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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series A: Colleges and Schools

Series B: Coordinating Board

Series C: General Files

Series D: InterUniversity Council/The Association for Graduate Education and Research

Series E: Scholarships

Series F: Search Committees

University of Texas Arlington

W. A. Baker Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Arlington. Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Title: W. A. Baker Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1987
Identification: AR300
Extent: 30 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The office of vice president for Academic Affairs was created in 1959 when S. T. Keim was appointed. W. A. (Bill) Baker joined the administrative staff of UTA in 1971 as Dean of the Graduate School. He served as acting director of the Institute of Urban Affairs, 1971-1972. In 1972, he became acting vice president for Academic Affairs, succeeding Wendell Nedderman, who was appointed president of the university, and the following year Baker was appointed permanently to the position.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, and university search committee materials. These are the professional papers of W. A. (Bill) Baker as vice president for Academic Affairs. Included is correspondence with the various university colleges, schools, and departments, the coordinating board, committees of the university, and the office of the president. Also included are papers of vice presidents previously holding this office.

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Organization

Five accessions were combined to form Collection 300. To retain confidentiality, faculty evaluation forms, faculty evaluations, and reviews of deans and department chairmen were returned to Dr. Baker. The remaining material was interfiled and organized into six series:
  • Series A. Colleges and Schools
  • Series B. Coordinating Board
  • Series C. General Files
  • Series D. InterUniversity Council/The Association for Graduate Education and Research
  • Series E. Scholarships
  • Series F. Search Committees
The folders in each series have been arranged alphabetically and the material within each folder chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Baker, W. A.--Archives.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

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Separated Material

AR252: W.A. Baker Papers

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Transfer from W. A. Baker, 1976-1977, 1983, 1988.

Citation

W. A. Baker Papers, AR300, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Processing Information

To retain confidentiality, faculty evaluation forms, faculty evaluations, and reviews of deans and department chairmen were returned to Dr. Baker.

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Container List

 

