Agnes Ellen Harris was a pioneer in programs for women. She was dean of women at both Auburn University (1922-27) and the University of Alabama (1927-52), and was dean of the School of Home Economics at Alabama from 1931 until her death.
A measure of her influence with students, parents, alumni, and all Alabamians was evidenced by the participation of the more than 4,000 individuals whose contributions exceeded a goal of $20,000 for the Agnes Ellen Harris Graduate Scholarship for Women at the University of Alabama.
Hers was a full life, unselfishly devoted to the University of Alabama and the state of Alabama and characterized by a genuine concern for and understanding of others.
Corolla.. University of Alabama. 1928.
Harris, Agnes Ellen. Letters to John McKensie Cory, 23 February 1940, 7 February 1941, 18 February 1941, and 3 March 1941. University of Alabama Special Collections.
-----. Letters to W. Stanley Hoole, 18 September 1946, 27 September 1947, 10 February 1949, and 29 February 1952. University of Alabama Special Collections.
Todhunter, E. Neige. Agnes Ellen Harris, July 17, 1883-December 18, 1952. A tribute By E. Neige Todhunter presented at the Alumnae Day Luncheon, 2 May 1953, University of Alabama.
University, Alabama. Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. W. Stanley Hoole Special Collections. Agnes Harris Papers. Correspondence and records, 1919-1945.
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame