Davidson College - Presidents
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Colonel William Joseph Martin Collection
Scope and Contents The collection contains mostly correspondence. The letters written by Col. Martin discuss the University of North Carolina and his professional career. The correspondence from J. W. Scott, William McGuffy, William Dimwiddie, and Asa Gray discuss teaching positions. The Robert L. Dabney, and W. S. Plumer letters refer to religious studies. The letters from Andrew Hepburn discuss Davidson College and the presidency of the College. Written from 1867 to 1869, they are interesting reflection on the...
Dates: 1852 - 1980
David Grier Martin Collection
Scope and Contents The collection is organized in the following series: 1) Biographical Information; 2) Addresses; 3) Correspondence; 4) Interviews; 5) Notebooks; 6) Appointment Books; 7) Printed Material; 8) Photographs; and 9) Oversize. The biographical information includes tributes made to him during his life and after his death, information on Dr. Martin's family and information about his wife Louise and her family, including a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mrs. Martin's mother. The addresses include...
Dates: 1933 - 1991
Found in: Manuscript Collections / David Grier Martin Collection
Dr. William Joseph Martin Collection
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into the following series: 1) Biographical Materials; 2) Correspondence; 3) Literary Materials; 4) Genealogical Materials; 5) Printed Materials; 6) Photographs; 7) Financial Materials; 8) Cookbook; 9) Scrapbook Materials. The Biographical Material includes Martin's last will and testament, as well as information about his family, including information about his wife and descendants. [For additional information about his father, Col. William J. Martin, see DC026.]...
Dates: 1858 - 1956
George Wilson McPhail Collection
Scope and Contents The files contain a copy of McPhail's Inaugural Address to the trustees of Davidson College upon receiving the office of presidency, handwritten copies of his lectures on religious topics, several miscellaneous papers, a handwritten copy of his prayer book with prayers for each hour of the day, and two folders full of handwritten copies of his sermons. McPhail had several of his sermons bound and put into volumes. His "Sermons on Important Topics" Volume I-II, VII-VIII, and X-XI were placed in...
Dates: Existence: 1815 - 1871
Henry Louis Smith Collection
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into Biographical Material (1947-1951), Correspondence (1910-1949), Literary Material (1881-1938 and undated), Grade Books (1888-1901), Printed Material (1886-1904, 1991), Photographs (1882-1897 and undated), and Memorabilia. The Biographical Material consists of newspaper and magazine articles about Smith. The correspondence includes general correspondence with family and coworkers (1910-1949), letters relating to Davidson College (1918-1949), letters to and from...
Dates: 1881 - 1949
Found in: Manuscript Collections / Henry Louis Smith Collection
John Rood Cunningham Collection
Scope and Contents The collection contains biographical information and information about Dr. Cunningham's family. It also has correspondence from Dr. Cunningham's years as president, as well as original correspondence dated after his resignation, which discusses his term as president of Davidson College. There are several published manuscripts, most of which are about Davidson College. The printed material includes information about the Community Relations Committee of Charlotte, the General Assembly of the...
Dates: 1940 - 1980
John Wells Kuykendall Collection
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into the following series: 1) Biographical; 2) Addresses; 3) Appointment book; 4) Printed Material; 5) Photographs; 6) Restricted, 7) Inauguration Certificates, 8) Student Papers, and 9)Freshman Hat. The collection contains limited biographical information and information about Dr. Kuykendall's family. There are addresses dating from before 1984, and an appointment book from 1985. The majority of the collection is printed material from Dr. Kuykendall's tenure as...
Dates: 1959 - 1985
Kenneth Henry McIntyre Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of reference letters written for McIntyre after his graduation from Davidson. Two of the letters were written by Davidson College President Henry Louis Smith.
Dates: 1901 - 1902
Found in: Manuscript Collections / Kenneth Henry McIntyre Papers
Lacy Family Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence (1851-1859) primarily from Mrs. Mary Lacy to her stepdaugther Bess; an article on the letters (1980), and the manuscripts for seven of Dr. Lacy's sermons (1855-1860).
Dates: 1851-1860, 1980
Found in: Manuscript Collections / Lacy Family Papers
Samuel Reid Spencer, Jr. Collection
Scope and Contents The collection is organized in the following series: 1) Biographical Information; 2) Correspondence; 3) Literary Material; 4) Appointment Books; 5) Printed Material; and 6) Photographs. The biographical information includes material on Dr. Spencer and his family. The correspondence includes letters written by Dr. Spencer when he was at Davidson College, correspondence with Davidson College after his graduation, correspondence as President of the college, and correspondence as President...
Dates: 1940 - 1994