Series A: Colleges and Schools

Box Folder
1 1 Academic Deans, 1968-1974
Memoranda.
2 Academic Deans, 1975-1976
Memoranda.
3 Academic Deans, 1977-1978
Memoranda.
4 Center for Professional Teacher Education, 1976-1978
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes.
5 Center for Professional Teacher Education, 1979-1980
Memoranda, correspondence, agreement, report.
6 Center for Professional Teacher Education, 1981
Memoranda, correspondence, brochure, objective report, publications, interim reports, minutes, list of legislative bills, agreement, report on tenure and promotion.
Box Folder
2 1 Center for Professional Teacher Education, 1982-1983
Memoranda, correspondence, reports, membership application, proposal, program requirement.
2 Center for Professional Teacher Education, 1984
Correspondence, memoranda, proposal, excerpt of catalog.
3 College of Business Administration, Accounting Department, 1974-1980, 1982
Correspondence, memoranda, report, request for administrative change.
4 College of Business Administration, Dean, 1975 - April, 1978
Memoranda, correspondence, interim objectives, report.
5 College of Business Administration, Dean, May, 1978 - 1982
Reports, memoranda, correspondence.
6 College of Business Administration, Economics Department, 1974-1978
Correspondence, memoranda, student opinion surveys.
Box Folder
3 1 College of Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Insurance and Law Division, 1978
Correspondence, memorandum.
2 College of Business Administration, Management Department, 1977-1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
3 College of Business Administration, Marketing Department, 1979-1980
Correspondence.
4 College of Business Administration, Site Visitation, 1971, 1973
Correspondence, memoranda, report.
5 College of Business Administration, Systems Analysis Division, 1977-1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
6 College of Engineering, Dean, 1974-1976
Memoranda, vitae, lists, statistical data, proposal, minutes.
7 College of Engineering, Dean, 1978-1980
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, list of degrees granted.
8 College of Engineering, Dean, 1981
Correspondence, memoranda, report, proposals, vitae.
9 College of Engineering, Dean, 1982
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, program guidelines, proposal.
10 College of Engineering, Dean, January - July, 1983
Memoranda, correspondence, report, statement, an act, newspaper article, program plan.
Box Folder
4 1 College of Engineering, Dean, August - December, 1983
Correspondence, memoranda, report, newspaper article, newsletter.
2 College of Engineering, Dean, 1984
Reports, memoranda, newspaper article, correspondence, agreement, minutes, program plans, proposal.
3 College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department, 1968
Report.
(See also: School of Architecture and Environmental Design)
4 College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department, 1972
Proposals, correspondence, memoranda.
(See also: School of Architecture and Environmental Design)
5 College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department, 1973
Report, memoranda.
(See also: School of Architecture and Environmental Design)
6 College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department, 1974-1976
Correspondence, memoranda, request for administration reorganization.
(See also: School of Architecture and Environmental Design)
7 College of Liberal Arts, Art Department, 1976-1979
Correspondence, memoranda.
Box Folder
5 1 College of Liberal Arts, Communication, 1974-1979
Memoranda, correspondence.
2 College of Liberal Arts, Dean, 1974 - April, 1978
Memoranda, minutes.
3 College of Liberal Arts, Dean, May, 1978 - 1979
Memoranda, minutes, committee member response summaries, progress report.
4 College of Liberal Arts, Dean, 1980-1982
Memoranda, correspondence, questionnaire, minutes.
5 College of Liberal Arts, Education Department, 1976-1977
Minutes, correspondence, report, memoranda.
6 College of Liberal Arts, English Department, 1975-1979
Statement, memoranda, correspondence, proposal.
7 College of Liberal Arts, Foreign Language and Linguistics Department, 1971, 1974-1979
Memoranda, article, correspondence.
Box Folder
6 1 College of Liberal Arts, History Department, 1975-1980
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes, internal audit report.
2 College of Liberal Arts, Military Science, 1976-1980
Correspondence, memoranda.
3 College of Liberal Arts, Music Department, 1969, 1977 - April, 1978
Correspondence, memoranda, brochure, reports, list, purchase voucher.
4 College of Liberal Arts, Music Department, May, 1978 - 1980
Memoranda, correspondence, newsletter, program, statistical data.
5 College of Liberal Arts, Philosophy Department, 1975-9180
Correspondence, memorandum.
6 College of Liberal Arts, Physical Education Department, 1975
Memoranda.
7 College of Liberal Arts, Political Science Department, 1977-1980
Newsletter, memoranda, correspondence.
8 College of Liberal Arts, Sociology Department, 1973-1977
Correspondence, memoranda, petition, evaluation, vita, evaluation form.
9 College of Liberal Arts, Sociology Department, 1978-1980
Memoranda, correspondence, article, newsletter.
Box Folder
7 1 College of Liberal Arts, Religion Department, 1977-1978
Correspondence.
2 College of Science, Biology Department, 1974-1979
Memoranda, correspondence, articles.
3 College of Science, Chemistry Department, 1974-1979
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes.
4 College of Science, Dean, 1968-1974
Memoranda, correspondence.
5 College of Science, Dean, 1975-1977
Memoranda, correspondence.
6 College of Science, Dean, 1978-1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
7 College of Science, Geology Department, 1974-1979
Correspondence, memoranda, agreement.
Box Folder
8 1 College of Science, Mathematics Department, 1973-1980, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, program, announcement, brochures.
2 College of Science, Physics Department, 1975-1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
3 College of Science, Psychology Department, 1974-1978
Memoranda, correspondence.
4 Graduate School, Dean, 1969-1975
Correspondence, memoranda.
5 Graduate School, Dean, 1976-1979
Memoranda, guide, correspondence, report.
6 Graduate School, Dean, 1980-1982
Memoranda, correspondence.
Box Folder
9 1 Graduate School of Social Work, 1967-1973
Proposal, correspondence, memoranda, reports.
2 Graduate School of Social Work, 1974-1977
Correspondence, memoranda.
3 Institute of Urban Studies, 1975
Memoranda, correspondence, guideline, evaluations, reports.
4 Institute of Urban Studies, 1976-1977
Memoranda, correspondence, report, newsletter.
5 Institute of Urban Studies, 1978
Correspondence, internal audit report, memoranda.
6 Institute of Urban Studies, January - May, 1979
Correspondence, memoranda, booklet, article.
Box Folder
10 1 Institute of Urban Studies, June - December, 1979
Correspondence, memoranda, report.
2 Institute of Urban Studies, 1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
3 Institute of Urban Studies, 1981
Memoranda, pamphlet, correspondence.
4 Institute of Urban Studies, 1982
Memoranda, correspondence, newspaper article, vita.
5 Institute of Urban Studies, Criminal Justice Program, 1970-1973
Memoranda, correspondence.
6 Institute of Urban Studies, Criminal Justice Program, 1974-1976
Memoranda, correspondence.
Box Folder
11 1 Institute of Urban Studies, Criminal Justice Program, 1977
Memoranda, correspondence, announcement.
2 Institute of Urban Studies, Criminal Justice Program, 1979-1980
Memoranda, correspondence, proposal.
3 Institute of Urban Studies, Director, 1974
Memoranda, correspondence, progress report, newsletter, guideline.
4 Institute of Urban Studies, Director, January - April, 1975
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes, newsletter.
5 Institute of Urban Studies, Director, May - December, 1975
Memoranda, correspondence.
6 Institute of Urban Studies, Director, January - May, 1976
Memoranda, reports.
7 Institute of Urban Studies, Director, June, 1976 - 1978
Correspondence, memoranda, report.
Box Folder
12 1 School of Architecture and Environmental Design, 1976-1979
Correspondence, memoranda., report.
(See also: College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department)
2 School of Architecture and Environmental Design, 1980-1982
Correspondence, report, memoranda.
(See also: College of Liberal Arts, Architecture Department)
3 School of Nursing, April, 1976
Memoranda, correspondence, an act, report.
4 School of Nursing, June - September, 1976
Correspondence, memoranda, catalog, minutes.
5 School of Nursing, October, 1976 - May, 1977
Memoranda, minutes, correspondence, policies and procedure, pamphlets.
Box Folder
13 1 School of Nursing, June - December, 1977
Memoranda, correspondence, report, minutes.
2 School of Nursing, 1978
Memoranda, minutes, correspondence.
3 School of Nursing, 1979-1980
Memoranda, correspondence, article, report.
4 School of Nursing, 1981-1982
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, report, list.

