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dc.contributor.advisorZabel, Orville H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPitchford, Douglas S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T20:22:33Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T20:22:33Z
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/84459
dc.description.abstractAs the title indicates, this study deals with nineteenth century higher education—specifically Methodist endeavors in Nebraska during its frontier period. As was true with most of the institutions offering so-called higher education on the western fringes of settlement—and some institutions throughout the country—the name was more for show than for correctly describing the level of learning taking place. While some colleges offered collegiate level instruction, many others could not even meet high school standards. Some institutions called academies probably offered a higher level of education than some universities. Denominational and local rivalries demanded that schools be symbols of culture and success and many trustees yielded to pressures and named their schools "colleges" and "universities" without regard for the implication such names carried. So, in Nebraska there were Methodist seminaries, colleges, and universities—all operating at the same academic level. However, in all cases, the level of instruction has been ignored and the schools are referred to by their given titles, i.e., Simpson University, Mallalieu University, Mount Vernon College, and so on.|This paper grew out of a seminar studying the number and kinds of institutions of higher education anticipated or begun in Nebraska before 1900. Although some works have made mention of early Methodist attempts in Nebraska, no general study exists for the denomination with the largest number of schools. While filling a gap in Methodist and Nebraska history, this paper should serve as an example of the general pattern of higher education in the United States one hundred years ago.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsA non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectNebraska--Historyen_US
dc.subjectProtestantismen_US
dc.titleNebraska Methodist Higher Education Prior to 1890en_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorPitchford, Douglas S.en_US
dc.degree.levelMA (Master of Arts)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineEducation (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Educationen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US


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