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

University Archives #UA02-03

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Records of Howard Justus McGinnis' Tenure as Interim President of East Carolina Teachers College
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: 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,
  • Description

    Collection contains materials related to the administration of Howard McGinnis.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open to the public without restrictions.

    Copyright Notice

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    Preferred Citation

    [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.

Container List

  • Correspondence
    Correspondence and Reports, 1941, 1944
    Correspondence and Reports, 1945-1946, 1948
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1944-1945
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees, 1946
    Correspondence and Documents Concerning Summer School, 1944-1946
    Correspondence with Dennis H. Cooke, May 1946 - July 1946
  • Administrative
    Financial Records, 1944-1946
    James Fenly Spear Memorial Award, 1945
    Meeting of the Faculty, 1944-1945
    Report of the Acting President of ECTC, May 1944 - August 1946
    Senior Award Certificates, 1944-1946
    State Planning Board, 1944-1945
    Undated Documents, n.d.

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