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Series B: Coordinating Board

Box Folder
13 5 Coordinating Board, 1967-1971
Correspondence, report, proposals, listing, research expenditures, memorandum.
6 Coordinating Board, 1972
Memoranda, lists, newsletter, correspondence, research expenditures, annual report.
Box Folder
14 1 Coordinating Board, January - August, 1973
Correspondence, bulletin, agenda, memoranda.
2 Coordinating Board, September-December, 1973
Report, correspondence, memoranda.
3 Coordinating Board, January - June, 1974
Memoranda, correspondence, agenda, bulletin.
4 Coordinating Board, July - December, 1974
Memoranda, agenda, correspondence.
5 Coordinating Board, January - February, 1975
Memoranda, correspondence, agenda, announcement.
Box Folder
15 1 Coordinating Board, March - August, 1975
Agenda, correspondence, memoranda.
2 Coordinating Board, September - December, 1975
Memoranda, agenda, correspondence.
3 Coordinating Board, January - May, 1976
Agenda, memoranda, correspondence, bulletin, provision.
4 Coordinating Board, June - August, 1976
Report, memoranda, correspondence.
5 Coordinating Board, September - December, 1976
Correspondence, report, memoranda, agenda.
6 Coordinating Board, January - May, 1977
Correspondence, agenda, rules and regulations, memoranda.
Box Folder
16 1 Coordinating Board, June - July, 1977
Memoranda, correspondence, reports, agenda.
2 Coordinating Board, August - December, 1977
Memoranda, report, agenda.
3 Coordinating Board, January - February, 1978
Correspondence, agenda, memoranda.
4 Coordinating Board, March - June, 1978
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes, agenda, reports.
5 Coordinating Board, July, 1978
Procedures manual, agenda, memoranda, correspondence.
Box Folder
17 1 Coordinating Board, August - December, 1978
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda.
2 Coordinating Board, January - March, 1979
Memoranda, correspondence, agenda.
3 Coordinating Board, April - December, 1979
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda.
4 Coordinating Board, January - March, 1980
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda.
5 Coordinating Board, April - May, 1980
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda.
Box Folder
18 1 Coordinating Board, June - July, 1980
Memoranda, correspondence, agenda, list.
2 Coordinating Board, August - October, 1980
Correspondence, memoranda, report.
3 Coordinating Board, November - December, 1980
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda, rules and procedures.
4 Coordinating Board, January - March, 1981
Correspondence, memoranda, course inventory, agenda, recommendation.
5 Coordinating Board, April - June, 1981
Memoranda, correspondence, agenda.
6 Coordinating Board, July - August, 1981
Memoranda, agenda.

