DeRosier, Arthur H.
Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr., began service as president of East Tennessee State University on July 1, 1977. On April 28, 1978, he was formally inaugurated as the university's fifth president. A university inaugural committee planned and organized a weeklong series of events culminating in DeRosier's inauguration, and this collection documents the committee's work and the events of inaugural week. In addition to the actual inauguration, at DeRosier's suggestion the event was used as an opportunity to focus attention on the Appalachian region that the university served. It included concerts, addresses by noted regional and national figures such Wilma Dykeman, Cratis Williams, Natalia Da Rosa, and journalist Hughes Rudd. An arts, crafts and music festival was held on campus as part of these festivities as was the annual meeting of the Council on Appalachian Women, Inc. One outcome of these events was DeRosier's establishment of an Institute of Appalachian Affairs (forerunner of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services) to study and serve the Appalachian region and make ETSU a regional research university.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The records are divided into four series: Series 1, General Office Files; Series 2, Chairmen's Council Minutes; Series 3, Professional Load Reports; and Series 4, Graduate Assistant Files. In Series 1 the files for the 1972-1973 academic year are missing, and in Series 3 reports for 1971-1972 are missing.
The collection is organized into five series as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1978 and undated; Series 2, Scrapbook, 1978; Series 3, Audio-Visual Recordings, 1978; Series 4, Newspaper Negative Sheets, 1978; and Series 5, Photographs, 1978.
The collection is divided into the following series: Series 1, Graduate School Coursework, 1939-49; Series 2, Office Files, 1949-79; Series 3, Teaching, 1949-88; Series 4, Research, 1949-89; Series 5, A University's Story, 1911-1980; Series 6, Professional Service, 1949-88; and Series 7, Other Materials, 1941-92.
The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, General Office Files, Series 2, President's Council Minutes, Series 3, Academic Council Minutes, and Series 4, Curriculum Committee Minutes.
- Corporation records 3
- Personal papers 3
- Photographs 3
- Publications (document genre) 3
- College students -- Recruiting 2
- College teachers -- Tenure 2
- East Tennessee State University -- History 2
- Academic freedom 1
- American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism 1
- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Study and teaching 1
- Appalachians (People) in literature 1
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
- College teachers -- Workload 1
- Curriculum planning 1
- East Tennessee State University -- Presidents 1
- Folklore 1
- Health education 1
- Literature and folklore -- Appalachian Region, Southern 1
- Negatives (photographic) 1
- Non-formal education 1 + ∧ less