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Campbell, Arthur Carlyle

28 Nov. 1894–27 July 1977

See also: James Archibald Campbell, father; and Leslie Hartwell Campbell, brother.

A photograph of Dr. Carlyle Campbell from the 1940 Meredith College yearbook. Image from Archive.org.Arthur Carlyle Campbell, teacher and college president, was born in Buies Creek to James Archibald and Cornelia Frances Pearson Campbell. His preparatory education was at Buies Creek Academy and he received A.B. and M.A. degrees from Wake Forest College in 1911 and 1916, respectively. He also studied at Columbia University during the period 1920–23. The University of South Carolina awarded him the honorary LL.D. degree in 1929 and Wake Forest did the same in 1950. During the years 1911–17 and 1919–20 he was an instructor in English at Buies Creek Academy. In 1923 he joined the faculty of Coker College, Hartsville, S.C., as professor of English and head of the department and during the years 1925–36 he was president of Coker College. From 1937 until 1939 he was professor and head of the English department at North Carolina State College, and in 1939 he became president of Meredith College, a post he filled until his retirement in 1966. Campbell served a term as president of the North Carolina College Conference and of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. He was also a member of the State Education Commission, 1947–49, and an advisory member of the North Carolina Board of Higher Education, 1962–65. In 1917–18 Campbell was the ranking band sergeant of the Field Artillery Band and in 1918 was commissioned second lieutenant in the field artillery. During the year 1946–47 he was president of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Democrat, and a Baptist. In 1925 he was married to Marion Lee Newman and they were the parents of Virginia Lee (Mrs. Randy Stanford) and Carlyle. He was buried in Buies Creek.

References:

Raleigh News and Observer, 1 June 1958, 29 July 1977.

Who's Who in the South and Southwest (1952).

Additional Resources:

Weems, John E. "Arthur Carlyle Campbell." Annual of the 147th annual session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. [Cary, N.C.?]: Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 1978. 10-11. http://archive.org/stream/annualreportseri15bapt#page/n11/mode/2up (accessed October 9, 2013).

"Dr. Carlyle Campbell." The Oak Leaves. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.: The Student Body. 1966. 4-5. http://archive.org/stream/oakleaves1966bapt#page/n7/mode/2up (accessed October 9, 2013).

"Dr. Carlyle Campbell, A.B. M.A., LL.D. President." The Oak Leaves. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.: The Student Body. 1940. 13. http://archive.org/stream/oakleaves1940bapt#page/n15/mode/2up (accessed October 9, 2013).

Image Credits:

"Dr. Carlyle Campbell, A.B. M.A., LL.D. President." Photograph. The Oak Leaves. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.: The Student Body. 1940. 13. http://archive.org/stream/oakleaves1940bapt#page/n15/mode/2up (accessed October 9, 2013).

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