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University at Lewisburg, University Academy Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjasic
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  • 1852-1901 (Creation)


  • 2.0 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (2) 5 inch document boxes; (1) oversize box



  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The University Academy was established in 1849 as a preparatory school for male students to prepare them for admission into colleges. Associated with the University at Lewisburg, the University Academy was open to male students interested in pursuing some collegiate studies or portions of the Theological course and who were deficient in some elementary branches which were not taught in colleges or theological seminaries. Students interested in teaching in public schools were accommodated with a course of study designed to prepare them for teaching.

    The University Academy's Classical and English divisions were separated into two distinct departments in 1869: the University Preparatory Department and the University English Academy. The University Preparatory Department was under the supervision of the faculty of the College and offered two years work as a preparation for admission into the Classical Program of the College. The University English Academy prepared students for admission into the Scientific Program of the College or for teaching in public schools. In 1879 the English Academy and the Preparatory Department were united to re-form the University Academy. In 1887, the University Academy was renamed the Bucknell Academy. By 1917, the Bucknell Academy closed as enrollments had declined significantly.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the University Academy are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1852 to 1901. Records include correspondence, declamation and exhibition programs, student registers and ledgers and student scholarship and attendance ledgers. Student registers and ledgers include student information, such as ages, locations, courses and grades.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], University at Lewisburg, University Academy Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.