Holloway Archives Launches New Exhibit on Coeducation

“No distinction as to sex in studies, examinations, or the giving of Diplomas.” Thus states the Annual of Milligan College for the 1880-1881 Session, when the Buffalo Male and Female Institute became Milligan College. Being a coeducational college was unusual for the time, but it was not surprising due to the college’s original status as a primary/secondary school as well as the influence and ideals of Josephus Hopwood, the first president of Milligan. A new exhibit in the Welshimer Library and online (in Milligan DigitalRepository) examines Milligan as a coeducational institution during the Hopwood era, from 1881-1917, from the beginning of Josephus Hopwood’s first term as college president to the end of his second term.

Willie Godby Tabor’s Shorthand Class (1897)

“I think we often forget that Milligan was unusual in educating men and women together during its early days,” says Katherine Banks, University Archivist. “I hope that this exhibit shines some light on why that was and what that meant for students at Milligan during those early years.”

Thanks to Milligan’s roots as a school run by the local church, Buffalo Creek Church (now Hopwood Memorial Christian Church), that then developed into the Buffalo Male and Female Institute, the ground was already set for the college to be coeducational – educating men and women side by side instead of separately (or sometimes not at all, in the case of women). Josephus Hopwood also brought a passion for coeducation when he became the college’s first president, in part because of his religious background and his own college experience.

This ad from a 1915 edition of the Milligan paper The Light proudly lists being coeducational as one of the college’s merits.

“We have to remember, however, that educating men and women together didn’t mean they were always together all the time and had a completely equal experience,” Banks says. “The exhibit discusses some of the ways that they practiced equality by today’s standards, but also the ways in which they did not.” Women were subjected to more restrictive rules than the men, and some classes were specifically for women. But there were many classes that had both men and women in them, and even the faculty at Milligan was mixed to some degree. Overall, Milligan was making strides as a coeducational institution.

The exhibit “‘No Distinction’: Coeducation in Milligan’s Early Years, 1881-1917” is available to view in person on the first floor of the Welshimer Library for those currently allowed to visit campus under the Milligan Returns Home plan. The exhibit can also be viewed online with a more extensive discussion of coeducation at Milligan.

New Books and Media Received (November 2020-January 2021)

New Books and Media Received (November 2020 – January 2021)

The following Books (150 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation from November 2020 to January 2021.

Seminary Library

The Rublev Trinity: the icon of the Trinity by the monk-painter Andrei Rublev, 2007.

The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture, 2020.

Information Resources and Library Science
Latin palaeography : antiquity and the Middle Ages, 1990.

Language and Literature
Translating empire: Tell Fekheriyeh, deuteronomy, and the Akkadian treaty tradition, 2019. 

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Athanasiana Syriaca.De incarnatione contra Arianos;  contra Apollinarium I;  De cruce et passione;  quod unus sit Christus;  De incarnatione dei verbi;  Ad Jovianum, 1972.

Balaam in Text and Tradition, 2019.

Beguiled by beauty: cultivating a life of contemplation and compassion, 2020.

Commentaire sur l’Épître aux Romains [3 volumes, vols. 2-4], 2009.

A concise guide to the Quran: answering thirty critical questions, 2020.

The Congregation in a secular age: keeping sacred time against the speed of modern life, 2021.

A critical and exegetical commentary on the Epistle of James by Dale C. Allison, 2013.

Deuteronomy (Biblia Hebraica) by Carmel McCarthy, 2007.

Dogmatics in outline, 1970.

Ezra and Nehemiah (Biblia Herbraica) by David Marcus, 2006.

Genesis by John Goldingay, 2020.

God’s messiah in the Old Testament: expectations of a coming king, 2020.

Hosea-Micah by John Goldingay, 2021.

How to preach a dangerous sermon, 2018.

Institutions of divine and secular learning; and, On the soul by Cassiodorus, James Halporn, and James W. Vessey, 2004.

Jesus and John Wayne: how white evangelicals corrupted a faith and fractured a nation, 2020.

Judges (Biblia Hebraica) by Natalio Fernández Marcos and David Marcus, 2011.

Majority world theology, 2020.

The practice of pastoral care: a postmodern approach, 2015.

Rhetoric and hermeneutics: approaches to text, tradition and social construction in Biblical and Second Temple literature, 2019.

