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University Archives: Stewart W. McClelland Papers

Collection Information

The Stewart W. McClelland Papers Finding Aid

3 Boxes – 173 folders total

Box 1: 64 folders; 1932-1941: Biographical papers and photographs

Box2: 59 folders; 1942-1976: Memos and letters

Box 3: 50 folders; undated; correspondence, photocopies, speeches, sermons, articles


Stewart w. McClelland was the 8th President of LMU. He arrived in August of 1932. He would be the one to bring balance back to the school, which was struggling financially and in the aftermath of a student strike. His path was very long and hard, however, in 1936, he succeeded in getting LMU admitted to the Southern Association as an accredited institute of higher education. This collection is comprised of 177 folders, containing biographical photographs, papers, undated correspondence, photocopies, speeches, sermons, and articles, contained in three boxes.

Compiled by Gretchen Bossert, Spring and Fall 2013

Access Notes

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[Identification of Item], Stewart W. McClelland Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Lincoln Memorial University, TN, USA.

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