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Finding Aid for The Jonathan Clark Rogers Papers 1938-1967 (UGA 97-099)

Record Group 1
9 Linear Feet : 9 Bankers Boxes

Creator Note:

Biography: Born September 7, 1885, Richmond, IN; Died October 24, 1967, Gainesville, GA. B.S. Piedmont College (1906); B.S.C.E., Earlham College (1907); M.A. Columbia University (1927); Hon. Ed.D., Piedmont College (1934).

Related to both George Rogers and William Clark, Rogers taught at Oakwood Seminary in NY until 1911 when he joined Piedmont College. There he taught and served as Dean until 1934 when he became President of North Georgia College at Dahlonega. Under his stewardship, enrollment at North Georgia rose from 160 to 702, and a school on the brink of closure was saved. He came to UGA as President in January, 1949.

After leaving the University in 1950, Rogers directed Tallulah Falls School (1951-53) and worked at Reinhardt College as a math professor and counselor from 1957 to 1962. He was also a man of deep religious conviction whose service to the Methodist Church spanned nearly half a century.

Accomplishments: Rogers served in a time of brief but acute financial austerity which came between the postwar boom and the steadier growth of the later 1950s. In spite of this, he worked with the Board of Regents to centralize the control of the Agricultural Experiment Stations under University control. This clash over jurisdiction of agricultural education would be costly, as it would result in the dismissal of both Rogers and Agriculture School Dean Harry Brown in 1950.

Buildings: Veterinary Medicine (1949).

Scope and Content:

The Jonathan Clark Rogers papers were donated to the University of Georgia Archives in the mid-1970s by Laura Blackshear Fortson, President Rogers' daughter. There are nine boxes of Administrative Subject and Correspondence Files arranged in alpha order and embracing chiefly the years of Rogers ' Presidential tenancy, though there are records from as early as 1938 and as late as 1955. There is also a document box which houses a scrapbook of appreciation and a second clipping and photo scrapbook encompassing the years 1949-1967. Finally, an 11 th box has been appended to the Rogers papers. This box, dealing with the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia (today, Georgia State University ), embraces records from 1947 through 1956, though the heart of the material again locates temporally in the tenure of Rogers as the President of the University of Georgia . This box (97-099:11) may house materials of interest to researchers of the presidential tenures of Harmon W. Caldwell and Omer C. Aderhold as well.

Contents Inventory:

UGA 97-099:1 (Administrative Council—Auditorium [1948-1950])

  • Administrative Council - March 1949
  • Agency Funds - Balance Sheet
  • Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • Agricultural Extension Services
  • Agricultural Reorganization March 1949 - December 1949
  • Agricultural Reorganization January 1950 - July 1950
  • Agriculture, College of
  • Agronomy, Department of
  • All Deans and Administrative Officers
  • Alumni Society
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Council of Education
  • Animal Husbandry, Department of
  • Annual Report - 1948-1949; 1949-1950
  • Anthropology and Archaeology, Department of
  • Art, Department of
  • Art, Department of 1942-1944
  • Art, Department of 1945
  • Art, Department of 1946
  • Art Museum
  • Arts and Sciences, College of
  • Athens, City of
  • Athletic Association
  • Athletic Association - Reports 1948
  • Athletic Association - Reports 1950
  • Athletics, Board Meetings
  • Atlanta Division February 1949 - June 30, 1949
  • Atlanta Division July 1, 1949 - June 30, 1950
  • Atlanta Division, Directorship
  • Auditorium - Gymnasium, Proposed

UGA 97-099:2 (Barnesley Gardens —Curriculum Changes/Expansion [1949-1951])

  • Barnesley Gardens
  • Bi-Bk (Miscellaneous)
  • Bl-Bn (Miscellaneous)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences, Division of
  • Biology, department of
  • Botany, Department of
  • Boyd, G. H.
  • Brooks, R. P.
  • Budget 1949-50
  • Budget 1950-51
  • Budget Amendments 1950-1951
  • Building Program
  • Business Administration, College of
  • Cap and Gown
  • Carnegie Grant - In - Aid
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chancellor's Office
  • Chemistry, Department of
  • Christian College
  • Cobb Papers
  • Commencement - June 1949
  • Commencement - August 1949
  • Commencement - June 1950
  • Commencement - August 1950
  • Committee on Disposition of Insurance Dividends
  • Committee on Drives
  • Committee on Fifth Hour Classes
  • Committee on Gifts and Memorials
  • Committee on Improvement of Instruction
  • Committee on Nominations and Elections
  • Committee on Reading Skills
  • Committee on Special Convocation
  • Comptroller - J.D.Bolton
  • Coordinate Campus
  • Crawford W. Long House
  • Curriculum - Changes, Expansion

