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Alumni and Communications Development. Vice President for Alumni Activities and Public Relations. Charles Sylvester Greene Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Charles Sylvester Green was a Wake Forest alumnus, clergyman, newspaper editor, freelance writer, and Vice President of Wake Forest College. This collection contains subject files, church committee and association files, correspondence, Bowman Gray School of Medicine materials, and Wake Forest alumni and public relations materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

Charles Sylvester Green was clergyman, newspaper editor, and college president.

Green was born September 23, 1900 in Greensburg, KY to Thomas Madison and Rosealthea Buck Green. He received his B.A. (1922) and M.A (1926) from Wake Forest College. He received a Bachelor of Divinity from Duke University (1930) and a Master of Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary (1954).

Green was president of Coker College in Hartsville, SC (1936-1943) and later became the editor of the Durham Morning Herald. He was also the Executive Vice President of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina (1950-1955), which was an agency formed to assist in the development of the medical school and hospital at the University of North Carolina. In 1955 he became the Vice President of Wake Forest College until he became the Vice President of William Jewell College in 1958. He retired in 1971, but continued to work as a free-lance writer.

Green married Mary Morris on June 8, 1926. They had two children, Nancy Rose and Charles Morris. Green died in Statesville on January 10, 1980.

Collection Overview

This collection contains subject files, church committee and association files, Bowman Gray School of Medicine materials, correspondence, and Wake Forest alumni and public relations materials.

