President Jarman’s Papers
LU-126

Information about the Collection
Dr. Joseph Leonard Jarman was the 16th and longest serving president of Longwood University. During his tenure as president (1902-1946), Longwood became a four-year accredited college offering B.A. and B.S. degrees in liberal arts and education. Additionally, during this time, the number of faculty members increased from 12 to 66 and the student body grew from 300 to more than 1,000. Under his presidency, the student government and the honor code were established, and the school offered an honors course (the first in a Virginia state college).

Provenance
‚ÄčThe papers in this collection were sent to the Greenwood Archives in 1988 by Evelyn Coleman, secretary to the College President.

The collection retains the original order established by the office of the president.

Scope and Content
The materials in this collection consist of correspondence, memos, and records originating from the office of President Jarman and range in date from the early 1900s to the 1940s.

Size
This collection consists of .65 linear feet contained in one legal-sized Hollinger box.

Notes
There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Contents of the Collection
Box 1 of 1: Jarman Papers

   Folder 1: Correspondence; Swimming Pool Construction

        August 10, 1934 - F.B. Gilbert, Farmville Manufacturing Co., Inc. to Messrs. Frye & Stone, Architects; re: bid for labor and material for                           retaining wall

        August 9, 1934 – C.W. Hancock & Sons to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: bid for labor and material for retaining wall and fence

        August 9, 1934 – C.W. Hancock & Sons to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: bid for wall and fence

        August 9, 1934 – Taylor Manufacturing Company to State Teachers College; re: bid for labor and material for retaining wall and fence

        Envelope from Taylor Mfg. Co. to State Teachers College, Farmville

        October 6, 1934 – Frye & Stone, Architects to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: inspection of swimming pool building

        Undated – C.W. Hancock & Sons, Inc.; list of unpaid amounts due on invoices for construction of swimming pool, State Teachers College

        October 6, 1934 – Frye & Stone, Architects to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: final certificate applying to contract with C.W. Hancock and Sons.

        September 29, 1934 – Frye & Stone, Architects to Col. J.A. Anderson and Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: contract for architectural services

        September 3, 1934 – Frye & Stone, Architects to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: painting expenses

        November 8, 1934 – Burke & Price, Insurance to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: insurance swimming pool building

        August 7, 1934 – Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works, Inc. to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: quotes for fencing

        September 8, 1934 – Geo. Perry, Governor of Virginia to State Board of Education; re: resolution by Dr. Jarman to construct a

                swimming pool

        September 8, 1934 – Geo. Perry, Governor of Virginia to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: amended allotment of funds for the construction of the                             swimming pool

        May 4, 1934 – Hawkins, Delafield, & Longfellow to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: $32,000 Building Improvement Bonds, PWA No. 2098 (2 pages)

        September 22, 1934 – Farmville Manufacturing Company, Inc. to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: bid for labor and material for retaining wall

        December 21, 1934 – Burke & Price, Insurance to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Use and Occupancy Policy

        March 1934 – Signature and No-Litigation Certificate in reference to Building Improvement Bonds (2 pages)

        June 13, 1934 – J.A. Anderson, State Engineer to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: estimate submitted for swimming pool construction

        June 14, 1934 – J.A. Anderson, State Engineer to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: conditional approval of extras

        July 18, 1934 – J.A. Anderson, State Engineer to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: approval for partition wall

        April 22, 1935 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Mr. Stahl, Dept. of Interior; re: swimming pool leak

        December 17, 1934 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Mr. C.B. Shapard; re: swimming pool, fees for maintenance

        December 14, 1934 – C.B. Shepard to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: fees for maintenance

        October 1, 1934 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Burke & Price, Insurance; re: use and occupancy insurance

        September 26, 1934 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: bids from Farmville Manufacturing Co., Inc.

