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Student Absence Excuses and Financial Aid Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0251

The first section of this collection houses the excuses that students submitted to explain their absence from either class or chapel. Some claimed the standard excuse of illness, while others were considerably more creative. The second section houses correspondence documenting the Maude Powell Student Aid Fund and the Student Aid Committee.

Dates

  • 1901-1912

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

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The first section of this collection houses the excuses that students submitted to explain their absence from either class or chapel. Some claimed the standard excuse of illness, while others were considerably more creative. The second section houses correspondence documenting the Maude Powell Student Aid Fund and the Student Aid Committee.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Maude Powell Student's Aid Fund was founded in 1902 with a $5,000 donation from the heirs of longtime University of Tennessee supporter Maude Powell. The fund's purpose was to make loans to students in financial need so that they could complete their studies. The University of Tennessee founded the Student Aid Committee in 1902. It turned over all delinquent housing, fee, and board debts to a committee headed by Charles Ferris. Any money that the committee collected was then loaned to students in financial need.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box.

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