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RG3184.AM:  Weeping Water Academy (Weeping Water, Nebraska)

Records:  1885-1910

Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska

Size:  1 reel of microfilm & 1 volume


Weeping Water Academy was established in 1885 as a Congregational Church School in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska.  The Rev. George Hindley was instrumental in founding the institution, and was its first principal.  The first graduating class of six students graduated from the Academy in 1888.  Between 1885 and 1914, when the Academy closed its doors, 218 students graduated from the institution, and some 1,500 others had taken some course of work.


This collection consists of the records of Weeping Water Academy arranged in two series on one reel of microfilm:  1) Catalogues, 1885-1910 and 2) Class Record Book, 1885-1910.  These materials relate to the operation and activities of the Weeping Water Academy during the period 1885-1910 and include information regarding students, faculty, and curriculum.  These records were loaned for microfilming by Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, in March 1969.

Also included in the collection is one manuscript entitled, “The Nebraska and Kansas Bill,” by Frederick Lincoln Kendall, a teacher at Weeping Water Academy.  The manuscript is dated 1893.


Reel 1

Series 1 – Weeping Water Academy Catalogues, 1885-1910

Series 2 – Weeping Water Academy Class Record Book, 1885-1910

Volume – “The Nebraska and Kansas Bill,” 1893, by Frederick Lincoln Kendall


Subject headings:

Academies — Nebraska

Cass County (Nebraska) — History

Congregationalism in Nebraska

Education — Nebraska — Cass County

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Kansas-Nebraska bill

Kendall, Frederick Lincoln, 1861-1922

Weeping Water Academy (Weeping Water, Nebraska)

Weeping Water (Nebraska) — History


JEP/cr                 06-19-1969

Revised TMM     10-17-2019