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Arthur Seymour Scrapbooks

Identifier: AR-0483

  • Staff Only

This collection houses two scrapbooks compiled by Arthur G. Seymour documenting his time at the University of Tennessee. Scrapbook 1 contains numerous articles from the student newspaper showing Seymour’s election as student body president, the annual tradition Aloha Oe, events at the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and the University’s football team. It also includes newspaper marriage announcements, invitations to Kappa Sigma dances, articles on graduation, a birthday card from Seymour’s mother, a postcard from Indiana, a calendar of University events for the school year 1939-1940, various photographs of Seymour, and a special from Time magazine outlining the background for war against Germany.

Scrapbook 2 include photographs of dances, fraternity meetings, and dinners, postcards of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, and newspaper articles discussing University of Tennessee events, especially the 1939 football season. There are also many newspaper articles document Seymour's activities and honors. The collection also includes an obituary for Arthur Seymour printed in 2002.


  • 1933-1939
  • 2002

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.


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This collection houses two scrapbooks compiled by Arthur G. Seymour documenting his time at the University of Tennessee. They include articles and mementos from University events, Kappa Sigma membership, and the many activities and honors of Seymour himself.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Gloster Seymour was born on March 30, 1917 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Charles Milne and Flora Nell (Gloster) Seymour. During his college career, he was elected student president of the University and Torchbearer in addition to being a member of Kappa Sigma and Phi Delta Phi fraternities. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1939 and again with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1941. Seymour was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army in 1938 and served until he was discharged in 1946, after which he pursued a law career at the law firm of Frantz, McConnell and Seymour. He married Evelyn Ward and together they had four children. Arthur Seymour died in October 25, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Collection consists of one folder.

Previous Citation

Scrapbook 1 was previously listed as AR.0485

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives in 2007.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA