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Jonathan Clark Rogers papers

Jonathan Clark Rogers papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jonathan Clark Rogers papers
Creator: Rogers, Jonathan Clark
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1967
Language(s): English
Extent: 9 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Collection Number: UA97-099
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

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

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.

Organization and Arrangement

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

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

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

General Notes

RG 1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Aderhold, O. C., 1899-1969
Administrative records.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Coastal Plain Experiment Station
Rogers, Jonathan Clark -- Photographs
University of Georgia -- Personnel records
University of Georgia. Atlanta Division

Related Collections in this Repository

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative/Correspondence Files

Arranged alphabetically.
11Administrative Council, 1948 March
12Agency funds-balance sheet
13Agricultural Experiment Stations
14Agricultural Extension Services
15Agricultural Reorganization, 1948 March-December
16Agricultural reorganization, 1950 January-July
17Agriculture, College of
18Agronomy, Department of
19All Deans and Administrative Officers
110Alumni Society
111American Association of University Professors
112American Council of Education
113Animal Husbandry, Department of
114Annual reports, 1948-1950
115Anthropology and Archaeology, Department of
116Art, Department of
117Art, Department of, 1942-1944
118Art, Department of, 1945
119Art, Department of, 1946
120Art Museum
121Arts and Sciences, College of
122Athens, City of
123Athletic Association
124Athletic Association-reports, 1948
125Athletic Association-reports, 1950
126Athletics, Board meetings
127Atlanta Division, 1949 February-June
128Atlanta Division, 1949-1950
129Atlanta Division, Directorship
130Auditorium-gymnasium, proposed
21Barnesley Gardens
22Bi-Bk (miscellaneous)
23Bl-Bn (miscellaneous)
24Biological Sciences
25Biological Sciences, Division of
26Biology, Department of
27Botany, Department of
28Boyd, G. H.
29Brooks, R. P.
210Budget, 1949-1950
211Budget, 1950-1951
212Budget amendments, 1950-1951
213Building Program
214Business Administration, College of
215Cap and Gown
216Carnegie Grant-In-Aid
217Chamber of Commerce
218Chancellor's Office
219Chemistry, Department of
220Christian College
221Cobb Papers
222Commencement, 1949 June
223Commencement, 1949 August
224Commencement, 1950 June
225Commencement, 1950 August
226Committee on Disposition of Insurance Dividends
227Committee on Drives
228Committee on Fifth Hour Classes
229Committee on Gifts and Memorials
230Committee on Improvement of Instruction
231Committee on Nominations and Elections
232Committee on Reading Skills
233Committee on Special Convocation
235Coordinate Campus
236Crawford W. Long House
237Curriculum-changes, expansion
31Dairy, Department of
32Dean of Faculties
33Director of Libraries
35Division of General Extension
36Dormitories and Dining Halls University of Georgia
37Drama, Department of
38Drewry, John E.
39Education, College of
310English, Department of
311Eugene Talmadge Memorial Funds
312European tour
313Faculty Executive Committee
314Faculty House
315Faculty Meetings
316Faculty and Staff, Conference for
317Federal Security Agency
318Food Technology, Department of
319Foreign Languages, Department of
320Foreign students
321Forestry, School of
322General Assembly-Georgia
323General Education Board, 1939-1940
324General Education Board, 1941
325General Education Board, 1942-1944
326General Education Board, 1945
327General Education Board I
328General Education Board II
329General Education Board Scholarship applications
41Geography and Geology, Department of
42Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers
43Georgia Education Association
44Georgia Institute of Technology
45Georgia Museum of Art
46Georgia Power Company
47Georgia Quarterly
48The Georgia Review
49Gifts, 1942-1943
410Gifts, 1944-1945
411Gifts, 1945-1946
412Gifts, 1946-1947
413Gifts-Thank You Letters
414Grade analysis
415Graduate Faculty, appointments to
416Graduate Council
417Graduate School
418Graduate School, 1938-1940
419Graduate School, 1941-1944
420Graduate School, 1945
421Higher Education, Department of
422History, Department of
423Mr. Alfred Holbrook
424Home Economics, School of
425Honors Day
426Horticulture, Department of
427Hospital Plans
428House of Representatives-U.S.
430Housing Development-Florida Avenue
431Income and Expense, statements of
432Infirmary (Dr. H.I. Reynolds)
433Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial
434Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial (Wings-Hitchcock)
435International Education, Institution of
51Journalism, Henry W. Grady School of
52Journalism, School of
53Lambda Housing Association
54Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-I
55Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-II
56Land-Grant Colleges, Association of-III
57Land-Grant Colleges, Association of Correspondence
58Landscape Architecture, Department of
59Laundry and Dry Cleaning-I
510Laundry and Dry Cleaning-II
511Law, School of
512Letters of Recommendation Library
513Library Building-proposed
514Loyalty Oath
61Maloof, Louis J.
62Mathematics, Department of
63Medical examinations
65Men, Dean of
66Michael, M.G. Award
67Military Department-I
68Military Department-II
69Minimum Foundation Program
611Monthly progress reports-I
612Monthly progress reports-II
613Mortar Board
614Music, Department of
615Music Department contracts
616National Beta Club
617National Collegiate Athletic Association
618National Education Association
619National Management Council
620National Research Council
621News Bureau
622Noyes, W. Wilson
623Nursing Education, Department of
74Payrolls, Summer, 1949
75Peabody, George Foster
76Peabody Radio Awards
77Pharmacy, School of
78Phelps-Stokes Fund
79Philosophy, Department of
710Physical Education, Department of
711Physics, Department of
712Placement Office
713Plant Operations
714Political Science, Department of
716Poultry, Department of
717Presidents reception
718Press, State
720Psychology, Department of
721Public Occasions account
723Regents, Board Meetings I
724Regents, Board Meetings II
725Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
726Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
727Regents, Board Meetings, 1949
728Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
729Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
730Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
731Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
732Regents, Board Meetings, 1950
733Regents Professorship
734Regional Education
84Rock Eagle Lake
85Savannah Division
87Schulmerich Electronics, Inc.
88Selective Service
89Semester System Committee
810Siebert, L.R.
811Sigma Xi, Society of
812Social Life Committee
813Sociology, Department of
814Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
815Southern Educational Film Production Service, Inc.
816Southern University Conference
818Spalding, Hughes
820State Universities, National Association of
822Statutes-other Universities
823Student Affairs, Director of
824Student life
826Students quarter hour, cost per
827Summer School
828Survey Committee
829Talmadge, Governor Herman E.
830Thompson, Mildred C.
832Trust Funds
833Trust Funds, University of Georgia
91Universities, other
92University Bus
93University Center in Georgia-I
94University Center in Georgia-II
95University Chaplain
96The University of Georgia
97The University of Georgia-Five Day Week Plan
98University of Georgia Foundation
99University Press
910University School of Medicine
911University stores
912U.S. aid to education
913U.S. Office of Education
914Veterans Division
915Veterans Guidance Center
916Veterinary Medicine Building
917Veterinary Medicine, School of
918Women, Dean of
919Woodruff, George C. applications

