Hamilton College (Kentucky)
Hamilton was founded by banker James M. Hocker in 1869 as the Hocker Female College. In 1878, a donation by William Hamilton changed the name of the school to Hamilton College. In 1889, the nearby Kentucky University, which later changed names to
Transylvania University, bought a stake in the school, taking total control in 1903. The school became became a junior collegeaffiliated with the Transylvania until it was closed in 1932. The main building became a women's dormitoryat Transylvania until it was demolished in 1962.
The only remaining building from Hamilton College is the Graham Cottage Alumni House, the alumni reception center on the Transylvania campus. Built in 1863 for James M. Hocker, it became the home of Robert Graham in 1869. Graham became the first president of Hamilton College, having left his previous position as the president of Kentucky University's College of Arts and Sciences.
One notable alumna of Hamilton was
Maurine Dallas Watkins, the journalistand playwrightwho wrote the play "Chicago", which served as the basis for the musical of the same name. [http://www.transy.edu/people/content/features4.asp-shell-about-object-people]
List of current and historical women's universities and colleges
* [http://www.transy.edu/tours/content/photo2.asp?stop=20 Transylvania University Virtual Tour: Graham Cottage Alumni House]
* [http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/jtbrown/coc/COC1204.HTM Churches of Christ Educational Institutions: Hamilton College Postcard]
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