University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT President's Office Records, 1884-2014



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin.
Title: UT President's Office Records,
Dates: 1884-2014
Abstract: Records of the University President’s Office at the University of Texas at Austin document institutional procedures and policies, daily workings, special programs, college and departmental records, and general files of the President’s Office and of the University. Earlier records contain portions of War Program files and records from the 1960s and 1970s consist partially of Civil Rights, segregation, and desegregation-themed records.
Accession No.: 1937; 62-31; 64-37; 64-38; 64-125; 65-91; 80-50; 81-185; 82-280; 84-171; 84-184; 84-209; 85-054; 85-215; 86-209; 86-247; 87-176; 87-188; 88-140; 88-302; 89-004; 89-288; 90-242; 90-327; 91-289; 92-088; 93-082; 93-235; 94-16; 94-190; 96-232; 97-061; 98-311; 99-238; 99-239; 99-240; 2000-047; 2000-205; 2002-099; 2005-097; 2006-012; 2006-049; 2007-129; 2008-268; 2009-076; 2009-203; 2010-225; 2011-022; 2011-272; 2011-367; 2012-277; 2014-186
Extent: Approximately 1,573 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The University of Texas at Austin President’s Office manages the activities of the University President as well as the complex business of a large research university presidency. The Office handles scheduling, organizing, and managing events the President attends or leads; along with managing correspondence and requests of the President and of the Office; and preparation, storage, and record keeping of the President’s activities and presentations and a multitude of University records.

The chief executive officer of the UT Austin campus is the President. UT did not have a President from its beginning in 1883 until 1895. Since 1895 there have been 28 Presidents:

  • 1895-1896Leslie Waggener, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1896-1899George Taylor Winston, M.A., LL.D.
  • 1899-1905William Lambdin Prather, B.L., LL.D.
  • 1905-1908David Franklin Houston, M.A., LL.D.
  • 1908-1914Sidney Edward Mezes, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1914-1916William James Battle, Ph.D., D.C.L., ad interim
  • 1916-1923Robert Ernest Vinson, D.D., LL.D.
  • 1923-1924William Seneca Sutton, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1924-1927Walter Marshall William Splawn, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1927-1937Harry Yandell Benedict, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1937-1939John William Calhoun, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1939-1944Homer Price Rainey, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1944-1946Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., Acting President
  • 1946-1952Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., President
  • 1952James Clay Dolley, Ph.D., Acting President
  • 1953-1960Logan Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1960-1961Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D.
  • 1961Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D., Acting President
  • 1961-1963Joseph Royall Smiley, Ph.D.
  • 1967-1970Norman Hackerman, Ph.D.
  • 1970-1971Bryce Jordan, Ph.D., ad interim
  • 1971-1974Stephen Hopkins Spurr, Ph.D.
  • 1974-1975Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C., ad interim
  • 1975-1979Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C.
  • 1979-1985Peter Tyrrel Flawn, Ph.D.
  • 1985-1992William H. Cunningham, Ph.D.
  • 1992-1993William S. Livingston, Ph.D., Acting President
  • 1993-1997Robert M. Berdahl, Ph.D.
  • 1997-1998Peter Tyrrel Flawn, Ph.D., ad interim
  • 1998-2006Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
  • 2006-2014William Powers, Jr.

Sources:

Past Presidents. University of Texas at Austin. Accessed February 9, 2015. http://www.utexas.edu/president/past/

"A to Z: A comprehensive look at UT History."UT History Central. University of Texas at Austin. Accessed February 9, 2015. http://texasexes.org/uthistory/atoz.aspx?letter=P


Scope and Contents

Records of the University President’s Office at the University of Texas at Austin document institutional procedures and policies, daily workings, special programs, college and departmental records, and general files of the President’s Office and of the University. Earlier records contain portions of War Program files and records from the 1960s and 1970s consist partially of Civil Rights, segregation, and desegregation-themed records.

