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ATWOOD, SANFORD S. (SANFORD SOVERHILL), 1912-2002
Sanford S. Atwood office files, 1959-1977

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bmxmv


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Atwood, Sanford S. (Sanford Soverhill), 1912-2002
Title: Sanford S. Atwood office files, 1959-1977
Call Number:Series No. 2
Extent: 12 linear ft. (28 boxes)
Abstract:Office files of Sanford S. Atwood, former Emory University President, consists of correspondence, photographs, reports, speeches, financial plans, publications, memoranda, minutes, working papers, press releases, and proposals.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected materials restricted in accordance to Emory University Archives access policy for unprocessed material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, June 5, 1971; Transfer, September 29, 1972; Transfer, April 12, 1978; and subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Sanford S. Atwood office files, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins, 2007.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sanford S. Atwood (Sanford Soverhill), 1912-2002, was a faculty member (1944-1955) and later provost (1955-1963) at Cornell University, and president of Emory University from 1963-1977. He died in Brevard, N.C., on December 2, 2002.

Sanford S. Atwood (Sanford Soverhill), 1912-2002, was a faculty member (1944-1955) and later provost (1955-1963) at Cornell University, and president of Emory University from 1963-1977. He died in Brevard, N.C., on December 2, 2002.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Sanford Soverhill Atwood from 1963-1977. The papers consist of correspondence; a small number of photographs; and subject files including reports, speeches, financial plans, publications and memoranda documenting his administration at Emory University and its schools, faculty, students, and committees. The collection also includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, studies, working papers, reports, press releases, and proposal pertaining to his service on committees and boards outside the university. Of particular interest are papers relating to his involvement with the City of Atlanta Housing Resources Committee (1966-1971), the Committee for Economic Development (1961-1976), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Grant Program (1972-1973), and the Atlanta Education Improvement Project, Urban Laboratory in Education (1965-1972) dealing with Atlanta Public Schools. Additionally, materials related to student protests and unrest at Emory University in 1968 and 1969 are well documented.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four series: (1) Professional activities, (2) Subject files, (3) Memorabilia, and (4) Additions.


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