Dolbear Commercial College valedictory speech
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Dolbear Commercial College valedictory speech

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Dolbear Commercial College valedictory speech
Dates: Undated
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0953

Biographical/Historical Note

Dolbear Commercial College was founded in 1832 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chartered by the Legislature of Louisiana, it served as a business college. According to an 1861 New Orleans city directory, the college was located in the Story building at the corner of Camp Street and Common Street, with entrances on both. The college had both day and evening classes. Rufus Dolbear was its president in 1861.

Scope and Content Note

This valedictory address was written to be delivered at Dolbear Commercial College. The author, date, and location of the college have not been identified. Internal evidence places the college in the South. The author writes of the importance of a commercial school education for the planter and the mechanic, as well as the merchant, and urges the graduates to contribute to the economic recovery of the South.

Index Terms

Business education--Louisiana.
Business education--Southern States.
Dolbear Commercial College.
Economic development--Southern states.
New Orleans (La.)
Speeches (documents)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Dolbear Commercial College valedictory speech, MS 953, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David M. Sherman, 1974.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Valedictory speech, undated ( 11.0 p. )