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RG003-11-53 Office of the President - John W. Carr - Murray State History Manuscript: Home

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Office of the President - John W. Carr - Murray State History Manuscript

Collection Title: John W. Carr – Murray State History Manuscript

Digital Link: John W. Carr Manuscript

Series Number: RG003-11-53

Department: Office of the President

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich in November of 2011

Date Listed: November 18, 2011

Date Span: 1950s

Size of Collection: 1.75 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 2 letter sized document cases; 1 letter half sized document case and 1 legal size document case

Arrangement: Organized by author; Chronological arrangement.

Historical Information: Former Murray State Normal School and Murray State Teachers College President, John W. Carr, began to write the history of the school during the early 1950s. After his death in 1960, his manuscripts were given to M. O. Wrather for future publication. Wrather, who served as Executive Vice President, retained Carr’s manuscript in a file cabinet in his campus office until his death in 1970. The Murray State University Libraries acquired Wrather's papers the following year and were placed in the archives at Pogue Library. The manuscript was eventually published in 1998 and titled "Recollections of Murray State College: An Adventure in Education in Old Kentucky, 1919-1952."

Scope and Content: Collection consists of typescripts of the history of Murray State Normal School, Murray State Teacher College and Murray State College by John W. Carr. The papers include personal copies, drafts, notes, edits from the author and photocopies of originals.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Carr, John Wesley, 1860-1960.

Murray State University – History.

Murray State College – History.

Murray State Teachers College – History.

Murray State Normal School – History.