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Title: Frank R. Reade Papers, 1841-1989Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1934-1948

ID: UA/2/1/3

Primary Creator: Reade, Frank Robertson (1895-1957)

Extent: 31.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The papers are divided into five series: Personal and Biographical, Board of Regents, Faculty, General Correspondence, and Special Topics.  Each series title below contains a link to a table of records for that series.

Personal and Biographical, Boxes 1-9:  This series includes materials on Frank and Jean Reade, their personal lives, his career and education prior to GSWC, personal correspondence, and papers by and about his relatives. These papers include manuscripts and published works by Reade and by his father Willoughby Reade, a manuscript of a published Civil War diary by Frank Smith Robertson, and a several scrapbooks of photographs, family history, and important events.  This series includes personal correspondence with Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Stillwell Edwards, Lamar Dodd, Albert Einstein, Walter George, Jim Thorpe, and other notables of the day.  Mike Nelson, an animator at Disney Studios maintained a long correspondence with Reade which he illustrated with original drawings.  Numerous photographs are in this series, and realia such as Reade's baby curls, his yearbooks from Episcopal High School and University of Virginia.  Wills, Deeds and other official documents from the Reade-Robertson families are included.  Journals and books, some featuring Willoughby Reade's work are part of this series.  This series has earliest and latest items, with many in the early 1900's.

Board of Regents, Boxes 10-14:  The Board of Regents series includes correspondence between Reade and the various Chancellors and Regents during his tenure as president.  It's dates are 1933-1948.  Correspondents include Chancellor Philip Weltner, Chancellor S.V. Sanford, Raymond R. Paty, W. Wilson Noyes, L.R. Siebert, Judson Ward, Board of Regents, A. Hollis Edens, H.T. Healy, Pope Brock, Sandy Beaver, J.C. Dixon, and Dr. George Works.  Topics of interest in this series include the WPA projects at GSWC: Senior Hall (now Reade Hall), the Pool, the Library (now Powell Hall), and the Log Cabin.  During Reade's tenure the curriculum was examined and overhauled to create GSWC as a liberal arts college, and this series includes information about this study and results of the re-organization.  The college's 25th anniversary and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's dedication of the library also appear in this correspondence.  Most of the correspondence, however, deals with the "nuts and bolts" of running the college.

Faculty, Boxes 15-18:  The faculty series includes contracts and correspondence with GSWC faculty members.  Many of the papers in this series were actually generated during the tenures of Drs. Powell and Pound, but evidently in the interest of continuity of the files they were kept together.  Use these files for all faculty members from the opening of the school in 1913 to the end of Reade's tenure in 1946.  Most files contain contracts only; however, faculty members who had served for a length of time, or who were somehow noteworthy or notorious had correspondence in their files.  Correspondents of note included Annie Powe Hopper, J. A. Durrenberger, J. R. Dusenbury, Marian Farber, Evelyn Deariso, Iva Chandler, Camm Campbell, Lena Hawks, Beatrice Nevins, Gertrude Gilmer Odum, Edith and Lillian Patterson, Mildred Price, Harold Punke,  Louise Sawyer, James R. Stokes, Caroline Parrish Thomas, James F. Wood.  This series also contains notes on the Curriculum committee and the changes recommended for each department.

General Correspondence, Boxes 19-21:  The general correspondence series contains communications ranging from letters with and about Eleanor Roosevelt to complaints to the local cab company about driving too fast.  The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and within the correspondence, chronologically.  Corresponents and topics of note include, Vladimir Nabokov, Eleanor Roosevelt, Willoughby Reade, the Whitehead Camellia Trail, Drexel Park, a kitchen fire, Reade's illness, WAAC recruiting on campus, the Carnegie Foundation, Harley Langdale and the American Turpentine Farmers Association, and Reade's manuscripts.  There is extensive correspondence with Cartter Lupton, an anonymous benefactor of the school during this period.  The correspondence described as "various business and personal correspondence" ranges from notes to students, faculty and fellow administrators at other schools to invitations, thank you letters, and personal notes.

