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Julia Isabel Ramsay Diplomas

Identifier: MS-0256

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This collection consists of three diplomas presented to Julia Isabel Ramsay. The first diploma is from the University of Tennessee, which granted Ramsay a Certificate in Music during the Summer School of the South in 1913. The second diploma is from Greeneville and Tusculum College, which granted Ramsay with a degree in Domestic Science on May 18, 1905. The third diploma is from the once Washington and Tusculum College in 1912. This diploma is written in Latin.


  • 1905-1913


The material in this collection is entirely in English, with the exception of one diploma which is written in Latin.

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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 Special Collections.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)


This collection consists of three diplomas that belonged to Julia Isabel Ramsay during her years at the University of Tennessee, Greeneville and Tusculum College, and Washington and Tusculum College within the years 1905-1913.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born on March 16, 1891 in Fall Branch, Tennessee, Julia Isabel Ramsay was once a librarian and instructor at Tennessee’s first college, Tusculum College, during the years of 1916-1917. On May 18, 1905, Ramsay received a degree from Greeneville and Tusculum College in Domestic Science. Three years later, Ramsay graduated from Washington and Tusculum College in 1912, the diploma degree written entirely in Latin. She received a degree from the University of Tennessee in Music for the Summer School of the South in 1913.

Once located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, the Summer School of the South was a teaching program started by Charles W. Dabney, the president of the university at the time, to improve the teaching of future southern educators by promoting a separate schooling especially made for future educators. The Summer School of the South began as an independently run program in 1902 until the University of Tennessee took charge of the program in 1918, when the school closed.

Tusculum College went through a few name changes during the college’s early years. In 1868, Greeneville College merged with Tusculum College to produce the name Greeneville and Tusculum College until the two schools broke apart before the year 1908. In 1908, Tusculum College, the oldest college in Tennessee, united with the Washington College Academy which produced the name Washington and Tusculum College until the two schools separated in 1912.


This collection is in one oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by William Lowe.

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