During the 1880s, J.W. Conger helped organize and served as president of three institutions of higher education: West Tennessee Teacher’s Summer School, Searcy College (Searcy, Arkansas), and Ouachita Baptist College (Arkadelphia, Arkansas). He spent only a few years at the first two schools but served as president of Ouachita for twenty-one years.
This collection includes biographical documents, speeches, a commencement program, newspaper articles, and photographs documenting J.W. Conger's service as the first president of Ouachita Baptist University.
J.W. Conger Papers. Ouachita Baptist University Collection. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.