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President Weston J. McConnell Records, 1934-1951 | University Archives

By Marissa Posada and Laurel Alexander

Collection Overview

Title: President Weston J. McConnell Records, 1934-1951Add to your cart.
ID: 02/02/UP0007
Primary Creator: Weston Joseph McConnell (1934-1951)
Extent: 13.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type.

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Records of UNT President Weston J. McConnell (1883 - 1955).  This collection includes information on faculty, special projects, organizations, student laws and regulations and the School of Music.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

President McConnell was born April 12, 1883 in Batesville, Arkansas. He taught in rural schools and high schools in Wise county and Boyd.  He attended North Texas State Normal College and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Denver. He started teaching at North Texas State Normal College in 1916 and finished his master's degree at Denver in summer sessions. He became a professor and then dean of the college in 1923. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1925. He was president of the Association of Texas Colleges, served on the executive council of the American Association of Teachers Colleges, and as president of the Council of Texas State Teachers College Presidents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. He was also elected as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancemenof Science and the Texas Academy of Science. He was elected President of North Texas State TEachers College following the death of President Marquis. (Biographical information from Rogers, James L. The Story of North Texas, 2002)

Biographical Note

Weston Joseph McConnell was the seventh President of the University of North Texas. He served from 1934-1951

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 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: UNT

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 500A: Oversize MaterialAdd to your cart.
Material from multiple collections is housed in this box.
Barcode: 708121
Item 1: Program, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Program for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with an image of Walter Hendel, musical director, on the cover.  There is a diagram of the State Fair Auditorium on the back cover.
Item 2: Clipping, 1946/03/28Add to your cart.
"High Schools are Hit By Teacher Shortage" from the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee.

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