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Dove, George Naff, 1913-2003



  • Existence: 1913-


George Naff Dove, the son of John Ruffner and Florence Lee (Sullivan) Dove, was born in Bristol, Tennessee on October 28, 1913. He received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Western Reserve University in 1935 and 1936, respectively. In 1952 he completed the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree at the University of Tennessee.

He worked as a teacher at Bristol High School from 1936 to 1939, served as principal of Bristol Junior High School from 1939 to 1945, and as principal of Cheatham County Central High School in Ashland City, Tennessee from 1945 to 1947.

Dr. Dove's association with East Tennessee State College (now East Tennessee State University) began in 1947, when he became an associate professor in the English department. After serving as chairman of the English department from 1951 to 1956, Dr. Dove became director of the School of Arts and Sciences in 1956. When the university was organized into four colleges and one school (1965), Dr. Dove became the first dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Dove retired in June 1979 after thirty-two years of service to the university. Dove died in 2003.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0168

The records are divided into four series: Series 1, General Office Files; Series 2, Chairmen's Council Minutes; Series 3, Professional Load Reports; and Series 4, Graduate Assistant Files. In Series 1 the files for the 1972-1973 academic year are missing, and in Series 3 reports for 1971-1972 are missing.

Dates: 1951-1981; 1962-1981

George N. Dove Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0163
Scope and Contents The George N. Dove Papers were accumulated during Dove's tenure as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at ETSU. Included in the papers are correspondence, committee reports, graduate assistantship contracts, memoranda, minutes, newsclippings, and evaluation forms. The papers reflect the interaction between the dean's office and the various departments of the university. Along with the usual administrative duties, the dean often arbitrated differences between school...
Dates: 1955-1980

Frank B. Williams, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0345

The collection is divided into the following series: Series 1, Graduate School Coursework, 1939-49; Series 2, Office Files, 1949-79; Series 3, Teaching, 1949-88; Series 4, Research, 1949-89; Series 5, A University's Story, 1911-1980; Series 6, Professional Service, 1949-88; and Series 7, Other Materials, 1941-92.

Dates: 1941-1942

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Personal papers 2
Universities and colleges--Departments 2
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Study and teaching 1
Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
College department heads 1