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Norman M. Smith


BOX 1 (1950-51)

Addresses. Copies of speeches on higher education, agriculture.

Advance Report on Enrollment. Cover sheets and forms.

Advertising Policy. Still not allowed.

Alcohol Studies, Inter-Collegiate Seminar. Includes prospectus on.

Armed Forces:

Air Corps. Correspondence re: education conference.

Marine Corps. Includes correspondence re: recruiting.

Naval Academy. Includes requirements.

Navy. Correspondence re: applicants, commissions, regulations.


American Council on Education. Includes meeting minutes, newsletters, reports.

American Society for Engineering Education. Correspondence, newsletters, and reports.

Association of Governing Boards of State and Allied Institutions.

Correspondence re: conference at the Citadel.

Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities. Bulletins re: conferences, activities, issues.

Association of NROTC Colleges. Correspondence and reports re: conferences, legislation, programs.

Beta Club. Correspondence re: Smith speaking engagement.

Commission on Financing Higher Education. Correspondence re: visit to USC.

Conference Board of Associated Research Council. Correspondence re: exchange program.

Institute of International Education. Correspondence re: foreign exchange programs.

Institute of World Affairs. Correspondence re: meetings.

National Association of State Universities. Includes meeting minutes and report.

National Collegiate Athletic Association. Correspondence re: aid for athletes, resolutions, committee reports.

National Commission on Accrediting. Includes correspondence re: membership, meeting minutes.

National Education Association. Correspondence re: conference, newsletters.

BOX 2 (1950-51)

Regional Council for Education. Correspondence re: conference and faculty members attending, issues.

Registrar's Association. Correspondence re: meeting.

SC College Association. Primarily correspondence re: entrance exams, meeting minutes.

SC Education Association. Correspondence re: convention.

SC Press Association. Correspondence re: meeting at USC.

SC State Employees Association. Report on meeting.

Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Includes questionnaire on USC programs.

Southern Association of Science and Industry. Correspondence re: honorary student membership.

Southern Conference. Correspondence re: meeting, minutes, amendments.

Southern Humanities Conference. Inquiry on USC humanities requirements.

Southern University Conference. Correspondence re: meeting.

State University Association. Correspondence re: membership, universal military training, minutes, conferences.

Atomic Energy. Correspondence re: proposed nuclear power plant at Savannah River.

Atomic Energy, Oak Ridge. Reports re: Oak Ridge Institute and issues relating to.

Blind Persons Operating Stands in State, County, and Municipal Buildings.

Correspondence re: law's effect on USC.

Board of Trustees:
Agenda. Copies of, and summaries of actions taken.


Athletic. Primarily report on finances.

Finance. Primarily Seibels' resignation from Board.

Grounds and Buildings. Correspondence re: meetings and agenda.

Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees. Includes minutes.

Student Affairs. Tasks of committee.

University Activities. Includes minutes.

General. Primarily correspondence re: meetings.

Board of Women Visitors. Primarily correspondence re: membership.

Books and Periodicals. Correspondence re: gifts and purchases.

BOX 3 (1950-51)

Budget 1950-51:

Budget Request, President's Office. Copy of.

Departmental Budgets I. Statements of appropriation for 1950-51.

Departmental Budgets II. Monthly statements of expenditures.

General. Correspondence and statements re: reductions.

Permanent Improvements. Classification of budget items.

Special 1946-47 Reserve Fund. Monthly statements.

Building Program:

Administrative Building. Correspondence re: specifications and contracts.

Architect Report. Daily reports on Science Building program.

Engineering Laboratory. Correspondence, plans, specifications, contracts.

Faculty and Student Housing. Includes resolution and meeting minutes.

General. Correspondence includes federal funding, status of building funds, legislation.

Land. Correspondence and reports re: USC property and surrounding lands.

Law School. Correspondence and reports re: problems with building.

President's House. Survey results on other schools providing president's houses.

Science Building. Correspondence re: costs, plans, architect, proposals.

Stadium. Inquiry into completion of.

BOX 4 (1950-51)

Buildings and Grounds:

Annual Fire Inspection. Report extracts, sprinkler system.

Assignment of Space. Correspondence and list of future locations.

Chapel. Includes construction of projection booth.

Chemical Engineering Building. Includes sketch of floor plan.

General. Includes correspondence re: proper handling of US flag.

LeConte College. Letter re: installation of freight lift.

Liquor Stores Near Campus. Efforts by USC to block permits for liquor stores near campus.

Maintenance and Upkeep of Athletic Facilities. Includes financial statement.

Repairs and Alterations. Correspondence re: repair requests and reports, finances.

Sprinkler System. Correspondence re: installation.

Use by Others:

Colleges. Colored Fair Association.

Financial Statements.

High Schools. Epworth Orphanage.

