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East Tennessee State Teachers College



  • Usage: 1925 - 1930

Historical Note

In November 1924, the Tennessee State Board of Education authorized East Tennessee State Normal School (ETSNS) to change from a three-year normal school to a teachers’ college that could offer a Bachelor of Science degree. The Tennessee General Assembly approved the change in 1925 and ETSNS became East Tennessee State Teachers College. Following the resignation of ETSNS President Sidney Gilbreath on March 15, 1925, Dr. Charles C. Sherrod was elected president by the Board of Education on June 19, 1925. The college was renamed State Teachers College, Johnson City in February 1930.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ridley Wills East Tennessee Postcard Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0847
Scope and Contents

Ridley Wills began collecting Tennessee postcards in the 1930s, eventually amassing some 30,000 postcards. In 2015, he began distributing them to regional institutions. The cards in this collection represent landmarks in East Tennessee, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. There are images of schools, churches, hotels, towns, railroads, scenery and more.

Dates: 1906-1996, undated

Charles C. Sherrod Presidential Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0059
Scope and Contents The papers of Charles C. Sherrod concern all aspects of the administration o£ East Tennessee State Teachers College during his term as president, 1925-1949. Records relating to ongoing subjects frequently were carried forward to succeeding administrations by the office of the president. Therefore, records of President B. E. Dossett should be checked for records of President C. C. Sherrod; likewise, the Sherrod Papers may include items from his predecessor's (Sidney Gilbreath) administration....
Dates: 1919-1956

Frank P. Smith Papers

 Collection — Other Boxes 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0176
Scope and Contents The Frank P. Smith Papers contain personal research notes, reports, photographs, and East Tennessee State Normal School yearbooks and literary publications documenting the personal activities of Frank P. Smith while both a student at East Tennessee State Normal School and a Tennessee educator between 1919 and 1967. The reports and personal research notes describe frontier culture; these were used possibly by Smith for a research project while a student at East Tennessee State Normal School....
Dates: 1920-1967, undated