History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier

History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier

By: Colby D. Hall (author)Paperback

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First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall's book History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier is the story of the first seventy-five years of the institution. Tracing the evolution of Add Ran College to Add Ran University, and ultimately to Texas Christian University, Hall shows the struggles and success in the transformation of a frontier college dedicated to educating and developing Christian leadership for all walks of life to a university dedicated to facing the challenges imposed by a new world frontier following World War II.

Drawing upon numerous sources, including many unpublished documents, personal correspondence, and the author's own recollections of his association with the university, Hall provides a detailed account of TCU's history and reveals how its founders' dreams were realized.

Hall's narrative skillfully weaves the development of the school into the history of Texas, at the same time elaborating upon the development of collegiate education in Texas and the establishment of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the state. Recognizing that TCU is much more than an institution, Hall specifically emphasizes the contributions of the people and personalities who helped shape the growth of the school.

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About Author

Colby D. Hall (1875-1963) was a beloved Disciples educator, historian, and minister. In 1914, Brite College of the Bible chose Hall as dean, a position he held until 1947. He also served as dean of the TCU from 1920 to 1943. Hall continued to serve as a professor of religious history until he retired in 1950 at age seventy-five.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780875655888
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780875655888
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0875655882

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