Interior of the Sandor Teszler Library

Norton, Clarence Clifford, 1896-1981

Papers, 1925-1981
MSS Norton
3.3 cubic feet, in 4 boxes

Biographical note:  Clarence Clifford Norton was born in Benton, Mississippi in 1896.  A graduate of Millsaps College, he took a master’s degree at Emory and a doctorate in sociology at the University of North Carolina.  He joined the Wofford faculty in 1925 as a professor of sociology and political science.  He was a Methodist minister and a member of the South Carolina Annual Conference.  He traveled in and wrote about Africa, publishing several articles on South Africa.  He became dean of the college in 1942, serving in that position until 1953.  For several years in the late 1940s, Norton was dean of administration while President Walter K. Greene served as president of both Wofford and Columbia College.  In 1951-52, following Greene’s retirement, Norton was acting president.  Returning to teaching, Norton remained on the faculty until his retirement in 1966.  Around Wofford, Norton was perhaps most famous for his reading of “A Christmas Carol” on campus and all over the state each Christmas.  Norton was also a cartoonist and caricaturist, drawing a regular cartoon in the South Carolina Methodist Advocate and other publications.  He died in Hendersonville, NC in 1981. 

Organization note: Organized into 5 series – personal papers; caricatures and cartoons; college papers; publications; and photographs

Access note: Unrestricted

Summary note:  The papers are a mixture of publications, personal papers, college papers, and caricatures.  The college papers reflect administrative issues, financial, athletic, and other concerns, especially in the years from 1945 to 1953.  The personal papers consist largely of correspondence on various subjects.  The caricatures and cartoons series consists mostly of prints of his drawings and of the published newspaper clippings of his cartoons. 

Citation:  Cite as: Papers of Clarence Clifford Norton, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location:  Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Related material:  See Papers of Walter K. Greene, Papers of Francis Pendleton Gaines, Jr.

Administrative notes:  Accessioned by Herbert Hucks.  Arranged and described by Jonathan Shealy and Phillip Stone.  Processing completed in March 2007. 

Finding Aid:  Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 – Series 1 – Personal materials

Norton Papers- Administrative Documents
Norton Papers- Biographical Data
Norton Papers- C.C. Norton Obituaries
Norton’s Papers- Norton’s Favorite caricature of himself
Norton Papers- Norton Family File
Norton Papers- Photographs
Norton, Clarence Clifford:  Courses- Lectures- Prayers, Readings of A Christmas Carol
Norton Papers – Rotary materials
Norton Papers - Correspondence:  Miscellaneous
Norton Papers- Articles
Norton Papers- Southern Christian Advocate/ Religious writings
Norton Papers- Wofford History

Series 2 – Caricatures and Cartoons

Norton Papers – The Art of Caricature materials
Norton Papers- Caricatures and Cartoons- Original Pencil drawings – 9 folders
Norton Papers- Caricatures and Cartoons- “Church Folks” 14 folders
Norton Papers- Caricatures and Cartoons- Drawing Prints – 16 folders


