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Affirmative Action and Desegregation Collection

Identifier: AR-0563

This collection contains statistics on minority faculty, staff, and students, plans for desegregation, records of the statewide Desegregation Monitoring Committee, and information relating to the stipulations of Geier fulfillment documenting the enhancement of diversity at the University of Tennessee.

Dates: 1986-2001

Arthur Swann Letters and Grade Reports

Identifier: AR-0706
Abstract This collection consists of several letters that UT Cadet Arthur Swann wrote home to his mother, V. C. Swann, and two of his sisters, Victoria and Florence, in Dandridge, Tennessee between 1888 and 1890. In these letters, he discusses his daily life as a cadet at the university, asks for money to pay for room and board, and addresses concerns about his grades. The collection also contains three of Swann’s grade reports as well as a letter from President Charles Dabney to Swann’s mother...
Dates: 1888 September 9-1890 June 2

Bet Fryer Collection of University Memorabilia

Identifier: AR-0051

This collection is composed primarily of memorabilia documenting Bet Fryer's time at the University of Tennessee, including newspaper clippings, programs, brochures, certificates, trophies, and a cap.

Dates: 1941-1998 (Bulk 1941-1948)

Black Students’ Union Orientation Handbook

Identifier: AR-0594

This collection houses an orientation handbook for black students issued by the Black Students' Union in 1969. It includes an introduction to the Black Students’ Union, statements from the organization's President, information about academics and social life, and photos of People to Know, including admissions counselors, faculty, and athletes.

Dates: 1969

Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: MS-0334
Abstract The Civil Rights Collection brings together papers and publications from individuals and organizations, as well as over fifty hours of taped interviews with civil rights participants. Individuals include Charles Haynie, Buford Posey, Sidney Redmond, Walter and Elizabeth Rogers, and Claude Williams, among others. Organizations include ACLU, CORE, SCEF, SRC, and several others. The collection includes a wealth of pamphlets, organized by topic, and newsletters, organized by title. Documents...
Dates: 1910-1979

Collection of University of Tennessee Commencement and Student Event Programs, Invitations, and Other Material

Identifier: AR-0492

This collection houses East Tennessee University and University of Tennessee commencement programs, invitations to campus events, speeches, excerpts, and pamphlets documenting student life at the University from 1850 to 1950.

Dates: 1850-1950

Commission for Blacks Collection

Identifier: AR-0565

This collection contains materials documenting the Commission for Blacks at the University of Tennessee, an advisory group to the Chancellor designed to address issues affecting black faculty, staff, and students on campus. Materials include statements of goals, meeting agendas, correspondence, reports of complaints over racial issues, and other documents.

Dates: 1976-1999

Commission for Women Records

Identifier: AR-0047

This collection houses meeting minutes, reports, papers, notes, and records of awards documenting the activities of the University of Tennessee's Commission for Women from 1970 to 2002. The bulk of the material dates from the 1980s.

Dates: 1970-2002 (Bulk 1980s)

Dean of Women Collection

Identifier: AR-0345

This collection houses annual reports, papers, and other materials documenting the Dean of Women at the University of Tennessee.

Dates: 1897-1975; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1975

Gary Beck Letters

Identifier: MS-3658

This collection includes one folder of two letters from Gary Beck at the University of Tennessee to his parents in Ocala, Florida.

Dates: 1911 March 19, April 8

Jennie and Mary Templeton Notebook and Other Materials

Identifier: MS-1418
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a notebook that sisters Jennie and Mary Templeton used for their schoolwork at Mary Sharp College in Winchester, Tennessee. It begins with several essays on various philosophies of life and goes on to cover such subjects as Latin, Shakespeare, poetry, composition (including apparently original essays on such subjects as duty, character, and affliction), algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and philosophy. The Templetons also enumerate their expenses for the...
Dates: circa 1876-1880

Lane College Baseball Team Photograph

Identifier: MS-3931

Collection contains a single mounted photograph of the 1912 Lane College baseball team. The image depicts thirteen African American men including ten uniformed players and three men in suits. This photograph belonged to Arthur Riley, the catcher for the team. On the back of the mounting, the names of the players and their positions are written.

Dates: 1912

Lou Daughtry Scrapbooks

Identifier: AR-0350

This collection houses photocopies of two scrapbooks that Lou Daughtry compiled during her time at the University of Tennessee (1950-1952). Among the items included are clippings, programs, photographs, invitations, ticket stubs, and calendars.

Dates: 1950-1952

Mildred McPherson Papers

Identifier: MS-3716

The collection consists of personal papers, correspondence, pencil drawings and oversized newspapers created or collected by Mildred McPherson and her family between the years 1899 to 1988.

Dates: 1899-1988

Minority Student Affairs Collection

Identifier: AR-0596

This collection houses information documenting minority student affairs on the University of Tennessee campus, including statistics on black enrollment, handbooks, information on black studies programs, newsletters, and other materials.

Dates: 1965-1988

Office of Academic Affairs Records

Identifier: AR-0266

This collection houses records created by the Office of Academic Affairs between 1960 and 1974. Dr. Laurence Silverman served as the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the bulk of this period. A folder-level description of this collection is available at

Dates: 1960-1974

Philomathian Society Catalog

Identifier: MS-1571

A library catalog for the Philomathian Society at Cumberland University in Tennessee. The catalog includes a list of books in the society's library from May 20, 1844. There is also a chronological account of books borrowed between 1845 and 1848 from the library. This list includes surname of borrower, book number (which corresponds to the book list), date borrowed and returned.

Dates: 1844-1848

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0064

This collection houses a variety of materials documenting student activities and organizations at the University of Tennessee between 1986 and 1991. Similar materials dating from 1838 to 1985 may be found in AR.0017b.

Dates: 1986-1991

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0017a

This collection houses a variety of materials documenting student activities and organizations at the University of Tennessee between 1900 and 1951.

Dates: 1900-1951

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0017

This collection houses a variety of materials documenting student activities and organizations at the University of Tennessee between 1838 and 1991.

Dates: 1838-1991

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