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Early, Thomas Alva, 1881-1939



Thomas Alva Early served as President of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute from 1916 to 1920.

He was born on August 28, 1881 near Water Valley, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Georgia. He married Katurah Ophelia Christopher in 1912.


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Contract Between Tennessee Polytechnic Institute and the Richelieu Hotel

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: 2021-0016
Dates: 1918-10-29

Dixie College collection

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: RG-0000-0173
Scope and Contents Many of the records relate to the establishment of the college including publications, minutes, receipts, histories, contracts, catalogs, donations, lawsuits, by laws, committees, and the charter. The college was supposed to have a School of the Bible, which never came to fruition. Lawsuits against Jere Whitson’s estate regarding donations for the proposed bible school building are included in the collection. Petitioners complained that Whitson schemed their money and then sold the proposed...
Dates: 1909 - 1930

James M. Hatfield Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-0000-0069
Scope and Contents These records include corresponded with Hatfield from Tennessee Technological University’s second president regarding his application for the position at Tech and information regarding staff hiring choices. Records discuss Hatfield’s opposition to the governor’s ability to appoint the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and include reports of the Putnam County Superintendent regarding the success of the schools. Lastly, records include materials relating to the death of Garland A....
Dates: 1916 - 1931

James M. Hatfield Records

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2000-0001
Dates: 1916 - 1924

Tennessee Technological University Presidents composite picture

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: 2021-0098
Dates: 2012

Tennessee Technological University Presidents composite picture

 Digital Work
Identifier: c5e4a53b-ff36-496e-be46-c81f7f76dbf5
Dates: 2012

Thomas Alva Early portrait

 Unprocessed Material — Frame 1
Identifier: 2021-0097
Dates: 1960

Thomas Alva Early portrait

 Digital Record
Identifier: 4ae18050-9747-423d-bea2-cfa0ccd09a13

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Unprocessed Material 4
Digital Record 2
Collection 2
College presidents 3
Baseball 1
Cookeville (Tenn.) 1
Football 1
Male basketball players 1