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Series 10
Educational work, 1901-1938
Boxes 110-114

Scope and Content Note

For twenty-three years (1915-1938) Herty was an ardent publicist for chemistry and the American chemical industry. He made appearances all over the country before academic institutions and other organizations stressing the need for protection for American chemical industry; the relation of chemistry to national defense; the development of Southern chemical resources; cooperation between universities and industries; the need to improve the quality of chemical education; and, always, the relationship of chemistry to everyday life.

The first section of the series includes correspondence with colleges and universities about Herty's appearances, about renovating the chemical curriculum, securing financial aid for the institutions, and accepting honors and awards. Herty received a Doctor of Chemistry degree from the University of Pittsburgh (1917); Sc.D. from Colgate University (1918): LL.D. frown the University of Georgia (1928); LL.D. from the University of North Carolina (1934); Sc.D. from Oglethorpe University (1934); Sc.D. from the University of Florida (1937); and LL.D. from Duke University (1938).

The next large section contains correspondence about Herty's addresses promoting chemistry before other organizations and associations, and about honors and awards he received from these groups. The series also includes correspondence about the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Prize Essays and the ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education. Herty served on the ACS Prize Essay Committee 1923-1931 . The committee sponsored state essay contests to encourage an interest in chemistry among high-school and normal school students, college freshmen, and teachers' college students. The committee work was financed by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Garvan. There is correspondence with the Chemical Foundation, Inc. The Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education correspondence concerns funding provided for the journal by the Chemical Foundation; much of the correspondence is between ACS officers and representatives of the Chemical Foundation.

The remaining material consists of correspondence with the Manufacturers Record (MR). This long association (1901-1932) began with the journal's awareness of Herty's work for the preservation of southern forestry interests. In 1916 Herty cooperated with MR in its publication of a special issue (September, 1916) devoted to chemical developments and the chemical potentialities of the South. Encouraged by Herty, in 1916 MR began to campaign editorially for a self-contained American coal-tar dye industry. From 1916 through 1932 MR and Herty stressed the same themes, including: platinum conservation as a national defense measure; tariff protection for the American chemical industry; the dangers to American industry of foreign loans; and, especially, the development of southern chemical resources. Herty contributed articles to the journal and was often consulted about chemical matters. Correspondence is with Richard H. Edmonds, editor and general manager, and other members of the MR staff. In a December 16, 1926, editorial, "Why Not a Southern Business Man For President?," Edmonds suggested Herty for the Presidency of the United States.

Related material can be found in the following series: Series 2: Academic Career, Life at Chapel Hill, and Episcopal Church; Series 3: American Chemical Society; Series 6: Industrial Progress and National Defense; Series 9: Industrial Consultant Work; and Series 15: Photographs.

