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Jerome A. Moore papers, 1882-1974 (inclusive), 1952-1973 (bulk).

 Collection
Identifier: MS 7

The majority of the papers are research materials compiled by Moore for his writing of Texas Christian University: a hundred years of history (1974). The documents include partial histories of TCU's offices, schools and departments; interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni; biographies of distinguished community members; official and personal correspondence; advertising materials; news clippings; data cards; and the original manuscript of TCU: a hundred years of history.

Accession 2005-M-004 pertains to Moore's activities as Dean of Add Ran College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Spanish at Texas Woman's University. The papers include correspondence and class materials, as well as documents related to TWU's summer school in Saltillo, Mexico.

Dates

  • 1882-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been transferred to TCU.

Extent

8.0 Linear feet

Overview

The papers include research material for Moore's book, TexasChristian University: a hundred years of history as well as correspondence, class materials, and other documents related to his time as a professor at Texas Woman's University and an administrator at TCU.

Summary Biography

Jerome Aaron Moore (1903-1986) received bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish from Texas Christian University during the 1920s. After beginning his teaching career at Texas Woman's University and earning a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania, he became the first dean of Add Ran College at TCU in 1943. From 1970 to 1972, he served as Dean of the University. In addition to his administrative duties, Moore wrote a history of TCU entitled Texas Christian University: a hundred years of history published in 1974.

Detailed Biography

Jerome Aaron Moore was born on August 9, 1903, in Rio Vista, Texas. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish from TCU during the 1920s. In 1928, Moore began teaching Spanish at the College of Industrial Arts (later Texas Woman's University) in Denton. In 1937, he was awarded a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania. While at TWU, Moore established the first formal summer school for American students in Mexico, a successful program held at Saltillo, Coahuila, in the summers of 1941, 1942, and 1943.

In 1943, Moore resigned from TWU to become the first dean of Add Ran College at TCU. Among his many assignments and chairmanships, he served as Chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages, secretary of the TCU Board of Trustees, and member of the Administrative Committee. In addition, he organized the undergraduate Department of Religion. Moore was appointed Dean of the University in 1970. He retired in 1972 and was given the title dean emeritus. He wrote a history of TCU, entitled Texas Christian University: a hundred years of history, published in 1974. Jerome A. Moore died on August 31, 1986.

(Source: Hammond, John. Jerome A. Moore: A Man of TCU. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1974.)

Arrangement

Arranged by accession.

Physical Location

CF 4-6

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2005-M-004 transferred from the Chancellor's Office, June 2005.
Status
completed
Author
Compiled by Special Collections staff
Date
February 2007
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

Contact:
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