Surviving a dangerous sermon, 2020.

Theology as freedom: on Martin Luther’s “De servo arbitrio”, 2019.

Third culture faithful: empowered ministry for multi-ethnic believers and congregations, 2020.

Twelve Minor Prophets by Anthony Gelston and Adrian Schenker, 2010.

Warriors between worlds: moral injury and identities in crisis, 2019.

Women in the Bible by Jaime Clark-Soles, 2020.

Work and worship: reconnecting our labor and liturgy, 2020.

New Testament Seminar
The Eucharist, its origins and contexts: sacred meal, communal meal, table fellowship in late antiquity, early Judaism, and early Christianity, 2018.

The Eusebian canon tables: ordering textual knowledge in late antiquity, 2019.

Faith as participation: an exegetical study of some key Pauline texts, 2019.

The first Christians in the Roman world: Augustan and New Testament essays, 2008.

John the theologian and his Paschal Gospel: a prologue to theology, 2019.

The media matrix of early Jewish and Christian narrative, 2019.

Numerals in early Greek New Testament manuscripts: text-critical, scribal, and theological studies, 2017.

Paul and the ancient celebrity circuit: the cross and moral transformation, 2019.

Scribal harmonization in the Synoptic Gospels, 2019.

Simply come copying: direct copies as test cases in the quest for scribal habits, 2019.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the global south [2 volumes], 2018.

The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE, 2014. 

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
1984 revisited: totalitarianism in our century.

African American poetry: 250 years of struggle & song.

After the fact: the art of historical detection.

All the daring of the soldier: women of the Civil War armies.

American beauty by Lois W. Banner.

And sadly teach: teacher education and professionalization in American culture.

Animal land: the creatures of children’s fiction.

Basic Christianity by John R. W. Stott.

The beautiful soul of John Woolman, apostle of abolition.

Becoming visible: women in European history.

The Beechers: an American family in the nineteenth century.

Beyond freedom and dignity.

A brief history of the book: from tablet to tablet.

Bring out your dead: the past as revelation.

Chaos: making a new science.

A chorus of stones: the private life of war.

Clash of extremes: the economic origins of the Civil War.

Clio’s consciousness raised: new perspectives on the history of women.

Complicity: how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery.

Conflict and consensus in modern American history.

Connecting spheres: women in the Western world, 1500 to the present.

The Constitution in conflict.

Dearly: new poems by Margaret Atwood.

Disappearing through the skylight: culture and technology in the twentieth century.

Early biblical interpretation by James L. Kugel and Rowan A. Greer.

Elidor and the golden ball.

An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures.

The Experts speak: the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformation.

Felon: poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts.

The forms of autobiography: episodes in the history of a literary genre.

Free but not equal: the Midwest and the Negro during the Civil War.

Freedom in America by Kenneth Bridges.

From confederation to nation: the American Constitution, 1835-1877.

From rationality to liberation: the evolution of feminist ideology.

The gift of Acabar.

A guide for the writing of local history by John Cumming.

A guide to writing history by Doris Ricker Marston.

Having our say: the Delany sisters’ first 100 years.

Healing the hurt that won’t heal: freedom for the abortion-wounded and help for the church they fear.

Heavy metal [DVD].

Heritage of music [4 volumes] by Michael Raeburn and Alan Kendall.

Heroines of Dixie: Confederate women tell their story of the War.

History and American society: essays of David M Potter.

History as an art of memory.

History making history: the new historicism in American religious thought.

A history of American political thought by Alfons J. Beitzinger.

A history of food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat.

A history of medicine by Lois N. Magner.

A history of private life [2 volumes] by Philippe Ariès and Georges Duby.

J.R.R. Tolkien by Robley Evans.

Joyous greetings: the first international women’s movement, 1830-1860.

Legends, lies, and cherished myths of American history.

Love and limerence: the experience of being in love.

Making history matter by Robert Dawidoff.

Manifest destiny: a study of nationalist expansionism in American history.

Many thousands gone: the first two centuries of slavery in North America.

Material culture: a research guide.

Mechanical man: John Broadus Watson and the beginnings of behaviorism.

Medieval bodies: life, death and art in the Middle Ages.

Memoirs of a medieval woman: the life and times of Margery Kempe.