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Series C: General Files

Box Folder
19 1 Advertisements (Chronicle for Higher Education), 1977-1980
Notice, memoranda, purchase orders, correspondence, announcement, purchase request, job description.
2 Advertisements (Chronicle for Higher Education), 1984-1985, undated
Memoranda, order forms, brochures.
3 Advertisements (Part-Time Employment), 1980-1984
Invoices, memoranda, announcements, correspondence, purchase orders, purchase requests, logo.
4 Biomedical Engineering, 1972-1974
Memoranda, statement, correspondence.
5 Carswell Air Force Base/The University of Texas at Arlington (Memorandum of Understanding), 1975-1976
6 Continuing Education Search Committee, 1975-1978
Correspondence.
7 Enrollment, 1976-1980
Enrollment data.
8 Enrollment, 1981-1984
Enrollment data.
9 Faculty Development Resource Center, 1971, 1973-1978, undated
Newsletters, budget, correspondence, memoranda, program, listing, reports, grant information.
Box Folder
20 1 Graduate Faculty Nominations, 1978-1980
Memoranda, correspondence.
2 International Linguistics Center, 1970-1978, undated
Correspondence, agreements, memoranda, invitation, proposal.
3 Library, 1976, 1982-1983
Survey, agenda, memoranda, organizational structure, budget request, correspondence, bibliography series.
4 Library, 1984-1985
Appropriation, memoranda, policy and procedure, correspondence, organizational structure, articles, card, questionnaire.
5 Library, 1986
Memoranda, correspondence, resume, report, survey, budget, allocation report, brief, guideline.
6 Library, 1987
Article, memorandum, budget change request.
7 Library (Special Collections), 1976-1977
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes.
8 Library (Robertson's Colony), 1976-1977
Articles, correspondence, deed of gift, announcement, keepsake.
9 Library (Robertson's Colony), 1978-1981
Newspapers clippings, correspondence, memoranda, articles, book reviews.
Box Folder
21 1 Miscellaneous, 1983-1985, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, procedure, newspaper clipping, an act, yearbook, list of accredited programs, plan.
2 Off-Campus Course Requests, 1978-1982
3 Office of the President, 1969-1974
Memoranda, correspondence.
4 Office of the President, 1975-1976
Memoranda, correspondence.
5 Office of the President, 1977-1978
Memoranda, correspondence.
Box Folder
22 1 Paralegal Program, 1976-1977
Correspondence.
2 Priorities for the '80's Conference, 1979, undated
Reports, proposals, correspondence, brochures.
3 Self-Study, 1971 - July, 1972
Correspondence, comments, memoranda, flow chart, minutes.
4 Self-Study, August, 1972 - 1973, 1975
Correspondence, memoranda, survey, minutes, report.
5 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1967, 1970-1973
Correspondence, memoranda, programs with related materials, pamphlets.
6 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1974-1975
Policies and Procedures, correspondence, memorandum, pamphlet.
Box Folder
23 1 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1976-1979, 1981-1983
Memoranda, correspondence, pamphlets, newsletter.
2 Status on Women Committee, 1972-1973
Memoranda, correspondence, semi-annual report, minutes.
3 Status on Women Committee, 1975-1981
Minutes, proposal, lists, correspondence, memoranda, report, newspaper clipping.
4 Texas Education Agency, 1971-1974
Correspondence, report, proposal, article, statistic, memoranda.
5 Texas Education Agency, 1976-1977
Reports, lists, correspondence, agenda, memoranda.
Box Folder
24 1 The University of Texas System, 1968-1970
Correspondence.
2 The University of Texas System, 1971-1972
Correspondence.
3 The University of Texas System, 1973-1974
Correspondence.
4 Vice President for Student Affairs, 1977-1979
Memoranda, correspondence, cost projection, report.
5 Welch Foundation, 1969-1980
Correspondence, memoranda, lists, bulletin, annual report.
Box Folder
25 1 Woolf's (Jack) Study, 1975
Report.

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Series D: InterUniversity Council/The Association for Graduate Education and Research

