Hugh Churchill Collection available at Hendrix’s Olin C. Bailey Library
CONWAY, Ark. (September 19, 2023) — Hendrix College continues
to celebrate the legacy of Professor and Dean Emeritus Dr. John Hugh Churchill
with the John Hugh Churchill Collection. The
collection is housed in the College’s Olin C. Bailey Library Archives and
includes obituaries, writings, speeches, course materials, tributes, and other
materials related to Dr. Churchill’s life and career.
View the collection
For inquiries about donating materials to the Churchill
Collection or viewing the collection, contact Britt Anne Murphy, Director of
the Library, at 501-450-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Hendrix
Archivist Tina Murdock at 501-450-4558 or email@example.com.
Churchill, who passed away in November 2019, served as a professor of
philosophy, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, and
twice as interim president in his 24 years at Hendrix. He served the College
from 1977 to 2001, and retired in 2013 as Executive Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa
in Washington, D.C.
In 2022, Hendrix honored his years of tireless service, his
numerous contributions to the academic reputation of Hendrix, and his enduring
support of Hendrix’s liberal arts heritage with the installation of the John Churchill Memorial Plaza behind
the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building on “Tabor Top” in the heart of campus.
In addition to the collection and plaza, Hendrix created an
endowed scholarship in memory of Churchill and his wife, Jean, who died in
September 2021. Jean Hill Churchill grew up in Little Rock, graduated from the
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and later taught in the Conway Public
Schools. Their oldest son, Will, is a 1999 Hendrix graduate.
About Hendrix College
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That
Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and
celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic
quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus
life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III
sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since
1884. Learn more at www.hendrix.edu.
“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and
a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the
Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity,
service, and joy.” —Hendrix
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