The majority of the files can be designated as “UT Files”, separated by College, School, or Department; and as “General Files”, usually organized alphabetically by theme. Additionally, the greatest extent of the materials have been kept in original order as to the President’s Office organizational structure, and checklists have been made available on this inventory.


 

Table of Contents

  • 1. [AR XX-XXX]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1884-1948
      • Chairman of the Faculty files
      • President's files
      • Medical Branch, Galveston
      • University Files
      • War Programs
  • 2. [AR unknown; 65-91]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1907-1968
  • 3. [AR 95-235c]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President and Provost Records, 1941-1953, 1974-1987
  • 4. [AR 95-235b]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies Records, undated
  • 5. [AR 95-235a]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President for Research Records, 1945-1979
  • 6. [AR 64-37 and 64-38]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1949
  • 7. [AR 86-209]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1904, 1949-1984
      • Honors Day Files, 1949-1980
      • Commencement Files, 1964-1982
      • RTAs and Miscellaneous Files, 1974-1984
      • UT President's Office Files, 1977-1980
      • Miscellaneous President's Office Files, 1904, 1974-1984
  • 8. [AR 2011-367]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1956-1959, 1962, 1979-1981
      • Committee of 75 Records
  • 9. [AR 82-280]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1963-1981
      • General Files from the Office of Lorene Rogers, President, 1971-1974
      • Cooper Files--Recommendations for promotion in academic rank, etc., 1966-1976
      • General Files from the Office of Dr. Steve Monti, Assistant to the President, 1973-1976
      • RTAs, 1977-1981
  • 10. [AR 99-239]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1963-1981
      • Commencement and Honors Day materials left by Connie Croslin after her retirement
  • 11. [AR 80-50]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1966-1980
      • Budget and Departmental Files, 1968-1972
      • General Files, 1966-1970
      • General Files, 1970-1972
      • Vice President for Academic Affairs (Peter T. Flawn) Files, 1969-1972
      • RTAs, 1973-1980
  • 12. [AR 88-140]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1967-1983
      • Files of the Director of Special Programs
  • 13. [AR 2007-129]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1967-2003
      • Historical Files
  • 14. [AR 2005-097]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1970-1990
      • Construction files pertaining to UT buildings
  • 15. [AR 2014-186]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1970s-1990
      • UT Policy and Procedures; Board of Regents Rules and Regulations
  • 16. [AR 81-185]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1972-1974
      • UT Files, 1972-1972
      • UT Files, 1973-1974
  • 17. [AR 84-184]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1972-1978
      • General Files, 1972-1974
      • Standing Committee Files, 1972-1978
      • UT Files, 1975-1976
  • 18. [AR 85-215]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1974-1978
      • General Files, 1974-1976
      • UT Files, 1976-1977
      • General Files, 1976-1978
  • 19. [AR 84-171]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1974-1983
      • UT Files, 1974-1975
      • Chronological Correspondence, 1978-1982
      • RTAs, 1980-1983
  • 20. [AR 86-247]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1976-1981
      • "Blue Copies"--Chronologically arranged correspondence, 1976-1978
      • General Files, 1978-1980
      • Robert D. Mettlen Files (Executive Assistant to the President), 1979-1981
  • 21. [AR 87-176]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1977-1985
      • Files of Dr. Stephen Monti, Assistant to the President, 1977-1982
      • Inauguration Files, 1980-1985
  • 22.[AR 87-188]
    • UT President's Office Files, 1980-1981
      • UT Files, 1980-1981
  • 23.[AR 88-302]
    • UT President's Office, 1980-1982
      • General Files, 1980-1982
  • 24. [AR 90-327]
    • UT President's Office--Special Programs and Records, 1980-1983
  • 25. [AR 2000-047]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1981-1999
      • Reports, 1981-1995
      • President's Office Files, 1994-1999
  • 26. [AR 89-288]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1982-1983
      • UT Files, 1982-1983
  • 27. [AR 90-242]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1982-1984
      • General Files, 1982-1984
      • UT Files, 1983-1984
  • 28. [AR 91-289]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984-1985
      • UT Files, 1984-1985
  • 29. [AR 89-004]
    • UT President's Office Records--Files of the Vice President for Planning and Special Projects (Robert D. Mettlen), 1982-1987
