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Mathes, C. Hodge (Charles Hodge), 1879-1951



  • Existence: 1879 - 1951


Charles Hodge Mathes was born in Maryville, Tennessee on April 3, 1879. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Mathes received his B.A. degree from Washington College in 1897. He taught there from 1897 to 1903, during which time he completed most of the requirements for a master's degree at the University of Wooster in Ohio. In 1903 he began teaching at Maryville College. He transferred his master's credits from Wooster to Maryville, and thus was able to take a master's degree at Maryville College in 1904. He studied classical archaeology at Harvard University in the summer of 1906. In 1935 and 1936 he studied at McGill University, Montreal, and Middleburg College, respectively.

Mathes was one of the original faculty members at East Tennessee State Normal School, forerunner of East Tennessee State University. He taught English and served as the dean of the school from 1911 to 1920, when he resigned to enter business. After a few months he returned to the school where he remained until statutory retirement in 1949. Mathes held various positions at East Tennessee State, among them dean, registrar, professor of education, and professor and chairperson of the modern language department.

After his retirement from East Tennessee State College, Mathes taught languages at Milligan College, from 1949-1951. He married in 1902 and had two children, Mildred Dalton and a son, Ralph. He died on February 11, 1951 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

D.R. Beeson, Sr. Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0164
Scope and Contents The D. R. Beeson, Sr. Papers contain consist of the personal and professional papers of Donald Richard Beeson of Johnson City, Tennessee. Professional materials include architectural drawings, blueprints, and contract books relating to Beeson's designs of private residences and public and commercial buildings in East Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. Personal materials include Beeson's autobiography; essays; photographs; games and puzzles; newspaper...
Dates: 1830-1985, undated

First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City Photographs

 Collection — Other 1 folder in Box 4
Identifier: AppMs-0279
Scope and Contents

Five of the photographs depict scenes in and around the church's Micaville, North Carolina mission. The other two depict church members.

Dates: undated

C. Hodge Mathes Family Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0856
Scope and Contents This collection consists of documents, photographs, and sound recordings of, about, or created by the family of Charles Hodge Mathes. Most are from the 1920s – 1970s, though the earliest materials date back to the 1840s. Most of the content relates to Charles Hodge Mathes himself and concerns his writing/academic career and travel. There are also significant amounts of material relating to his daughter, Mildred Mathes Dalton, and his granddaughters, Betty and Diana Dalton. Other than the...
Dates: 1848-2017, undated

Sherrod Library Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0002

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

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Blueprints (reprographic copies) 2
Hiking -- Appalachian Mountains 2
Photographs 2
Academic librarians 1
Appalachian Mountains -- Description and travel 1