Charles C. Selecman papers 1890-1989 1923-1938


Charles C. Selecman papers 1890-1989 1923-1938

This collection holds the papers of Charles C. Selecman, the third president of Southern Methodist University. Selecman, a Methodist minister, served as university president from 1923 to 1938, and the bulk of the material comes from that period. The papers include biographical material on Selecman, essays and speeches, correspondence with SMU faculty members, administrative records, SMU publications, material on Methodist and African American colleges in Texas, and Methodist church-related pamphlets.


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Selecman, Charles Claude, 1874-1958 (person)

Born on October 13, 1874 on a farm near Savannah, Missouri to Isaac Henry and Josephine Smith Selecman, Charles Selecman entered Central College in Fayette, Missouri in 1892. He quarterbacked the school’s football team for four seasons and was undefeated as a sprinter on the track team. In 1898, at the age of 24, Selecman began pastoring in a church in Pattensburg, Missouri, dropping out of college two months before graduation to do so. Here he met Bess Kyle Beckner, wh...

Southern Methodist University. (corporateBody)

Shared governance had a short life at SMU. The concept was popular from initial research forays into its feasibility for the university in the 1960s until the death of the University Assembly in 1975. The University Assembly grew increasingly unpopular with the SMU faculty over time. From the guide to the University Assembly of Southern Methodist University records SMU 2010. 0421., 1968-1975, (Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University) ...