2. Bound Volumes

101In appreciation-Jonathan Clark Rogers [leather bound book], 1949-1950
102Jonathan C. Rogers-Clipping and Photo Scrapbook [red leather bound book], 1949-1967

3. Atlanta Division

111Atlanta Division catalogue
112Atlanta Division agreement, 1950 September 13
113Atlanta Division budget
114Enrollment statistics-Atlanta Division, 1950
115Coordination agreements and problems-Atlanta Division
116Faculty correspondence-Atlanta Division
117Admission practices-Atlanta Division
118Business Administration-Atlanta Division, 1951-1954
119General Correspondence-Atlanta Division
1110Analysis of grades-Atlanta Division
1111Student petitions-Atlanta Division, 1949-1950
1112New courses-Atlanta Division, 1949-1952
1113New courses-Atlanta Division, 1951-1952
1114New courses-Atlanta Division, 1950-1951
1115Teaching load-Atlanta Division, 1949
1116Work loads-Atlanta Division, 1951-1955
1117Approved leave, 1950
1118Dedication of new building-Atlanta Division, 1955 April 23
1119Probation and exclusion lists and corresp.-Atlanta Division
1120Needs of University-data; publicity, 1955
1121College of Business Administration, 1953
1122Music Department, 1954
1123Personnel change of status, 1955
1124Department of Nursing Education Mary F. Ward, Acting Head
1125Personnel files