Transylvania University

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Transylvania University, colloquially known as "Transy", is a private university in Lexington, Kentucky.wikipedia
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Transylvania University, colloquially known as "Transy", is a private university in Lexington, Kentucky.
Notable locations in the city include the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

University of Kentucky

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This school was not affiliated with the modern University of Kentucky.
As the first university in the territory that would become Kentucky, Transylvania University was the primary center for education, and became the forerunner of what would become the University of Kentucky.

Henry Clay

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Old Morrison, the only campus building at the time, was constructed 1830–34, under the supervision of Henry Clay, who both taught law and was a member of Transylvania's Board. The Special Collections of the library houses a manuscript collection with letters, diaries, and documents of notable historical figures associated with the university including Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Robert Peter, John Wesley Hunt, Daniel Drake, and Horace Holley.
Lexington was an established town that hosted Transylvania University, the first university west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Horace Holley (minister)

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The Special Collections of the library houses a manuscript collection with letters, diaries, and documents of notable historical figures associated with the university including Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Robert Peter, John Wesley Hunt, Daniel Drake, and Horace Holley.
Horace Holley (February 13, 1781 – July 31, 1827) was an American Unitarian minister and president of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Hamilton College (Kentucky)

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In 1903, Hamilton College, a Lexington-based women's college founded in 1869, merged into Kentucky University.
It was taken over in 1903 by Transylvania University and operated as an affiliated junior college until its closing during the Great Depression.

Stephen F. Austin

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It attracted many politically ambitious young men including Stephen F. Austin, the founder of Texas.
He studied at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, from which he graduated in 1810.

American Animals

The library is the setting for the film American Animals, telling how four twenty-year-old students stole and attempted to sell some of the rare books.
It is based on a real life library heist at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 2004.

Jefferson Davis

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The Special Collections of the library houses a manuscript collection with letters, diaries, and documents of notable historical figures associated with the university including Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Robert Peter, John Wesley Hunt, Daniel Drake, and Horace Holley.
He returned to Kentucky in 1821, studying at Transylvania University in Lexington.

Gratz Park Historic District

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The first site in Lexington was a single building in what is now the historic Gratz Park.
The Park was the original site of Transylvania College until the building was destroyed by fire in 1829.

1903 Kentucky University Pioneers football team

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Its 1903 team claimed a southern championship.
The 1903 Kentucky University Pioneers football team represented Kentucky University, today known as Transylvania, during the 1903 college football season.

Lexington Theological Seminary

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It later changed its name to the Lexington Theological Seminary.
In 1865, under the economic pressure of the American Civil War, the school relocated to Lexington and merged with Transylvania University with the new school adopting the Kentucky University name (until changed to Transylvania University in 1908).

Phi Mu

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In 1939, Alpha Delta Theta, a small national sorority founded at Transylvania University, merged with Phi Mu.

Samuel Freeman Miller

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Amongst Transylvania's prominent alumni are two U.S. vice presidents, John C. Breckinridge and Richard Mentor Johnson, and two U.S. Supreme Court justices, John Marshall Harlan and Samuel Freeman Miller.
He earned a medical degree in 1838 from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Happy Chandler

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A multi-sport athlete during his college days at Transylvania College, Chandler briefly considered a career in professional baseball before deciding to pursue a law degree.

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

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The Pioneers participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III, primarily of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC).
Transylvania University joined in 2001.

Richard Mentor Johnson

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Amongst Transylvania's prominent alumni are two U.S. vice presidents, John C. Breckinridge and Richard Mentor Johnson, and two U.S. Supreme Court justices, John Marshall Harlan and Samuel Freeman Miller.
In 1796, he was sent briefly to a local grammar school, and then attended Transylvania University, the first college west of the Appalachian Mountains.

John C. Breckinridge

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Amongst Transylvania's prominent alumni are two U.S. vice presidents, John C. Breckinridge and Richard Mentor Johnson, and two U.S. Supreme Court justices, John Marshall Harlan and Samuel Freeman Miller.
In November 1840, he enrolled in the second year of the law course at Transylvania University in Lexington, where his instructors included two members of the Kentucky Court of Appeals – George Robertson and Thomas A. Marshall.

Ned Beatty

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He received a scholarship to sing in the a cappella choir at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky; he attended but did not graduate.

John Marshall Harlan

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Amongst Transylvania's prominent alumni are two U.S. vice presidents, John C. Breckinridge and Richard Mentor Johnson, and two U.S. Supreme Court justices, John Marshall Harlan and Samuel Freeman Miller.
While James Harlan could have trained his son in the office, as was the norm of "reading the law" in that era, he sent John to attend law school at Transylvania University in 1850, where George Robertson and Thomas Alexander Marshall were among his instructors.

William T. Barry

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He attended the common schools, Pisgah Academy and Kentucky Academy in Woodford County, Transylvania University at Lexington and graduated from the College of William & Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia in 1803, after which studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1805.

Karen K. Caldwell

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Caldwell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 from Transylvania University, and her Juris Doctor from University of Kentucky College of Law in 1980.

Albert Sidney Johnston

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He was first educated at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, where he met fellow student Jefferson Davis.

William Orlando Butler

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Born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, Butler studied law after graduating from Transylvania University.

William M. Gwin

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William Gwin pursued classical studies and graduated from the medical department of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1828.

Edward A. Hannegan

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He attended the public schools, studied law at Transylvania University, taught school, and worked as a farm hand.