UGA 97-099:3 (Dairy Department—General Education Board [1939-1950])

  • Dairy, Department of
  • Dean of Faculties
  • Director of Libraries
  • Discipline
  • Division of General Extension
  • Dormitories and Dining Halls University of Georgia
  • Drama, Department of
  • Drewry, John E.
  • Education, College of
  • English, Department of
  • Eugene Talmadge Memorial Funds
  • European Tour
  • Faculty Executive Committee
  • Faculty House
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Faculty and Staff, Conference for
  • Federal Security Agency
  • Food Technology, Department of
  • Foreign Languages, Department of
  • Foreign Students
  • Forestry, School of
  • General Assembly - Georgia
  • General Education Board 1939-1940
  • General Education Board 1941
  • General Education Board 1942-1944
  • General Education Board 1945
  • General Education Board I
  • General Education Board II
  • General Education Board Scholarship Applications

UGA 97-099:4 (Geography/Geology Department—International Ed. [1938-1950])

  • Geography and Geology, Department of
  • Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers
  • Georgia Education Association
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Georgia Quarterly
  • The Georgia Review
  • Gifts 1942-1943
  • Gifts 1944-1945
  • Gifts 1945-1946
  • Gifts 1946-1947
  • Gifts - Thank You Letters
  • Grade Analysis
  • Graduate Faculty, Appointments to
  • Graduate Council
  • Graduate School
  • Graduate School 1938-1940
  • Graduate School 1941-1944
  • Graduate School 1945
  • Higher Education, Department of
  • History, Department of
  • Mr. Alfred Holbrook
  • Home Economics, School of
  • Honors Day
  • Horticulture, Department of
  • Hospital Plans
  • House of Representatives - U.S.
  • Housing
  • Housing Development - Florida Avenue
  • Income and Expense, Statements of
  • Infirmary (Dr. H.I. Reynolds)
  • Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial
  • Infirmary, Gilbert Memorial (Wings - Hitchcock)
  • International Education, Institution of

UGA 97-099:5 (Journalism, School of—Loyalty Oath [1949-1951])

  • Journalism, Henry W. Grady School of
  • Journalism, School of
  • Lambda Housing Association
  • Land-Grant Colleges , Association of - I
  • Land-Grant Colleges , Association of - II
  • Land-Grant Colleges , Association of - III
  • Land-Grant Colleges , Association of Correspondence
  • Landscape Architecture, Department of
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning - I
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning - II
  • Law, School of
  • Letters of Recommendation Library
  • Library Building - Proposed
  • Loyalty Oath

UGA 97-099:6 (Maloof, L.J.—Nursing Education, Department of [1945-1951])

  • Maloof, Louis J.
  • Mathematics, Department of
  • Medical Examinations
  • Memberships
  • Men, Dean of
  • Michael, M.G. Award
  • Military Department - I
  • Military Department - II
  • Minimum Foundation Program
  • Miscellaneous
  • Monthly Progress Reports - I
  • Monthly Progress Reports - II
  • Mortar Board
  • Music, Department of
  • Music Department Contracts
  • National Beta Club
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Education Association
  • National Management Council
  • National Research Council
  • News Bureau
  • Noyes, W. Wilson
  • Nursing Education, Department of

UGA 97-099:7 (Pandora —Registrar [1947-1950])

