Dossett, Burgin E. (Burgin Estel), 1898-1993
- 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Corporation records 6
- Publications (document genre) 6
- Photographs 5
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) 4
- East Tennessee State University -- History 3
- Greek letter societies 2
- Ledgers (account books) 2
- Negatives (photographic) 2
- Personal papers 2
- Universities and colleges--Departments 2
- Academic librarians 1
- Accreditation (Education) -- Societies, etc. 1
- Amusements 1
- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Study and teaching 1
- Baccalaureate addresses -- East Tennessee State University 1
- College teachers -- Tenure 1
- College teachers -- Workload 1
- County government -- Tennessee 1
- Deeds 1
- Education -- Congresses 1 ∧ less