Modern and modernism: the sovereignty of the artist, 1885-1925.

Mongrel firebugs and men of property: capitalism and class conflict in American history.

Monument: poems: new and selected.

The motivated worker: a manager’s guide to improving job satisfaction.

Mythology by Edith Hamilton and Steele Savage.

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman.

The nature of historical knowledge by Michael Stanford.

The Negro in the making of America.

Not in God’s image; [women in history from the Greeks to the Victorians].

On the laps of gods: the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation.

Paradigms lost: images of man in the mirror of science.

Patriotic treason: John Brown and the soul of America.

The philosophy of history: with reflections and aphorisms by John William Miller.

Portraits of American women: from settlement to the present.

The problem of slavery in Western culture.

The Random House library of painting and sculpture.

Remembering and forgetting: an inquiry into the nature of memory.

Researching and writing in history; a practical handbook for students.

Rethinking masculinity: philosophical explorations in light of feminism.

Rising from the rubble: the restoration of Boldt Castle 1977-2002.

The sable arm: Negro troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865.

The sisterhood: the true story of the women who changed the world.

The slave catchers: enforcement of the Fugitive slave law, 1850-1860.

The southern hill and the land beyond.

A student’s guide to history Jules R. Benjamin.

A student’s guide to the study of history by John Lukacs.

Teacher in America by Jacques Barzun.

Teaching history with community resources.

The theologian and his universe: theology and cosmology from the Middle Ages to the present.

They also ran: the story of the men who were defeated for the presidency.

They marched into sunlight: war and peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967.

Timeless problems in history.

To serve them all my days [DVD Miniseries].

Understanding history through the American experience.

Velcro families: they stick!

A visual history of the English Bible: the tumultuous tale of the world’s bestselling book.

The voice of Black America: major speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971.

Wade in the water: poems by Tracy K. Smith.

Walden Two by B. F. Skinner.

The war against women Marilyn French.

Warrior dreams: violence and manhood in post-Vietnam America.

The way of St Francis: the challenge of Franciscan spirituality for everyone.

A woman of valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War.

Women and the American experience by Nancy Woloch.

Women’s America: refocusing the past.

You shall be as gods: a radical interpretation of the Old Testament and its tradition.


New Books and Media Received (October 2020)

The following Books (79 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation during October 2020.

Seminary Library

Christian maps of the holy land: images and meanings, 2020.

Information Resources and Library Science
The Oxford illustrated history of the book, 2020.

Language and Literature
An anthology of Syriac writers from Qatar in the seventh century, 2015.

A corpus of Ammonite inscriptions, 2019.

Hebrew for life: strategies for learning, retaining, and reviving biblical Hebrew, 2020.

An introduction to biblical Greek: a grammar with exercises, 2020.

Lord, we need thee: a tribute to Nina Simone, James Weldon, Howard Thurman, Song of Solomon, 2015.

Jewish law and early Christian identity: betrothal, marriage, and infidelity in the writings of Ephrem the Syrian, 2020. 

The cry of the poor: liberation ethics and justice in health care, 2020.

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Always a guest: speaking of faith far from home, 2020.

Anchored in the current: discovering Howard Thurman as educator, activist, guide, and prophet, 2020.

Ancient Jewish and Christian scriptures: new developments in canon controversy, 2020.

Apologiae pro Christianis ; Dialogus cum Tryphone, 2005.

Barth in conversation, 3 volumes, 2017.

Bavinck: a critical biography, 2020.

Beautiful and terrible things: a Christian struggle with suffering, grief, and hope, 2020.

Becoming brave: finding the courage to pursue racial justice now, 2020.

Born from lament: the theology and politics of hope in Africa, 2017.

The centering moment, 1984.

A critical edition of the hexaplaric fragments of Job 22-42, 2020.

Disciplines of the spirit, 1977.

The end of the Christian life: how embracing our mortality frees us to truly live, 2020.

The end of youth ministry?: why parents don’t really care about youth groups and what youth workers should do about it, 2020.

The enneagram for spiritual formation: how knowing ourselves can make us more like Jesus, 2020.

The essential Karl Barth: a reader and commentary, 2019.

The Exodus, by Richard Elliott Friedman, 2017.

Faith formation in a secular age: responding to the church’s obsession with youthfulness, 2017.