Colleges and Universities
Box Folder Content
110 1 Agnes Scott College. Correspondence: 1930
110 2 Bowdoin College. Correspondence: 1930-1931
110 3 Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Correspondence: 1933
110 4 Brown University. Correspondence: 1923
110 5 Bucknell University. Correspondence: 1933
110 6 Carnegie Institute of Technology. Correspondence: 1915, 1920, 1928
110 7 Case School of Applied Science. Correspondence: 1926-1927, 1929-1930
110 8 Colgate University. Correspondence: 1915, 1917-1918, 1920, 1923, 1930, 1932, 1937
110 9 College of the City of New York. Correspondence: 1917-1920, 1923, 1925-1928, 1933, 1937
110 10 Columbia University. Correspondence: 1917, 1919, 1923
110 11 Connecticut College. Correspondence: 1937
110 12 Cooper Union. Correspondence: 1921, 1929
110 13 Cornell University. Correspondence: 1915-1916, 1924, 1928, 1934
110 14 Cumberland University. Correspondence and University publications: 1929-1930, 1932, 1937
110 15 Dartmouth College. Correspondence: 1921
110 16 Davidson College. Correspondence: 1921, 1933
110 17 Drexel Institute. Correspondence: 1921, 1923, 1927-1930
110 18 Duke University. Correspondence: 1937-1938
110 19 Emory University (includes Emory College). Correspondence: 1916, 1920, 1929-1930
110 20 Georgia Military College. Correspondence: 1934, 1937
110 21 Georgia School of Technology. Correspondence: 1901, 1905-1907, 1915, 1917, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930-1932
110 22 Georgia State College for Women. Correspondence: 1932, 1934-1938; Includes correspondence about the Herty Medal awarded annually since 1933 by the College and the ACS Georgia Section. Herty was given the award in 1934.
110 23 Georgia State Teachers College. Correspondence: 1930
110 24 Harvard University. Correspondence: 1924, 1926, 1928
110 25 Haverford College. Correspondence: 1928
110 26 Howard College. Correspondence: 1928
110 27 Hunter College. Correspondence: 1918, 1928-1929
110 28 Lafayette College. Correspondence: 1915, 1924, 1927-1928
110 29 Laurinburg Normal and Industrial Institute. Correspondence: 1925
110 30 Lehigh University. Correspondence: 1928
110 31 Massachusetts Agricultural College. Correspondence: 1928
110 32 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Correspondence: 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923-1929
110 33 Medical College of Virginia. Correspondence: 1927-1930, 1937; Includes some correspondence about ACS Virginia Section.
110 34 Morehouse College. Correspondence: 1929
110 35 Mount Holyoke College. Correspondence: 1918, 1927-1931, 1933
110 36 New York University. Correspondence: 1926-1928
110 37 North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Correspondence: 1914, 1917
110 38 Oberlin College. Correspondence: 1927-1928, 1930, 1936
110 39 Oglethorpe University. Correspondence: 1934-1938
110 40 Ohio State University. Correspondence: 1928
111 1 Pennsylvania State College. Correspondence: 1921, 1928, 1932
111 2 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Correspondence: 1921
111 3 Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1920, 1932
111 4 Pratt Institute. Correspondence: 1917, 1934
111 5 Princeton University. Correspondence: 1914-1915, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1927-1929
111 6 Purdue University. Correspondence: 1931
111 7 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1928, 1935
111 8 Rollins College. Correspondence: 1929-1930
111 9 Rose Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1934-1935
111 10 Rutgers University. Correspondence: 1929-1930, 1933
111 11 Shorter College. Correspondence: 1916, 1930
111 12 South Georgia Teacher's College. Correspondence: 1930, 1933, 1935, 1937; A bronze tablet marking the spot where Herty began his turpentining experiments was unveiled at the college on April 15, 1935.
111 13 Spelman College. Correspondence: 1929
111 14 Stanford University. Correspondence: 1922, 1926-1927
111 15 Stevens Institute of Technology. Correspondence: 1921, 1930
111 16 Syracuse University. Correspondence: 1930
111 17 Trinity College. Correspondence: 1926-1927
111 18 Tufts College. Correspondence: 1915
111 19 Tulane University. Correspondence: 1915
111 20 Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Correspondence: 1937
111 21 Union College. Correspondence: 1928
111 22 University of Akron. Correspondence: 1934
111 23 University of Chattanooga. Correspondence: 1934-1936
111 24 University of Chicago. Correspondence: 1929
111 25 University of Cincinnati. Correspondence: 1914, 1917, 1919, 1926
111 26 University of Florida. Correspondence: 1931, 1937-1938
111 27 University of Illinois. Correspondence: 1931
111 28 University of Maine. Correspondence: 1927
111 29 University of Maryland. Correspondence: 1927
111 30 University of Minnesota. Correspondence: 1928
111 31 University of Mississippi. Correspondence: 1920, 1930
111 32 University of Notre Dame. Correspondence: 1937
111 33 University of Pennsylvania. Correspondence: 1922, 1935-1938
111 34 University of Pittsburgh. Correspondence: 1915, 1917 -1918, 1921, 1923, 1930
111 35 University of Richmond. Correspondence: 1927
111 36 University of Tampa. Correspondence: 1938
111 37 University of Virginia. Correspondence: 1915-1919, 1921-1922, 1927-1929, 1931
111 38 Vanderbilt University. Correspondence: 1936
111 39 Vassar College. Correspondence: 1932 -1933
111 40 Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1917, 1930
111 41 Wellesley College. Correspondence: 1919, 1927-1930
111 42 Wesleyan College. Correspondence: 1930, 1938
111 43 Wesleyan University. Correspondence: 1928
111 44 West Georgia College. Correspondence: 1937
111 45 West Virginia University. Correspondence: 1928, 1938
111 46 Wittenberg College. Correspondence: 1927
111 47 Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: 1915, 1925-1926, 1928, 1934, 1936
111 48 Yale University. Correspondence: 1918 -1919, 1921-1922, 1926-1930
Associations and Organizations
112 1 American Association for Adult Education. Correspondence: 1934
112 2 American Drug Manufacturers Association. Correspondence: 1917-1921; Program: 1926
112 3 Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Correspondence: 1927-1928
112 4 Association of Southern Agricultural Workers. Correspondence: 1930-1931
112 5 Atlanta Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1934
112 6 Atlanta School Tree Planting. Correspondence: 1933
112 7 Atlanta Women's Club. Correspondence: 1934
112 8 Boston Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1917, 1919
112 9 Central Council of the Savannah Women's Federation. Correspondence: 1935
112 10 Charleston Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1928
112 11 Chemistry Teachers' Club of New York City. Correspondence: 1921
112 12 The City Club. Correspondence: 1928
112 13 The Country Bankers Association of Georgia. Correspondence: 1930
112 14 The Engineering Foundation. Correspondence: 1927-1931
112 15 The Engineering Foundation. Program: 1915
112 16 Federated Women's Clubs of the State of New York. Correspondence: 1937
112 17 The Fireside Club. Correspondence: 1928
112 18 First District Press Association (Statesboro, Georgia). Correspondence: 1931
112 19 Garden Club of Georgia. Correspondence: 1932-1936, undated
112 20 General Federation of Women's Clubs. Correspondence: 1929
112 21 Harmon Foundation and Commission on Race Relations. Correspondence: 1930
112 22 "Herty Day" in Milledgeville (Georgia). Correspondence: 1933-1934; A marker designating Herty's birthplace was unveiled at Milledgeville on January 25, 1934.
112 23 Interstate Council of the National Conference of Jewish Women. Correspondence: 1929
112 24 Inter-Urban Conference at Eastman (Georgia). Correspondence: 1938
112 25 Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Correspondence: 1938
112 26 Macon Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1937-1938
112 27 Macon School Tree Planting. Correspondence: 1933
112 28 Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs. Correspondence: 1929
112 29 Mess Club of the South Congregational Church. Correspondence: 1927
112 30 Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce. Correspondence: 1925-1926
112 31 Nassau Club. Correspondence: 1934
112 32 National Civic Federation. Correspondence: 1932
112 33 National Drainage Congress. Correspondence: 1929
112 34 National Industrial Conference Board. Correspondence: 1924, 1927-1928, 1931
112 35 National Industrial Conference Board. Miscellaneous Papers: 1923, 1926, 1928-1929, 1931
112 36 New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. Correspondence: 1926
112 37 New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. Reports: 1926, 1928
112 38 New England Conference of Credit Men. Correspondence: 1929
112 39 New Jersey Science Teachers' Association. Correspondence: 1918, 1921
112 40 New York Academy of Sciences. Correspondence: 1919
112 41 New York State Federation of Women's Clubs. Correspondence: 1921
112 42 Parent Teachers Meeting, Roselle High School, New Jersey. Correspondence: 1925
112 43 Pawtucket Business Men's Association. Correspondence: 1928
112 44 Pilot Club. Correspondence: 1934-1938
112 45 Plains School (Georgia). Correspondence: 1935-1936
112 46 Purchasing Agents' Association of New York. Correspondence: 1927
112 47 Robert Morris Associates. Correspondence: 1929
112 48 Mrs. Charles F. Robbins. Correspondence: 1927
112 49 Rotary Club of Chattanooga. Correspondence: 1936
112 50 Rotary Club of Savannah. Correspondence: 1938
112 51 St. Louis Association of Credit Men. Correspondence: 1920
112 52 Sanford Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1932
112 53 Savannah Business and Professional Women's Club. Correspondence: 1935
112 54 Southern Conference on Human Relations in Industry. Correspondence: 1937
112 55 Southern Economic Association. Correspondence: 1938
112 56 United Parents' Association.of Greater New York Schools, Inc. Correspondence: 1927-1928
112 57 Valdosta Garden Club. Correspondence: 1935-1936
112 58 Wagner Free Institute of Science. Correspondence: 1917
112 59 Western Society of Engineers. Correspondence: 1930-1931
112 60 Wilmington Rotary Club. Correspondence: 1928-1929
112 61 Women's Republican Club of Massachusetts. Correspondence: 1929
112 62 Women's Republican Club of Massachusetts. Statecraft Institute Programs: 1929
American Chemical Society. ACS Committee on Prize Essays
113 1 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. Correspondence: 1923
113 2 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. 1924-1926
113 3 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. 1927
113 4 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. 1928-1929
113 5 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. 1930-1931
113 6 ACS Committee on Prize Essays. Miscellaneous Papers: 1923-1931, undated
American Chemical Society. ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education
113 7 ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education. Correspondence: 1921-1922, 1924-1926
113 8 ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education. Correspondence: January-July, 1927
113 9 ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education. Correspondence: August-December, undated, 1927
113 10 ACS Division of Chemical Education and Journal of Chemical Education. Correspondence: 1928-1932, 1934, undated
113 11 ACS Division of Chemical Education. Committee on Women's Club Study Courses. Correspondence: 1927-1929
113 12 Journal of Chemical Education. Miscellaneous Papers: 1924
Manufacturers Record. Correspondence
114 1 1901, 1905, 1907, 1911
114 2 January-August, 1916
114 3 September-December, 1916
114 4 1917-1918
114 5 1919-1921
114 6 1923-1924,1926-1927
114 7 1928
114 8 1929-1932
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