Walter Danner papers

Walter Danner papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Walter Danner papers
Creator: University of Georgia. Office of the Registrar
Creator: Danner, Walter
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1973
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: UA97-116
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Walter Danner was appointed as Director of Admission and Registrar by President Jonathan C. Rogers in 1949. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the University of Georgia. Before becoming Registrar, Danner was a professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia. Danner was a major figure in the legal battle over UGA's desegregation as the defendent in the Holmes v. Danner case of 1960, in which the Registrar was successfully sued for discriminatory admissions policies and practices. After a protracted battle, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes would become the African American students admitted to the University in January 1961. Walter Danner retired on June 30, 1969.

Scope and Content

The Walter Danner papers span the years 1940 through 1973 and is divided into two series: Desegregation (1959-1961) and Administratve Materials/Correspondence (1940-1973). The first series, Desegregation, deals with the efforts of African Americans (particularly Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes) to be accepted to the University of Georgia and the actions Danner took as Registrar. The second series, Administrative Materials/Correspondence, includes correspondence and other materials that show Danner's interactions with University of Georgia departments and faculty along with with various outside organizations.

Organization and Arrangement

The Walter Danner papers are arranged into two series: Desegregation and Administrative materials/Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walter Danner papers, UA97-116, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

RG: 6-10

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Desegregation files

11Bootle, Judge W.A.-"Ruling vs. Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter (reproduction), 1961 January 6
12Regulations governing admission of students to institutions of the University System of Georgia, 1962
13Envelope marked "Danner" from Office of President containing carbon list of 30 points covering applications of Holmes and Hunter (Also touches on case of Horace Ward), 1959-1960
14Depositions of Breedlove Arrington, Bebe Dodds Brumby and Walter Danner, 1960 December 8
15Subpoenas and miscellaneous correspondence re: entrance of Negroes to University, 1960-1962
16Mary Francis Early, undated
17Hunter, Charlayne Alberta-records for admission, 1960
18Holmes and Hunter, readmission, 1959-1960
19Application files of students applying after July 22, 1959 and students accepted for, 1961 January
110Holmes, re, 1960
111Holmes, Hamilton Earl-records for admission, 1959-1960
112McCree, Ida Rose, 1960
113Subpoenas, Reports of Informant and news clipping, 1960
114Holmes and Hunter, correspondence with Danner, 1960
115Hunter, Charlayne-reports re, undated
116Holmes, Hamilton Earl-reports re, undated
117Ward, Horace T.-Civil Action, 1950s
21Thomas Brahana notes, 1987 November 23
22Materials regarding admissions, 1962-1963
23Board of Regents meeting, 1964 August 12
24-5UGA Integration, from Kenneth Coleman (Faculty Petition material), 1961-1962
26Student essays on Integration-Dr. Thomas Brahana's Math 254 class, 1961
26Faculty Petition (original), 1961
27W. Porter Kellam, 1961
28University of Georgia Integration-from Kenneth Coleman (Faculty Petition), 1961
29Newspaper clippings, 1961
31-4Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (SACS) reports, 1961
35University of Georgia Report of the President to the Committee on Education of the University System of Regents, 1961 October 9
36Original newspaper clippings, 1961

2. Administrative materials/Correspondence

41-4American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 1967-1971
45-6Administrative Data Processing (ADC) Committee, 1969-1970
47Agee, Warren Dean-Journalism, 1969
48-10Alumni Society, 1967-1970
411Employment correspondence, 1971
412Board of Regents, University System, 1970-1971
413-16Continuing Education Center, 1967-1971
417Correspondence, 1970-1971
418Bunting, J.W., Dean, Business Administration, 1967-1968
419-26W.N. Danner-correspondence, 1967-1970
51W.N. Danner-correspondence, 1970
52Cowen, Lindsey, Dean, Law School, 1967
53-4Cowen, Lindsey, Dean, Law School, 1968-1970
55-6Darby, Dr. Charles L.-Assistant Vice President for Instruction, 1967-1969
57-10Davison, Fred C., President, 1967-1971
511-12Downs, Harry S., Assistant Vice Chancellor, 1967-1969
513-14Drewry, J.E., Dean of Journalism, 1967-1969
515Employment applications, 1969
516-19Faculty Executive Committee, 1967-1971
520Faculty Flower Fund, 1968
521Faculty-Staff Directory, 1967
522Faculty tickets, 1966-1968
523-25Flewellen, William, Dean, Business Administration, 1968-1971
526-27Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (GACRAO), 1968-1969
528-30Graduate School, 1967-1970
531Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (GACRAO), 1970-1971
532Graduate School, 1970-1971
533-34Graduation, 1969-1970
535-38Green, John L., Comptroller, 1967-1971
539Louis T. Griffith, Dean University Relations, 1968
540Herrick, Allyn, Dean of Forestry, 1968-1969
541-44Housing Office, 1967-1971
545-47Hudson, William E. (Director of Campus Development), 1967-1970
548-49Jackson, James L. (Business Services), 1967-1969
550McBee, Louise, Dean of Women, 1967
551-54McWhorter, Boyd, Dean-Arts and Sciences, 1967-1971
554-57Memorandums, 1969-1971
558Miscellaneous, 1969-1970
559-60Miscellaneous-Memorandums to Deans and Faculty, 1967-1969
561-63Neal, Henry, Executive Secretary, Board of Regents, 244 Washington Street, Southwest Atlanta, Georgia, 1967-1970
564-65Orientation, 1967-1969
566-69Parker, William W. (Assistant Registrar), 1967-1971
570-73Parthemos, George, Vice President, 1967-1971
61Job descriptions, 1968
62-3Pelletier, S.W., Provost, 1969-1971
64Plant operations, 1967-1968
65-6Personnel-Registrar's Office, 1967-1969
67-9Plant operations, 1968-1971
610Presnell, Grover C., Assistant Registrar, 1968
611-12Regents Office, 244 Washington Street, Southwest Atlanta, Georgia 30334, 1968-1970
613-14Harry L. Rudy (EDP division), 1968-1969
615Southern Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers (SACRAO), 1969-1970
616Self Student Report-draft, 1970
617Self Study, 1970-1971
618Office of the Registrar-Report for the University Self Study, 1970 June
619Simpson, George L., Chancellor University System of Georgia, 1967-1968
620-21Simpson, William, Director of Public Relations, 1967-1970
622-24Sims, O. Suthern, Jr., Dean of Students, 1968-1971
625Sorrells, D.J., Dean of Students, 1967-1968
626-27Southern Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers (SACRAO), 1967-1969
628-29Speirs, Mary, Dean of Home Economics, 1968-1970
630Stewart, Charles A., Dean-Social Work, 1969-1970
631Study Abroad Program, 1969
632-35Tate, William, Dean of Men, 1967-1971
636-37University Council, 1967-1968
638-40Waters, Kenneth L., Dean of Pharmacy, 1968-1971
641-44Wheeler, Robert S., Dean of Agriculture, 1967-1971
645-48Williams, Joseph A., Dean of Education, 1967-1971
649Walter N. Danner, 1970-1971
650-51University Council minutes, 1959-1973
652Administrative Council minutes, 1940-1942, 1965-1973
653Danner's retirement, 1974

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