Jonathan Clark Rogers papers

Jonathan Clark Rogers papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Rogers, Jonathan Clark
Title: Jonathan Clark Rogers papers
Dates: 1938-1967
Quantity: 9.0 Linear feet (11 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA97-099

Biographical/Historical Note

Born September 7, 1885, Richmond, IN; Died October 24, 1967, Gainesville, GA. B.S. Piedmont College (1906); B.S.C.E., Earlham College (1907); M.A. Columbia University (1927); Hon. Ed.D., Piedmont College (1934). Related to both George Rogers and William Clark, Rogers taught at Oakwood Seminary in NY until 1911 when he joined Piedmont College. There he taught and served as Dean until 1934 when he became President of North Georgia College at Dahlonega. Under his stewardship, enrollment at North Georgia rose from 160 to 702, and a school on the brink of closure was saved. He came to UGA as President in January, 1949. After leaving the University in 1950, Rogers directed Tallulah Falls School (1951-1953) and worked at Reinhardt College as a math professor and counselor from 1957 to 1962. He was also a man of deep religious conviction whose service to the Methodist Church spanned nearly half a century. Accomplishments: Rogers served in a time of brief but acute financial austerity which came between the postwar boom and the steadier growth of the later 1950s. In spite of this, he worked with the Board of Regents to centralize the control of the Agricultural Experiment Stations under University control. This clash over jurisdiction of agricultural education would be costly, as it would result in the dismissal of both Rogers and Agriculture School Dean Harry Brown in 1950.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Jonathan Clark Rogers' papers. There are nine boxes of Administrative Subject and Correspondence Files arranged in alphabetical order and embracing chiefly the years of Rogers' Presidential tenancy, though there are records from as early as 1938 and as late as 1955. There is also a document box which houses a scrapbook of appreciation and a second clipping and photo scrapbook encompassing the years 1949-1967. Finally, an 11th box has been appended to the Rogers papers. This box, dealing with the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia (today, Georgia State University), embraces records from 1947 through 1956, though the heart of the material again locates temporally in the tenure of Rogers as the President of the University of Georgia. This box may house materials of interest to researchers of the presidential tenures of Harmon W. Caldwell and Omer C. Aderhold as well.


Organized into 3 series: administrative/correspondence, bound volumes, and Atlanta division.

Index Terms

Aderhold, Omer Clyde, 1899-
Administrative records.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Coastal Plain Experiment Station.
Rogers, Jonathan Clark -- Photographs
University of Georgia. -- Personnel records
University of Georgia. Atlanta Division.

General Notes

RG 1

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Jonathan Clark Rogers papers, UA97-099, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Harmon Caldwell papers and Omer Clyde Aderhold collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative/Correspondence Files