        October 10, 1932 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Burke & Price, Insurance; re: insurance on swimming pool

        November 1, 1934 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: entrance to swimming pool

        November 15, 1934 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: completion of swimming pool construction

        May 6, 1935 – Frye & Stone, Architects to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: photographs of swimming pool building

        June 19, 1935 – Mary W. Watkins, Secretary to Pres. Jarman to J.A. Anderson, State Engineer; re: photographs of swimming pool building                  for “The Commonwealth” magazine

        June 4, 1935 – J.A. Anderson, State Engineer to Frye & Stone, Architects; re: photographs of swimming pool building

   Folder 2: Correspondence; Registration and Employment (1 of 2)

          September 19, 1935 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to W.N. Neff; re: land owned, number of faculty and staff, base salaries, and number of students

          September 11, 1935 – W.N. Neff to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: land owned, number of faculty and staff, base salaries, and number of students

          Envelope from Duke University Placement Bureau to Dr. J.L. Jarman

          July 10, 1931 – Duke University, Dept. of Education to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sibyl Henry, letter of recommendation

          July 9, 1931 – Southern Teachers Agency, Columbia, S.C. to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sibyl Henry, letter of recommendation

          July 9, 1931 – Miss Sibyl Henry to Dr. J.L. Jarman; letter of application for employment (2 pages)

          June 30, 1931 – A.M. Proctor, Duke University to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sibyl Henry, education and employment records

          July 13, 1931 – I.C. Griffith, Uni. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sybil Henry, letter of recommendation

          July 11, 1931 – Jennie M. Tabb, Secretary to Pres. Jarman to Miss Sybil Henry; re: application for employment

          July 20, 1931 – Holland Holton, Duke University to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sybil Henry, letter of recommendation

          July 22, 1931 – C.S. Warren, Lenoir Public Schools to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Sybil Henry, letter of recommendation (2 pages)

          April 9, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss M. Helen Barnes; re: offer of employment April 8, 1930 – Lillian Rhodes, New London Academy to                       Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: employment (3 pages)

           April 4, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Nichols; re: offer of employment

           April 6, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Mr. C.G. Moss; re: offer of employment

           May 24, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Mr. Raymond French; re: appointment as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

           May 6, 1929 – T.A. McCorkle to Mr. Raymond French; re: offer of employment

           April 9, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Lucy Davis; re: layoff

           April 8, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Dorothy Foolkes; re: layoff

           April 5, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss S. Elizabeth Davis; re: her resignation

           April 2, 1929 – Miss S. Elizabeth Davis to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: letter of resignation (2 pages)

           April 9, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Pettit; re: layoff

           May 21, 1931 – Plummer F. Jones, Buckingham County School Board to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: request for more student teachers and a                            supervisor to replace Miss Roane

           May 23, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Plummer F. Jones; re: inability to provide more student teachers

           May 14, 1931 – Grace Boatwright, Buckingham County School Board to Miss Avice Roane; re: position of supervisor

           May 14, 1931 – Miss Avice Roane to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: letter of resignation (2 pages)

           May 18, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Avice Roane; re: letter of resignation

           Envelope from Miss Avice Roane to Dr. J.L. Jarman

           January 16, 1934 – R.H. Jones, Winthrop College to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Mrs. Mary G. Little Holton, transcripts

           Envelope from Winthrop College to Dr. J.L. Jarman

           January 16, 1934 – Florence Reid, Principal, Robbins School to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Mrs. Mary G. Little Holton, letter of recommendation

   Folder 3: Registration and Employment (2 of 2)

          April 25, 1929 – Miss Avice Roane to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: employment (2 pages)

          June 12, 1931 – Miss Rosan Palmer to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: application for employment (3 pages)

          June 22, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Rosan Palmer; re: application for employment

          June 17, 1931 – Miss Rosan Palmer to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: application for employment (3 pages)

          April 17, 1929 – Mary Barlow to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Miss Taylor and Miss Robertson, letters of recommendation

          April 10, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Mary Barlow; re: Miss Robertson

          April 10, 1930 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary G. Pettit; re: advancement April 8, 1930 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Dr. C.A. Rouse; re: layoff

          June 21, 1932 – Jennie M. Tabb to Miss Mary M. Snead; re: fine for failure to sign up when leaving

          February 27, 1932 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Plummer F. Jones, Superintendent; re: inability to provide elementary student teachers for 1932-                           1933

          Undated – Miss Avice Roane to Miss Camper; re: supervisor position May 18, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Plummer F. Jones,                                            Superintendent; re: Miss Avice Roane and student teachers

          December 22, 1930 – Mable Carney to Mr. E.E. Worrell, VA State Dept. of Ed.; re: Rosan Palmer, letter of recommendation

          June 9, 1931 – Rosan Palmer to Dr. Worrell; re: application for employment

          April 2, 1932 – Rosan Palmer to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: discontinuation of supervisor position at Curdsville schools

          April 1, 1932 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Rosan Palmer; re: discontinuation of supervisor position at Curdsville schools

          May 31, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Snead; re: position as Librarian

          May 6, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Louise Drake; re: offer of employment

          May 28, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Carolyn Cogbill; re: offer of employment May 9, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Avice Roane; re:                       application for employment

          July 22, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Nichols; re: possibility of transfer to History Department

          July 31, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Mary Nichols; re: previous letter

          September 7, 1931 – Western Union Telegraph; Philomena Super to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: offer of employment

          April 2, 1932 – Miss Willie McKee to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: possibility of transfer April 6, 1932 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Willie McKee; re:                            possibility of transfer.

          January 15, 1934 – Loyd B. Hathaway to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Mrs. Mary Little Holton, letter of recommendation.

          January 16, 1934 – Erwin Cotton Mills Co. to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Mrs. Mary Little Holton, letter of recommendation

          January 15, 1934 – Mary L. Holton to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: application for employment

          January 18, 1934 – Ruth Bartlett, Lake Erie College to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Mary Little Holton, letter of recommendation

          June 29, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Rosan Palmer; re: offer of employment July 31, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Miss Rosan Palmer; re:                         offer of employment

         July 31, 1931 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Plummer F. Jones, Superintendent; re: Miss Rosan Palmer, offer of employment

         March 28, 1931 – Mary D. Prince to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: period of transition

   Folder 4: Reports

            Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Teachers’ Colleges and Normal Schools, Report for the Scholastic Year ending June 1922

            June 29, 1926 – J.H. Bradford, Office of the Governor to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: Act passed in General Assembly related to state employee                            salaries (3 pages)

            Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Teachers’ Colleges and Normal Schools, Report for the Scholastic Year ending June 1930

            Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Teachers’ Colleges and Normal Schools, Report for the Scholastic Year ending June 1931

            National Education Association, Summer School Enrollment, 1932 (2 pages)

            National Committee on Music in Education, survey, Preparation for Music Teachers, 1933

            Form S-047, Report for Academic Year 1933-1934

            Form S-047, Report for Academic Year 1931-1932

            October 1931 – Dept. of the Interior to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: National Survey for the Education of Teachers (2 pages + 21pages of report (3                      copies))

            December 23, 1929 – J. Garland Pollard to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: recommendations for State Board of Education (2 pages)

            December 26, 1929 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to J. Garland Pollard; re: recommendations for State Board of Education (2 pages)

   Folder 5: Statistics and Reports (1 of 5)

            Handwritten note; re: class entering, fall 1935

            State Teachers College, Farmville, Virginia; 1935-1939, enrollment

            Library Space Utilization Report, undated

            May 6, 1940 – Raymond V. Long to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: State Teachers College Study

            Spring Semester, 1941, re: unexcused absences

            Absences for 1940-41 Session, broken down by quarter

            The Committee on School and College Relations of the Educational Records Bureau; Recommendation to the Colleges of the United                                  States, undated

             Information on Cost of Board in Colleges Using the Cafeteria Plan v. Those Using the Dining Hall, 1938

             Factors Affecting the Salaries of College and University Teachers (5 pages)

             The History and Present Status of Adaptations of Instructions to Individual Differences of Teachers in Normal School and Teachers                                 Colleges, undated

             Enrollment, 1929-1940, state v. out of state

             February 21, 1940 – Dr. J.L. Jarman to Hon. E. Griffith Dodson; re: increase in enrollment

             House of Delegates of Virginia, House Resolution No. 13, February 19, 1940

             February 20, 1940 – Wilbur S. Pence, Principal, North River High School to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: survey

             Estimated Expenditures and Appropriations, undated

             A Comparison of Marks on Teach with Other Marks; broken down by Class, Fall Quarter 1939, (3 pages)

   Folder 6: Statistics and Reports (2 of 5)

            Report for Academic Year ended June 30, 1936, Part I

            Schedule E; Graduates Prepared for Teaching or for other Educational Work, undated

            Financial Report for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1936, Part II

            Virginia’s Ability to Support an Improved Public School System, (4 pages) undated