Other Activities. Includes Palmetto Girls State.

Widening and Closing Streets Adjacent to USC. University efforts to prevent.

Catalogs and Bulletins. Includes correspondence on catalog revisions, distribution.

Colleges and Universities:

Bob Jones University. Correspondence re: transfer credits.

Clemson College. Includes letter re: Orange Bowl.

General. Includes charts comparing colleges.

Meeting of State Colleges of South Carolina. Letter re: meeting.

State Agricultural and Mechanical College. Correspondence re: sick leave policies.

Winthrop College. Correspondence re: Winthrop on the AAUP censure list.


August 1950. Plans for.

General. Correspondence re: other schools.

January 1951. Primarily invitations.

June 1951. Arrangements and invitations.

Law School. Correspondence re: academic regalia.

Concessions. Financial statements.

Crusade for Freedom. Report on financial campaign.

Departments and Schools:

Alumni Association. Includes correspondence re: budget, football.

Air Force ROTC. Correspondence includes requirements, recruiting, staff.

Arts and Science, College of. Recommendations on curriculum. Athletic. Primarily financial reports.

BOX 5 (1950-51)

Bible and Religion. Letter re: chaplain cards.

Biology. Correspondence re: lab equipment.

Bookstore. Correspondence re: staffing of.

Business Administration. Letter re: contest.

Business Administration, Bureau of Business Research. Letter in favor of.

Business Office. Letter re: purchasing procedures.

Carovet Apartments. Correspondence re: residents' problems.

Chemistry. Correspondence includes Oak Ridge Institute, courses, equipment.

Education, School of. Includes reports on program needs.

Engineering, School of. Correspondence re: laboratory, equipment, courses, faculty, reports.

English. Correspondence includes teaching loads, summer school.

English, Senior Examination. Correspondence re: whether to continue.

Extension Division:

Audio-Visual Bureau. Vague correspondence re: proposed program.

Extension Courses. Correspondence re: off-campus centers.

General. Includes correspondence and reports re: programs and recommendations for future.

Foreign Language. Correspondence re: translation of Ukrainian letter.

Geology and Geography. Includes correspondence re: cartography course.

Graduate School. Includes correspondence re: housing, committee report on graduate programs.

History. Correspondence re: books.

Home Economics. Correspondence re: inadequate space.

Hygiene. Recommendations re: extension health courses.

Infirmary. Includes correspondence re: inspection, repairs needed, licensing.

Journalism. Primarily correspondence re: equipment.

Law School. Includes report on problems, faculty needs, recommendations.

Libraries, Caroliniana. Correspondence includes consolidation of libraries, binding, microfilming.

Libraries, General. Includes report on all five libraries, correspondence re: binding and microfilming.

Libraries, McKissick. Includes copy of 1949-50 annual report, microfilming, donations of materials.

Music. Correspondence includes Carnegie Music Set and Glee Club.

Naval Training Units. Primarily lists of students and instructors.

Naval Training Units, NROTC. Correspondence includes legislation, regulations.

News Service Director. Correspondence re: search and hiring of.

Nursing. Includes report on rapid growth and problems.

Pharmacy. Includes report for continued accreditation.

Physical Education. Correspondence re: master's program and towel exchange system.

Political Science. Primarily correspondence re: Citizenship Clearinghouse.

Public Administration, Bureau of. Distribution of pamphlets.

Registrar's Office:

General. Correspondence includes enrollment instructions, staff, statistical report.

Placement Bureau. Includes quarterly reports.

Veteran's Division. Letter re: student leaving Law School.

BOX 6 (1950-51)

Social Work. Correspondence re: professional membership, contracts.

Student Activities, Director of. Includes letter re: need for full-time director.

Summer School. Correspondence includes teaching load, salaries, courses.

Treasurer's Office. Copy of state regulation.

University Press. Correspondence re: salaries, finances, publications.

YMCA & YWCA. Correspondence re: activities, finances, use of “Y” camp.

YMCA & YWCA, Religious Emphasis Week. Correspondence re: holding it at USC.

Drives for Money. Correspondence from various fundraisers.



Faculty Advisors Conference for Medical School. Correspondence re: conference on pre-medical studies.

Faculty and Staff:


Absences. Reports of.

Changes in Duties. Correspondence re: transfer and job changes.

General. Correspondence includes staffing needs, salaries.

Leaves of Absence. Requests for.

Merit System. Correspondence re: employees taking exams.

Offers Declined. Job refusals. [arranged alphabetically by name]

Resignations and Dismissals. [arranged alphabetically by name]

Rules and Regulations. Re: holiday.

Budget Commission, Report of. Request for schedule of proposed salaries.

Field Agents. Efforts to hire field agent for recruiting students.

General. Includes schedule of salaries for all employees.


Absences, 1950. Reports of.