  • Pandora
  • Paving
  • Payroll
  • Payrolls, Summer 1949
  • Peabody, George Foster
  • Peabody Radio Awards
  • Pharmacy, School of
  • Phelps - Stokes Fund
  • Philosophy, Department of
  • Physical Education, Department of
  • Physics, Department of
  • Placement Office
  • Plant Operations
  • Political Science, Department of
  • Portraits
  • Poultry, Department of
  • Presidents Reception
  • Press, State
  • Promotions
  • Psychology, Department of
  • Public Occasions Account
  • Publications - Student
  • Regents, Board Meetings I
  • Regents, Board Meetings II
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1949-I
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1949-II
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1949-III
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1950-I
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1950-II
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1950-III
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1950-IV
  • Regents, Board Meetings 1950-V
  • Regents Professorship
  • Regional Education
  • Registrar

UGA 97-099:8 (Research—Trust Funds, University of Georgia [1945-1951])

  • Research
  • Research - Letters
  • Retirement
  • Rock Eagle Lake
  • Savannah Division
  • Scholarships
  • Schulmerich Electronics, Inc.
  • Selective Service
  • Semester System Committee
  • Siebert, L.R.
  • Sigma Xi, Society of
  • Social Life Committee
  • Sociology, Department of
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Southern Educational Film Production Service, Inc.
  • Southern University Conference
  • Space
  • Spalding, Hughes
  • Speakers - Possible
  • State Universities , National Association of
  • Statistics
  • Statutes - Other Universities
  • Student Affairs, Director of
  • Student Life
  • Students - Prospective
  • Students Quarter Hour, Cost Per
  • Summer School
  • Survey Committee
  • Talmadge, Governor Herman E.
  • Thompson, Mildred C.
  • Travel
  • Trust Funds
  • Trust Funds, University of Georgia

UGA 97-099:9 (Universities, Other—Woodruff, George C. [1945-1950])

  • Universities, Other
  • University Bus
  • University Center in Georgia - I
  • University Center in Georgia - II
  • University Chaplain
  • The University of Georgia
  • The University of Georgia - Five Day Week Plan
  • University of Georgia Foundation
  • University Press
  • University School of Medicine
  • University Stores
  • U.S. Aid to Education
  • U.S. Office of Education
  • Veterans Division
  • Veterans Guidance Center
  • Veterinary Medicine Building
  • Veterinary Medicine, School of
  • Women, Dean of
  • Woodruff, George C.

UGA 97-099:10 (In Appreciation 1949-1950/A Scrapbook 1949-1967)

  • In Appreciation-Jonathan Clark Rogers 1949-1950 [Leather Bound Book]
  • Jonathan C. Rogers-Clipping and Photo Scrapbook 1949-1967 [Red Leather Bound Book]

UGA 97-099:11 (Atlanta Division: General Correspondence File 1947-1956-- Personnel Records A—M 1948-1955)

  • Atlanta Division Catalogue
  • Atlanta Division Agreement 9/13/50
  • Atlanta Division Budget
  • Enrollment Statistics— Atlanta Division [1950]
  • Coordination Agreements & Problems— Atlanta Division
  • Faculty Correspondence— Atlanta Division
  • Admission Practices— Atlanta Division
  • Business Administration— Atlanta Division 1951-1954
  • General Correspondence— Atlanta Division
  • Analysis of Grades— Atlanta Division
  • Student Petitions— Atlanta Division [1949-1950]
  • New Courses— Atlanta Division [1949-1952]
  • New Courses— Atlanta Division [1951-1952]
  • New Courses— Atlanta Division [1950-1951]
  • Teaching Load— Atlanta Division [1949]
  • Work Loads— Atlanta Division [1951-1955]
  • Approved Leave 1950
  • Dedication of New Building— Atlanta Division April 23, 1955
  • Probation and Exclusion Lists & Corresp.— Atlanta Division
  • Needs of University—Data & Publicity 1955
  • [College of Business Administration 1953]
  • [Music Department 1954]
  • [Personnel Change of Status 1955]
  • Department of Nursing Education Mary F. Ward, Acting Head

Personnel Files 1948-1955.

These files are alpha by letter, A-M. Each letter has both an “active” and an “inactive” file with the exception of the letter ‘F', which has only an “active” file. The letters ‘I-J' are conjoined in a file, and there are separate files designated ‘Mc'. There are an aggregate total therefore of 25 file folders.

Processed and Prepared by Angela Wilkes, Brandy Savarese, Andrew Lemons, and Gilbert Head