as they would be in their homes. Profs. Neilson & Moss are gentlemen of high character, and much learning, and their experience in teaching has gained for the Lindsay Wilson an enviable reputation. They will be assisted by a fine corps of instructors.

-- Adair County News,
Sept. 1, 1909

1 comment:

  1. It's great to look back on LWC's history like this.