Emmett B. Fields (1924-2005) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1108

Abstract

Biographical file includes obituaries.

Dates

  • 2005 - 2005

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Historical or Biographical Note

Emmett B. Fields served as the first and only president of Vanderbilt University. He earned his Doctorate in American History at Vanderbilt and was appointed associate dean of its College of Arts and Science in 1957, serving as dean from 1960 to 1969. Fields returned to the university as president in 1977, a new position designed to relieve some of the duties of Chancellor Alexander Heard. Fields held the position until 1982, when Heard retired and Vanderbilt dropped the title 'president' from its organizational chart, restoring the chancellor as the clear chief executive.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Emmett B. Fields (1924-2005) biographical file
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2010-12-15
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

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