William Ross Gordon began teaching at Berea in 1931 as a teacher in the Foundation-Junior High School. In 1932 he was promoted to the college department where he spent the next 36 years teaching philosophy and religion. Born in 1900 in South Carolina, Ross served in the United States Army from 1918 until 1922. He later secured his bachelor's degree from Drury College and in 1930 received his Bachelor of Divinity from the Union Seminary in New York. His Ph.D. in philosophy was granted by Columbia University in 1942.
Scope and Contents: These are the papers of W. Gordon Ross. The materials include correspondence, photographs, biographical information, manuscripts, copies of publications, and addresses and speeches he gave during his time at Berea College.