Vice President's Office for University Relations and Development Records, 1960-1987

Descriptive Summary

Title
Vice President's Office for University Relations and Development Records, 1960-1987
Creator
Vice President's Office for University Relations and Development
Extent
5.4 cubic feet, 9,000 Items, 12 Boxes
Finding Aid Author
Molly Clark and Lee Ann Eades
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
A variety of offices and individuals have assumed responsibility for public relations, alumni affairs, and institutional advancement at Eastern Kentucky University through the years. Initially, all campus publicity including composition of college publications was handled through the president's office, with assistance from a faculty advisory committee. With the creation of the Extension Division in 1918 under the direction of James R. Robinson, some publicity, placement of students into teaching positions, and alumni activities were assumed by the extention office. In 1936 President Herman L. Donovan appointed recent graduate Sam Beckley to the position of Assistant Director of Extension and Public Relations. Beckley performed a variety of tasks including alumni secretary, promoting athletic and academic events through press releases, editing college publications, and recruiting students. Beckley entered the military in 1942. Miss Mary Frances McKinney assumed the post of alumni secretary, with all other public relations functions handled through the president's office. In 1946 President W.F. O'Donnell wanted Beckley to return to Eastern to "revitalize the school's publicity." Beckley, however, took a position with the United States Veterans Affairs Department. Finally, in late 1947 D.J. Carty was hired as Director of Public Relations and in addition served as defacto Director of Extension. By 1950 the Extension Division and Placement Bureau reported to the Office of Public Relations. Paul Duncan assisted with sports publicity from 1950 to 1952. Student Donald R. Feltner directed sports publicity from 1952 to 1956. In 1956 Feltner accepted the position of Director of Publicity and Publications. From that time, except for a two-year hiatus 1957-1959, to the present Mr. Feltner has directed Eastern's public relations and institutional advancement activities in increasingly more responsible administrative positions--Director(1959-1965), Dean (1965-1970), and Vice President (1970-1983) of Public Affairs. In 1983 the office was reorganized into the Vice President for University Relations and Development. Currently, the offices of Alumni Affairs, Development, and Public Information report to the vice president. Responsibilities of the vice president's office include coordination of alumni and development programs, media relations, planned institutional marketing, the university's official publications program, and planned institutional public relations and promotional activities. The records in the inventory document selected special events, including the inaguration of President Hanly Funderburk in 1985, coordinated by the vice president's office from 1971 to 1987. The Subject Series reflects a small portion of the office's central subject files.

Contents of the Collection

Special Events Series

The Special Events Series of the Vice President's Office for University Relations and Development consists of three boxes of material arranged in alphabetical order by folder title and chronologically within each folder. The series covers the years 1971 to 1987 and deals with athletic and non-athletic events that this office arranged which happened at or around the Eastern Kentucky University campus. This includes Fort Boonesborough Restoration, Robert Martin Tribute Dinner, and the inauguration of Dr. Hanly Funderburk. All newspaper articles have been photocopied for preservation purposes.

Inventory

Appalachian State Football Game - November 13, 1971

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Bishop, Fred Hall Luncheon Dedication - August 3, 1972

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Centennial Ball - May 3, 1974

  • Box 1
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Centennial Pageant - May 1-2, 1974

  • Box 1
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Dorris, J.T. Luncheon and Portrait Unveiling - August 26, 1973

  • Box 1
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EKU vs. Middle Tennessee Basketball Televised Game - February 17, 1973

  • Box 1
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Faculty Retirement Dinner - 1979-1980

  • Box 1
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Faculty Retirement Dinner - 1982-1983

  • Box 1
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Faculty Retirement Dinner - 1984-1985

  • Box 1
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Faculty Retirement Dinner - 1986

  • Box 1
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Faculty Retirement Dinner - 1987

  • Box 2
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Ferrell, Herndon, Jaggers Portrait Unveiling - October 29, 1972

  • Box 2
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Fort Boonesborough Restoration - 1971

  • Box 2
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Funderburk Inauguration Luncheon - May 11, 1985

  • Box 2
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Funderburk Inauguration Printed Material - May 11, 1985

  • Box 2
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Funderburk Inauguration Remarks - May 11, 1985

  • Box 2
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Hood, Hughes, McDonough Plaque Unveiling - October 28-29, 1972

  • Box 2
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Indiana (PA.) and East Tennessee - 1972

  • Box 2
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Martin, Robert Tribute - September 16, 1976

  • Box 2
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Martin, Robert Tribute Addresses - September 16, 1976

