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Morehouse College Printed and Published Materials

Identifier: 0000-0000-000-0006

Scope and contents

This collection contains publications by Morehouse College and the students of Morehouse College. Materials span the dates of 1890-2016 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1926 to 2000. It includes the catalogs and bulletins, student handbooks called the “M” or The Companion, the Alumnus or the Morehouse College Bulletin and the Morehouse Journal of Science. The Torch (yearbook), the Maroon Tiger (student newspapers), and newsletters also make up a portion of the collection.


  • Creation: 1892-2005


Rights statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information please contact

Historical note

In 1867, Augusta Theological Institute was founded by Rev. William Jefferson White in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. The college was founded as a school to prepare Black men for ministry and teaching. The school moved to the basement of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA in 1879 and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary. In 1885, the college relocated to its current site in Atlanta’s West End community. The school became Atlanta Baptist College in 1897. In 1913, the college was named Morehouse College in honor of Henry L. Morehouse, the corresponding secretary of the Northern Baptist Home Mission Society. Past Presidents of the college include John Hope (1906-1931), Benjamin E. Mays (1940-1967), and Hugh M. Gloster, the first alumni president (1967-1987). Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King, Jr. ’48, Shelton “Spike” Lee ’79, Maynard H. Jackson ’56, Edmin C. Moses ’78, and Howard Thurman ’23.


11 Linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection has been divided into nine series: 1. The Alumnus/The Morehouse College Bulletin, 2. Catalogs and Bulletins, 3. "M" and The Companion, 4. Morehouse Journal of Science, 5. The Anthenaeum, 6. The Maroon Tiger, 7. Morehouse School of Medicine, 8. The Torch, and 9. Inside Morehouse. It has been arranged based on name and type of publication. Each series is arranged chronologically.

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Finding aid prepare by Brittany Newberry, 2017 July
July 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the AUC Institutional Records Repository