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  • Collection: Under Review: The Anderson-Sermon Controversy and Football's Role on the College Campus

"Pack Coaches and Captain," October 2, 1936,

Pictured are the NC State football coaches and captain for the 1936 season, with Heartley Anderson on the far left.

Testimony of Ralph Brimmley, December 18, 1936

By Ralph Brimmley:
Would you all like to know or have facts or suggestions on how you could get proof that there has been practically no sense of enforcing the Graham Plan this year? Would you all like the facts that the morals of our present State…

Testimony of Miss Bea Rowe, December 18, 1936

By Dean Cloyd:
Have remarks been made in your hearing as you have passed the Seventh Dormitory by students which caused you embarrassment and made it hard for you to go back and forth to your office?
By Miss Rowe:
Several times when I passed…

"Needed: A Sense of Values," January 8, 1937

The moot question of the State College Athletic Situation, like the much publicized Spanish Civil War, would seem to be entering its final stage. It has passed through the hands of Athletic Council, Faculty Council, Dean Harrelson, Doctor Graham.…

A.F. Greaves-Walker to Dr. Frank Graham, December 7, 1936

N.C. State professor of ceramic engineering A.F. Greaves-Walker wrote Dr. Graham in 1936. He testifies to Dr. Sermon's standing as a gentleman, and argues that the faculty believes they and all the coaches ought to be gentlemen who help improve…

Student Petition

A group of students wrote and circulated this petition to get rid of Coach Anderson. They argued that he did not provide the moral leadership the team needed.

Football Team Petition

The NC State College football team created and signed this petition in favor of retaining Coach Anderson

"Alumni Values," January 6, 1937

This Raleigh News and Observer article asserts that alumni need to remember NC State's educational purpose and not focus so heavily on the football team.

"Sweeping Changes Made in University Athletics," January 31, 1937

This article details the changes to NC State's athletic program following the 1936 Anderson-Sermon hearings.

Parker Rand to Dean Harrelson, December 7, 1936

Alumnus Parker Rand wrote to Dr. Graham about the football situation at NC State and expectations of football coaches.