O.C. Aderhold collection

O.C. Aderhold collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Aderhold, Omer Clyde, 1899-
Title: O.C. Aderhold collection
Dates: 1950-1970
Quantity: 2.2 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 carton, and 1 walking cane)
Abstract:This collection consists of a small amount of personal material relating to Omer Clyde Aderhold during his term as president of the University of Georgia. Besides correspondence, clippings, and awards, the collection includes photographs and artifacts.
Coll. Number: ms2127

Biographical/Historical Note

Omer Clyde Aderhold was born in Lavonia, Ga. on Nov. 7, 1899. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1923 and received a master's degree from the University of Georgia in 1938. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1938. Aderhold joined the faculty of UGA in 1929 as associate professor of education. In 1946 he became dean of the College of Education. He was named President of the University in 1950 where he remained until his retirement at age 67. During his years at UGA, Aderhold helped the school grow from a small state college to the nationally-recognized university it is today. He was a nationally-known educator and a state hero. One of his most far-reaching actions was his aid in passing legislation to finance public education in Georgia on a continuing basis. Aderhold died in Athens, Georgia on July 4, 1969.

Omer Clyde Aderhold was born in Lavonia, Ga. on November 7, 1899. He graduated from the Univ. of Ga. in 1923 and received a master's degree there in 1930. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1938.

Aderhold joined the faculty of UGa in 1929 as associate professor of education. In 1946 he became dean of the College of Education. He was named President of the University in 1950 where he remained until his retirement at age 67.

During his years at UGa, Aderhold helped the school grow from a small state college to the nationally-recognized university it is today. He was a nationally-known educator and a state hero. One of his most far-reaching actions was his aid in passing legislation to finance public education in Georgia on a continuing basis.

Aderhold died in Athens on July 4, 1969.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a few of the clippings, correspondence, photos, printed material, etc. which Aderhold collected during his years as president. Box 3 contains interesting artifacts presented to Aderhold by various community and university groups and Box 2 contains primarily publications which contain material on Aderhold.


Index Terms

Aderhold, Omer Clyde, 1899- -- Correspondence
Aderhold, Omer Clyde, 1899- -- Photographs
Awards.
Brooches--Georgia--Athens--Specimens.
Clippings (information artifacts)
College presidents--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
College presidents--Georgia--Athens--Photographs.
Correspondence.
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Ephemera.
Greek letter societies--Georgia--Athens.
Printed ephemera--Georgia--Athens--Specimens.
Printed ephemera.
Teacher educators--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
United States. Navy. -- Photographs
University of Georgia. -- Awards--Specimens
University of Georgia. -- Presidents--Correspondence
University of Georgia. College of Education.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

O. C. Aderhold collection, 1950-1970. MS 2127. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials also available in the following collections of this repository: University Archives, Presidents papers, UA 97-100.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Cards
 
2Clippings
 
3Correpsondence
 
4Honors/awards
 
5Honors/awards
 
6Invitations
 
7Mercer University, corr.
 
8Miscellaneous
 
9Photos (of Aderhold)
 
10Photos, childhood (Aderhold)
 
11Photos : Hughes Trophy presentation
 
12Photos: identified groups
 
13Photos: identified groups (w/Aderhold)
 
14Photos: Navy Orientation Cruise, 1954
 
15Photos: Navy Supply Corps visit
 
16Photos: unidentified groups
 
17Photos: unidentified groups
 
BoxFolder
1A18Printed material
 
19Programs
 
20Report cards
 
21SREB annual meeting, 1967
 
Box
2Plaque
 
Bible
 
Printed materials
 
Programs
 
Box
3Artifacts: bulldog figures
 
Artifacts: Flask
 
Artifacts: Silver bowl
 
Artifacts: Silver pitcher
 
Artifacts: Wallet
 
Artifacts: Pens, letter openers, keys, pins, $2 bill, stamps, 2 lighters, luggage tag, wooden seal, pen stands, onyx turtle, tickets, appointment reminders, driver's license, health insurance, social security, watches, 3 watch faces, temporary driver's license, social security cards
 
Artifacts: Pen from Lyndon B. Johnson
 
Cufflinks by Sanderson
 
Artifacts: 2 blue pens in case
 
Artifacts: Bill fold
 
Artifacts: Medallion
 
Artifacts: Central American clay artifact
 
Artifacts: Centennial Convention Memorabilia
 
Item
1Cane