Special Topics, Boxes 22-31:  This series is the longest and most involved of any in the collection.  Most of this series is correspondence, although speeches and papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports and programs are included.  Topics range from the college's WPA building program and it's curriculum revisions to information about food costs, ration books, and raises for the kitchen staff.  There are many correspondents of note: Eleanor Roosevelt; Thomas Munro, who worked on revising the curriculum; prominent southerners such as Cason Calloway approached on behalf of Episcopal High School, Vladimir Nabokov, and Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Journal /Constitution. This series includes correspondence with the president and other administrators of almost every college in the state.  Here also, correspondence illustrates his activities with many organizations and associations related to higher education, from the Association of Georgia Colleges-of which Reade was an officer, to The Association of American Universities.  His work with the War Bonds program and area leadership for the Georgia State Chapter for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and March of Dimes are here.  This series also includes correspondence with Georgia's governor's: Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Thompson, Ellis Arnall, Eugene Talmadge, and E.D. Rivers.  Correspondence relating to Budgeting, the campus building program, GSWC's relation to Moody Field, and to Emory Junior College provide insight on decisions of the time.  Valdosta in World War II is amply illustrated by letters on topics from food to international students to travel restrictions.  Reade's typical humor is evident in his attitude towards war-time travel restrictions: "Personally, I feel we would all do a lot better if we stayed at home and tried to solve some of our own problems, rather than all meeting somewhere and hearing some fellow make a speech about his problems."--FRR, 11/2/42. Of interest in the area of race relations in South Georgia are his letters to various historically black colleges on behalf of the children of GSWC workers.  Evidently there was a fund, administered by the president, that paid for these students to go to college.   Reade's and the college's work with federal agencies and programs such as the WPA, the National Youth Administration, and the Public Works Administration are amply documented here.  According to Reade, he was "the only man in captivity who has been asked to hurry--not once, but twice, by WPA."

Subjects: ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College), African-Americans at GSWC, African-American Schools, Amercian Council on Education, American Association of University Women, Arnell, Ellis A., Association of American Colleges, Association of American Universities, Association of Georgia Colleges, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Barbzien, Colonel, Beaver, Sandy, Caldwell, Harmon, Calloway, Cason, Georgia Normal & Agricultural College, Georgia Review, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State College, Georgia Teachers College, Georgia Tech, Girl Scouts, Gowan, Charles, Graduation, Hanley, Edna, Hawks, Lena, Healy, H.T., Honor System, Hopper, Annie Powe, Howell, Clark, Infantile Paralysis Association, Jemison, Margaret, King, George H., Langdale, Harley, Log Cabin, Lupton, Carter, Odum Library, Stuart, J.E.B., Student Government Association, Sullavan, Margaret, Talmadge, Eugene, Thaxton,  J. Ralph, Dr., Thomas, Caroline Parrish, Thompson, C. Mildred, Thompson, M.E., Thompson, Melvina C., Thorpe, Jim, U.S. Navy Waves, University of Georgia, University of Virginia, University Sytem of Georgia Board of Regents, Valdosta State University Alumni Association, Weltner, Philip, West Georgia College, Whitehead Camellia Trail, Wilson, Edith Bolling, Wilson, Woodrow, Wing, John Rev., Womens Auxiliary Air Corps, Woodruff, G.C., Woodward, C. Vann, Works, George, World War II, WPA (Works Projects Administration), YWCA

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Reade's papers invite leisurely perusal to appreciate his humor and erudition.  His papers are expansive, covering topics from his family and genealogy to administrative correspondence to correspondence with and photographs of the famous men and women of his day.  The collection includes books, journals, correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, drawings, photographs, and realia.  The correspondence ranges from a manuscript of a Civil War era diary by Frank Smith Robertson (1841-1926), Reade's relative and an aide to J.E.B. Stuart to 1989, with the settlement of Jean Cunningham Reade's estate.  The bulk of the materials run from 1934-1948, during the time Reade was president of Georgia State Woman's College.

Biographical Note

Dr. Frank Robertson Reade was the third president of Georgia State Womens College.  He was appointed by the Board of Regents as interim president in May 1934, due to Dr. Jere Pound's illness.  After Pound's death in February 1935, Reade was appointed president and served for 13 years (1935-1948).  Dr. Reade was born in Abingdon, Virginia, in 1895.  He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1914 and taught there for two years.  In 1916, he entered the University of Virginia.  Reade took a brief sabbatical from college studies to serve in France during World War I in the medical corps.  He returned to the University of Virginia. in 1919 and graduated with a degree in English as the president of his class in 1920.  Reade received his M.A. in English in June 1921 and completed requirements for a doctorate degree in 1926. He returned to teaching at Episcopal High School for one year in 1922, then taught English at the Georgia School of Technology from 1924 until his appointment at GSWC.  He married Jean Cunningham in 1922; the couple had no children.

Reade was a very dynamic student and educator, and was a member of many honor societies and civic organizations.  These include Phi Beta Kappa, the Raven Society and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, all at the University of Virginia, and Omicron Delta Kappa at the Georgia School of Technology.  He was the president of the Association of Georgia Colleges from 1942-44.

Reade worked very hard to continue the advancement of GSWC, including improving the facilities, curriculum and activities. Physical improvements to the college include paving the campus roads and the construction of Senior Hall dormitory, the swimming pool and bath house, the Student Activities Log Cabin, and the library.  Reade strenuously pursued financial support outside of the usual University System avenues, and all of these projects, with the exception of paving the roads, were partially funded with WPA funds.  Courses in secretarial science and home economics were added to the curriculum, in addition to social work and library science, which were National Youth Administration projects. Existing departments met requirements to offer a B.S. degree in addition to an A.B. degree.  Under Reade the liberal arts curriculum was completely revamped. Reade gave the student body more autonomy handling student affairs.  An example of this is the Attendance Committee of the Student Government Association.  This committee monitored the class attendance of fellow students, and mailed warning notices to parents.

