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Collection Glenn L. Clayton papers
Title Glenn L. Clayton papers
Accession number 09-10
Admin/Biographical History Dr. Glenn L. Clayton was born October 31, 1910 in New Lebanon, Ohio. He is married to Janet Stunz Clayton of Dayton, Ohio. Their two children are John of Ashland and Glenn II in ALexandria, Virginia. Dr. Clayton was graduated from the public school in New Lebanon, Ohio in 1926. He went on to earn a B.S. in Education (cum laude) from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio in 1932. He pursued graduate study at Ohio State University earning an M. A. in French and a Ph. D. in History in 1948.

His experience in teaching began in 1933 when he served as a public school teacher. In 1938 he began working as a high school principal, and from 1941 to 1945 he served as Superintendent of Schools in New Lebanon, Montgomery County, Ohio. In addition, he worked as a sales agent for New York Life Insurance Company from 1945 to 1948. His appointment as president of Ashland College occurred in June of 1948, and ended with his retirement on June 30, 1977.

After retireing as president he returned to Ashland University in 1981 as a general consultant and accepted an assignment as director of Endowment Clubs. Working with alumni and friends of the university he promoted endowment giving and general university awareness through personal contact and, where sufficient interest was apparent, through the holding of roundtable luncheons and dinners in many areas.

His professional activities included the following contributions.

President, National Laymen's Association of the Brethren Church 1947.
National Moderator, Brethren Church 1950.
Charter Member, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.
Executive Board and Past President, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.
Executive Board and Past President, Ohio College Association.
Member, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.
Director, Ohio Chamber of Commerce-member of nominating committee.
Member, Ashland Chamber of Commerce-member, Civic Development Committee.
Advisory Member, Ohio Board of Regents.
Past President and Executive Board, Rotary Club.
Member, Johnny Appleseed Area Council of Boy Scouts.
Active in North Central Association of Colleges.
Member, North Central Commission on Collective Bargaining.
Active in Association of American Colleges.
Active in American council of Education.
Past Director of Independent College Funds of America.
Member, National Commission on Manpower Coservation.

In addition, Dr. Clayton received the following awards.

Phi Beta Kappa, Scholastic Honorary.
Kappa Delta Pi, Education.
Kappa Pi Kappa, Eudcation.
Phi Alpha Theata, History.
Beta Pi Theta, French
Ashland Community Service Award 1959, Rotary Club.
Dedication of Clayton Hall.
Twenty Year Observance.
Twenty-five Year Observance.

Dr. Glenn L. Clayton died July 10, 2006 following a brief illness.




Caption Dr. Glenn L. Clayton
Catalog Number 09-10
Creator Glenn Lowell Clayton
Dates of Accumulation 1948 to 1978
Imagefile 001\0910.JPG
Notes Inventory

RSB 1-general files.
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1959
1961
1962
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
GLC diary
1970
1971
1972
1974
1975
1977
GLC 1977 calendar
1978
1980
Ashland College folders, samples of stationary
1978

RSB 2-Correspondence files and books
Biographies of Glenn L. Clayton
1947
1950-54
1956
1957
1958
1959
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1969
no-date 1960?
1970
1971
1972
1973-76
No-date 1970?
Books Dr. clayton received as President of Ashland University. (See appendix A for listing by titles.

RSB 3-Awards, certificates, diplomas and mementos.
Ashland College placemats.
Ceramic plate AC eagle
3-drawings framed Memorial Chapel, Founders Hall.
emblem-task force ALFA
Poster-the four way test-Rotary Club
diplopma-Kappa Phi Kappa 1930
diploma-Beta Pi Theta 1930
diploma-Miami University 1932
certificatePhi Beta kappa 1932
diploma-Ohio State University-1937
diploma-Ohio State University 1948
community service award Rotary International 1959
diploma-Central Michigan University 1959
award-Ohio Foundation of Independent College, Inc. 1962



Object Name Manuscript
Scope & Content The papers of Glenn L. Clayton are divided into fie record storage boxes under the following areas.

RSB 1-General files contain printed information which Dr. Clayton received as president of Ashland University from 1947 to 1980, these files are arranged chronologically.

RSB 2-Biography, Correspondence files 1947-1976 and books.

RSB 3-Awards, certificates, diplomas and mementos received by Dr. Clayton from 1930 to 1986.

RSB 4-Newsclipping files 1949 to 1984 contain articles dealing with Ashland University. These articles were saved by Dr. Clayton during his years as president of Ashland University.

RSB 5-Speeches written by Dr. Clayton 1948 to 1977, Ashland College administrative handbook 1938, Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1957 to 1979, Women's Auxiliary 1970 to 1976, Photographs of Glenn L. Clayton, audio-tapes, 16mm film.

Rolled tube-Two limited edition prints Founders Hall and Library 1988.

File box containing research notes for the typed manuscript on the history of Ashland College written by Dr. Clayton 1978.

Note: on May 12, 1989 the name Ashland College was chagned to Ashland University by the Board of Trustees. In this finding aid both Ashland College and Ashland University refer to the same institution located in Ashland, Ohio.