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James H. Weaver Papers

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Jim Weaver was head football coach at Wake Forest College, 1933-36, and Athletic Director, 1937-54. He coached golf and football at Wake Forest College. He served as the first Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), 1954-70. He was also a Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve.

His papers consist of biographical data, correspondence files, legal documents, photographs, and his professional files relating to his work as Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference and as a participant in the Collegiate Commissioners Association. Correspondence of his wife Kate Dunn Weaver with her mother is also included.

Biographical and Historical Note

Jim Weaver was head football coach at Wake Forest College, 1933-36, and Athletic Director, 1937-54. He coached golf and football at Wake Forest College. He served as the first Commissioner of the  Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), 1954-70. He was also a Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve.

Collection Overview

His papers consist of biographical data, correspondence files, legal documents, photographs, and his professional files relating to his work as Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference and as a participant in the Collegiate Commissioners Association. Correspondence of his wife Kate Dunn Weaver with her mother is also included.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File
    • Biographical data, (1970-1983) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Memorials / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Correspondence
    • A, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • B, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Barrow, Harold Marion, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • C, (1959-1970) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carlyle, Irving Edward, (1954) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • D, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • E, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • F, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • G, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • H, (1954-1971) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • J, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 13
    • Joyner, Bill, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 14
    • K, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 15
    • L, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 16
    • M, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 17
    • Mc, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 18
    • N, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 19
    • O, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 20
    • P, (1951-1970) / Box 1 Folder 21
    • Poteat, Hubert McNeill, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 22
    • R, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 23
    • S, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 24
    • Sanford, Terry, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 25
    • Scales, James Ralph, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 26
    • T, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 27
    • Tribble, Harold Wayland, (1954) / Box 1 Folder 28
    • U, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 29
    • V, (1970) / Box 1 Folder 30
    • W, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 31
    • War-Navy Departments, Washington, DC, (1943-1945) / Box 1 Folder 32
    • Weaver, James H, (1938-1945) / Box 1 Folder 33
    • Weaver, Kate [Dunn]
      •  (1937-1938) / Box 1 Folder 34
      •  (1962-1970) / Box 1 Folder 35
    • Z, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 36
    • First name only, (1954-1970) / Box 1 Folder 37
  • Legal Documents
    • Deacon Club Foundation, Inc. Charter. Documents of, (Feb. 12, 1985.) / Box 1 Folder 38
  • Pictorial Materials
    • Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner's Conferences
      • Colorado Springs, Colorado, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 39
      • Coronado, CA?, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 40
      • Evanston, Illinois, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 41
      • Mackinaw Island, Michigan? (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 42
      • Miami, Florida, (1963) / Box 1 Folder 43
      • Tucson, Arizona, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 44
      • Virginia Beach, Virginia?, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 45
    • Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner's Conferences. Wives, Colorado Springs, CO, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 46
    • Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opens at Coliseum with four game caricature. The News and Observer, (March 5, 1959.) / Box 1 Folder 47
    • Broadmoor Hotel, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 48
    • Crosson, Ruth, Rose Larson, McNeill, Knight, Henrietta Gardner, Nancy Kellough, Suzi Wilson, Midge Haarlow, Ruth Hammerbeck, Beth Romney, Fran Reed, Dorothy Wilson (standing: Peg Wade, Brook Curtis/ Howard Grubb, Kate Weaver, Kay Shiebler, Reaves, Peters, Lyda Knight, Nadine Schmidt (first row), (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 49
    • Heath, "Fats", (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 50
    • Orange Bowl Festivities, Miami, Florida, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 51
    • Weaver, James H.
      • at home, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 52
      • at home with a shotgun, Greensboro, North Carolina, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 53
      • Emory, Virginia, (March 29, 1903) / Box 1 Folder 54
      • Fishing, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 55
      • "Operation Football," University of Virginia, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 56
      • With a football, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 57
      • With his dog, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 58
      •  (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 59
    • Weaver, James H., Walter Holton, Zeb Stevens, etc., Wake Forest College, early 1930s / Box 1 Folder 60
    • Weaver, James H. and Kate [second wife] at a restaurant, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 61
    • Weaver, James H. and Kate at a stadium, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 62
    • Weaver, James H. and Kate with Wallace and Peggy Wade. A side trip while at Colorado Springs, CO, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 63
    • Weaver, James H. and Emil Larson, R. E. Peters, E. L. Romney, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 64
    • Weaver, James H. and others. Southern Conference meeting, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 65
    • Weaver, Kate [Dunn], Mary Cameron, and Edna Tatum. Governor's Mansion, Raleigh, North Carolina, (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 66
    • Wooten, Louise [first wife], (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 67
  • Professional Files
    • Atlantic Coast Conference (Atlantic Coast Conference). Clippings
      •  (1954-1955) / Box 1 Folder 68
      •  (1956) / Box 1 Folder 69
      •  (1957-1958) / Box 1 Folder 70
      •  (1959) / Box 1 Folder 71
      •  (1960-1965) / Box 1 Folder 72
      •  (1966-1979) / Box 1 Folder 73
      • Family connections of Jim Weaver, Florence Stacy (mother), and C. C. Weaver (father) / Box 1 Folder 74
    • Atlantic Coast Conference (Atlantic Coast Conference). Ladies Directory, (1974-1977.) / Box 1 Folder 75
    • Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dedication of., (n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 76
    • Collegiate Commissioners Association
      • Directories, (1967-1969) / Box 1 Folder 77
      • Manual of Football Officiating for Five Man Crews, (1971-1972) / Box 1 Folder 78
      • Minutes of the 13th Annual Meeting. Hotel Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO, (July 9-13, 1970) / Box 1 Folder 79
    • Tar Heels of the Week, (January 15, 1950-May 16, 1965) / Box 1 Folder 80

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Weaver, James H. (James Harvey), 1903-1970
Title
James H. Weaver Papers,
ID
MS435
Date [inclusive]
1937-1985
Extent
1.5 linear feet  1 banker's box
General Physical Description note
1.25  1

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
MS435, James H. Weaver Papers, 1937-1985, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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