His papers reveal a gregarious personality with a keen sense of humor.  Reade made himself available to both faculty and students, and they admired and appreciated his "open door" policy.  He did his best to facilitate good relations in the academic community.  An article in the April 11, 1948 Valdosta Daily Times notes, "His ability to retain both a student and faculty outlook has smoothed over rough spots, helping to develop the morale and typically friendly atmosphere of the College which visitors are forever mentioning and attempting to define."

Reade was popular outside of college life as well.  He counted many celebrities of the day as personal friends and regularly corresponded with them.  Edith Bolling Wilson, Woodrow Wilson's second wife, was related to Reade on his mother's side.  Eleanor Roosevelt was also a good family friend, so much so that she dedicated the library building in 1941. Vladimir Nabokov visited GSWC and stayed with the Reades in 1942.  Georgia artist Lamar Dodd was a student of Reade's, and spoke at commencement exercises in 1938, in addition to arranging fine arts exhibits.  Actress Margaret Sullavan attended Reade's family summer camp for girls in Virginia, and visited the Reades in Valdosta in the1930s.

Reade's tenure as president came to an end in April 1948, when he requested a leave of absence from the Board of Regents due to ill health.  He expected to be gone only one year; however, his health did not improve and he retired in 1949.  J. Ralph Thaxton succeeded Reade as the fourth president of GSWC.

Reade was named president emeritus of GSWC, and made his home in Valdosta.  He continued to be involved with the college.  One of his activities was collecting autographed photos of celebrities, which he donated for students' benefit.  These include Albert Einstein, Gen. George C. Marshall, Senator Richard B. Russell, and football star Jim Thorpe.  Reade died on April 10, 1957, one week after suffering an "attack," presumably a heart attack or stroke.  He is buried in Valdosta's Riverview Memorial Cemetery.

Subject/Index Terms

ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College)
African-Americans at GSWC
African-American Schools
Amercian Council on Education
American Association of University Women
Arnell, Ellis A.
Association of American Colleges
Association of American Universities
Association of Georgia Colleges
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Barbzien, Colonel
Beaver, Sandy
Caldwell, Harmon
Calloway, Cason
Georgia Normal & Agricultural College
Georgia Review
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State College
Georgia Teachers College
Georgia Tech
Girl Scouts
Gowan, Charles
Graduation
Hanley, Edna
Hawks, Lena
Healy, H.T.
Honor System
Hopper, Annie Powe
Howell, Clark
Infantile Paralysis Association
Jemison, Margaret
King, George H.
Langdale, Harley
Log Cabin
Lupton, Carter
Odum Library
Stuart, J.E.B.
Student Government Association
Sullavan, Margaret
Talmadge, Eugene
Thaxton,  J. Ralph, Dr.
Thomas, Caroline Parrish
Thompson, C. Mildred
Thompson, M.E.
Thompson, Melvina C.
Thorpe, Jim
U.S. Navy Waves
University of Georgia
University of Virginia
University Sytem of Georgia Board of Regents
Valdosta State University Alumni Association
Weltner, Philip
West Georgia College
Whitehead Camellia Trail
Wilson, Edith Bolling
Wilson, Woodrow
Wing, John Rev.
Womens Auxiliary Air Corps
Woodruff, G.C.
Woodward, C. Vann
Works, George
World War II
WPA (Works Projects Administration)
YWCA


