Series 2
Emory University records and papers, 1919-1961
Boxes 1 - 2

Scope and Content Note

Among the Emory University records and papers contained in this series are correspondence, reports, printed material, clippings, and photographs. While not the archival records of his presidency, these materials do document to some extent Cox's role as president and chancellor of Emory University.

Correspondence (4 folders, arranged chronologically, 1920-1941) begins the series. Cox exchanged a number of letters during these years with John M. McCandless, former state chemist of Georgia, who made regular gifts to a scholarship fund established in memory of his mother, Frances Augusta Coleman McCandless. Correspondence in late 1936 and early 1937 concerns the celebration of the centennial of the founding of Emory College, while other items throughout the entire time period are routine university business letters or invitations and responses.

Correspondents represented in this series include: William Newman Ainsworth, Martha McChesney Berry, Hiram Abiff Boaz, James Cannon, Urban Valentine William Darlington, John Lloyd Decell, Collins Denny, Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs, Horace Mellard Dubose, William Preston Few, Charles Wesley Flint, Corra May (White) Harris, Samuel Ross Hay, Herbert Clark Hoover, Paul Bentley Kern, Frederick DeLand Leete, AdnaWright Leonard, John M. McCandless, Arthur James Moore, John Monroe Moore, Edwin DuBose Mouzon, Louis DeVotie Newton, Raymond Blalock Nixon, Garfield Bromley Oxnam, Franklin Nutting Parker, William Walter Peele, Clare Purcell, Richard Brevard Russell, and Robert Fleming Whitaker.

Much of this correspondence is individually indexed on cards in the manuscripts card catalog in this department.

Sequences of reports and statements, each arranged chronologically, give statistical and other information about the University. The remainder of the items in this series follow, arranged generally in a single chronological sequence. These include materials about the portrait of Cox presented to the University (1935), articles, the program for his inauguration as chancellor (1942), obituaries (1944), photographs, clippings, and materials about the Emory Victory (1945, 1952) and Cox Hall (1961).

Box Folder Content
1 9-12 Correspondence, 1920-1941
1 13 "Registration of a College," University of the State of New York, 192-
1 14 Reports: President's annual report, 1920-1921
1 15 Reports: President's annual report, 1921-1922
1 16 Reports: President's annual report, 1922-1923
1 17 Reports: President's annual report, 1940-1941
1 18 Statistical reports to the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1920
1 19 Registrar's Office, 1919-1920
1 20 Financial statements, 1919-1921
1 21 Dean of School of Liberal Arts, 1920
1 22 Headmaster of Emory University Academy, 1920
1 23 Athletic Committee, 1920
1 24 "A Report from the President to the Alumni of Emory University," 1939
1 25 Advertisements: "Higher Education in the South," nos. 1-10, 1925
1 26 Statements: "Protest Against 'Suppression and Terrorism,’" 1934
1 27 "Emory's Part in the War" [1942?]
1 28 Invitations and greeting cards, 1929-1931
1 29 Portrait, 1935: Photographs, prints
1 30 Remarks, by William D. Thomson and Goodrich C. White
1 31 Articles, 1935-1936 and undated
1 32 Pension agreement, 1937
2 1 Inauguration as Chancellor, 1942
2 2 Speeches, 1942 and undated
2 3 News releases: Obituaries, 1944
2 4 Memorials: Dr. Cox, 1944; Mrs. Cox, 1960
2 5 Photographs
2 6 Clippings, 1933-1961
2 7 Clippings, 1945 and 1952
OP2 - Clippings, 1938
2 8 Cox Hall dedication, 1961
2 9 Memorabilia: signature stamp