  • 30. [AR 93-082]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984-1986
      • UT Files, 1985-1986
      • General Files, 1984-1986
  • 31. [AR 92-088]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984, 1990, undated
      • Photographs--Dad's Day, undated; Pres. Bush Honorary Degree, 1990
      • Little Campus Reunion, 1984
  • 32. [AR 94-16]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1990
      • General Files, 1986-1988
      • General Files, 1988-1990
  • 33. [AR 94-190]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1992
      • UT Files, 1986-1987
      • UT Files, 1987-1988
      • UT Files, 1988-1989
      • UT Files, 1989-1990
      • UT Files, 1990-1991
      • General Files, 1990-1992
  • 34. [AR 99-238]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1997
      • Connie Croslin's files on committees, accounts, and Honors Day, 1986-1997
  • 35. [AR 2002-099]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1990-1996
      • Materials Separated to Artifact Collection
  • 36. [AR 96-232]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1991-1994
      • UT Files, 1991-1992
      • UT Files, 1992-1994
      • General Files, 1992-1994
  • 37. [AR 99-240]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1993-1998
      • Dr. Berdahl and Dr. Flawn's speeches, 1993-1998
      • Honors Day and Commencement 1997 correspondence
      • Miscellaneous items, standing committees correspondence, and Honors Day 1997
  • 38. [AR 98-311]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1994-1996
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1994-1996
  • 39. [AR 2009-076]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1996-1998
      • Speech files for the last 8-9 months of Bob Berdahl’s term as UT President (1996-1997) as well as Peter Flawn’s interim presidency (1997-1998); and files for TxTell, precursor to Utopia, a website that chronicled UT’s impact on the people of Texas and the world, ca. 1996-1998.
  • 40. [AR 2000-205]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1985-1998 (Bulk 1996-1998)
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1996-1998
      • Commencement and Honors Day Records, 1985-1998
  • 41. [AR 97-061]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1996
      • 10th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Poster separated to Artifact Collection, 1996
  • 42. [AR 2008-268]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2004
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1998-2000
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2001-2002
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2002-2003
  • 43. [AR 2011-022]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2006
      • Speech files from Dr. Larry Faulkner’s term as president of the University of Texas at Austin, 1998-2006. Faulkner’s chief speech writer was Tom Zigal.
  • 44. [AR 2006-049]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2006
      • Photographs of 2001 UT Men’s Swimming and Diving Team and of Campus Fusion Student Government Group, 2001. Campus Fusion informational flyer.
  • 45. [AR 2009-203]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2003-2004
      • Correspondence by Department, 2003-2004
  • 46. [AR 2010-225]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2004-2005
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2004-2005
  • 47. [AR 2006-012]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2005
      • White Buddhist prayer shawl separated to Artifact Collection
  • 48. [AR 2011-272]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2005-2006
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2005-2006
  • 49. [AR 2012-277]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2006-2007
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2006-2007

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Portions of this collection are restricted pending archivist review. Contact repository for more information.

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas at Austin. Office of the President.
Subjects
College presidents--United States.
College administrators--United States.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)
Austin (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Tyler (Tex.)

Related Material

See also the Shirley Bird Perry University of Texas Oral History Project, 2005-.http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/01326/cah-01326.html


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT President's Office Records, 1884-2014, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Portions of this collection have been processed by Winnie Allen and Ralph Elder, 1976 and unknown dates.

Portions of this collection are unprocessed.

All known accessions to the collection brought together into this inventory by Jessi Fishman, 2015.


Inventory

UT President's Office Records inventory (pdf)