Destler (Charles McArthur) early academic papers, 1929-1943
Gift Of: I.M. Destler, Great Falls, Va., 2005; acquired by Dr. Delma Eugene Presley
Description: The collection (1 box) consists of photocopies and originals of papers relating to the early academic career of Dr. Chester McArthur Destler (1904-1984), especially his tenure as Head of Social Sciences at South Georgia Teachers College (later, Georgia Teachers College), 1934-1941. Includes correspondence with President Marvin Pittman and R.J.H. De Loach. The Georgia University System Crisis of 1941, provoked by Gov. Eugene Talmadge, in which both Pittman and Destler lost their positions, is fully documented.