Absences, 1951. Reports of.

Changes in Duties. Letter re: Dr. Ochs.

General. Correspondence and reports re: faculty positions, salaries, education, promotions.

Leaves of Absence. Requests for.

Mercer, C. F. Correspondence re: lack of Ph.D.

BOX 7 (1950-51)

New Appointments. Job offers. [arranged alphabetically by last name]

Offers Declined. Job refusals. [arranged alphabetically by last name]

Reappointments. Notification of. [arranged alphabetically by last name]

Research. Correspondence and reports re: proposed and approved research projects and grants.

Resignations and Dismissals. Includes transcript of investigation into instructor's possibly Communist views.

Robinson, L. V. Correspondence re: his dismissal.

Sabbatical Leave. Requests for.

Teaching Load. Correspondence re: reductions and assignments of.


Part-time Assistantships. Requests for appointments of.

Recommendations by Department Heads for 1950-51. Re: faculty positions, promotions, salaries. [arranged alphabetically by department]

Recommendations for Promotions and Increases for 1950-51. Correspondence re: faculty,
promotions, salaries. [arranged alphabetically by department]

Retirement. Includes regulations.


Administrative. C. re: raises and promotions.

Administrative raises. Notifications of.

Colored Employees. Correspondence re: increases in salaries.

BOX 8 (1950-51)

Instructional. C. re: raises and promotions.

Instructional Raises. Notifications of.

Law School. Correspondence re: part-time instructors, summer school.

Library. Study of library salaries with recommendations.

Summer School. Correspondence includes salary adjustments.

Wardlaw, Frank. Salary history.

Scholarships and Fellowships. Primarily correspondence re: special arrangements with Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and duPont.

Tenure. Letter re: process.

Faculty Club. Includes status report.

Faculty Committees, Special:

Committee to Reevaluate Work Done in Graduate Field. Includes tentative outline and suggested projects.

Crusade for Freedom Committee. Letter re: membership.

Faculty-Student Committee for Revision of Student Social Regulations.

Correspondence re: appointments to committee and its recommendations.

General. Committees' memberships.

Naval Academy Selection Committee. Correspondence re: committee membership and selection of candidates.

Publication of Textbooks by Faculty Members. Correspondence re: purchasing for Political Science.

ROTC Drill Hour. Correspondence re: selection of a drill schedule.

Sullivan Award. Correspondence re: selections, medallions.

Faculty Committees, Standing:

Advisory Committee on Publications. Correspondence re: dispute over editorial control of student publications, especially the Gamecock.

Advisory Committee to the President. Correspondence re: recommendations for promotions.

Caroliniana Committee. Meeting summary.

Faculty-Student Committee on Student Assemblies. Correspondence re: scheduling presentations/programs.

Honorary Degrees. Correspondence re: nominations.

Petition Committee. Membership.

Scholarships, Loans and Student Self-Support. Notification of chair selection.

University Council. Primarily agenda.

Fees, General. Comparisons with other schools.

Fees, Refund of.
Correspondence re: reasons for refund requests.

Fees, Student Activity.
Correspondence re: allocation of.

Financial Statements:

Athletics. Monthly statements.

Duplication Office. Monthly statements.

Extension Division. Monthly statements.

Sims College Canteen. Monthly statements.

Statement of Funds Withdrawn from the State Treasurer. Monthly statements.

Statement of Expenditures. Monthly statements.

Statement to the State Auditor. Monthly statements.

Stewards Hall. Monthly statements.

Student Activities Fees Account. Monthly statements.

BOX 9 (1950-51)

University Depository. Monthly statements.

University Stores. Monthly statements.

Veterans Housing Project. Monthly statements.

Wade Hampton Cafeteria. Monthly statements.

Football 1950:

Carolina-Clemson Game. Correspondence re: tickets.

General. Correspondence includes survey of ticket prices.

Luncheon. Correspondence re: invitations and acceptances. [arranged alphabetically by name]

President's Guests. Correspondence with various officials re: tickets, seating for
Clemson game.

Ford Foundation. Correspondence re: research projects.

Funds, Investment of.
Correspondence re: stocks.

General Education Board.
Correspondence includes fellowship candidates, proposed permanent improvements, graduate program.

Re: gifts of equipment, money, manuscripts, publications.

Honorary Degrees.
Correspondence re: procedures, recipients, biographical information.

. Correspondence includes policies for Athletic Dept., comparison with other schools.

Inaugural Parade.
Correspondence re: University participation in.

Includes analysis of inventories.

BOX 10 (1950-51)


College Day Program for High Schools. Correspondence re: attending various high school functions.

Functions of Other Colleges and Universities. Correspondence re: sending representatives to functions. [arranged alphabetically by state]

Other Functions. Correspondence re: sending representatives.

University Functions. Correspondence re: Smith attending USC events.

