Records of M. E. Sadler
Scope and Contents
The records document M. E. Sadler’s life and career. The records include Dr. Sadler’s writings, sermons, and speeches, as well as business correspondence and a limited amount of biographical information.
- 1912-1971 (inclusive), 1945-1960 (bulk)
- Saddler, M.E. (McGruder Ellis) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
McGruder Ellis Sadler (1896 -1966) graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1919 and earned an M.A. at Vanderbilt in 1921. He attended the University of Chicago (1921-1922) and earned degrees from Yale (B.D. 1925, Ph.D. 1929). He was awarded an Honorary LL.D. from TCU in 1941.
Dr. Sadler presided over TCU as president (1941-1959) and as chancellor (1959-1965). In this time, 243 acres were added to the campus and the student body growth gained from 1,700 to more than 9,000. The budget increased from $700,000 to $9,387,000 and endowments from $4 million to $27 million, making TCU the second largest private institution of higher learning in Texas. He influenced the growth of the language programs and the ministerial school at TCU. The Honors Program, full use of the College Entrance Board as part of the admission requirement, and the granting of the first Ph.D. degrees were inaugurated.
14.88 Linear feet
Language of Materials
Arranged in one series and two additions: Records of M. E. Sadler, 1912-1968. Accession 2005-A-004, 1916-1971. Accession 2014-014, 1941-1964.
- Guide to the Records of M. E. Sadler
- Compiled by David R. Prestianni and Special Collections Staff
- July 2008
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