  • Box 2
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Powell Appreciation Dinner - December 13, 1984

  • Box 2
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Powell Appreciation Dinner - December 13, 1984

  • Box 3
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Progress and Appreciation Day - 1971

  • Box 3
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Progress and Appreciation Day Luncheon - 1979

  • Box 3
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Progress Memorial Luncheon Bulletin Board Unveiling - 1973

  • Box 3
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Service Recognition Luncheon - 1978-1979

  • Box 3
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Service Recognition Luncheon - 1980-1981

  • Box 3
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Service Recognition Luncheon - 1982-1984

  • Box 3
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Service Recognition Luncheon - 1985-1987

  • Box 3
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Southeastern Louisiana Football Game - September 11, 1971

  • Box 3
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State Government Film and Breakfast - December 15, 1977

  • Box 3
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Van Hoose and Brewer Unveiling Ceremony and Luncheon - November 13, 1971

  • Box 3
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Subject Series

The Subject Series of the Vice President's Office for University Relations and Development consists of nine boxes of material arranged in alphabetical order by folder title and chronologically in each folder. The series covers the years 1960 to 1987 and deals with a variety of on and off campus issues and events. The series includes the plane crash in 1972, Madison County Bicentennial, Eastern-Western Athletic controversy, memorial of Dr. Herman Lee Donovan, granting of university status, and desegregation. All newspaper articles have been photocopied for preservation purposes.

Inventory

Academic Affairs Screening Committee - 1972-1973

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Achievement Award - 1967-1977

  • Box 4
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Admissions Policy - 1981-1983

  • Box 4
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Admissions/School Relations Consolidation - 1981

  • Box 4
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Affirmative Action - 1973-1977

  • Box 4
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Alumni Awards Banquet Correspondence - 1974

  • Box 4
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Alumni Baseball Reunion - 1981

  • Box 4
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Ambrose, Charles - 1975-1982

  • Box 4
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American Association of State Colleges and Universities - 1969-1975

  • Box 4
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American Association of State Colleges and Universities - 1986-1987

  • Box 4
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Attorney General Rulings - 1969

  • Box 4
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Band Day Committee - 1979-1980

  • Box 4
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Basketball - 1964-1970

  • Box 4
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Basketball-Max Good Named Coach - 1981

  • Box 4
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Basketball-NCAA Tournament - 1965

  • Box 4
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Bicentennial Celebration - 1973-1975

  • Box 4
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Bicknell, Rudy-Proposed Gift of Horses to University - 1972-1973

  • Box 4
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Black Students' Demands - 1969-1970

  • Box 5
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Board of Regents - 1960-1975

  • Box 5
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Caudill, Harry M.-Honorary Degree - 1970

  • Box 5
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Chamber of Commerce-Governor's Tour - 1973

  • Box 5
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CKEA Meeting - 1978-1979

  • Box 5
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College of Business Symposium - 1970

  • Box 5
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Colonel Club - 1978-1979

  • Box 5
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Colonel Club - 1979-1980

  • Box 5
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Colonel Club - 1980-1981

  • Box 5
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Colonel Club Questionnaires - 1982

  • Box 6
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Committee on Extended Services - 1963

  • Box 6
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Conference on Becoming a University - 1966

  • Box 6
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Conference on Improvement of the Institution - 1965

  • Box 6
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Council on Higher Education - 1962-July 1979

  • Box 6
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Council on Higher Education - October 1979-1980

  • Box 6
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Council on Higher Education Forum - 1982

  • Box 6
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Court House - 1966

  • Box 6
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Decanter (Mr. Pete Iovino) - 1974

  • Box 6
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Desegregation - 1980-1982

  • Box 6
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Donovan, Herman Lee, Dr. - 1964-1965

  • Box 6
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Dr. Dorris, Autobiography - 1963-1964

  • Box 6
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Eastern Progress - 1961-1981

  • Box 7
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Education Legislative Subcommittee - 1978-1980

  • Box 7
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Education in Perspective TV Show - N.D.