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Series 5: Special TopicsAdd to your cart.
This series is the longest and most involved of any in the collection.  Most of this series is correspondence, although speeches and papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports and programs are included.  Topics range from the college's WPA building program and it's curriculum revisions to information about food costs, ration books, and raises for the kitchen staff.  There are many correspondents of note: Eleanor Roosevelt; Thomas Munro, who worked on revising the curriculum; prominent southerners such as Cason Calloway approached on behalf of Episcopal High School, Vladimir Nabokov, and Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Journal /Constitution. This series includes correspondence with the president and other administrators of almost every college in the state.  Here also, correspondence illustrates his activities with many organizations and associations related to higher education, from the Association of Georgia Colleges-of which Reade was an officer, to The Association of American Universities.  His work with the War Bonds program and area leadership for the Georgia State Chapter for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and March of Dimes are here.  This series also includes correspondence with Georgia's governor's: Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Thompson, Ellis Arnall, Eugene Talmadge, and E.D. Rivers.  Correspondence relating to Budgeting, the campus building program, GSWC's relation to Moody Field, and to Emory Junior College provide insight on decisions of the time.  Valdosta in World War II is amply illustrated by letters on topics from food to international students to travel restrictions.  Reade's typical humor is evident in his attitude towards war-time travel restrictions: "Personally, I feel we would all do a lot better if we stayed at home and tried to solve some of our own problems, rather than all meeting somewhere and hearing some fellow make a speech about his problems."--FRR, 11/2/42. Of interest in the area of race relations in South Georgia are his letters to various historically black colleges on behalf of the children of GSWC workers.  Evidently there was a fund, administered by the president, that paid for these students to go to college.  Reade's and the college's work with federal agencies and programs such as the WPA, the National Youth Administration, and the Public Works Administration are amply documented here.  According to Reade, he was "the only man in captivity who has been asked to hurry--not once, but twice, by WPA."
Box 22: Special Topics, A-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-ABAC, 1938-40Add to your cart.
Invitations and letters between Reade King and Donaldson.  'The cow college gets culture.'
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Agnes Scott College, 1940-44Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding meeting and committees humorous note comparing ration card policies during WWII
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Alumnae Association, 1946-47Add to your cart.
Meeting announcements complaints about treasurer's accounting.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Alumnae Lists, 1914-34Add to your cart.
Various lists of alumnae names hometowns and degrees received from 1914-34.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-American Association of Collegiate Registrars, 1930-49Add to your cart.
Mainly enrollment figures and degrees provided.  Also newsletters updates etc.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-American Association of University Women, 1942-45Add to your cart.
Correspondence and lists of women who have pursued graduate degrees from GSWC
Folder 7: Reade Papers-American Council on Education, 1939-47Add to your cart.
Questionnaires and correspondence to accompany an entry in 'American Colleges and Universities.'
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Analysis of Grades and Exams, 1938-39Add to your cart.
Lists of students' grades and percentiles relationship between GSWC students and state requirements.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Association of American Colleges, 1939-48Add to your cart.
Correspondence and notes about national higher education issues visiting artists and professors.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Association of Georgia Colleges, 1936-46Add to your cart.
Annual report grades lists of grades meeting notices and schedules lists of accredited Georgia high schools lists of members etc.
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Assembly Progams, 1946Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning programs and speeches a piano recital slides on Japan and Georgia Islands.
Folder 12: Reade Papers-Association of American Universities, 1934Add to your cart.
Forms and lists from 1934 conference.
Folder 13: Reade Papers-Association of Georgia Colleges-Correspondence, 1938-47Add to your cart.
Reade was an officer and president from 1942-44.  Correspondence on accreditation Oglethorpe College group decided not to have annual meetings during WWII.  'Personally I feel we would all do a lot better if we stayed at home and tried to solve some of our own problems rather than all meeting somewhere and hearing some fellow make a speech about his problems.'--FRR  On faculty 'Now that the University System teachers are paying city county state federal war and every other tax known to man they seem to feel that they ought to have some sort of security for what almost certainly is going to be a penniless old age for all of them'--FRR.
Folder 14: Reade Papers-The Atlanta Constitution, 1938-47Add to your cart.
Correspondence information about war bond-war stamp program GSWC news for paper and curriculum changes.
Folder 15: Reade Papers-Budget, 1934-45Add to your cart.
Mostly numerical lists of school budget some letters to Regents.
Folder 16: Reade Papers-Building Program, 1941-45Add to your cart.
Furniture costs for Senior Hall letter to Chancellor re new buildings gym library health building music building lists of needs.  Correspondence with WPA regarding possible projects.
Folder 17: Reade Papers-Building Repairs, 1945-47Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding repairs needed for existing buildings
Folder 18: Reade Papers-GSWC Building SpecificationsAdd to your cart.
Building inventories no date maps of Ashley Converse and Senior Hall.
Box 23: Special Topics, CAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Cancer Control Drive-1946, 1946Add to your cart.
Compiled list of community chest donors who might donate to Cancer Control