The Father of lights: a theology of beauty, 2020.

The first one hundred years of Christianity: an introduction to its history, literature, and development, 2020.

Footprints of a dream: the story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, 2009.

From the Maccabees to the Mishnah, 2014.

A Greek Thomist: providence in Gennadios Scholarios, 2020.

The harp of glory: Enzira Sebhat: an alphabetical hymn of praise for the ever-blessed Virgin Mary from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 2010.

Howard Thurman: essential writings, 2006.

Howard Thurman: philosophy, civil rights, and the search for common ground, 2019.

Judges, by Klaas Spronk, 2019.

Justice and charity: an introduction to Aquinas’s moral, economic, and political thought, 2020.

Leading not normal volunteers: a not normal guide for leading your incredible, quirky team, 2016.

Love alone is credible, 2004.

Metrical discourses on faith by the blessed Mar Ephrem, 2020.

The mood of Christmas, 1985.

On Christian leadership: the letters of Alexander Schmemann and Georges Florovsky (1947-1955), 2020.

On Satan, demons, and psychiatry: exploring mental illness in the Bible, 2020.

On the mystical life: the ethical discourses, 3 volumes, 1997.

On the sacraments: a selection of works of Hugh and Richard of St. Victor, and of Peter of Poitiers, 2020.

The origin and character of God: ancient Israelite religion through the lens of divinity, 2020.

The papers of Howard Washington Thurman, five volumes, 2009.

The pastor in a secular age: ministry to people who no longer need a God, 2019.

Reading while Black: African American biblical interpretation as an exercise in hope, 2020.

Redeeming power: understanding authority and abuse in the church, 2020.

The search for common ground: an inquiry into the basis of man’s experience of community, 1986.

The spirit of hope: theology for a world in peril, 2019.

The stories we live by: personal myths and the making of the self, 1993.

Teachers in late antique Christianity, 2018.

Temptations of Jesus: five sermons, by Howard Thurman, 1978.

Traités contre les ariens, 2 volumes, 2019.

Trauma + grace: theology in a ruptured world, 2019.

An unconventional God: the spirit according to Jesus, 2020.

Vicarious kingship: a theme in Syriac political theology in late antiquity, 2017.

Whence and whither: on lives and living, 2019.

Who is God?: key moments of biblical revelation, 2020.

‘The wings of the Spirit’: exploring feminine symbolism in early pneumatology: a reassessment of a key metaphor in the spiritual teachings of the Macarian homilies in the light of early Syriac Christian tradition, 2020.

A life of Alexander Campbell, 2020.

Visions and faces of the tragic: the mimesis of tragedy and the folly of salvation in early Christian literature, 2020.

Reference Oversize
Greek and Roman mosaics, by Umberto Pappalardo, Rosaria Ciardiello, Luciano Pedicini, and Ceil Friedman, 2019.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
Bearing God’s name: why Sinai still matters.

Bringing Jesus to the desert: uncover the ancient culture, discover hidden meanings.

Casablanca (DVD).

A concise guide to reading the New Testament: a canonical introduction, by David R. Nienhuis.

Discerning ethics: diverse Christian responses to divisive moral issues.

The Holy Land satellite atlas, 2 volumes.

Jewish law and decision-making: a study through time.

Judaism, the first phase: the place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the origins of Judaism.

Killing a Messiah: a novel.

Paul among the people: the Apostle reinterpreted and reimagined in his own time.

Paul before the Areopagus, and other New Testament studies.

Pee-Wee’s big adventure (DVD).

The significance of singleness: a theological vision for the future of the church.

Transpacific evangelicalism in the twentieth century: revival and evangelism in America and Korea.

The world is waiting for you: celebrating the 50th ordination anniversary of Addie Davis.


New Books and Media Received (September 2020)

The following Books (28 items) were received into the Library collection for both the Welshimer and Seminary Libraries through expense accounts and by donation during September 2020.

Seminary Library

How to be an antiracist, 2019. 

Language and Literature
Greek to me, 2002. 

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
Basics of Hebrew accents, 2020.

If I give my soul: faith behind bars in Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

“Like a lone bird on a roof”: animal imagery and the structure of Psalms, 2018.

Origen, spirit and fire: a thematic anthology of his writings, 1984.

