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Jeanne Barkley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0053

This collection houses a wealth of material documenting Jeanne Barkley's work with the University of Tennessee's Office of Alumni Affairs, including correspondence with alumni and such UT officials as Andy Holt, Herman Spivey, and Jack Reese, press releases, Hill-O-Grams, brochures, a Board of Trustees Resolution, a ROTC petition, a report that James Hoskins made to the legislature in 1935, and other materials. It also contains correspondence written to and from Victor M. Davis (of the Bureau of Appointments Office) and John Smartt (Executive Secretary of the Alumni Affairs Office). Of particular interest is a letter from C. Jack Brakebill Jr. resigning his position on the Board of the Presbyterian Center at the University of Tennessee in protest of Martin Luther King being asked to speak there.

Dates

  • 1934-1985

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection documents Jeanne Barkley's work with the University of Tennessee's Office of Alumni Affairs, including correspondence with alumni and such UT officials as Andy Holt, Herman Spivey, and Jack Reese, press releases, Hill-O-Grams, brochures, a Board of Trustees Resolution, a ROTC petition, a report that James Hoskins made to the legislature in 1935, and other materials. It also contains correspondence written to and from Victor M. Davis (of the Bureau of Appointments Office) and John Smartt (Executive Secretary of the Alumni Affairs Office).

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice Jeanne Barkley was born on 3 October 1918 in White Pine, Tennessee and was educated at Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. In 1942, she began working as an accounts file clerk at Stone and Webster Engineering Company in Oak Ridge. She returned to UT in January of 1944 and worked as a military records clerk (1944-1945) and as an office manager (1948-1969) before becoming the Coordinator for Alumni Relations. She retired from this position in July of 1985.

In addition to her work, Barkley was deeply involved with the Knoxville community. She was a member of numerous organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Blount Mansion Association. She was also a history buff with a particular interest in her own family's past and edited a book of letters written to her great-great Uncle, Confederate Captain Ewing Graham McClure, entitled Autographs. Jeanne Barkley died on 31 July 2007 in Knoxville.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480