Edwin A. Alderman

Edwin A. Alderman

Edwin A. Alderman

Associated Building(s): Alderman Residence Hall;

Other Relationships: Professor of Education, University President

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina

Lifespan: 1861-05-15/1931-04-29

Race: White

Sex: Male

Relationship(s) to University: Administrator, Alumni, Professor

Era(s): Gilded Age, Reconstruction, World War I

Involvement(s): Progressivism, White Supremacy, Women's Rights

Narrative: https://unchistory.web.unc.edu/building-narratives/alderman-residence-hall-2/

More info: http://ncpedia.org/biography/alderman-edwin-anderson

Latitude/Longitude: 34.212511, -77.877758

Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931) was a UNC alumn who pursued a career in teaching. He was a prominant figure in the Southern education movement. He was a conductor of the State Teacher’s Institutes before founding two universities and then as custodian of the UNC library. He then became the first professor of History and Philosophy of education. He became president of UNC in 1896 and campaigned the Board of Trustees to allow the first women to enroll at UNC.

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