Origen’s influence on the young Augustine: a chapter of the history of Origenism, 2003.

The wellspring of worship, 2005.

The Oxford handbook of Maximus the Confessor, 2017.

Tübinger Bibelatlas: auf der Grundlage des Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients, 2001.

New Testament Seminar
Honor and shame in the world of the Bible, 1996.

Writing the Gospels: a dialogue with Francis Watson, 2019.

Donated Gift Items to the Milligan Libraries
The book of lights, by Chaim Potok.

The Cambridge companion to ancient ethics.

The chosen: a novel, by Chaim Potok.

Christian grace and pagan virtue: the theological foundation of Ambrose’s ethics.

The Christian Moses: from Philo to the Qur’ân.

Davita’s harp.

Fighting words.

Find your place: locating your calling through your gifts, passions, and story.

The gift of Asher Lev.

Hated without a reason: the remarkable story of Christian persecution over the centuries.

In the beginning, by Chaim Potok.

My name is Asher Lev.

Professional spiritual & pastoral care: a practical clergy and chaplain’s handbook.

The promise, by Chaim Potok.

Strengths finder 2.0.

Visions and faces of the tragic: the mimesiis of tragedy and the folly of salvation in early Christian literature.

“Faces of the First Ladies”: New Archives Exhibit at Welshimer Library

The Holloway Archives at Milligan University has recently installed a new exhibit for Fall 2020 in the Welshimer Library. “Faces of the First Ladies: A Photo Exhibit of Milligan’s First Ladies, 1882-1968” displays over two dozen photos of Milligan’s presidential wives, from Sarah LaRue Hopwood to Dorothy Keister Walker. Included in the exhibit are short descriptions of these women, including how long they served as first ladies and who their husbands — the presidents — were.

Perlea Derthick

“The presidents get a lot of the spotlight in Milligan history, but the ladies have an interesting history too,” says Katherine Banks, University Archivist. “Sarah LaRue Hopwood was just as much a part of Milligan’s founding and early years as Josephus was. Perlea Derthick ran the school while Henry was away, which was often. Dorothy Keister Walker was an ordained minister and evangelist in the 1950s and 1960s.”

Dorothy Keister Walker and Dean Walker

May Day Play, Olive Garrett on far right, circa 1896

While many of the photos in the exhibit are portraits of the women, Banks points out that several of them speak to the women’s involvement in the school as well. “Some of the only photos I could find for the early first ladies were of them with a group of faculty or with students,” Banks says.

Additionally, there are some photos of the women that show their personal side. “One of my favorite photos in this exhibit is of Sarah LaRue Hopwood with a parrot on her shoulder! Typically, you think of photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s as being stiff and unsmiling. But this photo breaks that stereotype and speaks to Sarah’s love of animals.”

Sarah LaRue Hopwood, circa 1898

“We’re in a unique position this fall, with the pandemic, which may limit who will be able to see any archival exhibits,” Banks says. “I thought doing an exhibit that was heavily visual would be helpful for having an online version of the exhibit, so that people viewing the exhibit online wouldn’t feel like they were missing anything.” The exhibit is available for online viewing on Milligan DigitalRepository, Milligan’s online archival repository. Although slightly different in format than the physical exhibit, viewers can still see all the same information and photos that they would see in person. For those able to see the exhibit in person, it is available for viewing on the main floor (first floor) of Welshimer Library in the archival exhibit cases.


First Ladies of Milligan, 1882-1968:

  • Sarah Eleanor (LaRue) Hopwood, First Lady 1875-1903, 1915-1917
  • Olive Leola (Hanen) Garrett, First Lady 1903-1908
  • Pearl Katherine (Archer) Kershner, First Lady 1909-1911
  • Aileen (Moore) Utterback, First Lady 1911-1913
  • Allie (McCorkel) McDiarmid, First Lady 1913-1914
  • Elizabeth (Murphy) McKissick, First Lady 1914-1915
  • Perlea Derthick, First Lady 1917-1940
  • Florence Elizabeth (Anthony) Burns, First Lady 1940-1944
  • Geneva Dora (Tarr) Elliott, First Lady 1944-1948
  • Mary Lewis, First Lady 1948-1950
  • Florence (Ley) Walker, First Lady 1950-1960
  • Dorothy (Keister) Walker, First Lady 1962-1968