Records of the Chancellor: Records of Howard Justus McGinnis

1944-1946
University Archives #UA02-03
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Physical description
0.5 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description].  Records of Howard Justus McGinnis.  UA02-03, Box [number].  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
Access
The collection is open for research use.

This collection contains correspondence, administrative records, and other material related to Howard Justus McGinnis' tenure as interim Chancellor of East Carolina Teachers College.


Biographical/historical information

Howard Justus McGinnis (1882-1971), a native of West Virginia received his early schooling in a one-room log school house near Glenville. The second of nine children, McGinnis worked as a telephone lineman, coal miner, railroad fireman and in glass factory to put himself through college. He attened the Glenville State College and the University of West Virginia where he majored in science.

After college he taught in rural and city elementary schools and at Fairmont State Teachers College and West Liberty State Teachers College in West Virginia. McGinnis obtained a Ph.D. From George Peabody College in 1927 and was hired as a psychology professor at East Carolina Teachers College. In 1928 he took the role of registrar. McGinnis was named acting president in 1944 upon Leon Meadows' retirement and served until August 1946.

Stepping down as president, Howard McGinnis organized the division of field services, a post responsible for extension work and public relations. He reamined at this post, visiting high schools and handling extension courses until his retirement in 1950.

Dr. McGinnis was married to Nellie Weisman and had two daughters.


Scope and arrangement

This collection contains correspondence, administrative records, and other material related to Howard Justus McGinnis' tenure as interim Chancellor of East Carolina Teachers College.


Administrative information
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Related material

This collection is a part of Records of the Chancellor.


Container list
Box 1 Biographical Information, 1927-1971
Box 1 Correspondence and Reports, 1941-1944
Box 1 Correspondence and Reports, 1945-1948
Box 1 Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1944-1945
Box 1 Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1946
Box 1 Correspondence and Documents Concerning Summer School, 1944-1946
Box 1 Correspondence with Dennis H. Cooke, 1946 May - 1946 July
Box 1 Financial Records, 1944-1946
Box 1 James Fenly Spear Memorial Award, 1945
Box 1 Meeting of the Faculty, 1944-1945
Box 1 Report of the Acting President of ECTC, 1944 May - 1946 August
Box 1 Senior Award Certificates, 1944-1946
Box 1 State Planning Board, 1944-1945
Box 1 Undated Documents, undated