Charles Brooks Vail Journal Excerpts- Accession 1511 - M741 (798)
Download Reflections On My Years As President of Winthrop College by Dr. Charles Brooks Vail (321 KB)
Accession 1511 - M741 (798)
2015 (content 1973-1982)
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
Dr. Charles Brooks Vail was the 6th president of Winthrop serving from 1973 to 1982. He was born on April 29, 1923 in Bessemer, Alabama. He received a B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Emory University. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve 1943-1946. Before coming to Winthrop Dr. Vail served as a chemist at the Southern Research Institute and Sonoco Products and taught or was Dean at Armstrong, Coker, Agnes Scott, Hampden-Sydney, and Georgia State. He also served as Associate Executive Secretary for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Scope and Content Note
The Charles Brooks Vail Journal Excerpts Collection consists of excerpts from Dr. Charles Brooks Vail’s journal kept at Winthrop while Dr. Vail served as president 1973-1982. Dr. Vail copied the entries from his journal and annotated them as a reminiscence and record of his time at Winthrop. This reminiscence titled , "Reflections On My Years As President of Winthrop College" is an invaluable resource to any researcher studying Winthrop in the 1970s and 1980s and especially Winthrop College's efforts to become fully Coeducational.
The Pettus Archives received the Charles Vail Journal Excerpts from Dr. Charles B. Vail of Springfield, VA on February 3, 2015.
Higher Education, Winthrop College, Winthrop Presidents, Diaries, Journals
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Charles Brooks Vail Journal Excerpts- Accession 1511 - M741 (798)". Finding Aid 530.