Charles Coleman Thach (1860-1921)

President, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1902-1920)

In 1877 Thach graduated from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, where in 1885 he became Professor of English. 

In 1902 Thach was elected president of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, a position which he held until 1920.



 
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Inventory of the President's Records
Listing of the records generated by the President and his office during his tenure.  Arranged by subject.
Synopsis of the President's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
Chronicles the significant events of the President's term in office, including the activities of the schools and departments.
Synopsis of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees for the President's term
Provides another view of the events treated by the President in his Annual Reports.
Synopsis of the President's Correspondence
Letters between the President of the University and various political leaders within Alabama.  Provides insight into how the school has maneuvered through the state's political system.
History of Thach's Presidency
A short chapter about the major issues facing the President, written by Archives faculty members.

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