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Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Personal Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0253

Scope and Contents

The Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Personal Papers contain biographies, bibliography, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, Sunday School lessons, yearbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Sherrod's career as an educator and administrator. In addition to this material there is correspondence, essays, addresses, and personal research notebooks that were produced by Sherrod during his tenure as president of East Tennessee State Teachers College. The Sunday School lessons were written by Sherrod between 1949 and 1960 and document another dimension of the educator, his concern for the religious and moral education of young adults. The collection of yearbooks are from Morristown High School, Volunteer High School, and East Tennessee State Teacher College dating between 1921 and 1948; marginalia from students and colleagues are included in all the yearbooks.


  • Creation: 1907-1966


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


2.00 linear feet (4 boxes)

1.00 folder(s)

2.00 folder(s)

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Method of Acquisition

The Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Personal Papers were acquired by Charles C. Sherrod, Jr. after his father's death on February 7, 1967. The collection was given to the University Archives July 1, 1985 and opened for research on February 19, 1990. The official papers generated as a result of Sherrod's service as president of East Tennessee State College (1925-49) are contained in the Charles C. Sherrod, Sr. Collection, accession no. 59.

Accruals and Additions

Speeches, memorabilia, photographs and diplomas were removed from the former Sherrod Room in Sherrod Library and added to this collection in June 2013.

Separated Materials

Bass, Frank E. Who’s Who in Tennessee. Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Historical Record Association, 1961.

Burleson, David Sinclair. History of the East Tennessee State College. 1947.

Derthick, L.G., L.E. Sullivan and J.P. Henderson. Be Safe & Live. Richmond: Johnson Publishing Company, 1940.

James, Marquis. Andrew Jackson: The Border Captain. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1933.

Johnson, Stanley. Tennessee Citizenship. Richmond: Johnson Publishing Company, 1939.

The Methodist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: The Methodist Book Concern, 1939.

Riley, James Whitcomb. The Old Swimmin’ Hole and Other Poems. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1912.

Tate, Allen. Stonewall Jackson: The Good Soldier. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928.

The University of Tennessee Record: Proceedings of Conference on Engineering Education. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee, 1950.

Processing Information

Scott Schwartz, Dawn Gentry, and Amy Kilgore processed the papers. Jen Bingham processed the oversize material in June 2013.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA