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President James C. Matthews, 1951-1968 | University Archives

By Marissa Posada

Collection Overview

Title: President James C. Matthews, 1951-1968Add to your cart.
ID: 02/02/UP0008/UA2
Primary Creator: James Carl Matthews (1901-1996)
Extent: 49.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type.

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Records of UNT President James Carl Matthews (1901 - 1996). The collection includes information on the State of Texas, faculty, special projects, organizations, and various colleges within the university.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1920, J.C. Matthews (’25) left his family’s peanut farm in Thalia, yearning to pursue a teaching degree. J.C., Matthews, who received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in history and a minor in English from UNT in 1925. He married Rena Mae Waggoner, a fellow 1925 graduate, and began teaching in the North Texas Demonstration School -- an elementary and secondary school on campus that served as a training laboratory for UNT education students under the direction of degreed teachers. In 1932, after receiving master's and doctoral degrees from George Peabody College for Teachers, now a part of Vanderbilt University, Matthews became a professor of education at North Texas. He also served as director of the Demonstration School and of student teaching and became the first dean of what is now UNT's College of Education in 1946. He was then named vice president of UNT and, in 1952, became the president. Matthews served as president for 16 years, retiring in 1968. J.C. Matthews died in 1996.

Biographical Note

James Carl Matthews served as President of the University of North Texas from 1951-1968.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: Selected items in this collection are restricted.  Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: UNT

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This box is made up of folders and individual papers from other boxes in this collection.
Barcode: 642148
Restricted: 642148
Folder 1: Box 545, Folder2Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Box 548 - Vice President for Student AffairsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Box 548 - Vice President for Student AffairsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 16: Atkins's Records, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder: Records

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