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The project goal is to collect photographs and biographical/family tree information for each early Waynesburg College graduate from the Classes of 1852 to 1938; however, all alumni profiles are welcome to be added. The project began with the Classes 1852 to 1926, the first 75 graduation years, but has been expanded due to interest and alumni participation.

This project will ultimately include, but is in no way limited to, the volunteer research collected for and presented at

Class Roster Index 1852-1938

To this we hope you will help us to add details, documentation, and tree data, as well as create profiles for each alum on Geni and mark them as part of this project. Please allow profiles of deceased alumni to be marked "Public" so that we can work together.

Descriptions and links to some of the resources used to research Waynesburg College alumni are listed below.

Annual Catalogues

The Annual Catalogues are very useful for determining when students attended, what they studied, where they came from, and what they did after graduation. Often maiden names / married names and early deaths are noted. Alumni are listed by year with profession and current residence beside each name.

Each catalogue also includes tuition rates, school rules, classes required and available, a description of Waynesburg, travel options, boarding options, etc. The change in perspective regarding female education is a notable subject covered. These details are in the last 3-5 pages of each catalogue with more included in the later years.

1855 / 1856 / 1857 / 1858 / 1865 / 1868 / 1872

Matriculation Cards

The matriculation cards are on file at the Waynesburg University Office of Institutional Advancement (Miller Hall, 51 W. College St., Waynesburg, PA 15370). Dr. Paul Rich "Prexy" Stewart, President of Waynesburg College 1921-1963, as part of his effort to preserve the college’s history, created the Matriculation Cards prior to 1934 - the date stamped on the earliest cards. Cards were completed by graduates or by family members of graduates who had already passed away. The information included is very detailed for most students providing valuable genealogical information as well as insight into the life of each graduate. These cards are attached to each graduate's profile as they are scanned and transcribed for this project. Look for these scanned cards in the Timeline section of an alum's profile. We will be adding these as quickly as we are able, please be patient. If you have added an alumni profile to Geni and want us to post their matriculation card please be sure the profile is marked "Public" and add the profile to this project.

For Your Information

Errors are always possible. Every effort is being made to confirm and document each graduate's information, but discrepancies often occur and adequate information is not always available. Your contributions and input are of great assistance.

This project is not officially connected with Waynesburg University; however, the staff in the Waynesburg University Office of Institutional Advancement, and James "Fuzzy" Randolph, Curator of the Waynesburg University Museum, have been very helpful and have allowed access to many of their excellent, historic records.

GENERAL NOTE: While using ANY genealogical website or program...please be informed that ANY possible family connections are NOT valid until they can be verified with documentation.