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Meredith J. Cox Papers,1927-1967

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Title

Meredith J. Cox Papers

Date

1927-1967

Repository

Eastern Kentucky University ArchivesRichmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Papers of Meredith J. Cox, University Archives, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

Extent

3.1 Cubic Feet, 5,250 Items, 7 Boxes

Biography/History

Meredith James Cox was born May 29, 1896, in Cave City, Kentucky, and spent his childhood in Smith Grove. He attended high school at Warren Academy in Bowling Green and did undergraduate work at Georgetown College (1913-1916) before receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry at Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1922. Continuing with graduate work, Cox received an M.A. degree in chemistry from Peabody in 1923. While in college he held membership in K.E.A., N.E.A. and Phi Delta Kappa, an educational fraternity.

In the 1920's he did further graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Columbia University and Duke University. Before obtaining a teaching position at Eastern in 1924, Cox had held positions as principal of Hodgenville High School, instructor in science and coach of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, High School and professor of chemistry at Berea College.

Professor Cox actively served both his institution and his community. Aside from teaching a variety of general science and chemistry courses, he was the major force in the college's pre-medical program. Ten years a sponsor for the pre-medical students' Caduceus Club, he also served as an advisor for the rural medical interests. He wrote several articles about chemistry and related subjects in addition to spending a year (1960-1961) as visiting professor at the University of the Pacific. In the community Cox held membership on the board of the First Christian Church as well as important positions in the American Legion and the Elks. He and his wife, Elizabeth, traveled widely.

After his retirement from Eastern in 1965, Professor Cox helped to establish the chemistry department at Somerset Community College. He died in Richmond on April 30, 1976, less than one month prior to his eightieth birthday.

Scope and Content

The Meredith J. Cox collection is composed of seven boxes of material relating to Professor Cox's forty-one years of teaching college chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University (1924-1965). The material covers the large variety of Professor Cox's interests, including both his work on and off campus. There are lecture notes and tests concerning the subjects he taught, such as Chemistry 111, 112, 310, and 312. Professor Cox also taught general science and Sociology classes, but chemistry was his specialty.

Also included in the collection is Cox' s correspondence with various companies and organizations concerning science as well as possible careers (primarily in medicine) for some of Eastern's students. Two interesting folders in the collection are The Challenge of Science--which concerns the struggle (or race) between Russia and the United States over science in education, and Writings, which is made up of several of Cox's own writings, professional papers, and publications.

The material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Within the folders, the material is arranged chronologically. If the material in the folder is not dated, then it is arranged alphabetically.

