John C. Campbell
|John C. Campbell|
|Born||14 September 1867
Brasstown, North Carolina
|Known for||2nd President of Piedmont College and inspiration of John C. Campbell Folk School|
|Title||President of Piedmont College|
|Predecessor||Charles C. Spence|
|Successor||Henry Clinton Newell|
|Spouse(s)||Olive Dame Campbell|
John Charles Campbell (14 September 1867 – 1919) was an American educator and reformer noted for his survey of social conditions in the southern Appalachian region of the United States during the early 1900s. He served a term as president of Piedmont College from 1904-1907.
Campbell was born to Gavin and Anna Barbara Campbell, and grew up in Steven's Point, Wisconsin. He graduated from Williams College in 1892 and received a bachelor of divinity degree from Andover Theological Seminary in 1895.
Campbell studied education and theology in New England before traveling to the Southern United States. There he outfitted a wagon to serve as a mobile house as he interviewed working people, particularly farmers.
- Lane, Mary Charlotte Ed.D (1997). Centennial History of Piedmont College: 1897-1997. Demorest, Ga.: Piedmont College. pp. 1–228.
- Davis, David J. (April 1928). "Professor Campbell". Mountain Life and Work. 4 (1).
- "John C. Campbell Folk School: A Unique History". Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- Inventory of the John Charles Campbell and Olive D. Campbell Papers, 1865-1965, in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.