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University of Tennessee Office of the President Records

Identifier: AR-0006

  • Staff Only

This collection houses materials documenting C. E. Brehm's service as the President of the University of Tennessee (1946-1948, 1948-1959). Among the subjects represented are athletics, student organizations, property acquisitions, desegregation, and individual departments.


  • 1948-1959

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This collection houses materials documenting C. E. Brehm's service as the President of the University of Tennessee (1946-1948, 1948-1959). Among the subjects represented are athletics, student organizations, property acquisitions, desegregation, and individual departments.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cloide Everett Brehm was born to John Joseph and Tirzah Belle (Heffelfinger) Brehm in Newville, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1889. He earned his B. S. in Agriculture from Pennsylvania State College in 1911 and was later honored with a DSc from Clemson College (1936) and LL. D. s from Gettysburg College (1949) and Gettysburg College (1954). Brehm married Ruth Dapp on December 25, 1912 and the couple had two children, John Frederick and Alice Jean (Brehm) Williamson. He began his career as an Instructor in Horticulture at Purdue University (1911-1913) and went on to work as a Horticulturalist at Greer's in Philadelphia (1914-1917) before coming to the University of Tennessee as a Specialist in Horticulture in 1917. Later that year, Brehm became a Marketing Economist for the University, where he remained until moving to the College of Agriculture in 1920. Here, he served as the Assistant Director (1920-1936), Director (1936-1943), and Dean (1943-1946). Brehm became Acting President of the University in 1946 and President in 1948. He stepped down from the Presidency in 1959 and died in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 25, 1971.


This collection consists of twenty-seven boxes divided into eighty-five series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: College of Agriculture
  2. Series II: Athletic Association, 1948-1959 April 11
  3. Series III: Setting up the Athletic Department
  4. Series IV: Board of Trustees Action: Athletic Department, 1951 July 2-October 29, undated
  5. Series V: Audits of Athletic Department, 1948-1955 June 30
  6. Series VI: Athletic Budgets, 1950 July 1-1959 June 30
  7. Series VII: Athletic Financial Statements
  8. Series VIII: Neyland Stadium
  9. Series IX: General R. R. Neyland, 1951 June 25, undated
  10. Series X: Harvey S. Robinson
  11. Series XI: Bowden Wyatt
  12. Series XII: Contracts and Programs
  13. Series XIII: Tax on Athletic Tickets
  14. Series XIV: De-Emphasis of Football
  15. Series XV: Athletic Department Correspondence
  16. Series XVI: Athletic Scholarships
  17. Series XVII: Television Issues
  18. Series XVIII: Data on Colleges in Southeastern Conference, 1954 December 8-10, undated
  19. Series XIX: NCAA – Meetings and Correspondence, 1954 January 6-8, undated
  20. Series XX: Athletic Board, 1954 February 4-1959 May 14
  21. Series XXI: 1951 Football Season
  22. Series XXII: Board of Trustees, 1954 March 16-1955 April 28
  23. Series XXIII: Meetings of Trustees, 1950 September 15-1958 December 1
  24. Series XXIV: Academic Freedom
  25. Series XXV: Programs
  26. Series XXVI: Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1949, undated
  27. Series XXVII: Committees of Trustees
  28. Series XXVIII: Revised By-Laws
  29. Series XXIX: Meetings of the Board of Trustees and Committees, 1946-1956 July 2
  30. Series XXX: Governor Frank B. Clement
  31. Series XXXI: Governor Gordon Browning
  32. Series XXXII: Governor Jim Nance McCord
  33. Series XXXIII: State Health Department, 1949 August 15, undated
  34. Series XXXIV: State Commissioner of Education, 1949, undated
  35. Series XXXV: University Investments
  36. Series XXXVI: University Manual, 1953, 1958 February 24
  37. Series XXXVII: Honorary Degrees, 1951
  38. Series XXXVIII: Trustees' Policies, 1958 June 19, undated
  39. Series XXXIX: University Senate, 1950-1959
  40. Series XXXX: Land Grant College Association, 1952 November 10-13-1957 November 10-14
  41. Series XXXXI: Administrative Directives and Memoranda
  42. Series XXXXII: Series XXXXII: University Grants, Gifts, and Bequests, 1950 April 1, undated
  43. Series XXXXIII: Other Academic Affairs, 1950 June 3-1959 June 18
  44. Series XXXXIV: Race Relations at the University of Tennessee, 1942 September-1955 July 15
  45. Series XXXXV: West Tennessee State College, 1950 September 15-1951 March 9
  46. Series XXXXVI: Tennessee Colleges and Institutions, 1954 July 1, undated
  47. Series XXXXVII: Agricultural Experiment Stations
  48. Series XXXXVIII: Infantry ROTC, 1952 July 16-1955 October 4-5, undated
  49. Series XXXXIX: Air Force ROTC, 1959 October 25, undated
  50. Series L: School of Social Work, 1952 April 19, undated
  51. Series LI: Ames Plantation, 1950 November 5-1958
  52. Series LII: John Scruggs Brown Estate, 1950 February 6, undated
  53. Series LIII: Guilford Glazer Proposals, 1954 October 18-1957 December
  54. Series LIV: Property Offered to the University for Sale
  55. Series LV: Applications for Admission
  56. Series LVI: Student Activities, 1952, 1958, undated
  57. Series LVII: Sororities and Fraternities
  58. Series LVIII: University Band, 1955 October 22, undated
  59. Series LIX: College of Liberal Arts, 1954 April 24-1959
  60. Series LX: Physical Education
  61. Series LXI: Paul Meek U. T. Junior College at Martin
  62. Series LXII: Four-Year College at Martin
  63. Series LXIII: Expansion Program at Martin, 1954 March 16-1959 June 18
  64. Series LXIV: Proposed University Manual
  65. Series LXV: Salaries, 1955, undated
  66. Series LXVI: Studies and Reports, 1954-1955, undated
  67. Series LXV: University of Tennessee History
  68. Series LXVI: University of Tennessee Development Council, 1954 January 31, undated
  69. Series LXVII: University of Tennessee Deans and Administrators
  70. Series LXVIII: Alumni Secretary
  71. Series LXIX: Bureau of Personnel Placement
  72. Series LXX: Physical Plant Department
  73. Series LXXI: Christian Association and School of Religion, 1958 January 28-30, undated
  74. Series LXXII: University Concerts, 1954-1956, undated
  75. Series LXXIII: University Faculty Association
  76. Series LXXIV: Julian Harris and Public Relations
  77. Series LXXV: Jessie Harris College of Home Economics, 1958, undated
  78. Series LXXVI: Expanding Facilities at Oak Ridge
  79. Series LXXVII: University Television Program
  80. Series LXXVIII: General University Extension
  81. Series LXXIX: Sundry University Contracts
  82. Series LXXX: Fellowships and Scholarships
  83. Series LXXXI: College of Business Administration, 1950 November 17-18-1959, undated
  84. Series LXXXII: Civil Defense Program, 1953 February 3-1955 September 5-11, undated
  85. Series LXXXIII: Meeting with Faculty and Faculty Committees, 1955 February 11, undated
  86. Series LXXXIV: College of Education, 1957 November 15-1959, undated
  87. Series LXXXV: College of Engineering, 1956 June 30, undated

Acquisition Note

This collection was transferred to the University Archives from the Office of the University President.

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