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Dossett, Burgin E. (Burgin Estel), 1898-1993

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1898 - 1993

Burgin E. Dossett, former president of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, was born the son of Thomas David and Mary (Hunter) Dossett on February 2, 1898, in Campbell County, Tennessee. Dossett received an Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1922, a masters degree from Harvard University in 1924, and an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Bob Jones University in 1947. Prior to his employment as ETSC president, Dossett worked as an instructor during the summer sessions at the University of Tennessee, 1921-27; a high school principal, 1924-28; a county superintendent of Schools, Campbell County, Tennessee 1928-1935; a secretary to United States Senator Nathan Bachman, 1934-1935; and an East Tennessee Administrator for the Works Project Administration, 1935-36. In 1937 he became manager of the Social Security Board, Knoxville, Tennessee, and was appointed Commissioner of Education for the State of Tennessee in 1945. Dossett became executive director of the American Cancer Society, Tennessee Division from January until August of 1949. He served as president of East Tennessee State College (subsequently East Tennessee State University), Johnson City, Tennessee between 1949 and 1968. Dossett died Saturday, March 13, 1993 in Johnson City, Tennessee at the age of 96.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Irene Thomas Davis Collection

 Collection — other: 1 folder in box 2
Identifier: UnivRec-271
Scope and Contents The collection includes photographs depicting university activities, and miscellaneous printed documents which relate to university events and persons.
Dates: 1936, 1962-1971

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-168
Arrangement 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

Frank B. Williams, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-345
Arrangement 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

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

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

Eleanor Robertson Scates Tape

 Collection — Audiotape: 1
Identifier: UnivRec-219
Scope and Contents The Eleanor Robertson Scates Tape is one 90 minute audiocassette of an interview conducted with her by Edwin Greninger, department of history, East Tennessee State University. The interview focuses on discussion of her travels, her experiences as a teacher, and her interaction with and opinions of former East Tennessee State Presidents Charles C. Sherrod and Burgin Dossett.
Dates: 1984

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

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

Thomas Nance Daniel Photographs

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: UnivRec-50
Scope and Contents The photographs in this collection depict a number of subjects, including World War II, Appalachian landscapes, events, individuals, and buildings at ETSU, and portraits.
Dates: 1944-1967

University Photograph Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-66
Arrangement The collection is divided into three subgroups: Subgroup 1, University Affairs Archives (UAA), 1965-1986; Subgroup 2, University Photographic Archives (UPA), 1911-88; and Subgroup 3, The Buccaneer Photographs, 1987-90. UAA is subdivided into three series according to material type: Series 1, Negatives, 1965-86 and undated; Series 2, Contacts, 1965-86; and Series 3, Miscellaneous Materials, 1968 and undated. UPA is divided into four series according to type of material:...
Dates: 1911-1990

University School Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-334
Arrangement The records are organized into two series: Series 1, Administrative Files, 1947-1952 and Series 2, Parent-Teacher Association Records, 1955-1993 and undated.
Dates: 1947-1993 and undated