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Burleson, David Sinclair, 1871-1953


David Sinclair Burleson was born on December 27, 1871, in the Limestone Cove, Carter-Unicoi County, Tennessee, area. He attended local schools and received both the A. B. and M. A. degrees from Milligan College in 1891. He later attended the University of Virginia, Harvard, and the University of Chicago. He taught at Tazewell Virginia College until 1898, when he moved to Florence State Normal School, Florence, Alabama. In 1911, Burleson became one of the first faculty members of East Tennessee Normal School, where he served as instructor and chairman of the mathematics department. Later, he transferred to the English department and became Dean of the Faculty. He retired in 1947 and died July 22, 1953.

Burleson wrote several books on English grammar and the official history of East Tennessee State College. He served as executive secretary of the East Tennessee Teachers Association for more than 25 years and was active in church affairs. He received an honorary L.L.D. degree from Milligan College in 1951.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Burleson Family Papers

Identifier: AppMs-827
Arrangement These materials are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about access.

Christine Burleson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 100-UnivRec 146
Arrangement The collection is organized into two series: Series 1, Subject Files, and Series 2, Photographs, 1955 and undated. Both series are arranged in alphabetical order by subject name.

David Sinclair Burleson Papers

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-4
Identifier: 100-UnivRec 35
Arrangement Material is arranged alphabetically by subject and filed chronologically with undated material following dated material.

East Tennessee Education Association Records

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-41
Identifier: AppMs-4
Arrangement This collection is divided into six series: Series 1, Organizational Records, 1911, 1931-1969; Series 2, Correspondence, 1916-1975; Series 3, Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1920-1975; Series 4, Financial Records, 1909-1975; Series 5, Annual Meeting Materials, 1928-1975; and Series 6, Publications and Newspaper Clippings, 1911-1975.Materials in the addition have been added to the following series: Series 3, Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1976-84, Box...

Burr Harrison Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-64
Arrangement The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, Prints, c. 1881-1958 and undated; Series 2, Negatives, c. 1903-1958 and undated; and Series 3, Photocopied Newspaper Clippings from Burr Harrison's photo albums.

The photographic negatives and prints are arranged according to size and format.

Rotary Club of Johnson City Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-19
Arrangement These records came to the Archives in no discernible order and were, therefore, reorganized by record type, then alphabetically written.

Sherrod Library Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-2
Arrangement The collection is arranged into 8 series: Series 1, Correspondence, 1936-1977; Series 2, Book Collections and Funds, 1959-1971; Series 3, Library Reports and Studies, 1938-1970; Series 4, Status and Work of Librarians, 1969-1977; Series 5, Library Subject Files, 1941-1977; Series 6, Financial Records, 1912-1973; Series 7, Personnel Records, 1960-1970s; Series 8, Library Addition, 1964-1967.