Easton Union Academy fund raising ledger
- Corporate Author:
- Easton Union Academy. Board of Trustees
- Physical Description:
- 1 ledger (0.1 linear ft.) ; 32 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- Collection is open for research.
- This ledger book for Easton Union Academy, which operated in Easton, Pennsylvania, contains names of subscribers who contributed funds to support the establishment and building of the academy in 1794. Names and amount contributed are handwritten in the alphabetical index at the front of the book and the remaining pages are blank. Some entries include relationship to other donors, town of residence, occupation, and value of work to be done in lieu of a cash donation.
- In Historical Collections and Labor Archives, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#HCLA 9621)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the William L. and Carol B. Joyce Historical Collections and Labor Archives Program Endowment; 2014.
Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books; 2014.
- Administrative History:
- The Easton Union Academy in Easton, Pennsylvania, was chartered in 1794 as an institution to be equally managed by the German Reformed and Lutheran denominations, with ministers from each group required to be members of the board of trustees. The course of study at the outset was to be the English and German languages, reading, writing, arithmetic and Psalmody, to be followed with the learned and foreign languages, mathematics, algebra, theology, history, geography, moral and natural philosophy and other branches of the arts, sciences and literature. The school received support and additional contributions from citizens over the years, as well as an appropriation by the legislature in 1805 of $2000. A small building, designed as a teachers' residence, was also added. However the Academy never fulfilled the vision of its founders and in 1835 the property was transferred to the borough to be used for public education. The building was eventually torn down in 1893.
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