The Taylor University Catalog contains academic program information and academic course offerings for the designated years of its title. This also includes catalogs from the Fort Wayne College and Fort Wayne Female College, previous names of the institution.
In addition, other categories of information are often included, such as: University Overview, Campus Locations and Facilities, Academic Calendar, Academic Policies and Regulations, Registration, Admissions, Athletics, Finance, Financial Aid, Student Development, University Directory, and Compliance.
While more recent catalogs are labeled as "Undergraduate," some contain information on graduate courses. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, Taylor University offered graduate courses and degrees, which are often listed in the catalogs.
Please note that we do not have any copies (print or digital) of the following catalogs. If you have a copy of any of these years, please contact us: 1857, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1871-72, 1872-73, 1873-74, 1874-75, 1876-77, 1879-80, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1898-99, 1943.
The Graduate Catalog began publication in 2009, and is available at Taylor University Graduate Catalogs
Historical Context Statement
The Ringenberg Archives & Special Collections of Taylor University makes a variety of historical materials publicly available to the Taylor community, scholarly researchers, and the general public. Some of these materials may include content (e.g., images, negative stereotypes, language) that viewers find objectionable for any number of reasons. It is important for viewers to consider the time period and historical context in which the materials were created when consulting historical materials.
Resources exist to aid viewers in contextualizing historical materials (e.g., a list of questions to consider when putting sources into historical context from the University of Minnesota).