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Cloide E. Brehm Letter

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0786

Cloide Brehm wrote this letter to Eddie Sousa on November 14, 1949 as part of his response to Sousa's earlier request for an autographed photograph. Sousa was then confined in the Arroyo Del Valle Sanatorium in Livermore, California and had made a hobby of collecting autographed photographs of American college presidents in order to pass the time. Brehm had already sent the requested photograph along with a copy of the current Volunteer but was still curious to know just what made you think of a hobby of this kind. Brehm also asks Sousa for some information about himself (including what your background is and what your ambitions in life are and what you want to do) and assures him that my prayers and hopes are that you will recover before too long and that you may be able to get out and around and participate in all the activities that I know a normal young fellow likes to do.

Dates

  • 1949 November 14

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Cloide Brehm wrote this letter to Eddie Sousa on November 14, 1949 as part of his response to Sousa's earlier request for an autographed photograph. Sousa was then confined in the Arroyo Del Valle Sanatorium in Livermore, California and had made a hobby of collecting autographed photographs of American college presidents in order to pass the time. Brehm had already sent the requested photograph along with a copy of the current Volunteer but was still curious to know just what made you think of a hobby of this kind. Brehm also asks Sousa for some information about himself (including what your background is and what your ambitions in life are and what you want to do) and assures him that my prayers and hopes are that you will recover before too long and that you may be able to get out and around and participate in all the activities that I know a normal young fellow likes to do.

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 a BS in Agriculture from Pennsylvania State College in 1911 and began his career as an Instructor in Horticulture at Purdue University. He left this position in 1913 and worked as a horticulturalist for Greer's in Philadelphia from 1914 until 1917. He came to the University of Tennessee in 1917 as a specialist in horticulture for the Agricultural Extension Service. He later worked as the Extension's Marketing Economist (1917-1920), Assistant Director (1920-1936), and Director (1936-1943). He became the Dean of the School of Agriculture in 1943, and remained in this position until becoming the Acting President of the University in 1946. He was made full President in 1948 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1959. He died in Knoxville on July 25, 1971 and is buried in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Brehm married Ruth Dapp (1890-1979) on December 25, 1912 and the couple had two children, John Frederick and Alice Jean.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.1954.

Acquisition Note

George E. Webb donated this letter to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in October of 1994.

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