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Guide to the Oliver Cromwell Carmichael collection MSS.0279

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-06T11:51-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Oliver Cromwell Carmichael collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0279

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

2356
Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (3 items)

Dates:

unknown

Abstract:

A miscellany of material relating to this University of Alabama president, including a newspaper clipping, a Carmichael writing entitled "The Function of Instinct in Education," and a scrapbook.

creator

Carmichael, Oliver C., (Oliver Cromwell), 1891-1966

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a miscellany of material relating to Carmichael, including a newspaper clipping, "Dr. Carmichael to be Honored at UA" (1973), a Carmichael pamphlet entitled "The Function of Instinct in Education," and a scrapbook.

Preferred Citation:

Oliver Cromwell Carmichael collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, born on 3 October 1891, was an educator who earned his A.B. (1911) and M.A. (1914) degrees from the University of Alabama. He taught German and French at the University of Alabama, 1911-1912, and at Florence Normal School, 1912-1913, before entering Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1913. However, his studies there were interrupted by World War I.

Following the war he taught high school and served as a principal before becoming dean and assistant to the president of Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo) in 1922. From 1926 to 1935 he was President of that institution. In 1935 he was appointed Dean of Vanderbilt University's graduate school, serving in that capacity until 1937. He was also the University's vice chancellor, 1936-1937 and chancellor, 1937-1946. He left Vanderbilt and served as President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, from 1946 to 1953. In 1953 he was named President of the University of Alabama, from which post he retired in 1957.

Carmichael was author of Changing Role of Higher Education (1949), Universities: Commonwealth and American (1959) and Graduate Education: a Critique and a Program (1961). He died on 25 September 1966.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

A. Gilbert, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Source(s)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Education, Higher (lcsh)

Reports (aat)

Scrapbooks (aat)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Presidents (lcsh)

Collection Box 2356