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 "O.C" Aderhold (1899-1969) was president of the University of Georgia from 1950 to 1967.

The son of a Lavonia, Georgia farmer, he graduated from the University of Georgia with an agriculture degree in 1923. Following graduation, he became a high school principal at the age of twenty-four in Jefferson County, Georgia. Three years later, he was chosen as the county’s superintendent of public schools, a position he held until 1929, when he resigned to become associate professor of rural education at the University of Georgia. Here he devoted “a major portion of his time to the training of agricultural and rural teachers,” according to one newspaper report.

In 1936-37, Aderhold took a leave of absence to work on his PhD degree in education at the Ohio State University, which he received in 1938. In 1946, he was named dean of the College of Education at the University of Georgia, and became president four years later. During seventeen years as president, the university’s enrollment tripled, the research budget grew from $2 million a year to more than $13 million, and the value of the physical plant increased from $12 million to $100 million. He successfully led the university through court-ordered integration in January 1961 after admission of its first black students, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, came with first days of rallies and protests.


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.
Correspondence
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens.
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
 
Item
2Silver platter, "From the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia", 1967