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New Salem Academy Collection

1874-1945
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 037

The New Salem Academy was founded February 25, 1795, "for the purposes of promoting piety, religion, and morality, and for instruction of youth in such languages and in such of the liberal arts and sciences as the trustees shall direct."

The collection consists of the student exercise book of Ernest Howe Vaughan, later a teacher in Greenwich and an attorney in Worcester, along with an issue of the alumni magazine, The Reunion Banner.

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Background on New Salem Academy

The New Salem Academy was founded February 25, 1795, "for the purposes of promoting piety, religion, and morality, and for instruction of youth in such languages and in such of the liberal arts and sciences as the trustees shall direct." Serving as both a private preparatory school and the town's high school, the Academy was the center of educational and cultural life in the small town. The school closed in 1968, reopening for a brief period in the 1980s.

Scope of collection

This slender collection consists of the student exercise book of Ernest Howe Vaughan, later a teacher in the nearby town of Greenwich, Mass., and an attorney in Worcester, along with an issue of the alumni magazine, The Reunion Banner.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Donald Howe.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, May 2015.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: New Salem Academy Collection (MS 037). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Missionaries--Ethiopia
  • New Salem (Mass.)--History

Contributors

  • New Salem Academy (New Salem, Mass.) [main entry]
  • Vaughan, Ernest Howe, 1858-1937

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