Robert C. Edwards papers, 1942-1979, (bulk 1959-1979)


Robert C. Edwards papers, 1942-1979, (bulk 1959-1979)

The papers have substantial material related to Edwards' membership on the boards of directors of the textile manufacturer, Dan River, Inc. and the private electric power utility, Duke Power. These include reports, correspondence and minutes; of particular note is material about opposition to nuclear power. There are several folders of material from his membership on the Federal Reserve Board as well as about the Clemson Area Retirement Center. The bulk of the correspondence concerns letters of congratulation upon his election to the Clemson presidency and his retirement in 1979. There are a few folders related to various aspects of his personal life such as investments, gifts, family, and other organizations of which he was a member.

12 boxes 1 oversized folder (3.3 cubic ft.)

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Clemson University. Board of Trustees (corporateBody)

Clemson Area Retirement Center (Firm) (corporateBody)

Dan River Inc. (corporateBody)

Founded in 1902 by John T., Edward F., and J.D. Woodside; first mill in operation in 1903. Mill built in Simpsonville, SC in 1908. Acquires Fountain Inn Mill in 1908, Easley Cotton Mills in 1948, Haynsworth Mill in 1951, and Norris Mill in 1959. Acquired by Dan River, Inc. in 1956; becomes part of Dan River's Greenville Group in 1976. Simpsonville mill sold in 1980. From the description of Dan River, Inc. - Woodside Mills Records 1903-1971. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat re...

Clemson university (corporateBody)

Courses in Computer Science first offered, 1965-1966. Department of Computer Science created July 1, 1978. Albert Turner, Acting Head, July 1978-April 1979; Head, 1979-1993. Stephen T. Hedetniemi, Acting Department Head, 1993-1994; Head, 1994-1995; Chair, 1995-1997. Harold Grossman, Acting Chair, 1997-1998. John C. Peck, Chair, 1998-2000. Pradip Srimani, Chair, 2000-present. Master of Science degree program instituted 1980-1981. From the description of Department of Computer Science ...

Edwards, Robert C. (Robert Cook), 1914- (person)

Robert Cook Edwards was born March 25, 1914 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Edwards entered Clemson College, as a freshman, at age 15 and graduated in 1933 with a Bachelor of Science degree in textile engineering. In 1956, after a successful career in the textile industry and military service during World War II, Edwards returned to Clemson College as Vice-President for Development. In 1958, upon the death of President Poole, the Board of Trustees named Edwards Acting President, and in April 19...

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Abbot Low Mills Jr. (1898-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at Harvard. His father, Abbot Low Mills, was president of the First National Bank of Portland. Mills, Jr. started working for the bank as a messenger in 1922 after graduating from college. He eventually became vice-president of the First National Bank of Portland, and vice-president and director of U. S. National Bank, Portland. In 1952, President Truman nominated Mills Jr. to serve on the board of governors o...

Duke Power Company (corporateBody)

United States. Federal Reserve Board (corporateBody)