The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 553
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ing four large leather-bound ledgers, are now carefully preserved
in Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, at Southern
Methodist University. From these and other sources, it is the
writer's plan to compile as complete a list of the students of
McKenzie College and the duration of their attendance as sources
The original McKenzie family residence burned in 1874, but
fortunately some things were saved from the fire, including the
library along with one of the large college cabinet-type book
shelves, pictures of the college, and such miscellaneous items as a
college catalogue, a microscope, and a grade book.
There are also certain intangible survivals. The legislature
transferred the old college's chartered right to grant degrees to
Southwestern University at Georgetown, and in this sense the
school's traditions endure there. McKenzie himself considered
Southwestern University to be the heir of his own institution.
Finally, the people of Texas have inherited from McKenzie Col-
lege the legacy of an institution with a Christian emphasis dedi-
cated to high standards both of scholarly attainment and of hu-
man conduct which provide an example not unworthy of imita-
tion in any age.
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