The following exhibits are on display at the archives. If you have suggestions for future exhibits, contact the archives.
Head, Heart and Hands: Educating the Hands
One of the founding elements of Berry College was the emphasis on the development of the “hands” through labor and hard work. Martha Berry originally had students work in return for their education at the school. As time progressed, the work program changed and modified itself to be the Student Work Program that currently exists. The exhibit features many elements of change in the Work Program, creating a timeline of changes from the early years to the 2010’s. There are also featured cases on the modern work programs that have recently come to be, including the Student Enterprises, Bonner Scholars, Berry College Volunteer Services, and Alumni Work Week. Martha Berry’s thoughts on educating the hands are also present throughout the exhibit.
Nursing Through the Years:
Berry College and the Berry Schools’ integral practice of
and belief in public works—“not to be ministered unto but to minister”—goes
hand in hand with the tradition of nursing.
With the Berry College School of Nursing celebrating its inaugural
semester in the spring of 2014, many might begin to wonder exactly why it’s so
important, particularly to the history of the school. In the past there have been two other nursing
programs administered by Berry College—the Berry College Dual Degree Program
with Emory (1990-present) and the Floyd School of Nursing (1966-1973)—but neither
of these were all-inclusive degree programs provided solely at and by Berry.
Through studying the photos and documents detailing the school’s tradition of
nursing—from its inception on—the importance of this culmination in the Berry
College School of Nursing can be better understood.