  • Box 7
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EKU University Press - 1966-1973

  • Box 7
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Estill County Night - 1968

  • Box 7
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Faculty Staff Directory - 1975-1984

  • Box 7
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Fire Engine Painting - 1975

  • Box 7
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Football - 1964-1971

  • Box 7
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Football Centennial - 1969

  • Box 7
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Football-Eastern/Western Controversy

  • Box 7
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Football-NCAA Playoffs - 1979-1981

  • Box 7
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Football-NCAA Playoffs - 1982-1983

  • Box 7
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Football-NCAA Playoffs Championship Games - 1979-1980

  • Box 7
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Football-Tangerine Bowl Reunion - 1979

  • Box 7
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Fort Boonesborough Dedication, Desk File - 1960-1974

  • Box 8
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Fort Boonesborough State Park - 1965-1975

  • Box 8
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Fraternities and Sororities - 1966

  • Box 8
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Freshman/New Student Record - 1979

  • Box 8
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Frost, Jack - 1976-1984

  • Box 8
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Governor's Creative Seminar - 1969

  • Box 8
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Hardesty, Michael - 1977-1978

  • Box 8
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Hetrick, Phyllis B., Dr. - 1970-1973

  • Box 8
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HEW Visit - 1979

  • Box 8
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Holihan, Ronald John - 1972

  • Box 8
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Information Booth - 1969

  • Box 8
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Inside Kentucky Sports - 1972

  • Box 8
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Interim Legislative Commission on Higher Education--Reports - 1971

  • Box 8
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International Volleyball Coaches Course - 1980-1983

  • Box 8
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Iranian Incident - 1979

  • Box 8
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Kentucky High School All-Star Games and Coaches Clinic - 1971

  • Box 8
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Kentucky Historical Events Celebration Commission--Annual

  • Box 8
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Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association - 1966-1971

  • Box 8
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Kentucky State Government Legislative Intern Program - 1969-1970

  • Box 8
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King, Martin Luther, Jr. - 1969

  • Box 8
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Lambert, Paul - 1973-1986

  • Box 8
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Law Enforcement - 1967-1971

  • Box 9
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Law Enforcement - 1972-1973

  • Box 9
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Law Enforcement News Releases - 1972-1973

  • Box 9
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Little League Kentucky State Senior League Championships - 1978

  • Box 9
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Madison County Bicentennial Celebration - 1981-1986

  • Box 9
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Methodist Church Conference - 1977-1984

  • Box 9
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Mini-Semester - 1982

  • Box 9
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Montage - 1978-1979

  • Box 9
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Moore, W.J. - 1944-1980

  • Box 9
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Mountain Laurel Festival - 1970-1971

  • Box 9
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Mulcahy, Bob - 1973

  • Box 9
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Murals - 1976

  • Box 9
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O'Donnell, W.F., Dr. - 1974

  • Box 9
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Palmore, Circuit Court Judge--Ruling on Personal Property - 1969

  • Box 9
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Plane Crash-10 Richmond Victims - 1972

  • Box 9
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Presidential Search-Appointment of Dr. Powell - 1974-1976

  • Box 10
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Progress-Fraternity Incident - 1979

  • Box 10
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Progress Memorial - 1973

  • Box 10
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R and R Day - 1981-1984

  • Box 10
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Rape Case-Football Players - 1981-1982

  • Box 10
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Reading Institute - 1966-1967

  • Box 10
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Reorganization--Placement - 1977

  • Box 10
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SACS Self Study - 1984-1985

  • Box 10
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SACS Self Study - 1985-1987

  • Box 10
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Shannon, Bill Coach - 1978-1979

  • Box 10
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Shuntich, Mary Ellen - 1982-1987

  • Box 10
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State Government Film and Breakfast - 1977

  • Box 10
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Student Council Letter - 1970

  • Box 10
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Student Power - 1968-1969

  • Box 10
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Student Publications Board - 1966-1971

  • Box 11
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Student Retention Steering Committee - 1973-1979

  • Box 11
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Taylor Yearbook Workshop - 1980

  • Box 11
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Taylor Yearbook Workshop - 1980-1981

  • Box 11
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Television Special WKYT-TV - 1973

  • Box 11
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This is Richmond - 1965

  • Box 11
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University Day Project Community Pride - 1966

  • Box 11
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University Inn Project - 1980

  • Box 11
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University Status - 1965-February 1966

  • Box 11
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University Status - February 1966-September 1966

  • Box 12
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University Status - 1966

  • Box 12
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University Status Endorsements - 1966

  • Box 12
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Upward Bound Project - 1965-1972

  • Box 12
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Vanhook, J.O. - 1970

  • Box 12
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Vocational Education Conference - 1973

  • Box 12
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War Demostration - 1970

  • Box 12
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Wesleyan Church National Conference - 1982-1983

  • Box 12
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Woodson, Marshall - 1986-1987

  • Box 12
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Yugoslavia Tour President Robert R. Martin - 1966-1967

  • Box 12
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