Records of Howard Justus McGinnis' Tenure as Interim President of East Carolina Teachers College, 1944-1946

University Archives #02-03

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Title: Records of Howard Justus McGinnis' Tenure as Interim President of East Carolina Teachers College
Repository: East Carolina University Archives
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, administrative records, and other material related to the term of Howard Justus McGinnis' tenure as interim President of East Carolina Teachers College.
Extent: 0.5 Linear feet, 1 record carton.

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[Item description and date]. Records of Howard Justus McGinnis Tenure as Interim President of East Carolina Teachers College. UA02-03. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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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 psycology 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.

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Collection contains materials related to the administration of Howard McGinnis.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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