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
    Creator:
    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, 1 record carton,
  • 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 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.

  • 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
    Correspondence and Reports
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees
    Correspondence and Documents Concerning Summer School
    Correspondence with Dennis H. Cooke
  • Administrative
     
    Financial Records
    James Fenly Spear Memorial Award
    Meeting of the Faculty
    Report of the Acting President of ECTC
    Senior Award Certificates
    State Planning Board
    Undated Documents

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Container List

  • Correspondence
     
    Correspondence and Reports
    Correspondence and Reports
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees
    Correspondence with Board of Trustees
    Correspondence and Documents Concerning Summer School
    Correspondence with Dennis H. Cooke
  • Administrative
     
    Financial Records
    James Fenly Spear Memorial Award
    Meeting of the Faculty
    Report of the Acting President of ECTC
    Senior Award Certificates
    State Planning Board
    Undated Documents


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