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University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

A. F. Bellingrath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Abstract This collection houses two letters, one certificate, and one advertisement documenting the University of Tennessee during the 1880s. Guy B. Wetzell wrote the first letter to his friend A. F. Bellingrath on October 5, 1887. In it, he discusses his service as a U.T. cadet, lists the officers of the various companies, describes the activities of the Chi Delta literary society, and mentions the local women. A. F. Bellingrath wrote the second letter to the U.T. Alumni Association in 1933. It...
Dates: 1881-1933 September 4

Alumni Association Records

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Identifier: AR-0104
Abstract

This collection houses publications, minutes, notes, directories, memorabilia, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Alumni Association.

Dates: 1905-1984; Majority of material found within 1933-1984

Alumni Hall Association Records

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Identifier: AR-0106
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of lists of the University of Tennessee's graduated classes from 1871 to 1936. Most of the lists are divided by college and many include the graduates' last known addresses as of the 1940s. Also included is correspondence from University Deans and professors dating from 1915 and 1917 respectively.

Dates: 1871-1936

An act to change the name of East Tennessee University

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Identifier: AR-0110
Abstract

This act, formally approved on March 11, 1879, changed the name of East Tennessee University to The University of Tennessee.

Dates: 1879 March 11

Andrew Holt Papers

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Identifier: AR-0007
Abstract

This collection houses publications, drafts, official papers, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting Andrew Holt's military service, tenure as President of the National Education Association, and term as President of the University of Tennessee. Issues Holt dealt with at U.T. include academic freedom, athletics, integration, U.T. Martin, student life, and finances.

Dates: 1943-1970

Appalachian Exposition Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0115
Abstract

The University of Tennessee earned this diploma at the Appalachian Exposition for the Best Exhibit of Higher Industrial Education.

Dates: 1911 October 1

Army Air Forces 63rd College Training Detachment Records

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Identifier: AR-0740
Abstract The collection includes records of the 63rd College Training Detachment, later 2215 AAF Base Unit in 1944. The information on the student officers includes; name, rank, serial number, class, rank as acting student officer, date of graduation, classes taken, grade, disciplinary actions, and comments on any unusual talent, accomplishment, or trait.The student records in this collection are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not open to the...
Dates: 1944 February-June

Army Specialized Training Program Records

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Identifier: AR-0738
Abstract

This collection houses student records, correspondence, course descriptions, curricula, and other materials documenting the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Tennessee between 1943 and 1945. Each of the student records are entered on Form No. 831 and show the student's full name, army serial number, home address, date of birth, classes taken, and grades earned.

Dates: 1943-1945 January 2

Arthur Swann Letters and Grade Reports

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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

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Papers

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Identifier: MS-0575
Abstract

This collection houses photographs, photograph albums, correspondence, diplomas, newspaper clippings, and published works documenting Bernadotte E. Schmitt's family, time at the University of Tennessee, participation in the Rhodes Scholarship Program, and later career.

Dates: 1894 October-1968 March 18

Botany Department Scrapbooks

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Identifier: AR-0070
Abstract

These nine scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Department of Botany, including Botany Club activities.

Dates: 1946-1971

Brown Ayres Diplomas and Other Materials

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Identifier: AR-0741
Abstract This collection consists primarily of earned and honorary diplomas awarded to Brown Ayres by such institutions as Tulane University, Washington and Lee College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of the South. Also included are biographical sketches of Brown Ayres, resolutions passed by the University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees to honor Ayres after his death, a sketch of Katie (Anderson) Ayres' life, and other materials (including an undated family portrait)...
Dates: 1872 June 27-circa 1939

Brown Ayres Papers

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Identifier: AR-0046
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of correspondence regarding Rhodes Scholarships created while Ayres was the Chairman of the Committee for Tennessee Rhodes Scholars. Also included are materials documenting Professor A. A. Schaeffer's alleged teaching of a double moral standard for men and women, a book of telegrams, and other papers.

Dates: 1904-1919

Bursar and Registrar Business Records

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Identifier: AR-0250
Abstract

This collection houses approximately 16,500 bills, orders, receipts, and contracts documenting the University of Tennessee between 1893 and 1912. Among the subjects represented are the University Boarding Club (1897-1900), Knoxville College (1897-1898), and the Library (1893-1910). Also included are contracts made between the University and various fraternities for boarding in the fraternity houses.

Dates: 1893-1912

Business Manager and Secretary to the Board of Trustees Records

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Identifier: AR-0009
Abstract

This collection houses records compiled by the Business Manager and Secretary to the University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees between 1950 and 1964. Researchers should consult the collection's index for further details.

Dates: 1950-1964

Business Manager and Secretary to the Board of Trustees Records

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Identifier: AR-0008
Abstract

This collection houses records compiled by the Business Manager and Secretary to the University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees between 1932 and 1952. Researchers should consult the collection's index for further details.

Dates: 1932-1952

Business Manager Records

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Identifier: AR-0264
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of contracts made between the University of Tennessee and such organizations as the V. L. Nicholson Construction Company, the U.S. Government, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. These documents are arranged alphabetically by company. Also included are bonds and leases (arranged alphabetically by company) and campus building specifications (arranged alphabetically by building).

Dates: 1940-1960

C. E. Wylie Papers

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Identifier: MS-0581
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters to and from Charles Wylie, including invitations to speak or write, requests for information about the department or the field of dairying, Wylie's attempt to secure a foreign appointment, and department business. Also included is information about the field of dairying, requirements for publications, reports, statistics, and other materials.

Dates: 1958 January 7-1960 December 28

Carolyn P. Brown Photographs

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Identifier: AR-0778
Abstract This collection contains three photographs of Carolyn P. Brown, her daughter Alice, and her adopted daughter/granddaughter Marshall. None of these photos are dated, but the names of the individuals pictured in them are written on the back of two pieces of the collection. Carolyn P. Brown lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and married her second husband, John Scruggs Brown, in 1900. Upon her death, the trust fund given to her by her husband upon his death was used to establish the Carolyn P. Brown...
Dates: undated

Collection of Artifacts and Memorabilia

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Identifier: AR-0107
Abstract

This collection houses a variety of artifacts and memorabilia showing East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee, including uniform buttons, commemorative coins, U.T. souvenirs, flags, and other materials.

Dates: 1860; 1927-1949