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Carnegie Corporation, 1938-46Add to your cart.
Correspondence related to acquisition of a Carnegie Music Set 1939-40 housed in the Log Cabin and Carnegie Art Set acquired in 1942.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Cheating, 1936Add to your cart.
Reade's speech entitled Getting By,  also one letter to faculty members on cheating and the honor system.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-College Calendar, 1945-46Add to your cart.
College calendar for 1945-46.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Commencement Procedures, 1938-50Add to your cart.
Programs and notes from graduations 1938-50
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Commencement Graduates, 1936-50Add to your cart.
List of graduates 1936-50.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Commencement Procedures Diplomas, Invitations, 1936-40Add to your cart.
Letters between registrar's office and various companies regarding invitations and diplomas.  Details for printing for various graduations.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Commencement Procedures Diplomas, Invitations, 1941-50Add to your cart.
Letters between registrar's office and various companies regarding invitations and diplomas.  Details for printing for various graduations.  Several letters from Ralph Thaxton.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Commencement Procedures Speakers, 1938-41Add to your cart.
Letters to various preachers bishops college presidents deans professors and other notables making arrangements for speeches and baccalaureate sermons.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Commencement Procedures Speakers, 1943-48Add to your cart.
Letters to various preachers bishops college presidents deans professors and other notables making arrangements for speeches and baccalaureate sermons.
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Dr. Avery Craven, 1941-46Add to your cart.
Letters between Dr. Avery Craven and Reade about Reade's book on his family and the Robertson papers at the University of Chicago.  I also sought his advice about curriculum and invited him to speak at commencement  June 1946.'
Box 24: Special Topics, D-GenAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Departmental Reports, 1934-35, 1941Add to your cart.
Equipment purchased for the home economics and music departments.  History of all pianos on campus.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Departmental Budgets, 1941Add to your cart.
Wish list letters from departments of English social sciences history and placement and publicity on budget needs for their departments.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Diet Tables, 1938Add to your cart.
Contains lists and information sheets on girls with food allergies who would be served at the diet table.  Girls were generally allergic to pork and raw milk.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Emory University, 1938-46Add to your cart.
Letters between White and Reade about various issues specific mention of loaning physics equipment to GSWC during the war. For issues related to closing Emory Junior during the war see Emory Junior College box 24 folder 5
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Emory Junior College, 1940-46Add to your cart.
Various correspondence including inventory of Emory campus and budget.  Prominent is a proposal that EJC and GSWC students take courses at each others' schools.  This was turned down until WWII.  GSWC asked to rent or use parts of the closed campus requests were denied.  Mention made of Regents' scrapbook.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Episcopal High School, 1942-44Add to your cart.
Letters between various 'old boys' of EHS regarding plans to raise money for the school.  Letters discussing Willoughby Reade's retirement.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Exam Schedules, 1945Add to your cart.
Schedules times classes and locations for examinations.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Foote and Davis, 1936-1947Add to your cart.
Printing engraving and layout estimates and orders for the Pine Cone the Bulletin Campus Glimpses War Bond Bulletin brochures etc. Locally Southern Stationery did the printing.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Form Letters, 1938-47Add to your cart.
Memos on course offerings instructions on coming to school uniform policy rate increases general announcements class schedules letters to parents regarding attendance policy etc.  Many duplicates.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Fourth War Loan Drive, 1944Add to your cart.
Form letters to community thanking them for contributions to war loan drive.
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Azaire & Kathleen Geathers, 1942-46Add to your cart.
Kathleen and Azaire Geathers are daughters of a school laundry woman.  Retha Thomson's father worked at the college.  Reade writes to Morris Brown Payne College and Fort Valley State regarding these students' expenses at college. There seems to be a fund at the college to make loans for these students.
Folder 12: Reade Papers-General Assembly, 1939-47Add to your cart.
Bulletin of members of General Assembly roster of state legislature lists of nominees notices of visits to GSWC letters on behalf of politicians.
Box 25: Special Topics, Geo-GovAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Georgia Education Association, 1938-42Add to your cart.
Correspondence and fundraising for GEA.  Meetings drafts of publications discussion of 'no apostrophe' in 'Womens' GSWC.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Georgia High School Association, 1938-42Add to your cart.
Correspondence and statistics related to freshman information and a report on measurement in high school.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Georgia Normal & Agricultural College, 1939-41Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding teacher recommendation invitations college business etc.  Now Albany State University
Folder 4: Reade Papers-The Georgia Review, 1947Add to your cart.
Reade submitted poems to the Georgia Review notes about the first issue in 1947.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Georgia Southwestern College, 1938-44Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding their students' performance at GSWC and other meetings etc.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Georgia School of Technology, 1938-44Add to your cart.
Reade was an English professor at Georgia Tech for 11 years.  He had many friends there and visited often.  Correspondence about payroll lists students from Valdosta at Ga. Tech football tickets invitations tennis courts.  Reade addressed 1939 Ga. Tech honors day and Tech glee club singers came to GSWC in 1939.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Georgia State College for Women Milledgeville, 1936-50Add to your cart.
