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Thomas D. Jarrett records

 Collection — Box: 564-703
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0023


  • Creation: 1939-1978

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All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright and/or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Biographical note

Dr. Thomas D. Jarrett was elected Acting President of Atlanta University after the death of Rufus Clement in 1967. He was elected the 7th President of the school a year later, and served in this capacity until 1977. He began his tenure at Atlanta University in 1947 and worked as Professor of English, Chairman of the Department of English, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. During the period of his presidency the University greatly expanded its doctoral and master's programs. Doctoral programs in Educational Administration and Supervision, Political Science, and Chemistry were initiated, along with specialist degrees in Education and in Library Service. Jarrett received his undergraduate degree from Knoxville College, and his graduate degrees from Fisk University and the University of Chicago.


58.33 Linear feet

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The Thomas D. Jarrett records are the tenth series in the Atlanta University Presidential records.

This series is arranged into six subseries: Institutional files; Administrative files; President's Office files; Atlanta University Center Corporation files; Secretary's Office files; and Board of Trustees. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Atlanta University presidential records Thomas D. Jarrett records
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Part of the AUC Institutional Records Repository