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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Founding the University

Photo of Dr. Willis Lord, the University of Wooster's first president.

Part of Dr. Lord's speech when he reveals that the University "shall be open to students of both the sexes."

Front page of a pamphlet recording President Lord's Inaugural Address.

Front page of transcript of Dr. Lord's Inaugural Address

Leander Firestone, MD: This local Wooster doctor also served as one of the University of Wooster’s first professors and the first local professor. He began as a lecturer in anatomy and physiology, but was later promoted to a full time staff member…

Article in the Wayne County Democrat attacking the Wooster Weekly Republican for their pessimistic attitude toward the University of Wooster.

A playful blurb from the Wooster Democrat three years after the University opened its doors indicates the town’s response to the new school.

John Kauke, one of Wooster’s prominent citizens. He was one of the leaders of a money-raising campaign to build the University of Wooster.

Reasin Beall Stibbs was the son-in-law of Reasin Beall. He was also one of the men who lead the charge for a Christian University.

This advertisement in the Wayne County Democrat from February 13, 1868 shows the urgency to build a university, and the Trustees’ feelings that the school should be built by Wooster citizens.
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