Individual Presidents

Finding Aid 29
Union College Archives

UC 2.3 Individual Presidents

Record Group : 2
Collection : 3
Location : Archive Box

Processing Information : Finding Aid created by
Bruce Miracle on June 1, 2007.

Contents :

Folder 1: James P. Faulkner (1897-1905)

Contents: Two speeches by Dr. Faulkner entitled:

  • Address at the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Union College – May 25, 1929
  • “Dr. Stevenson As I Knew Him”  Address at the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Coming or Dr. Daniel Stevenson to Union College – May 27, 1936

Contents Note:  For each speech there is a typewritten manuscript with  manual corrections, and one photocopy of each manuscript – the photocopies were made by Bruce Miracle in September 2012 

Folder 2: James D. Black (1910-1912)

  • Handwritten speech notes pertaining to Governor Black.
  • Eight page booklet entitled: “Address of Hon. James D. Black, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate” dated: January 18, 1918.
  • Typed article on James D. Black copied from Judge Charles Keen’s History of Kentucky.
  • Letter of resignation from the Presidency of Union College to the Board of Education of the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a letter to the same Board regarding financial problems at the college.
  • Correspondence between President Black’s nephew Henry C. Black and Mr. Lee Blackwell of Louisville, KY 1961.

    NOTE: James Dixon Black was president of Union College from 1910 to 1912. He later served as Kentucky state assistant attorney-general, lieutenant-governor and Governor (source – Union College, 1879-1979 by Bradley & Marigold).


Folder 3 : John Owen Gross (1929-1938)

  • Union College Bulletin Newsletter (3 typed pages) dated July 1931 (Vol. X, No. 2) – signed by President Gross.


Conway Boatman (1938-1959)

  • Correspondence between President Boatman and Mr. Lee Blackwell of Louisville, KY 1952 & 1953.


Folder 4: Mahlon A. Miller (1959-1982)

  • “STATE OF UNION– 1967, An Address to the Faculty and Staff of Union  

      College by President Mahlon A. Miller, March 30, 1967”  13 pages

  •   One page by Douglas L. Blair, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to “ALL

       STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF” announcing the resignation of
       President Mahlon A. Miller

Edward D. deRosset (2003-2011)

  • Statement to Campus Community (May 25, 2011) by President deRosset - announcing that he plans to, “leave the presidency effective June 30, 2013."

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