Ration books transfer students speeches gossip food costs purchasing authority during wartime unpopular 'stagger system' where courses were offered six days a week visiting choirs speaking engagements honor system guests speakers employment registrars.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Georgia State College Industrial College, 1938-41Add to your cart.
Letter about policies and lists of campus buildings.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Georgia Teachers College, 1938-44Add to your cart.
Food costs in wartime faculty-staff recommendations budgets WPA book binding libraries transfer students speaking engagements travel concerts summer school etc.  This school became Georgia Southern in Statesboro.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Governor of Georgia, 1936-47Add to your cart.
Speaking engagements congratulations war bonds school publications--Campus Canopy Pine Cone roads library dedication trips to New Orleans traffic violations of students.
Box 26: Special Topics, H-LaAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Hawks Reports, 1934-39Add to your cart.
Similar to an annual report includes statistics enrollment reports courses taught test scores grades turnover comparative enrollment by college grades distributed by teacher annual report information from 1935-39.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Honors Day, 1938, 1947Add to your cart.
Correspondence related to speakers and performances at 1938 Honors Day
Folder 3: Reade PapersHonor Rolls Honor Students Honor Societies, 1936-47Add to your cart.
Dean's Lists some correspondence.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Infantile Paralysis, 1943-48Add to your cart.
Letters regarding fundraising and local polio victims' needs arrangements for locals to go to Warm Springs for treatment Reade is Lowndes County's polio director in 1944 and stayed there until his retirement from GSWC letter to Mrs. Roosevelt about local polio activities and request that she write a letter to a local polio volunteer.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Inspection Committee from General Assembly, 1945, 1945Add to your cart.
Fortson's daughter Ann came to GSWC in 1945 correspondence relating to this letters requesting money for the physical plant correspondence between members of the inspection committee for the  General Assembly details of their visit and follow-up letters.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Institute of International Education, 1940-47Add to your cart.
Concerning exchange students and arrangements with the institute and follow-up on exchange students.  Minutes and memos from the institute specific letters about GSWC exchange program applications.  The school offered fellowships for at least 2 exchange students annually.  Reference to Nabokov's visit in 1942 and several letters concerning his visit.  Discussion of how wartime occupation of Paris affected this office.  Copy of a Greek newspaper and wartime paperwork.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Kitchen Staff, 1946Add to your cart.
Letters to kitchen staff about raises and a request to G.M. Zimmer of the Pullman Company for back pay on behalf of Jack Randolph during the war.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Report to Dr. Kline 1949, 1949Add to your cart.
Report on 'Student Persistence' a large report on students in geographical region of South Georgia.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Bohumir Kryl Symphony Orchestra, 1940Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding a proposed symphony concert.  Tone of correspondence deteriorates.  Concert did not happen.  Town refused the use of the Ritz Theater Reade responds very firmly to Kryl.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-LaGrange College, 1939-44Add to your cart.
Invitations to dedications and meetings at the college.
Box 27: Special Topics, Li-MAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Library Construction 1938-39, 1938-39Add to your cart.
General references to the construction of the library.  Money problems in 1938 made planning for the library an on-again off-again project.  W.A. Edwards died and papers detail a plan to  put a picture of him in the library as a memorial.  Dockets change orders problems with roof color furniture panel inscriptions sculptures bids lighting list of books needed.  Other construction reference to Log Cabin.  Reference to plans for a music house-no evidence that it was ever built.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Library Construction 1939-41, 1939-41Add to your cart.
General references to the construction of the library.  Money problems in 1938 made planning for the library an on-again off-again project.  W.A. Edwards died and papers detail a plan to  put a picture of him in the library as a memorial.  Dockets change orders problems with roof color furniture panel inscriptions sculptures bids lighting list of books needed.  Other construction reference to Log Cabin.  Reference to plans for a music house-no evidence that it was ever built.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Library Cooperative Store Building, 1941-42Add to your cart.
Transmittal letter from WPA mentions bookmobile workers who get WPA assistance.  Included with plans for the store buildings were plans for the never-constructed heating plant.  Handwritten note in which Reade describes himself as 'the only man in captivity who has been asked to hurry--not once but twice by WPA.'
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Library Dedication Pictures Clippings, 1941Add to your cart.
Clippings by and about Eleanor Roosevelt on her trip to GSWC her speech flower cards correspondence regarding Library Journal covering of new library five 8 X 10 photos of interior/exterior of new library copies of South Atlantic Bulletin covering the dedication.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Library Dedication Program, 1941Add to your cart.
Letters related to the program regrets thank-yous correspondents are generally librarians college presidents and architects.  An announcement that Mrs. Roosevelt could come with one week's notice telegrams lists of special guests instrutions for Mrs. Roosevelt announcements of the closing of city and county schools Reade's speech for the dedication specific mention of rosin-resin and it's use in Valdosta.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Naming of Richard Holmes Powell Library, 1947Add to your cart.
