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East Tennessee State College

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Historical Note

In recognition of “social and economic changes” and demands for “broader educational opportunities from high school graduates in the area served by the College,” State Teachers College was renamed East Tennessee State College by the Tennessee Board of Education in February 1943 to reflect the availability of educational programs outside of that of teacher education. The name was changed again, to East Tennessee State University, on March 5, 1963, by means of a bill signed by Governor Frank Clement. Charles C. Sherrod remained college president until 1949, when that office was filled by Burgin E. Dossett, Sr.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Burr Harrison Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-64
Scope and Contents The Burr Harrison Photographs consist of 380 photographic images (prints and negatives) depicting Johnson City and environs circa 1881-1958. The collection represents only a portion of Harrison's work, as much of it did not survive. The collection centers on photographs of commercial buildings in downtown Johnson City; industries, residences, apartment houses and churches in the city; buildings and activities at Mountain Home; and buildings at East Tennessee State Normal School (ETSNS). Some of...
Dates: 1881-1958

Home Management House Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: UnivRec-198
Scope and Contents The Home Management House Scrapbook contains black and white photographs of Home Management House instructors, students, and the babies cared for by home personnel. Also included in the scrapbook are wedding and birth announcements, greeting cards, and correspondence from former students to house instructors, notably Mary L. Gordy. The photographs in the scrapbook have been left attached to the scrapbook pages. Loose prints, cards, and correspondence found between scrapbook pages have been left...
Dates: 1934-1943

Manly Lawrence Howard Interview

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-818
Scope and Contents This is a digitally recorded video interview of Manly Lawrence Howard. It consists of four MP4 files saved to a DVD.
Dates: undated

Johnson City Youth Council Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-568
Arrangement Files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject content with the scrapbook stored in an oversized box. Note: Hunt's book "Recovering the Sacred: Papers from the Sanctuary and the Academy" and a biography of Hunt written by James C. Logan titled "A Charge to Keep: The Life of Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr." were removed and have been cataloged into Special Collections.
Dates: 1937-1943

Lucy Repass McPherson and Grace Repass Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-285
Scope and Contents The Lucy Repass McPherson Collection consists of materials from three scrapbooks, only one of which is intact. Materials from Grace Repass’ scrapbook date from 1939 to 1948. These materials include personal correspondence from friends and family members and correspondence, ephemera, newsclippings, and programs relating to her membership in the Order of the Eastern Star as well as her activities in the United Service Organization, the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, and the Washington County,...
Dates: 1939-1954

Office of the President Records: Burgin E. Dossett

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-058
Scope and Contents The papers of Burgin E. Dossett reflect the administration of East Tennessee State University during his tenure as university president; his participation in local and state educational organizations; and his interaction with other education professionals and government agencies. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, annual reports, committee reports and minutes, newsletters, and bulletins. The records span from 1949 to 1968. Records relating...
Dates: 1949-1968; Majority of material found in 1950-1965

Ridley Wills East Tennessee Postcard Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 500-AppMs 847
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, Sr. Personal Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-253
Arrangement The collection is divided into three series: Series 1 contains a bibliography of Sherrod's publications and several biographies; Series 2 encompasses all the yearbooks; and Series 3 includes newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1907-1966

Charles C. Sherrod Presidential Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UnivRec-59
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