|ARCHIVES 5/4/6-9||Inventory available online -- See links in "Arrangement"|
|AUTHOR :||Meek, Paul, 1897-1972|
|TITLE :||Office of the Chancellor papers : Paul Meek,|
|SIZE :||186 boxes ; 13 x 32 x 26 cm.|
63 boxes ; 7 x 32 x 26 cm.
1 box ; 13 x 44 x 28 cm.
|ARRANGEMENT :||Correspondence, diaries, photographs and records organized into four series: I. General Correspondence. II. Personal Correspondence. III. University records. IV. Miscellaneous personal records and items, including diaries, daybooks, photographs and artifacts. Records containing student information are not available for use.|
|HISTORY NOTE :||Educator and administrator. Dr. Paul Meek was the Executive Officer, Dean and Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin from 1934 to 1967. Later in his career, he served as Vice President of the University of Tennessee and as President of the Tennessee College Association. Dr. Meek's tenure as chief administrator lasted 33 years, during which the university grew from a small junior college of 87 students to a four year institution with an enrollment of over 3,100. It was under his tutorship that the university successfully rebounded from the economic difficulties of the Great Depression and the declining enrollments during the period of Second World War. He was also very influential in the construction and development of many of the campus buildings built during the 1950's and 1960's.|
|CONTENTS :||Consists of institutional and departmental records and correspondence received or generated by the Office of the Chancellor from 1934 to 1967. The bulk of the material contains interoffice and interdepartmental communications focusing on campus activities, policies and procedures, and statistical records that document the history of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Included in the collection are personal and family correspondence, diaries and daybooks, photographs, artifacts and other items relevant to the life of Dr. Paul Meek.|
|SUBJECT :||Meek, Paul, 1897-1972.|
University of Tennessee at Martin -- History -- 1934-1967.
Martin (Tenn.) -- History.
Universities and colleges -- Tennessee -- Martin.
Education, Higher -- Tennessee.
Hoskins, James D.