The Charles Hodge Mathes Memorial Volume is a bound volume of thirty original letters from students Mathes taught at the normal school from 1911 to 1915. These students took classes at the normal school while the Science Hill High School building was being constructed. They graduated in 1915 as the first class of the new high school. These letters were specifically written for this commemorative book and presented to Mrs. Mathes in honor of the memory of their teacher. The letters date from March to July 1951. The volume also includes a brief biographical sketch of Mathes and a list of names and addresses of the class of 1911.
The Charles Hodge Mathes Memorial Volume was transferred to the University Archives from Sherrod Library at the request of the director of the archives in July 1983, accession number 1984-006. Processing of the collection was completed in 1986.
J.Shelton completed processing the collection in 1986. Marie Tedesco revised the collection in 1994.