Scarritt Rural Center Collection
Scope and Contents
- 1941 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
The Center consisted of 420 acres; 120 acres were dedicated to cultivation, and the remaining land was converted to a lake and wooded area. The Center's buildings included a dormitory, a library, a church, worker's homes, a crafts room, a milking barn, and a variety of sheds and barns on a well-equipped farm. The Center allowed Scarritt College students to gain familiarity with scientific procedures on a small scale, insight into the problems unique to rural people, and real-life experience that could be applied to the improvement of farm land throughout the world.
In addition, these farming projects were cooperative programs of a social and religious nature; students could work with children, youth, and adults in many areas, from Sunday School to crafts.
During its seven-year run, the Center proved its unique ability to train students as missionaries to rural areas around the world.
2.52 Linear Feet (6 hollinger boxes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Finding Aid for The Scarritt Rural Center
- Jim Evilsizer
- August 8, 2018
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Scarritt Bennett Center - Laskey Library and Archives Repository
Virginia Davis Laskey Library and Archives
1027 18th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37212