Box Folder
25 2 InterUniversity Council, 1974
Agenda, resolution, minutes, memoranda, annual report, newsletter, proposal.
3 InterUniversity Council, 1975
Memoranda, agenda, pamphlet.
4 InterUniversity Council, 1976
Memoranda, operating statement, minutes, agenda, annual report.
5 InterUniversity Council, 1977-1978
Memoranda.
6 IUC/TAGER Council, 1974
Memorandum.
Box Folder
26 1 TAGER, 1969, 1974- February, 1976
Correspondence, memoranda, bulletins, appendix, minutes, proposal.
2 TAGER, April - September, 1976
Correspondence, pricing policy, agenda, list, memoranda, proposals, resolution, job description, program.
3 TAGER, October - December, 1976
Memoranda, list, agenda, correspondence.
4 TAGER, January-May, 1977
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda, list, schedule.
5 TAGER, June - August, 1977
Memoranda, correspondence, proposed budget.
6 TAGER, September, 1977
Memoranda, proposal, correspondence, list.
Box Folder
27 1 TAGER, October - December, 1977
Memoranda, book.
2 TAGER, January - June, 1978
Memoranda, agenda.
3 TAGER, July - December, 1978
Memoranda, correspondence, class schedule, job description, minutes.
4 TAGER, January - May, 1979
Memoranda, bulletin.
5 TAGER, August - October, 1979, undated
Bulletin, correspondence, agenda, report.
6 TAGER (Northeast Texas Information Network), 1969-1972
Memoranda, report, correspondence, organizational structure, agenda item, minutes, bulletin.

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Series E: Scholarships

Box Folder
28 1 American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, [1984-1986]
Information sheets.
2 American-Scandinavian Foundation, [1984-1986]
Information sheets.
3 British Universities Summer Schools, [1984]
Brochures.
4 Fulbright Applications, 1981-183
News release, statistics, memoranda, correspondence, notice, applications, brochure, evaluation.
5 Fulbright Applications, 1984-1985
Correspondence, applications, evaluations, memoranda, announcement, list.
6 Fulbright Campus Evaluation Committee, 1975-1977
Memoranda, correspondence.
7 Fulbright Graduate Grant Applications, 1976-1981
Memoranda, newspaper clipping, correspondence, application, brochures, evaluations, manual, notice, list.
8 Fulbright Graduate Grant Applications, 1982-1984
News release, correspondence, memoranda, manuals, application, statistics, notice.
9 Fulbright Program, 1983-[1986]
Memoranda, news release, announcements, information sheets, forms, lists.
10 Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, 1982-[1985]
Memoranda, information sheets, announcement, correspondence, proposal, news releases, directories, brochures.
Box Folder
29 1 Kellogg Fellowships, 1979-1981
Correspondence, memoranda, news release, applications, information sheets.
2 Marshall Scholarships, 1976-[1980], undated
Correspondence, list, guide, information sheets, notice.
3 Rhodes Scholarships, 1983-1984
Letter, information sheets.
4 Root-Tilden Scholarships, 1975-1977
Correspondence, memoranda, biography brochures.
5 Rotary Award, 1983, undated
Memoranda, application, forms, information sheets, handbooks.
6 Scholarships (Miscellaneous), 1983, undated
Memorandum, information sheets.
7 White House Fellowships, 1981, undated
Letter, brochure.

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Series F: Search Committees

Box Folder
29 8 Search Committee (Dean of College of Business), 1973-1975
Memoranda, correspondence, purchase vouchers.
9 Search Committee (Dean of Engineering), 1968-1970, undated
Biographies, memoranda, correspondence.
10 Search Committee (Dean of Liberal Arts), 1974-1975
Memoranda, correspondence, list.
11 Search Committee (Accounting Chairman), 1973-1974, 1977-1978
Memoranda, minutes, correspondence, biography, evaluations.
12 Search Committee (Art), 1969, 1972-1973, undated
Memoranda, correspondence.
13 Search Committee (Biology), 1973
Memoranda, correspondence.
14 Search Committee (Business Administration), 1970
Memoranda.
15 Search Committee (Civil Engineering), 1972-1973
Memoranda, correspondence.
16 Search Committee (Economics), 1970-1971
Memoranda, correspondence.
17 Search Committee (Education), 1974-1975, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, schedules, vita.
18 Search Committee (Electrical Engineering Head), 1970, 1972
Memoranda.
Box Folder
30 1 Search Committee (English), 1969-1972
Correspondence, memoranda.
2 Search Committee (Foreign Language), 1970-1972, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, vita.
3 Search Committee (Geology), 1973-1974
Correspondence.
4 Search Committee (History), 1969-1973
Memoranda, correspondence.
5 Search Committee (Institute of Urban Studies), 1971-1972
Memoranda, correspondence.
6 Search Committee (Mechanical Engineering), 1974-1975
Memoranda.
7 Search Committee (Music), 1974-1975, undated
Memoranda, correspondence, notes.
8 Search Committee (Physics), 1969
Memoranda.
9 Search Committee (Psychology), 1969-1975
Memoranda, correspondence.
10 Search Committee (Sociology), 1969-1972, undated
Memoranda, vita, correspondence.
11 Search Committee (Speech-Drama), 1969-1973
Memoranda.

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