Sept 18, 1901.  Alderson Academy was founded in Alderson, West Virginia by Emma Alderson, a committed Baptist laywoman. Classes started with 40 students.  As the years passed, Alderson Academy added junior college status. Financial hardship in the late 1920’s led to the decision to merge Broaddus College and Alderson Junior College to become Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, West Virginia.   ABHS has many folders of correspondence about Alderson-Broaddus which is affiliated with the American Baptist Church-USA and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.

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