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Affirmative Action and Desegregation Collection

Identifier: AR-0563
Abstract 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.

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...

Bet Fryer Collection of University Memorabilia

Identifier: AR-0051
Abstract 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.

Black Students’ Union Orientation Handbook

Identifier: AR-0594
Abstract 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.

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...

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

Identifier: AR-0492
Abstract 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.

Commission for Blacks Collection

Identifier: AR-0565
Abstract 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.

Commission for Women Records

Identifier: AR-0047
Abstract 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.

Dean of Women Collection

Identifier: AR-0345
Abstract This collection houses annual reports, papers, and other materials documenting the Dean of Women at the University of Tennessee.

Gary Beck Letters

Identifier: MS-3658
Abstract This collection includes one folder of two letters from Gary Beck at the University of Tennessee to his parents in Ocala, Florida.

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...

Lane College Baseball Team Photograph

Identifier: MS-3931
Overview 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.

Lou Daughtry Scrapbooks

Identifier: AR-0350
Abstract 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.

Mildred McPherson Papers

Identifier: MS-3716
Abstract 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.

Minority Student Affairs Collection

Identifier: AR-0596
Abstract 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.

Office of Academic Affairs Records

Identifier: AR-0266
Abstract 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

Philomathian Society Catalog

Identifier: MS-1571
Abstract A library catalog for the Philomathian Society at Cumberland University in TN. 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.

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0064
Abstract 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.

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0017a
Abstract This collection houses a variety of materials documenting student activities and organizations at the University of Tennessee between 1900 and 1951.

Records and Memorabilia regarding Student Organizations and Activities

Identifier: AR-0017
Abstract This collection houses a variety of materials documenting student activities and organizations at the University of Tennessee between 1838 and 1991.

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