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University of Tennessee Archives: Administration
This research guide highlights primary sources and research materials regarding the University of Tennessee Archives. Available formats include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and digital collections.
Selected material from the C. E. Brehm (1889-1971) President of the University of Tennessee papers from 1946 to 1959. Among the subjects represented in his collection are athletics, student organizations, university property acquisitions, and desegregation.
Selected material from the Charles W. Dabney Jr., President of the University of Tennessee papers from 1887 to 1904. Highlighted in the collection are some of Dabney’s achievements as university president including making agricultural and mechanical courses mandatory, adding six new four-year courses in science, updating the physics curriculum, admitting the university's full time first female students, beginning the Summer School of the South, doubling the size of the faculty, and forming both the home economics and law departments.
Manuscript & Archives Collections
Brown Ayres and his faculty
Brown Ayres Diplomas and Other Materials, 1872 June 27-circa 1939 (AR.0741)
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) documenting the Ayres family.
Joseph E. Johnson Papers, 1963-1978 (AR.0354)
This collection consists primarily of materials created and acquired by Joseph E. Johnson while he was serving as Executive Assistant to the President of the University of Tennessee.