Box 2
Series 3 - College Papers

Accountant-Harold Smithyman (1949-1950)
Accountant-Harold Smithyman (1951-1952)
Letters-Admissions (Misc.)
Assn. For Higher Education (8th Nat. Conference on Higher Education)
Athletics (Budgets)
Athletics (Business Manager)
Athletics (Cigar Bowl)
Athletics (Committee Minutes)
Athletics (Correspondence) 2 folders
Athletics (Correspondence, S.I.A.A.)  (1946-1947)
Athletics (Correspondence, S.I.A.A.)  (1948-1950)
Athletics (Coach Phil Dickens)
Athletics (Faculty Committee)
Athletics (game reports)
Athletics (game schedules)
Athletics (Intercollegiate, general)
Athletics (J.V. Football)
Athletics (Proposed Carolina Conference 1948)
Athletics (Proposed Carolina Conference 1949)
Athletics (Proposed Carolina Conference 50+)
Athletics (Regulations)
Athletic Scholarships (1950-1951)
Athletics (S.I.A.A. Member College Lists)
Athletics (Southern Conference and S.I.A.A. Constitution and By-laws)
Athletics (Wofford, Furman, Davidson)
National Commission on Accrediting
Atomic Education
Board of Education of the Methodist Church
Report to Board of Trustee, February 5, 1952
Board of Trustees Meeting February 5, 1952
Board of Trustees Meeting May 19, 1952, May 30, 1952
Budgets 1952-1953
Buice, W.E.
Cafeteria (Crotty Brothers)
Chapel Talks
Columbia College (General Correspondences)
Commencement Exercises (1953)
Correspondence – General (3 folders)
Davis, Jos. K. (Mrs. Ella Mae)
Dean of Administration, Report to President and Board of Trustees 1950-1951
Dean of Students (general)
Dean of Students (Student Employment)
Department of Education- State of South Carolina
Discipline Committee
Examinations 1st Semester Discipline Cases
Faculty Club
Faculty Insurance- (T.I.A.A.)
Faculty Meetings (Business)
Faculty- Miscellaneous
Faculty Personal Information
Faculty 1953-1954
Faculty (Economics) 1953- 1954
Faculty (Biology) 1953-1954
Fellowships and Scholarships
Finances- Budget
Finances- Donations
Finances- General
Finances- Student Loan Funds
Finances- United Investment Counsel
Foreign Students
Form Letters- Financial Aid
Form Letters- Housing
Form Letters- King Teens
Form Letters- Student/ Graduate
Form Letters- Summer School
Form Letters- Warnings
Gaines Inauguration Invitations July- September 1952
Gaines Inauguration Invitations October 1952
Gaines Inauguration Invitations November 1952
Greneker, T. B. Jr.
History of Wofford College (David Duncan Wallace)
Honorary Degrees
Inaugurations of Presidents
Miscellaneous “K”
Library
Logan, S.F.
Lyceum
“L” Miscellaneous

Box 3

Series 3-College Papers (continued)

Master of Arts Degree (Instruction)
Methodist College Foundation of S.C.
Mailing Memos (correspondence with the US Postal Service)
Military Affairs
Military Affairs- est. of ROTC
Ministerial Students
“M” Miscellaneous
Phi Beta Kappa
Wofford College By-Laws

Series 1 – Personal Papers, continued

Personal Correspondence 1
Personal Correspondence 2
Personal Correspondence 3
Personal Correspondence 4
Personal Correspondence 5
Personal Correspondence 6
Personal- Africa
Personal- Athletics
Personal- Church Correspondences 1
Personal- Church Correspondences 2
Personal- Church Correspondences 3
Personal Expenses
Personal- General Education 1
Personal- General Education 2
Personal- General Education 3
Personal- Lake Junaluska
Lake Junaluska
Lake Junaluska Assembly- Board of Trustee Minutes
Personal- Military
Personal- Photo Ops.
Personal- Publications
Personal- Race Relations
Personal- Speeches and Recitations

Series 4 - Publications

Enriching Family Life
South Africa 
Life in South Africa
South Africa – World Outlook
History of the Rotary Club 1916-1968
A Cartoon Commentary on Church Folks
Among People in South Ireland
Sketch on Wofford College for Cyclopedia of World Methodism
Subject Matter, The Student, and the Teacher
Primitive Life in South Africa
Christian Attitude toward the Servant
Magazine Articles- Children’s Upbringing
Magazine Articles- Christian Society
Magazine Articles- Education
Magazine Articles- Marriage
Juvenile Court Record- Spartanburg County (1923-1933)

Box 4

Series 5 -Photographs
Newspaper
 Spartanburg Herald, Nov. 6, 1940
Spartanburg Journal, Dec. 11, 1941
 Spartanburg Herald, Nov. 11, 1942
 Spartanburg Journal Extra, April 12, 1945
 Spartanburg Herald, April 13, 1945
 Spartanburg Herald-Journal, May 7, 1945
 Johannesburg Daily Mail, July 22, 1939
Photographs from Africa – 19 items