|East Alabama Male College was chartered in 1856 and affiliated with
the Methodist Church. It's first president, William J. Sasnett had served
as a clergyman in that denomination when he accepted the position as head
of the new school, which was located in Auburn.
He apparently left Auburn with the outbreak of the Civil War.
Inventory of the President's Records
Provides another view of the events treated by the President in his Annual Reports.Synopsis of the President's Correspondence
Letters between the President of the University and various political leaders within Alabama. Provides insight into how the school has maneuvered through the state's political system.
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