Collection Inventory

Affiliated Schools of Medical Technology (Mercy Hospital) - 1965
[box: 1]
Agriculture Department of (California) - 1960
[box: 1]
Aiyea, Dr. H.F.- 1955-1961
[box: 1]
American Association of University Professors- 1961
[box: 1]
American Chemical Society- 1955-1964
[box: 1]
American Institute of Foreign Trade- 1961v
[box: 1]
Amis, Edwards- 1961
[box: 1]
Apparatus- (N.D.)
[box: 1]
Applications for Jobs and Requests- 1964-1965
[box: 1]
Approved Schools of Technology- 1963-1964
[box: 1]
Atomic Energy- Booklets and Articles- 1955-1966
[box: 1]
Avalon Cheese- 1964
[box: 1]
Dr. Black- Science and Education- 1958-1965
[box: 1]
Blackburn, W.E.- Science Education-1958
[box: 1]
Bulletin Board Notices- 1964
[box: 1]
Caduceus Club- 1955-1965
[box: 1]
Chemistry Club- (N.D.)
[box: 1]
Caley, Dr. E.R.- (Ohio State University)- 1951-1958
[box: 1]
Carbide and Carbon Chemical Company- 1952-1955
[box: 1]
Carbon Copies- 1951-1958
[box: 1]
Carbon Copies- 1960
[box: 1]
Carbon Copies- 1961-1962
[box: 1]
Carbon Copies- 1963
[box: 1]
Carbon Copies- 1964
[box: 2]
Carbon Copies- 1965
[box: 2]
Catalogue- (1965-1966)- 1964-1965
[box: 2]
Challenge to Science, The- 1927-1957
[box: 2]
Chemical Bond Approach- 1960
[box: 2]
Chemistry-Physics Building, New- 1964-1965
[box: 2]
Chemical Concerns- 1958
[box: 2]
Chemical Energizers- 1958
[box: 2]
Chemical Industry in Kentucky- 1958
[box: 2]
Chemistry Department-Program, etc.- 1964-1965
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111-112, 310-312 Cost Sheets- (N.D.)
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111 References- (N.D.)
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111-112 Tests and Reviews- 1956-1962
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111 Chapters 2-10- 1939-1956
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111 Chapters 11-15- 1934-1960
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111 Chapters 16-19- 1941-1963
[box: 2]
Chemistry 111 Chapters 20-22- 1943-1962
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112 Chapters 23-26- 1948-1962
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112 Chapters 27-34- 1949-1957
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112 Chapters 35-46- 1949-1962
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112b Lab Exams- (N.D.)
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112b Chapter 9- Vitamins- 1941-1963
[box: 3]
Chemistry ll2b- Lipids and Physiological Blood- Urine -1946-1956
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112b- Protids, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Miscellaneous- 1943-1956
[box: 3]
Chemistry 112b- Nutrition- (N.D.)
[box: 3]
Chemistry 310- Tests and Chapters 1-7- 1946-1963
[box: 3]
Chemistry 310 Chapters 8-15- 1948-1963
[box: 3]
Chemistry 310 Chapters 16-21- 1937-1963
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312- Experiments and Miscellaneous Materials- 1949-1953
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312 Chapters 22-27- 1938-1963
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312 Chapters 28-31- 1939-1963
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312 Chapters 32-36- 1950-1963
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312 and 310 Tests- (N.D.)
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312- Special Preparations- 1958
[box: 4]
Chemistry 312- Miscellaneous and Qualitative Analysis -1939-1962
[box: 4]
Chemistry 412, 413 and.430- 1956
[box: 4]
Chemistry Clippings- 1954-1955
[box: 4]
Chemistry Curricula- (N.D.)
[box: 4]
Christmas Card List- 1959-1963
[box: 4]
Cincinnati, University of- Bulletins- 1946-1955
[box: 4]
Company Applications- 1958
[box: 4]
Continental Classroom- 1959
[box: 4]
Contracts- Incomplete- 1964
[box: 4]
Cornell University- 1947
[box: 4]
Cork Sizes- (N.D.)
[box: 4]
Council for Basic Education- 1956-1959
[box: 4]
Cox, Nell and Cox, Dr. William- 1951-1964
[box: 5]
Dairying- 1959-1962
[box: 5]
Departmental Meetings- 1964-1965
[box: 5]
Dittos- Orientation 100, Chemistry 111, 112, etc.- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
Films- United States Atomic Energy Commission- 1959
[box: 5]
Five Decades at Eastern- Chemistry Department- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
