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State Teachers College (Johnson City, Tenn.)



  • Usage: 1930 - 1943

Historical Note

As a means of developing a “sense of the unity of the state,” the Tennessee State Board of Education decided to eliminate East, Middle, and West from the names of the three teachers’ colleges. As a result, in February 1930, East Tennessee State Teachers College became State Teachers College, Johnson City. Charles C. Sherrod remained as president, a position he’d held since 1925. In February 1943, the name was once again changed, this time by the Tennessee General Assembly, to East Tennessee State College.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Personal Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0253
Scope and Contents The Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Personal Papers contain biographies, bibliography, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, Sunday School lessons, yearbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Sherrod's career as an educator and administrator. In addition to this material there is correspondence, essays, addresses, and personal research notebooks that were produced by Sherrod during his tenure as president of East Tennessee State Teachers College. The Sunday School lessons were written by...
Dates: 1907-1966

Ruth E. Thomas Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UnivRec-0278
Scope and Contents Ruth Thomas, an East Tennessee State College faculty member, gave this scrapbook "in appreciation of the work of Dr. And Mrs. Sherrod, who have done more than any others to make the campus of State Teachers College one of the most beautiful in America." She presumably took the photographs, had them colored and assembled the scrapbook, but this is not explicitly stated. The scrapbook has wooden covers bound with a leather thong. Hand-colored photographs of "The College Campus, 1941" and "Near...
Dates: 1941