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Walter Jeffries Matherly Speeches and Writings

Identifier: Ms Coll. 023

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts of speeches and writings of Walter Jeffries Matherly, as well as reprints and actual publications. The manuscript titles are contained in boxes 1-5 and cover Matherly's years at Florida. Numbers in brackets next to a title indicate the number of versions for that title. Box 5 includes the manuscripts for his book, Business Education in the Changing South. Box 6 contain publications that were pulled from a deaccessioned collection entitled Professors in Print. The Matherly cards from Professors in Print have been reproduced and follow the folder list for the manuscript boxes. These include writings by Matherly prior to his appointment as dean in 1926.


  • 1919-1954



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Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Jeffries Matherly was born May 3, 1888 in Mackville, Kentucky. He received a B.A. from William Jewell College in Missouri and an M.A. from Washington University in 1916. He taught at the University of North Carolina before coming to the University of Florida in 1926 to organize its business school. Matherly was its first dean and served in that capacity until his death on September 25, 1954. He was the driving force in the creation of the Southern Economic Association and served as its first president.


2.3 Linear feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



Speeches and writings of University of Florida educator Walter Jeffries Matherly.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

A Guide to the Walter Jeffries Matherly Speeches and Writings
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December 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America