Inventory of the EUA008 Town of Elon Collection, 1855 - ongoing EUA008

Inventory of the EUA008 Town of Elon Collection, 1855 - ongoing

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Elon University

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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA008 Town of Elon Collection, 1855 - ongoing
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection includes materials and documents relating to the Town of Elon, North Carolina. It is arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically by type of material. Please see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection" for more information about what is included.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA008 Town of Elon Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.

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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

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Accession Information

Not applicable

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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, March, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, March, 2012

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Historical Note

According to the Town of Elon website in 2012, it states the following regarding the history of the Town: "In 1881 a train depot was built amid two country crossroads. One cross, a railroad track, operated between Goldsboro and Charlotte. The other, a dirt road, continued south encompassing Gibsonville and Burlington townships. Early on, the North Carolina Rail Road system referred to the station as 'Mill Point,' which was to be a shipping point for many cotton mills based around the countryside. Local folks simply knew the intersection as 'Boon’s Crossing.' Expanding borders and a growing population made it necessary to build a post office in 1888, which would establish a more permanent municipality and solidified community. The local Christian assembly committed themselves to erect an institution for higher learning. In 1889 the establishment relocated an old school known as 'Graham Normal College' to a heavily wooded area full of large oak trees. They understood that 'Elon' was the Hebrew name for oak; hence, Elon College. The college opened in 1890 with one completed brick building and 76 students. Since then, one building has progressed into an impressive university, which is renowned for academics as well as athletics. Elon, Mill Point’s old crossroads, has evolved from livery stables and blacksmith shops into a robust and industrious town. Currently, Elon covers 5 square miles and has a population of 9,419 residents. This includes town residents and students living on and off campus within the town. An alliance of town employees, Board of Aldermen, and elected officials manages Elon’s operations, projects and beautification, which will keep it a major contender for growth and prosperity well into the 21st century."

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The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College (N.C.) -- History.
Elon (N.C.) -- History.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1.
65 Folders.
Undated (1990s). Correspondence. Elon College Sun.
Undated. Essay.
Undated. General Information.
Undated. List. Postmasters.
Undated. Map. Historic Homes and Sites.
Undated. Newspaper Clippings.
Undated. Street Names.
1855. List. Postmasters.
1856. Schedule. Post Office.
1889. Newspaper Clippings.
1917-1923. Utility Records.
1918 and 1928. Newspaper Clippings.
1957. Brochure. Post Office.
1958. Newspaper Clippings.
1961. Correspondence.
1963. Magazine Clippings.
1968. Booklet. History of Town of Elon College.
1968. Correspondence.
1968. Newspaper Clippings.
1974-1976. Meeting Minutes.
1976. Booklet. Historic Homes and Sites.
1976. Charter Information.
1976. Newsletter.
1976. Newspaper Clippings.
1976. Report. Bicentennial.
1977. Correspondence.
1977. List. Government Officials.
1978. Correspondence.
1978. Newspaper Clippings.
1979. Newspaper Clippings.
1980. Newsletter.
1986. Newspaper Clippings.
1988. Application. National Historic Register.
1988. Newsletter.
1988. Newspaper Clippings.
1989. Brochure. Historic District Walking Tour.
1991. Newsletter.
1992. Newsletter.
1992. Newspaper. Elon College Sun.
1993. Booklet. Centennial.
1993. Brochure. Centennial.
1993. Brochure. Historic Homes and Sites.
1993. Calendar. Centennial.
1993. General Information. Centennial.
1993. Invitation. Centennial.
1993. Magazine. City-County.
1993. Newsletter.
1993. Newspaper. Elon College Sun.
1993. Newspaper Clippings.
1993. Prints and Drawings. Centennial.
1994. Newspaper. Elon College Sun.
1995. Press Release.
2001. Newspaper Clippings.
2002. Newspaper Clippings.
2003. Correspondence.
2007. Correspondence.
2007. Newspaper Clippings.
2008. Correspondence.
2008. Ordinances.
2008. Press Release.
2009. Correspondence.
2009. Press Release.
2010. Press Release.
2011. Correspondence.
2013. E-net Announcement.