            Report on Staff and Students for Academic Year 1937-1938

            President’s Committee on Vocational Training, report (6 pages) 1937

            Selection and Elimination of Students in State Teachers Colleges in the United States, survey booklet, undated

            January 23, 1935 – J.A. Stoddard, Direction of Summer School, University of South Carolina to Director of Summer School, STC; re:                                 survey (2 pages)

            Study of Administrative Stability, January 23, 1939 (2 pages)

            State Teachers College, 1935 Statistics (2 pages)

            August 27, 1935 – American Universities and Colleges, report

            Report, 1931; total acreage of real estate and total number of employees

            Report, 1931; value of library, grounds, buildings, etc.

            Library Report, 1937-38; number of volumes, etc.

   Folder 7: Statistics and Reports (3 of 5)

            October 10, 1939 – Elizabeth M. Schmidt, Editorial Assistant, American Council on Education to Miss Watkins, Secretary to the

                    President, State Teachers College; re: American Universities and Colleges

            Gifts and Appropriations and Expenditures, 1938

            American Council on Education, American Universities and Colleges, 1940 exhibit (revised from 1936 edition)

            1939 Report, prepared by Miss Mary Watkins, Secretary to the President, State Teachers College

            American Council on Education, American Universities and Colleges, 1940 Edition, Outline for Institutional Exhibit

            Table I – Distribution of Full-Time Student Enrollment in 113 Teacher-Training Institutions at the Close of Registration, September 1939

            Table II – Distribution of Salaries Received by the Presidents of 114 Teacher-Training Institutions for the 1939-1940 Fiscal Year

            Table III – Tabulation by States of Salaries and Perquisites Received by the Presidents of 114 Teacher-Training Institutions for the 1939-                          1940 Fiscal Year (4 pages)

            Survey of State Teachers Colleges, December 1936 by John R. Kirk, President Emeritus, State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri (2                           pages)

            Cunningham Memorial Loan Fund and Jennie M. Tabb Memorial Loan Fund, balances, March 1939 – March 1940

            Financial Information Concerning the Virginia Colleges for Women, January 16, 1940

            Cunningham Memorial Loan Fund and Jennie M. Tabb Memorial Loan Fund, balances, March 1938 – March 1939

            State Teachers College, Farmville, Virginia; Appropriations, by year, 1884-1938 (3 pages)

            1938-1939 – Financial Data

            Report – Summer Sessions in Higher Institutions; March 13, 1941 (14 pages)

   Folder 8: Statistics and Reports (4 of 5)

            Dorm Occupancy, 1942-1943

            December 11, 1942 – Edward Elliot, War Manpower Commission to State Teachers College; re: formulation of programs to assure the                               training of an adequate number of persons in scientific and technical fields

            December 17, 1942 – C.J. Blair, Jr., War Department to Office of the President, State Teachers College; re: Survey of Colleges (2 pages)

            Report – War Manpower Commission, Survey of Colleges and Universities, January 15, 1943 (13 pages)

            February 1943, A Study of Alumni Associations of State Teachers Colleges (6 pages)

            Report on Distribution of Students, fall 1943

            1942-1943, out of state students, Virginia students; tuition fees

            March 21, 1944 – Frank H. Fuller, The Associated Press to the Presidents of Virginia State Supported Institutions of Higher Learning; re:                            operating appropriations (2 pages)

            Report – Special Data on Effect of War on Colleges, December 31, 1942

            Report – Special Data on Effect of War on Colleges, December 31, 1942

            Staff and Students for the Academic Year 1942

   Folder 9: Statistics and Reports (5 of 5)

             August 26, 1944 – House Resolution 592, Study of Higher Education

             House of Representatives, Committee on Education, Membership of the Advisory Committee

             Report – State Teachers Colleges, 1944 (10 pages)

             February 1, 1945 – Francis J. Brown, Director, Study of Higher Education, House Committee on Education to State Teachers College,                               Farmville, Virginia; re: report of the Study of Higher Education

             Study of Higher Education, Part II, Finance; 1939-1945 (3 pages)

             Raymond V. Long, State Board of Education to Dr. J.L. Jarman; re: student tenure 1936-1937, 1937-1938, 1938-1939, 1939-1940 (12                              pages)

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