Finding Aid for the Walter Clinton Jackson Records, 1934-1950

Contact Information
University Archives and Manuscripts
Jackson Library, UNCG
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-5246

Descriptive Summary


Walter Clinton Jackson, b. 1879


Walter Clinton Jackson Records, 1934-1950

Collection Number

UA 2.3


13 linear feet (27 boxes)


These records (Boxes 1-24) are the official records of the Office of the Dean of Administration (1934-1945) and Chancellor (1945-1950) of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. The original filing system used by Foust, as did McIver and Foust, was a general alphabetical arrangement using the first two letters of the name. For instance, names beginning with "B" were filed separately under Ba, Be, Bl, Bo, Br, and Bu. However, in order to facilitate research, the records have now been arranged in an exact alphabetical order. The filing system was also changed from an academic year to a calendar year.

Boxes 26-27 of the Jackson records contain material connected with the Citizens' Service Corps of World War II. Jackson was the Guilford County Director of the Corps, and the items included here are those which he received or created in that capacity. Here are found items of correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, progress reports, decals, and placards dealing with the entire scope of the agency's activities: clothing and hosiery collections, salvage and conservation campaigns, and war bond drives.

Photographs, clippings, speeches, tributes to Jackson, and other biographical material relating to his work and life at UNCG are in box 25. These papers were originally in the vertical file of the University Archives. One interesting item is a teaching aid for the study of biographies--a part of the course, Representative Americans, which Jackson taught at the college.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter Clinton Jackson Records, UA 2.3, University Archives and Manuscripts, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Acquisitions Information

Box 1-24, the official records of the Office of the Dean of Administration/Chancellor of the College were stored at various places on campus before being transferred to the Archives. Box 25, containing biographical information about Jackson, was originally in the Biographic File in the University Archives. Boxes 26-27, papers of the Citizens' Service Corps, were in the College Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives Staff
Finding aid updated in September 2007 by Dean Rhoades

Biographical Note

Walter Clinton Jackson was born in Hayston, Georgia, on June 28, 1879. He attended the Hayston public schools and was graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1900. In 1902, after teaching two years in Georgia, he came to Greensboro, N. C., where he taught and served as principal of Greensboro High School until 1909. In that year he joined the faculty of the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) as professor and head of the Department of History. In 1915 he was named dean of the college and six years later was appointed vice president and chairman of the faculty of social science, positions he held until 1932. From 1932 to 1934 he was dean of the School of Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the Summer School of the Consolidated University. In 1934 he returned to the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) as dean of administration. (In 1945, the title was changed to Chancellor and Vice President of the Consolidated University). He retired from the Chancellor's post in 1950 and died in Greensboro on August 12, 1959.

Among the many honors he received were the honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws from Mercer University (1926), Doctor of Humane Letters from Bennett College (1949) and Doctor of Laws from Woman's College (1955). The UNCG library was named for Jackson in 1960. He was cited for the North Carolina Educational Hall of Fame in March 1965.

Collection Arrangement

1. College Records
2. Biographical Material
3. Citizens Service Corps. Material

Papers are arranged chronologically within each series.

Detailed Description of Collection

1. College Records

Box 1
General Correspondence, 1934
Budget, 1934
Consolidation, 1934
Departmental Reports, 1934
Faculty, 1934
Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1934
General Policies Committee Minutes, 1933-1935

Box 2
General Correspondence A-M, 1935
Art Department, 1935

Box 3
General Correspondence N-Z, 1935

Box 4
General Correspondence, 1936
Board of Trustees, 1936
Budget, 1936
Community Chest, 1936
Science Building, 1936-l940

Box 5
General Correspondence, 1937
Departmental Reports, 1937

Box 6
General Correspondence, 1938
Dining Room Expenses, 1938
Faculty, 1938
B. Frank Kyker, 1938
Library, 1938

Box 7
General Correspondence, 1939
Library, 1939
General Correspondence A-C, 1940
Board of Trustees, 1940
Budget, 1940

Box 8
General Correspondence D-Z, 1940
Faculty, 1940
General Correspondence A-B, 1941

Box 9
General Correspondence C-Z, 1941
Faculty, 1941
Library, 1941

Box 10
General Correspondence A-H, 1942
Budget, 1942
Child Health, 1941-1942
Education Wartime Commission, 1942
Faculty, 1942
Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, 1942

Box 11
General Correspondence I-Z, 1942
Helen Kruger, 1942
General Correspondence A-E, 1943
Budget, 1943
Child Health, 1943

Box 12
General Correspondence F-Z, 1943
Library, 1943
General Correspondence A-B, 1944

Box 13
General Correspondence C-P, 1944
Faculty, 1944
Library, 1944

Box 14
General Correspondence Q-Z, 1944
Quarter System, 1944
Scholarships, 1944
Southeastern Institute for Commercial Organization Executives, 1944
General Correspondence A-C, 1945
Alumnae Legislative Committee, 1944-1945
Bennett College, 1944-1945
Board of Trustees, 1945
Building Committee, 1945
Chapel Fund, 1945-1948
Committees, 1945

Box 15
General Correspondence D-R, 1945
Departmental Recommendations, 1945
Faculty, 1945
Honorary Degrees, 1945
Library 1945
Post War Planning 1945

Box 16
General Correspondence S-Z, 1945 Visiting Committee (Board of Trustees), 1945
Walker Avenue Closing, 1945-1948
General Correspondence A-F, 1946
Alumnae Association, 1946
Bennett College, 1946
Board of Trustees, 1946
Budget, 1946
Building Committee, 1946
Committees, 1946
Evening College, 1946
Founders' Day, 1946

Box 17
General Correspondence G-Z, 1946
Faculty, 1946
Library, 1946
Visiting Committee (Board of Trustees), 1946
General Correspondence, 1947, A
Alumnae Association, 1947

Box 18
General Correspondence B-H, 1947
Brotherhood Week, 1947
Budget, 1947
Building Committee, 1947
Harriet Elliott, 1947
Faculty, 1947
Frank Porter Graham, 1947
Home Economics Department, 1947
Honorary Degrees, 1947

Box 19
General Correspondence I-Z, 1947
Scholarships, 1947
Student Government Association, 1947
General Correspondence A-Bien, 1948
Alumnae Association, 1948
Budget (Biennium), 1949-1951

Box 20
General Correspondence Bro-F, 1948
Brotherhood Week, 1948
Building Committee, 1948
Burnsville Playhouse, 1948
Commencement, 1948
Committees, 1948
Communication Center, 1948
Curriculum, 1948
Departments, 1948
Dramatic Activities Committee, 1948
Harriet Elliott Social Science Forum, 1948
Faculty, 1948

Box 21
General Correspondence G-Z, 1948
Graduate Function in the Creative Arts, 1948
Frank Porter Graham, 1948
Home Economics Department, 1948
Honorary Degrees, 1948
Scholarships, 1948
Student Government Association, 1948
Visiting Committee (Board of Trustees), 1948

Box 22
General Correspondence A-F, 1949
Budget (Biennium), 1949-1951
Building Committee, 1949
Commencement, 1949
Committees, 1949
Departmental Recommendations, 1949
Departments, 1949

Box 23
General Correspondence G-Y, 1949
Honorary Degrees, 1949
John C. Lockhart, 1949
PR Annual Report by C.W. Phillips, 1948-1949
Student Government Association, 1949

Box 24
General Correspondence, 1950
Building Committee, 1950
Budget, 1950
Commencement, 1950

2. Biographical Materials

Box 25
Tributes & News Releases
Newspaper Clippings
"Suggestions for the Study of Biography"
Miscellaneous, 1933-1960
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, 1940-1941
Speeches, 1934-1950
General Correspondence, 1931

3. Citizen's Service Corps. Materials

Box 26
General Correspondence B-F, 1942-1945
Assistant Regional Director
Block Leaders
Certificates of Memebership
Community Planning Council
District Leaders and Maps
Executive Committee
Salvage Campaign
Section Leaders
"Share the Meat" Campaign

Box 27
General Correspondence Y, 1942-1945
Share-Your-Car Club
Tin Can Salvage
War Bulletins
"Waste Fats" Campaign

Online Catalog Headings

Jackson, Walter Clinton, 1879-1959.
Cherry, Robert Gregg, 1891-1957.
Daniels, Josephus, 1894-1964.
Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972
House, R. B. (Robert Burton), 1892-
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina--Administration.
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Chancellor.
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina--Curricula.
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina--Planning.
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina--Students--History--20th century.
Campus planning--North Carolina.
Civil defense--North Carolina.
College presidents--North Carolina--History--20th century.
Curriculum planning--North Carolina.
Education, Higher--North Carolina--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Administration.
Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History--20th century.
Women--Education (Higher)--North Carolina.
World War, 1939-1945--War work.