11Administrative Council, 1948 March
2Agency funds-balance sheet
3Agricultural Experiment Stations
4Agricultural Extension Services
5Agricultural Reorganization, 1948 March-December
6Agricultural reorganization, 1950 January-July
7Agriculture, College of
8Agronomy, Department of
9All Deans and Administrative Officers
10Alumni Society
11American Association of University Professors
12American Council of Education
13Animal Husbandry, Department of
14Annual reports, 1948-1950
15Anthropology and Archaeology, Department of
16Art, Department of
17Art, Department of, 1942-1944
18Art, Department of, 1945
19Art, Department of, 1946
20Art Museum
21Arts and Sciences, College of
22Athens, City of
23Athletic Association
24Athletic Association-reports, 1948
25Athletic Association-reports, 1950
26Athletics, Board meetings
27Atlanta Division, 1949 February-June
28Atlanta Division, 1949-1950
29Atlanta Division, Directorship
30Auditorium-gymnasium, proposed
21Barnesley Gardens
2Bi-Bk (miscellaneous)
3Bl-Bn (miscellaneous)
4Biological Sciences
5Biological Sciences, Division of
6Biology, Department of
7Botany, Department of
8Boyd, G. H.
9Brooks, R. P.
10Budget, 1949-1950
11Budget, 1950-1951
12Budget amendments, 1950-1951
13Building Program
14Business Administration, College of
15Cap and Gown
16Carnegie Grant-In-Aid
17Chamber of Commerce
18Chancellor's Office
19Chemistry, Department of
20Christian College
21Cobb Papers
22Commencement, 1949 June
23Commencement, 1949 August
24Commencement, 1950 June
25Commencement, 1950 August
26Committee on Disposition of Insurance Dividends
27Committee on Drives
28Committee on Fifth Hour Classes
29Committee on Gifts and Memorials
30Committee on Improvement of Instruction
31Committee on Nominations and Elections
32Committee on Reading Skills
33Committee on Special Convocation
35Coordinate Campus
36Crawford W. Long House
37Curriculum-changes, expansion
31Dairy, Department of
2Dean of Faculties
3Director of Libraries
5Division of General Extension
6Dormitories and Dining Halls University of Georgia
7Drama, Department of
8Drewry, John E.
9Education, College of
10English, Department of
11Eugene Talmadge Memorial Funds
12European tour
13Faculty Executive Committee
14Faculty House
15Faculty Meetings
16Faculty and Staff, Conference for
17Federal Security Agency
18Food Technology, Department of
19Foreign Languages, Department of
20Foreign students
21Forestry, School of
22General Assembly-Georgia
23General Education Board, 1939-1940
24General Education Board, 1941
25General Education Board, 1942-1944
26General Education Board, 1945
27General Education Board I
28General Education Board II
29General Education Board Scholarship applications
41Geography and Geology, Department of
2Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers
3Georgia Education Association
4Georgia Institute of Technology
5Georgia Museum of Art
6Georgia Power Company
7Georgia Quarterly
8The Georgia Review
9Gifts, 1942-1943
10Gifts, 1944-1945
11Gifts, 1945-1946
12Gifts, 1946-1947
13Gifts-Thank You Letters
14Grade analysis
15Graduate Faculty, appointments to
16Graduate Council
17Graduate School
18Graduate School, 1938-1940
19Graduate School, 1941-1944
20Graduate School, 1945
21Higher Education, Department of
22History, Department of
23Mr. Alfred Holbrook
24Home Economics, School of
25Honors Day
26Horticulture, Department of
27Hospital Plans
28House of Representatives-U.S.
30Housing Development-Florida Avenue
31Income and Expense, statements of
32Infirmary (Dr. H.I. Reynolds)
33Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial
34Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial (Wings-Hitchcock)
35International Education, Institution of
51Journalism, Henry W. Grady School of
2Journalism, School of
3Lambda Housing Association
4Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-I
5Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-II
6Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-III
7Land-Grant Colleges, Association of Correspondence
8Landscape Architecture, Department of
9Laundry and Dry Cleaning-I
10Laundry and Dry Cleaning-II
11Law, School of
12Letters of Recommendation Library
13Library Building-proposed
14Loyalty Oath
61Maloof, Louis J.
2Mathematics, Department of
3Medical examinations
5Men, Dean of
6Michael, M.G. Award
7Military Department-I
8Military Department-II
9Minimum Foundation Program
11Monthly progress reports-I
12Monthly progress reports-II
13Mortar Board
14Music, Department of
15Music Department contracts
16National Beta Club
17National Collegiate Athletic Association
18National Education Association
19National Management Council
20National Research Council
21News Bureau
22Noyes, W. Wilson
23Nursing Education, Department of
4Payrolls, Summer, 1949
5Peabody, George Foster
6Peabody Radio Awards
7Pharmacy, School of
8Phelps-Stokes Fund
9Philosophy, Department of
10Physical Education, Department of
11Physics, Department of
12Placement Office
13Plant Operations
14Political Science, Department of
16Poultry, Department of
17Presidents reception
18Press, State
20Psychology, Department of
21Public Occasions account
23Regents, Board Meetings I
24Regents, Board Meetings II
25Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
26Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
27Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
28Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
29Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
30Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
31Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
32Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
33Regents Professorship
34Regional Education
4Rock Eagle Lake
5Savannah Division
7Schulmerich Electronics, Inc.
8Selective Service
9Semester System Committee
10Siebert, L.R.
11Sigma Xi, Society of
12Social Life Committee
13Sociology, Department of
14Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
15Southern Educational Film Production Service, Inc.
16Southern University Conference
18Spalding, Hughes
20State Universities, National Association of
22Statutes-other Universities
23Student Affairs, Director of
24Student life
26Students quarter hour, cost per
27Summer School
28Survey Committee
29Talmadge, Governor Herman E.
30Thompson, Mildred C.
32Trust Funds
33Trust Funds, University of Georgia
91Universities, other
2University Bus
3University Center in Georgia-I
4University Center in Georgia-II
5University Chaplain
6The University of Georgia
7The University of Georgia-Five Day Week Plan
8University of Georgia Foundation
9University Press
10University School of Medicine
11University stores
12U.S. aid to education
13U.S. Office of Education
14Veterans Division
15Veterans Guidance Center
16Veterinary Medicine Building
17Veterinary Medicine, School of
18Women, Dean of
19Woodruff, George C. applications

2. Bound Volumes

101In appreciation-Jonathan Clark Rogers [leather bound book], 1949-1950
2Jonathan C. Rogers-Clipping and Photo Scrapbook [red leather bound book], 1949-1967

3. Atlanta Division

111Atlanta Division catalogue
2Atlanta Division agreement, 1950 September 13
3Atlanta Division budget
4Enrollment statistics-Atlanta Division, 1950
5Coordination agreements and problems-Atlanta Division
6Faculty correspondence-Atlanta Division
7Admission practices-Atlanta Division
8Business Administration-Atlanta Division, 1951-1954
9General Correspondence-Atlanta Division
10Analysis of grades-Atlanta Division
11Student petitions-Atlanta Division, 1949-1950
12New courses-Atlanta Division, 1949-1952
13New courses-Atlanta Division, 1951-1952
14New courses-Atlanta Division, 1950-1951
15Teaching load-Atlanta Division, 1949
16Work loads-Atlanta Division, 1951-1955
17Approved leave, 1950
18Dedication of new building-Atlanta Division, 1955 April 23
19Probation and exclusion lists and corresp.-Atlanta Division
20Needs of University-data; publicity, 1955
21College of Business Administration, 1953
22Music Department, 1954
23Personnel change of status, 1955
24Department of Nursing Education Mary F. Ward, Acting Head
25Personnel files