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Philip M. Hamer Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0526
Abstract

Philip Hamer kept this typed diary during the controversy at the University of Tennessee over President Harcourt A. Morgan dismissing Professor J. W. Sprowls, allegedly because Sprowls had assigned a text discussing evolution entitled Mind in the Making. The manuscript also mentions Morgan's firing of Assistant Professor of Art Ada (Haun) Withers (1886-1978) on similar grounds.

Dates: 1923 April 9-August 20

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  • Subject: University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History. X
  • Subject: Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching -- Law and legislation. X