Theodore Sanders Stern papers
This group of personal papers relates primarily to Stern's active participation in civic organizations. The collection is broken into two sections with Part A dealing with his civic activities while he was President of the College of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) and Part B containing information about his continuing involvement in community organizations after his retirement from the College in 1979. Part A of this collection is largely about Stern's volunteer work with Charleston civic organizations including, but not limited to the following: (1) Boy Scouts of America (as President of the Coastal Carolina Council and as a member of the Regional Executive Committee). (2) Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce (as a member of its Board of Directors; Chairman, Steering Committee for Trident 2000; Chairman, Trident Area Human Services Council; and Chairman, Trident Forum for the Handicapped). (3) Rotary Club (President, Rotary Club of Charleston; Governor, Rotary District 774). (4) United Way of Charleston (Chairman). (5) First Presbyterian Church (Elder). Part A also includes files of general correspondence from 1965-1978, a separate correspondence with Robert Moses (a New York administrator and a cousin of Stern), and information relating to Stern's Naval career from 1940- 1968. Part B includes extensive files on the study for a proposed merger of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina in 1980-1981, general correspondence largely dating from 1979-1999, recent honors and awards, and photographs. The records of Stern's presidency are described separately as part of the College of Charleston Archives and the records of his work with Spoleto Festival, USA are primarily in the Spoleto Archives. Additional information is available in a separately described collection of Stern's scrapbooks.
- Stern, Theodore Sanders (Person)
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President of the College of Charleston, 1968-1978; retired Navy Captain and former commanding officer of the Naval Supply Center, Charleston (S.C.); alumnus of Johns Hopkins University; civic leader.
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- Boy Scouts of America
- Charleston Chamber of Commerce (Charleston, S.C.)
- Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce
- College of Charleston
- College of Charleston -- Presidents
- First Presbyterian Church (Charleston, S.C.)
- Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007 -- Correspondence
- Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 -- Correspondence
- Naval Supply Center (Charleston, S.C.)
- Rotary Club (Charleston, S.C.)
- Stern, Theodore Sanders
- Trident United Way (Charleston, S.C.)
- University of Charleston, South Carolina
- community organizations
- printed ephemera
- Inventory of the Theodore Sanders Stern Papers, 1933-1999
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