Decatur Baptist College (DBC) 
Old Newspaper Clippings &
Pictures/Papers from the Wise County Heritage Museum Files

Wise County, North Texas

1892 - 1906
From the Wise County Messenger, Decatur News, &
Wise County Heritage Museum Files

Below are some images of newspaper clippings and pictures about the Decatur Baptist College. These images came from microfilm and pictures that are available at the Wise County Heritage Museum Only a few articles are represented. Clippings that mentioned only a few names of students attending the school were not included. 
These articles and pictures give some information about the college before we had yearbooks.
All of the names in the articles below are in the yearbook index of names.
Click here to go to the index of 25,000 names in all of these books.
Below are thumbnail images of all pages. Click on them to make them
large enough to read.

1892-1897
Construction & ads for opening of Northwest Texas Baptist College.
Teachers under President A.J. Emerson.
Reopening under Principal C.E. Thompson.

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1898-1899
College bought by the Baptist Coalition. Name changed to Decatur Baptist College.
Reopened under President, Dr. B.F. Giles.
Articles about graduation and honor roll.
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1901-1904
Dr. J.L. Ward becomes president.
In 1904 the boy's dormitory burns.
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1905-1907
Articles with names of students and teachers.
In 1905 the first 'Black and Gold' magazine was published.
(Some pictures below that came from the Museum go beyond the year 1907)
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