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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.

Fanning1.compressed.pdf (3273 kB)
J.W. Conger Commencement Address, 1888

Conger JW 1888 Commencement Address to Ouachita's First Gradutes.pdf (54 kB)
Address Transcription by Ray Granade, 2011



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