Letter explaining that the library was named for Richard Holmes Powell in June 1947.  Reade has been ill sends Mrs. Powell his sympathy.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-May Day, 1938Add to your cart.
May Day 1938 marked the formal opening of the pool.  Letters to attendees from Georgia Tech.  The Ga. Tech Mens Swim Team came down letters to school superintendents in the region inviting them to a meeting to discuss problems between schools and the college.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-May Day, 1940Add to your cart.
Thank you letters for grounds Boy Scouts chairs convicts and tarpaulins.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-May Day, 1941Add to your cart.
Lists for invitations and announcements.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-May Day, 1942Add to your cart.
Invitation and letter to Dr. Sanford announcements other invitations and mention of two carloads of pipe for the heating plant.
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Mayor of Valdosta, 1945-46Add to your cart.
Asking for signs streetlights because horses have been frightened near Oak Street.  In fact a backfire spooked a horse and a student broke her arm.
Folder 12: Reade Papers-Miscellaneous, 1942Add to your cart.
Notes enrollment numbers pages from other colleges' bulletins.
Folder 13: Reade Papers-Moody Field, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Regarding the visit of the Glee Club to Moody Field other correspondence to Barbzien.
Folder 14: Reade Papers-Dr. Thomas Munro, 1941-42Add to your cart.
In 1941-42 Reade wrote Dr. Thomas Munro-curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art and asked him to make a study of the catalog with regard to curriculum changes for a humanities college.  Recommended by George Works of the Works Commission.  GSWC's challenge is being a rural liberal arts school trying to serve groups of smart regular and less able students.  Letters arranging permission for the project and proposed changes to the curriculum.  Specific letters of note  May 6 1941 and April 22 1942-which has been censored.  War intervened in this project.
Box 28: Special Topics, N-SpAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Nabokov Vladimir, 1942, 1947Add to your cart.
Photographs clippings and letters about visit and about butterflies.  Pages from book 'Vladimir Nabokov the American Years.'  Press releases drawing of butterfly interviews with Jean Cunningham Reade and People Magazine article on Nabokov.  Also relates story of Mrs. Roosevelt's visit and Cornelia Otis Skinner's visit.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-National Resources Planning Board, 1941-42Add to your cart.
Part of the defense effort federal government began a roster of scientific and specialized personnel.  They looked for people with science degrees and backgrounds and want lists of majors offered.  Correspondence about students in specific majors.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-National Youth Administration, 1937-42Add to your cart.
Federal program of financial aid and employment for college students.  Described as 'national youth association self-help jobs.'  Includes press release article on the NYA program and correspondene related to its administration at GSWC.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-North Georgia College, 1938-42Add to your cart.
Correspondence with J.C. Rogers on general college business.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Physcial Education, 1940-42Add to your cart.
General information on PE courses and basketball clinics.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Pool, 1937-41Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding building a pool and maintenance.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Post War Veterans' Service Etc., 1944-46Add to your cart.
Constitution of University Veterans' Association directory G.I. Bill information requests for catalogs.  GSWC was not a big draw for veterans but they could take regular courses.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Public Works, 1938-41Add to your cart.
Proposed WPA projects at GSWC.  Some never happened.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Questionnaires Data Sheets Etc., 1946Add to your cart.
Directory information other schools requesting teachers survey.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Requests for Employees, 1948Add to your cart.
Alabama College and St. Lukes Hospital in Ohio requested personnel Thaxton responded due to Reade's illness
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Rich's Inc., 1941-47Add to your cart.
Correspondence to-from Rich's department store regarding GSWC students activities alumni interior decorating projects GSWC rotunda tour groups fine arts students.
Folder 12: Reade Papers-Rumors and Misunderstandings, 1942Add to your cart.
Rumors that GSWC girls became preganant and were expelled alluding to 'soldier trouble' from Moody AFB.  All rumors were unfounded.
Folder 13: Reade Papers-Sayward and Logan, 1938-47Add to your cart.
Formerly Edwards and Sayward architects.  Some letters regarding having a music house built on campus correspondence on a gym infirmary library chapel dining hall.  Discusses possible renovations to West, Ashley and Converse Halls.  Also mentions memorial to Edwards and Sayward.
Folder 14: Reade Papers-South Georgia College, 1939-44Add to your cart.
Correspondence on college business.
Folder 15: Reade Papers-Southern Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, 1931-42Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding faculty publications information blanks for scholastic year statistics numbers etc. questionnaires reports lists of participating schools standards studies audits meeting notices etc.
Folder 16: Reade Papers-Southern Association of Colleges for Women, 1939-42Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding dues etc.
Folder 17: Reade Papers-Speeches & Addresses, 1930-46Add to your cart.
Various speeches and addresses given by Reade while at GSWC.
Box 29: Special Topics, St-TAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-State Department of Education, 1937-50Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding teacher certification policies senior transcripts meeting notices teachers exams teacher education program curriculum discussions certification regulations etc.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-Student Activities Committee, 1940-46Add to your cart.
Reports of Student Activities Committee funds SAC recommendations