Forty Years at Eastern- Manuscript and Letters- 1964-1965
[box: 5]
Kentucky University of- Chemistry Department Syllabus -1965-1967
[box: 5]
Majors in Chemistry- 1960-1961
[box: 5]
Margaret Hall School- 1964-1965
[box: 5]
Martin, Dr. Robert R. - 1962-1965
[box: 5]
Massie, Dr. Samuel P.- 1959
[box: 5]
Massie, Dr. Samuel P.- 1959
[box: 5]
Meadow, Dr. J. R.- 1955-1956
[box: 5]
Medical College Admission Test- 1961
[box: 5]
Medical Scholarships- 1963-1964
[box: 5]
Medical Technology- 1963
[box: 5]
Merril, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, Beane and Smith -1954-1961
[box: 5]
Moore, Dr. W.J.-1951-1965
[box: 5]
Murphey, James- 1964
[box: 5]
Myers, Dr. Raymond E.- 1950-1955
[box: 5]
National Science Foundation- 1959-1964
[box: 5]
National Lock Company- 1954-1957
[box: 5]
Next Year's Assignment- 1964
[box: 5]
Non-Professional Objectives of Eastern- 1959
[box: 5]
Northwesten University- 1946
[box: 5]
Objects to be Weighed in Lab- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
O'Donnel, W.F.- 1951-1959
[box: 5]
Ohio State University- 1947-1964
[box: 5]
Orientation 100- 1964
[box: 5]
College of the Pacific (California)- 1960-1961
[box: 5]
Pennsylvania, University of- 1947-1948
[box: 5]
Ph.D's and M.D.'s- 1958-1965
[box: 5]
Physical Science Questionnaire- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
Plastics- 1953-1956
[box: 5]
Poetry- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
Powell, J.C.- 1964
[box: 5]
Pre-Medicine- 1959-1960
[box: 5]
Pre-Medical Check-Up Sheets and Medical References -1960-1963
[box: 5]
Retch Chemical- Formulator- (N.D.)
[box: 5]
Requirements for Admission to Dentistry and Optometry- -1954-1955
[box: 5]
Resonance- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Retirement (Teachers)- 1955-1962
[box: 6]
Reynolds Metal Company- 1955
[box: 6]
Reynolds, Robert J.- 1964
[box: 6]
Richardson, Dr. J.0.- 1961
[box: 6]
Rowlett, Dr. John- 1964
[box: 6]
Rural Kentucky Medical Scholarship Fund- 1966-1967
[box: 6]
Salaries- 1958-1959
[box: 6]
Schedules- 1964-1966
[box: 6]
Scholarships- Applications- 1963
[box: 6]
Scholarships- Information- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Schools of Medical Terminology- 1957-1965
[box: 6]
Science Achievement Program- 1961-1963
[box: 6]
Science 110- Anticipated Number of Students This Fall -1964
[box: 6]
Science Book for Teachers and Children- 1961
[box: 6]
Science and the Schools- 1957
[box: 6]
Science 111- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Science Teachers Awards- Letters- 1957-1958
[box: 6]
Sienko and Plane- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Smith, Dr. Donn L.- 1965
[box: 6]
Social Security- 1962-1964
[box: 6]
Sociology 100- Library Unit- 1941-1951
[box: 6]
Sociology 100- Parliamentary Law- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Southern Association- 1949-1964
[box: 6]
Sputnik- 1958
[box: 6]
Stanfield, Dr. James- 1961
[box: 6]
Stewart, Dr. R.A.- 1959-1960
[box: 6]
St. Louis University School of Medicine- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Stock Room Inventory- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Student Achievement Committee- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Student Assistants- 1964
[box: 6]
Student Assistants- (N.D.)
[box: 6]
Students- Past- 1945-1946
[box: 6]
Student Publications- 1955-1963
[box: 7]
Survey of Science Questionnaire- (N.D.)
[box: 7]
Taylor, Morris D.- 1964
[box: 7]
Teaching Positions in Chemistry- Applicants- 1962-1965
[box: 7]
Tests- Chemistry 111, 112, 112b, 310, and 312- 1942-1964
[box: 7]
Tipton, Anne- 1964
[box: 7]
"Tools of Learning"- 1963
[box: 7]
Tulane University- 1949-1953
[box: 7]
Union Carbide Nuclear Company- 1957-1958
[box: 7]
Vanderbilt University- (N.D.)
[box: 7]
Visiting Professors- 1964
[box: 7]
Visiting Scientists- 1960-1965
[box: 7]
Wade, John- 1964
[box: 7]
Western Reserve University- 1946-1947
[box: 7]
Western Reserve University- 1946-1947
[box: 7]
Wiley, Dr. Richard H.- 1955-1959
[box: 7]
Willoughby, Clay- 1956-1957
[box: 7]
Wood, Dr. J. Herman- 1951-1958
[box: 7]
Work Orders- 1964
[box: 7]
Writings- 1960
[box: 7]
Writings- 1960
[box: 7]
Miscellaneous- Booklets- 1945-1955
[box: 7]
Miscellaneous- 1962-1966
[box: 7]

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