Note: Some early Catalogs are available only as photocopies of originals.
Extent: 12.5 linear feet, including 9 boxes and over 70 bound volumes.
Creator: Gordon College. The current office reposible for publication of the Catalog is the Registrar's Office.
Access Restrictions: None. The Catalogs are open for public access.
Note: Duplicate copies of Catalogs beginning in 1914 are kept in Jenks Library.
|SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Catalog is the annual print catalog of the College, used to promote the school and introduce the public to its mission, curriculum, culture and people. The Catalog includes lists of courses, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, descriptions of curriculum, honor societies, special programs, disciplinary policies, the school Statement of Faith and other general information. Older catalogs include lists of students and graduates by class. Typically, the Catalog is printed in anticipation of the school year it represents. For example, the Catalog for the 1955/56 school year was printed during the previous school year, in March 1955.
Although the school was founded in 1889, the first Catalog in the collection is for the 1891/92 school year. There are no known catalogs for the school's first two years.
During its lifespan, the school has undergone several name changes, which are reflected in the Catalog and its title.
||Boston Missionary Training Institute
|1889||Boston Square Missionary Training Institute
|1892||Boston Missionary Training School
|1895||Gordon Missionary Training School
|1903||Gordon Bible and Missionary Training School
||The Gordon School of the Newton Theological Institution
|1914||Gordon Bible Institute (independent from newton Theological Institution)
|1916||Gordon Bible College
|1921||Gordon College of Theology and Missions
|1950||Gordon College and Divinity School (The Catalog began using this title in 1950, although the name did not become official until 1962.)
|1970||Gordon College (On May 24, 1970 the graduate division, Gordon Divinity School, merged with Conwell School of Theology to become Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a separate entity from Gordon College.)
|1985||Gordon College, The United College of Gordon and Barrington (after merging with Barrington College of Providence, RI)
|INVENTORY|Box 1, 1892 - 1916
Box 1 contains an incomplete set of catalogs from1892 to 1916, with an irregular assortment of originals and copies. For several years, the only remaining records are copies of the originals.
Box 2, 1919 - 1926
Box 3, 1927 - 1942
Unboxed. Bound Volumes, 1911 - 2010