Microfilming. Pamphlets.

Miscellaneous Inquiries.
Includes correspondence on photos, reports.

National Association of Manufactures.
Correspondence re: conference.

National Defense:

General. Primarily bulletins re: regulations and policies for higher education programs.

Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Includes prospectus.

Leave for State Employees Entering Armed Forces. Copy of legislation.

Military Service:

Deferment and Call to Duty. Correspondence re: policies and regulations, faculty and students.

Eargle, J. R. Notification of call to duty.

Eargle, J. R. Jr. Notification of call to duty.

Nettles, Eugene L. Notification of call to duty.

Sweatman, Quincy M. Notification of call to duty.

General. Correspondence re: faculty and students.

Regulations for Deferment. Copies of.

Selective Service Qualification Test. Primarily information bulletins re: rules and regulations.

Universal Military Training. Reports from conference.

War-Time ROTC. Bulletin re: expansion of.

Negro Problem:


Martin, Jacob Joseph. Rejection of.

Ruebens, Samuel Herman. Rejection of.

Stevens, Cleveland. Rejection of.

General. Correspondence re: applications to USC, situations at other schools.

Pate, Daniel D. Correspondence re: lawsuit for admission, mental illness.

Patterson, William H.
Correspondence includes apartment fire, meetings, dissertation.

BOX 11 (1950-51)

Questionnaires. Includes answers to questionnaires on academic programs, ROTC, housing.

Radio Broadcasting:

Athletic Events. Arrangements for broadcasting football games. [arranged alphabetically by station call letters]

Station for USC. Correspondence with other schools about use of radio stations.

Recommendation, Letters of. For jobs and military commissions. [alphabetical by name]

Red Cross.
Correspondence re: Red Cross courses at USC.

Smith, Admiral Norman M.
Primarily personal correspondence and invitations.

Smith, Winchester C. Jr.
Correspondence re: President Smith's nephew.

South Carolina Governing Boards and Commissions:

Budget and Control Board. Correspondence re: meeting and appropriations.

Legislature, President's Report to. Includes copy of 1949-50 report.

Research, Planning and Development Board. Letter of thanks.

Senate Finance Committee. Reports to.

State Department of Education. Correspondence re: regional conferences.

Ways and Means Committee. Includes statements on finances and faculty changes.


Activities. Correspondence re: annual Powder Bowl.

Activities, University Day. Arrangements for.


Athletic Scholarships. Letter re: student jobs in athletic department.

Business and Professional Women's Scholarship. Letter re: establishment.

R. Means Davis Scholarship. Establishment of.

Fulbright Program. Correspondence re: committee, discriminatory practices.

W. T. Grant Scholarship. Thanks for donation.

Jobs. Placement of students in.

Rhodes Scholarship. Approving applicants.

Scholarships and Fellowships. Correspondence re: recipients.

Student Emergency Loan Fund. Recommendations and approvals for loans.

BOX 12 (1950-51)

Counseling. Correspondence with parents re: students' academic status.

Credit for Those Entering Military Service. Correspondence re: regulations and procedures.

Examination Schedule. Student requests to reschedule exams.

Foreign Students. Correspondence re: processing applications.

Honor Council. Includes letter re: use of rooms.


Debating Society. Correspondence re: coach's absence.

Fraternities and Sororities. Correspondence includes scholarships, campus beautification project.

General. Correspondence includes Jewish holidays.

University Band. Correspondence includes instruments and expenses.

Prospective Students:

Admission Declined. Notification of.

General. Admission and degree inquiries.

Recruitment Program. Includes statistics on applications.


Gamecock. Copy of Smith's welcome to freshmen.

Garnet and Black. Correspondence re: distribution of.

Rules and Regulations. Correspondence re: housing for female students.

Student Guests. Telegram re: visiting students from Havana University.

Withdrawals. List of.

Sympathy Letters. To parents of students.

Television. Correspondence and report re: usefulness of in education.

Textbook Changes. Requests for.

Travel Account:

Passenger Bus. Questionnaire re: purchase of.

Expenses. Approval of travel expenses.

United Nations. Correspondence re: observance of United Nations Day.

United States Government:

Congress. Letter re: Genocide Convention.

Governmental Agencies:

Office of Education. Includes report to Federal Security Agency.

State Department. Includes graduate student seminar and recruitment for Foreign Service.

University High School. Correspondence re: rumor of closing.

University of South Carolina. Includes list of accomplishments 1944-51.

USO Committee. Letter re: permanent committee.

Veterans Administration. Primarily information bulletins.

Veterans Administration, Contracts. Copies of.


Counseling. Correspondence re: contract.

Entitlement and Eligibility Requirements. Correspondence re: regulations.

Wadiak-Fulmer Case. Correspondence and reports re: disciplinary actions.
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