Elizabeth Schardt Papers

Elizabeth Schardt

 

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Title: Elizabeth Schardt Papers

Dates: 1929-1971 (Bulk: 1963-1964)

Creator: Elizabeth Schardt

Summary/Abstract: The Elizabeth Schardt Papers include correspondence advising Schardt of a building being named in her honor, and memorabilia, including invitations and programs related to Schardt’s retirement, honorary building dedication, and graduation from Peabody College. Also included are newspaper clippings and a magazine article related to the dedication of Schardt Hall and Schardt’s death.  

Quantity/Physical Description:  0.5 linear foot (1 box)

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Elizabeth Schardt Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition:   According to the original finding aid, “The Elizabeth Burke Schardt Collection was saved by MTSU’s Residence Hall management and maintenance staff, and was donated to the Albert A. Gore, Sr. Research Center in January of 2001.”

Processed By:   Original processor undetermined; Finding aid revised by Natalie Goodwin (March 24, 2011)

Arrangement: This collection is one box and contains 3 series and 1 framed gold medallion labeled “Middle TN State—Elizabeth Schardt” The 3 series are labeled “Correspondence: 1963-64,” “Memorabilia,” and “Publications.” Also in the box is a non-series folder labeled “Schardt Display.” There are also photographs in this collection housed separately.   

Biographical Note: Elizabeth Burke Schardt taught foreign languages at Middle Tennessee State University (then Middle Tennessee Normal and later Middle Tennessee State Teachers College) for forty-three years beginning in 1918.  Educated at St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville, University of Tennessee, and George Peabody College for Teachers, Miss Schardt also studied in Belgium, Mexico, South America, and Japan. 

During her tenure at MTSU, Miss Schardt co-founded Tau Omicron women’s honor society in 1931 and served as its advisor until her retirement in 1961.  In addition, she served as advisor for “Sidelines” campus newspaper and was active in the American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma honorary society for women teachers, Murfreesboro Women’s Club, Oaklands Association, League of Women Voters, and the Association for Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.  While teaching at Middle Tennessee Normal, Miss Schardt was the foreign language instructor in the army training corps program for campus World War I military units.  Miss Schardt died 29 June1971 at the age of eighty-one.

This collection was saved by MTSU’s Residence Hall management and maintenance staff and was placed in the Gore Center January 2001 for preservation. 

Scope and Content: This one-box collection includes 3 series: “Correspondence: 1963-64,” “Memorabilia,” and “Publications.” Correspondence includes letters advising Schardt of a building named in her honor, as well as congratulatory letters. Memorabilia includes invitations and programs related to Schardt’s retirement, honorary building dedication, and graduation from Peabody College. Publications include newspaper clippings and a magazine article related to the dedication of Schardt Hall.

Associated Materials: Photographs in the Schardt collection are located with other photograph collections in the Albert Gore Research Center.

Related Collection: none

Subject Terms

Persons
MacLean, Dorothy
Duke, Linda Faye
Kennedy, Lois
Mitchell, Margie
Hampton, Martha
Frizzell, Mary Morrow
Cope, Quill E.
Peck, Richard
Whitten, Sara
Gore, Albert Sr.

Places
Peabody College
Schardt Hall

Material Types
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Invitations
Commencement programs

 

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Series

Subseries

Description of Contents

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Dorothy MacLean, April 8, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Linda Faye Duke, May 5, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Lois Kennedy, March 28, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Margie Mitchell (former student), March 23, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Martha Hampton, Dean of Women, MTSU, Sept. 5, 1963

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Mary Jane April 12, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Mary Morrow Frizzell, undated

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Mary T., March 27, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Quill E. Cope, President, MTSU, May 7, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Quill E. Cope, President, MTSU, March 19, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Quill E. Cope, President, MTSU, August 17, 1963

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Richard C. Peck, Head, Dept. of English, MTSU, March 19, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Sara W. Whitten (in French), March 29, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from Senator Albert Gore, Sr., March 27, 1964

1

1

Correspondence

 

Letter from the Faculty, April 26, 1964

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Diploma—Master of Arts, Elizabeth Schardt, Peabody College, June 7, 1929

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Framed gold medallion inscribed “Middle TN State – Elizabeth Schardt,” undated

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Invitation – Dedication of New MTSU Buildings, April 26, 1964

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Invitation – Tea honoring Schardt and others retiring, May 19, 1961

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Program – Commencement, Peabody College for Teachers, June 7, 1929

1

2

Memorabilia

 

Program – Dedication of new MTSU buildings, April 29, 1964

1

3

Publications

 

“Daily News Journal” – clipping on Schardt Hall Dedication, April 27, 1964

1

3

Publications

 

“Daily News Journal” clipping on new building dedications, 1963

1

3

Publications

 

“Sidelines – includes death notice of Schardt, July 1, 1971

1

4

 

 

The Gore Center prepared a permanent display using scanned images for the lobby of Monohan/ Schardt/ Reynolds Hall. These are the photocopies of the images.

Photographs in the Elizabeth Schardt Collection:

Below are thumbnail images for all of the photos in the Elizabeth Schardt Collection. There are a total of 11 photographs in the collection. These images are also available to the public for in-house use at the Albert Gore Research Center. Images are arranged according to image number both in the Gore Research Center’s database and in this finding aid.

Scanned reproductions: To obtain a scanned copy of the image, please provide the Research Center staff with the image number. There are additional fees for reproduction of images. Please ask our staff for a copy of the fee schedule.

Image Number

 

Image Thumbnail

Description

1

Elizabeth Schardt and other MTSC faculty listening to the Schardt Hall dedication speech, April 1964. 

2

Distant view of the side of Schardt Hall. Back of the photograph states, “From Sarah Moore April, 1964.” Photograph is badly faded.

3

Guests at the Schardt Hall dedication ceremony. Photograph is badly faded and torn.

4

Three award plates sitting on a table. Photograph is badly faded.

5

Elizabeth Schardt and other MTSC faculty at the Schardt Hall dedication ceremony. The other faculty members are the same as in Schardt 001and Schardt 010.

6

Elizabeth Schardt standing in front of the door to Schardt Hall.

7

 

Side view of the New Schardt Hall building, dedicated in honor of Elizabeth Schardt.

8

Elizabeth Schardt and other graduates. The names of the people are listed on the back of the photograph, but the names are illegible because of pieces of felt stuck to the back with glue. The photograph is also badly torn down the middle and wrinkled.

9

 

Elizabeth Schardt standing in front of Schardt Hall with two unidentified men.

10

Schardt Hall building dedication at MTSC, April 1964. Back of the photograph lists the people in the photograph. Standing: B.B. Gracy, Jr., Pres. Quill E. Cope, Gov. Clement, Commissioner J. Howard Warf, T.B. Woodmore; Seated: Miss Mary Hall, Mrs. Bonnie McHenry, Mrs. W.B. Judd, Miss Tommie Reynolds, Miss Elizabeth Schardt, Miss E. May Saunders.

11

 

 

Image of the name “Schardt Hall” on the front of the building named in honor of Elizabeth Schardt.


DB 6/24/2014