Collection Inventory

  • Baptist Pastor's Conferences
    • Associations box 1
      • Buncombe (1958) folder 13
      • Cabarrus (1958) folder 14
      • Dan Valley (1958) folder 15
      • Flat River (1958) folder 16
      • Piedmont (1958) folder 17
      • Liberty (1958) folder 18
      • Mecklenburg (1958) folder 19
      • Mt. Zion (1958) folder 20
      • Raleigh (1958) folder 21
      • Randolph (1958) folder 22
      • South Yadkin (1958) folder 23
      • Surry (1958) folder 24
      • Yadkin (1958) folder 25
    • Correspondence (1958) box 1 folder 26
    • B. F. Goodrich (1955-1956) box 1 folder 27
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    • Advisory Council (1955) box 1 folder 28
    • Alumni (1955-1957) folder 29
    • Building Fund (1955-1957) folder 30
    • Campaign (1956-1957) folder 31
    • Conferences (1955) folder 32
    • Correspondence (1956-1957) folder 33
    • Graylyn Youth Center (1955) folder 34
    • Replacement Portrait of Odus M. Mull (1955) box 1 folder 35
  • Ford Foundation
    • Correspondence (1962-1970) box 1 folder 57
    • Grants (1965-1969) folder 58
    • Newsletter (1967-1968) folder 59
    • Newsletter (1969) folder 60
    • Newsletter (1970-1971) folder 61
    • Purpose and Goals (1967-1969) folder 62
    • Wake Forest College Ecumenical Institute Proposal (1967) folder 63
    • Wake Forest College Urban Institute Proposal (1968) box 1 folder 64
  • Hasty, B. Frank
    • Correspondence (1958) box 1 folder 72
    • Reports
      • (1952) box 1 folder 73
      • (1953) folder 74
      • (1954) folder 75
      • (1955) folder 76
      • (1956) folder 77
      • (1957-1958) box 1 folder 78
  • Long Range Planning Committee
    • Committee members (1957) box 2 folder 84
    • Correspondence (1957) box 2 folder 85
    • Meeting (1957 December 6) box 2 folder 86
    • Minutes (1957 April 26 and September 27) box 2 folder 87
    • Needs (1955-1957) folder 88
    • Needs. Faculty Proposals (1954-1957) folder 89
    • Steering Committee Minutes (1957 June 28) folder 90
    • Winston-Salem Campaign (1948-1957) box 2 folder 91
  • North Carolina Baptist Associations
    • Association Moderators (1957) box 2 folder 96
    • Associations
      • Alexander (1957) box 2 folder 97
      • Alleghany (1957) folder 98
      • Ashe (1957) folder 99
      • Brier Creek (1957) folder 100
      • Brushy Mountain (1957) folder 101
      • Caldwell (1957) folder 102
      • Mecklenburg (1957) folder 103
      • Mt. Zion (1957) folder 104
      • South Yadkin (1957) folder 105
      • Surry (1957) folder 106
      • Yadkin (1957) folder 107
    • Brochures and Newsletters (1956) box 2 folder 108
    • Correspondence (1957) box 2 folder 109
    • Schedule of Associational Meetings (1957 September-October) box 2 folder 110
  • Subject Files
    • Admissions. Letters to high school students (1957-1958) box 1 folder 1
    • Alcoa Foundation (1957) folder 2
    • Alexander, Eben (1956-1958) folder 3
    • Amen, Paul J. (1956-1958) folder 4
    • Aycock, A. L. Orr Etchings for Wake Forest College (1958) folder 5
    • Bagley, Nancy Reynolds (1956) folder 6
    • Baptist Church Campaigns for Wake Forest College (1,500,000 Campaign) box 1
      • Associational Pledges (1956-1957) folder 7
      • Baptist State Convention (North Carolina) (1952-1955) folder 8
      • Church Pledges (1951-1957) folder 9
      • Committee of Seventeen (1953-1955) folder 10
      • Correspondence (1951-1953) folder 11
    • Baptist Education Study Task (BEST) (1965-1967) folder 12
    • Bryan Foundation (1958) box 1 folder 36
    • Carlisle, Horace (1957) folder 37
    • Carmichael Printing County (1956-1958) folder 38
    • Carnegie Corporation (undated) folder 39
    • Champion Paper and Fiber County (1957) folder 40
    • Charles Lee Smith Rare Book Collection (1958) folder 41
    • Chatham College (1958) folder 42
    • Christian Education Day (1957) folder 43
    • Christian Education Day (1958) folder 44
    • Christian Higher Education (1965) folder 45
    • Commencement (1957-1958) folder 46
    • Davis Chapel Dedication (1956-1958) folder 47
    • Deacon Club (1956) folder 48
    • Dow Chemical County (1957) folder 49
    • Dow Jones Foundation (1958) folder 50
    • Educational Directory of North Carolina (1959-1960) folder 51
    • Edwards and Broughton Printing County (1955-1958) folder 52
    • Efird, J. B., Jr. (1955-1956) folder 53
    • Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists. Re: Norman W. Cox (1956) folder 54
    • Enka Foundation (1955-1957) folder 55
    • Football tickets (1955-1956) box 1 folder 56
    • Forsyth County Commission on Public Solicitation (1956-1958) box 1 folder 65
    • Foundations (North Carolina) (1954) box 1 folder 66
    • Founder's Day (1957) box 1 folder 67
    • General Electric. Re: J. Whitney Bunting (1955-1957) box 1 folder 68
    • General Motors Corporation (1957) box 1 folder 69
    • Gulf Oil Corporation (1957) box 1 folder 70
    • Hammer Galleries (1957) box 1 folder 71
    • Howler, Promotional Literature (1964) box 1 folder 79
    • Hunt, W. Bryce (1955-1958) box 2 folder 80
    • "Inside Deaconland," Radio Program (1957-1958) box 2 folder 81
    • Lawyers and Bankers of North Carolina. Correspondence (undated) box 2 folder 82
    • Long, E. A. (1955) box 2 folder 83
    • McCracken, Sallie (1955) box 2 folder 92
    • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Trustees (undated) box 2 folder 93
    • Memorial Plaques (1957) box 2 folder 94
    • National Merit Scholarship Corporation (1957) box 2 folder 95
    • North Carolina Manufacturing Firms, Directory (1956) box 2 folder 111
    • Night School Program (undated) folder 112
    • Old Gold and Black Student Aid Fund, Wake Forest College (undated) box 2 folder 113
    • Old Town Club (1955) folder 114
    • Operation Welcome (1956) folder 115
    • Orientation Program (1957) folder 116
    • Pfeiffer Foundation (undated) folder 117
    • Proctor and Gamble County (1957) folder 118
    • Purchase Orders (1956-1958) folder 119
    • Radio Station WFDD-FM (1955-1957) folder 120
    • Robinson Memorial Fund (1955) folder 121
    • Royster, Hubert A. (1957-1958) folder 122
    • Sadye Stephenson Sykes Scholarship (1957-1958) folder 123
    • Sammon, Margaret (1957) folder 124
    • Scholarships (1957) folder 125
    • Scott Paper County Scholarships (1955) folder 126
    • Seventeen Year Report of the Administration of Wake Forest College (1950-1967) folder 127
    • Smith, Kline and French Foundation (1953-1956) folder 128
    • Smith, J. E. (1956-1958) folder 129
    • Soule Fund (1956) folder 130
    • South Carolina Alumni. List (1957) folder 131
    • Spencer, Leon P. (1955-1958) folder 132
    • Stanly County Fund Drive (1955) folder 133
    • Student Health and Psychological Service Center blueprints (1966) folder 134
    • Supply requisitions (1957) folder 135
    • Teague, L. W. (1955-1957) folder 136
    • Texas County (1957) folder 137
    • Travel expense vouchers (1954) box 2 folder 138
    • Trust Officers of North Carolina Banks (1957) box 2 folder 139
    • US Steel Foundation (1957) box 2 folder 140
    • Van Bergen Bell Foundries, Inc. (1956) box 2 folder 141
  • Wake Forest College
    • Enlargement Fund (1954-1955) box 2 folder 142
    • Financial Reports (1951-1954) folder 143
    • Financial Reports (1956-1959) folder 144
    • Historical sketch (1965) folder 145
    • Law School dedication (1957) folder 146
    • Minister's Alumni Association (1956-1957) folder 147
    • Notables (1964) folder 148
    • Objectives and purpose (undated) folder 149
    • Staff and faculty codes (1956) folder 150
    • Winston-Salem Campus Dedication Committees (1956) folder 151
    • Invitation lists (1956) folder 152
    • Memoranda (1956) box 2 folder 153
    • Winston-Salem Campus Development Fund (1959) folder 154
    • Winston-Salem Campus Development Fund donations (1954-1957) folder 155
    • Winston-Salem Campus Development Fund donor Kit (undated) box 2 folder 156
    • Wendt, Robert L. (1958) folder 157
    • Western Electric Scholarship (1956) folder 158
    • Winston-Salem Foundation. Trustees (1958) folder 159
    • Yelanjuan, Louis. Cherry Hill Coffee Shop (1957-1958) folder 160
    • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (1956) box 2 folder 161

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Alumni and Communications Development. Vice President for Alumni Activities and Public Relations. Charles Sylvester Green Records
ID
RG3.12
Date [inclusive]
1955-1958
Extent
2.6 Linear Feet  2 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Finley Turner 2020 May
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Alumni and Communications Development. Vice President for Alumni Activities and Public Relations. Charles Sylvester Green Records (RG3.12), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.harles. 

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