This is a list of archives that hold, or may hold, materials that are important for understanding the history of Shimer College.


  • Chicago
    • Shimer College holdings: yearbooks, Record, &c.
    • Regenstein Library Special Collections, Chicago, IL
      • Presidential correspondence, Henry Shimer's thesis, Richard McKeon papers
    • Barat College Archives (PDF), DePaul University Archives, Chicago, IL
      • 1989-1992 correspondence (Box 41)
    • Roosevelt University Archives
      • Potential information related to Roosevelt annexation talks (speculative)
      • Library holds microfilms of the Roosevelt Torch from annexation period
    • UIC Special Collections: Annie Towert Collection (information on Hostetter family, Mt. Carroll history)
  • Mount Carroll
    • Carroll County Historical Society
      • Detailed map of town, including campus, c. 1869
    • Carroll County courthouse
      • Property records
    • First Baptist Church
      • Church historian: Dick Kehl

Points north and westEdit


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Points southEdit

  • Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
    • The Standard (1867-1920), which published frequent detailed accounts of events at the Seminary
  • Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the American Home Mission Society, sponsor of Rev. Calvin Gray (speculative)
  • Stetson University archives, De Land, FL
    • Stetson president Forbes known to have befriended Frances Shimer; several Seminary alums/faculty attended or worked at Stetson (speculative)

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