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Burleson, David Sinclair, 1871-1953

 Person

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:

Christine Burleson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UnivRec-146
Scope and Contents The Christine Burleson Papers consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, class assignments and class rolls, student composition papers, notes, essays, university committee records, memoranda, and miscellaneous printed matter documenting the teaching career of Ms. Burleson at ETSU.
Dates: 1912-1961

David Sinclair Burleson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UnivRec-035
Scope and Contents The David Sinclar Burleson Papers consist of correspondence, course notes, speeches, personal financial records, and miscellaneous printed matter documenting Burleson's personal life and his experience as an educator.
Dates: 1896-1954

Burleson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-827
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, educational materials, photographs, typescripts, speeches, poetry, journals, textbooks and certificates related to the Burleson family of Johnson City, Tennessee. The materials document the personal and professional lives of David Sinclair and Mary Dew Burleson, and their children Christine and Gladys Burleson. The collection also contains correspondence related to Mary Dew Burleson's mother, Rebecca Henley Dew.
Dates: 1880-1967

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...
Dates: 1909-1984; 1945-1975

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

Rotary Club of Johnson City Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-19
Scope and Contents The records of the Rotary Club consist of a collection of organizational records.
Dates: 1915 - 1977; Majority of material found in 1938-1968

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.
Dates: 1912-1977; 1936-1977