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Early University of Tennessee Faculty Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0262

This collection houses a series of papers circulated among the University of Tennessee faculty between 1893 and 1905. A large portion of the material consists of correspondence between faculty members and various students requesting course substitutions or more time to complete their degrees. Also included are the minutes of numerous faculty meetings.

Of particular interest are the resolutions housed in Folder 7, which include materials documenting the deaths of University Trustee Colonel James W. Gaut and Lillian Aurilla (LaCore) Ferris (wife of Professor Charles E. Ferris) in addition to a resolution supporting US negotiations of a treaty to avoid future wars with Britain. Folder 8 houses official correspondence received by President Charles E. Dabney, including requests to attend the 25th anniversary of Vanderbilt University and official letters from the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis requesting UT's participation or representation in State University Day, the International Congress of Arts and Sciences, and the German Educational Exhibit. The latter is a request from the General Commissioner of the Prussian Ministry of Education, Count Limburg Stirmus.

Dates

  • 1893-1905

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

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a series of papers circulated among the University of Tennessee faculty between 1893 and 1905. A large portion of the material consists of correspondence between faculty members and various students requesting course substitutions or more time to complete their degrees. Also included are the minutes of numerous faculty meetings.

Biographical/Historical Note

There is no biographical information available.

Arrangement

Collection consists of ten folders.

Acquisition Note

Collection was transferred to University 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