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Earl M. Ramer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0093

This collection houses minutes, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Athletic Board and its relationship with the NCAA and the SEC. Of particular interest are those items showing UT's football and women's basketball programs.

Dates

  • 1908-1981 (Bulk 1951-1978)

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

16 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses minutes, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Athletic Board and its relationship with the NCAA and the SEC. Of particular interest are those items showing UT's football and women's basketball programs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Earl Malcolm Ramer was born to Claude Orion and Dixie Clayton (Carroll) Ramer in Kenton, Tennessee on November 26, 1913. He earned his BS (1935) and MA (1937) from George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) and his EdD (1943) from Columbia University's Teachers College. Before coming to the University of Tennessee, Ramer worked as a Teacher and Principal in the Obion County, Tennessee elementary schools (1935-1937), as a Social Science Teacher at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida (1937-1938), as a Core Teacher at the University of Florida's P. K. Yonge Laboratory School (1938-1940), and as an Assistant Professor of Education at Western Maryland College (1941-1944). Ramer joined UT's faculty as an Associate Professor of Education in 1944 and was promoted to full Professor in 1946. He also served as the Chairman of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (1954-1970) and as a Faculty Member (1970-1977) and Chairman (1977-1978) of the Department of Continuing and Higher Education. In addition to his academic work, Ramer was deeply involved with UT athletics. He was appointed to UT's Athletic Board in May of 1959 and was named Chairman of the Board in 1961. He was also active in the NCAA, serving as a Council Member, as Vice President, and as President. Ramer retired from UT in 1978 and died on January 4, 1998.

Ramer married Emma Elizabeth Aaron in 1937 and the couple had two children, Claude and Samuel.

Arrangement

This collection consists of sixteen boxes.

Acquisition Note

These records are property of the University of Tennessee's Archives.

Repository Details

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

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