This purpose of this project is to commemorate and honor lost womyn's space--both ancient and modern. This can mean anything from lost women's colleges and schools, to lesbian bars and clubs. And everything sacred and profane in between.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Synodical College (1914)
Location: Fulton, Missouri, USA
Synodical College was a Presbyterian school for women that operated from 1842-1928. It was initially an academy and later began to offer college-level programs.
Synodical College yearbook (1927)
It was known as the Fulton Female Academy when it was founded by Rev. William W. Robertson. It came after the official auspices of the Presbyterian Church after 1871, and became a college in 1873.
Synodical College was recognized by the University of Missouri as a standard junior college after 1916. Then in 1925 the Synod of Missouri approved a resolution at a meeting in St. Joseph, Missouri to enhance the curriculum with the goal of providing a four year collegiate program. The initial steps toward the goal included an affiliation agreement with Westminster College (then an all-male school) for sharing of some faculty and courses. Synodical College then closed in 1928.