Folder 3: Reade Papers-Student Activities Log Cabin, 1938-39Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding construction of a 'community building' on campus, letters regarding it being a WPA project progress reports furnishings Carnegie music set for cabin.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Student Attendance Committee, 1940-41Add to your cart.
Letters to partens from Student Attendance Committee regarding policies blank absence forms individual students' cases regarding absences and their consequences.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-Student Rosters, 1938-44Add to your cart.
Lists of students for each academic session by class. Includes name and where they're from.  Also lists of male students-summer school and special students.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-Student Government Association & Organizations, 1945-48Add to your cart.
SGA constitution and by-laws and amendments-revisions.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-Summer School 1938, 1938Add to your cart.
Discussions on establishing summer school survey of state colleges offering summer courses advertising correspondence on courses and logistics schedules getting teachers etc.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-Summer School 1938-Teaching Applications, 1938Add to your cart.
Letters to-from teachers regarding summer session.  Some are from GSWC some are from elsewhere letters of recommendation interview arrangements acceptance-rejection letters.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Superior Court of SGA, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Student infractions and punishments dishonesty disrespectful lights-out signing in.
Folder 10: Reade Papers-Surplus Property, 1946Add to your cart.
GSWC property needs getting surplus government furniture from Moody AFB.  Government regulations prohibited this.
Folder 11: Reade Papers-Teachers Agencies, 1939-48Add to your cart.
All regard hiring of teachers at GSWC.
Folder 12: Reade Papers-TIAA-Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association, 1938-46Add to your cart.
Correspondence regardng retirement plans and other services for teachers
Folder 13: Reade Papers-Teacher Supply Report, 1937-41Add to your cart.
Eleven-page report on Georgia teachers shortage standards qualifications etc. during the period 1937-41.
Folder 14: Reade Papers-Thomasville Concerts, 1946-47Add to your cart.
Information and invitations regarding music performances in Thomasville Ga.  Sometimes GSWC students would attend
Folder 15: Reade Papers-Dean C. Mildred Thompson Vassar College, 1938-48Add to your cart.
'The Long View' copies of speech Thompson made at GSWC for 25th Anniversary.  Reade tried to get her to be a dean or work in some capacity at GSWC after retiring from Vassar.
Box 30: Special Topics, UAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1938Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding school business etc.
Folder 2: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1939Add to your cart.
Correspondence with several UGA officials regarding programs advice etc.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1940Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Dodd and Caldwell and others mostly personal routine letters.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1941Add to your cart.
Mostly correspondence on setting up-arranging concerts and fine arts shows.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1942Add to your cart.
More routine correspondence with UGA officials
Folder 6: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1943-44Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding faculty hires fine arts performances-exhibits curriculum issues etc.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-University of Georgia, 1945-47Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding faculty hires fine arts performances-exhibits curriculum issues etc.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-University of Virginia, 1944-46Add to your cart.
Correspondence to fellow UVA alumni and former teachers.
Folder 9: Reade Papers-Urban Sociology Class Trip to Atlanta, 1943Add to your cart.
Letters to contacts in Atlanta setting up tours etc. for the class trip.
Box 31: Special Topics, W-Z; GSWC 25th AnniversaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reade Papers-Waves-U.S. Navy, 1942-43Add to your cart.
War service opportunities for college and university students-Waves officer and enlisted training requirements letters regarding recruitment visits possible Wave school at GSWC WAACs and Waves brochures
Folder 2: Reade Papers-War Bond Drive, 1943Add to your cart.
Publicity efforts letters to-from state officials letter to Eddie Rickenbacker inviting him to kick off the campaign he didn't reply thank you letter to those who participated.
Folder 3: Reade Papers-War Bond Scholarship Fund, 1942-43Add to your cart.
Letters to various people regarding donations to the fund letter to Eleanor Roosevelt regarding Southeastern Leadership Institute thank yous to those who contributed to fund.
Folder 4: Reade Papers-Valdosta Organizations, 1938-39Add to your cart.
Simple list of civic groups and points of contact.
Folder 5: Reade Papers-West Georgia College, 1938-44Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding college issues and policies etc.
Folder 6: Reade Papers-YWCA, 1944-47Add to your cart.
Addresses desire to build GSWC chapel YWCA working on publishing a 'book of graces' as chapel fundraiser letters to clergy across state asking for contributions to chapel fund.
Folder 7: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Guest Lists, 1937-38Add to your cart.
Lists of guests invited to attend 25th Anniversary celebration.  Includes names from Valdosta out-of-town and press agencies.
Folder 8: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Alumnae Invited, 1938Add to your cart.
Letters to and from alumni dating back to 1913 inviting them to the 25th anniversary celebration
Folder 9: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Correspondence, 1937-38Add to your cart.
Mainly letters of thanks for work on the 25th anniversary celebration
Folder 10: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Program, 1938Add to your cart.
Several copies of the banquet program Jan. 14 and the anniversary exercises Jan. 15
Folder 11: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Bulletin, 1938Add to your cart.
Three copies of 25th Anniversary Bulletin 1913-1938.  Good source of background of GSWC
Folder 12: Reade Papers-25th Anniversary-Newspaper Articles, 1938Add to your cart.
Laminated copies of the Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 1938 copies of the Valdosta Daily Times featuring the 25th anniversary events
Item 1: Framed CertificateAdd to your cart.
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