Guide to the Theological Society Records, 1870-1893


The Trinity College Theological Society was founded in 1870 and was the precursor to the Divinity School. This collection contains minutes, member lists, and constitution of the Trinity College Theological Society. The material ranges in date from 1870-1893.

Collection Details

Record Group
Theological Society records
Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.). Theological Society
1 Linear Feet, 3 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection consits files pertaining to the Trinity College Theological Society. These include minutes, member lists, and the constitution, contained within three bound volumes. The three volumes are grouped under the series of Records.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Theological Society Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Container List

1 box

Materials are fragile.

Minutes and Members, 1870-1880
Box 1
Constitution, 1879
Box 1
Constitution and Minutes, 1886-1893
Box 1

Historical Note

The Trinity College Theological Society was founded in 1870, predating both the Divinity School and the college's move to Durham. The records were donated to the Trinity College Historical Society in 1907.

Related Material

  • Trinity College (Randolph County, NC) collection, 1836-1990. (Duke University Archives) Divinity School Records, 1915-ongoing. (Duke University Archives) Inventory of the Minister to the University (Dean of the Chapel) records, 1940-1984. (Duke University Archives)

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The Theological Society Records were received by the Trinity College Historical Society as a gift in 1907.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Shangler, January 2010

Encoded by Matthew Shangler, February 2010