President Joshua C. Chilton Records, 1890-1893Add to your cart.

By Marissa Posada

Collection Overview

Title: President Joshua C. Chilton Records, 1890-1893Add to your cart.
ID: 02/02/ UP0001
Primary Creator: President Joshua Crittenden Chilton (1852-1896)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 10/05/2012


This collection contians personal letters by President Chilton. Printed materials of the institutions President Chilton worked at, including programs and class tickets for the Texas Normal College. Also included is President Chilton's speech at the opening of the Texas Normal College. Copies of the 1890-1891 catalogs for the Texas Normal College and a circular are also part of the collection.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Chilton graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and was then teacher and principal of the Orleans (Indiana) Graded school and Training Institute. He received a letter of introduction from the Indiana state superintendent and came to Texas to start the Texas Normal College in Denton. Chilton died February 12, 1896 after a three year long illness at the age of forty-three in Bryantsville, Indiana. He died beliveing that he had failed in his attempt to make a mark in the world, the founding of the Texas Normal College. (Biographical information from Rogers, James L. The Story of North Texas. 2002)

Biographical Note

Joshua Crittenden Chilton was the first president of the University of North Texas (then known as Texas Normal College and Teachers Training Institute).  He served as president 1890 - 1893.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection ae subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault.  The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use.  Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Acquisition Source: UNT
Preferred Citation: President Joshua C. Chilton Records, University of North Texas Special Collections


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