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Arthur DeRosier Inauguration Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0100

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the planning, organization, and events involved in the inauguration of Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr., as ETSU's fifth president in April 1978 and the celebration of the Appalachian region and Appalachian studies that he wanted to see the university embrace and serve. The collection includes correspondence, congratulatory certificates and letters, newsclippings, memoranda, brochures and other printed ephemera, photographs, newspaper negative sheets, and audio and video recordings of inaugural week events that included the formal inauguration, concerts, public lectures, the on-campus annual meeting of the Council on Appalachian Women, Inc., and an arts, crafts and music festival.


  • 1978


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


5.75 linear feet

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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.

Method of Acquisition

The Arthur DeRosier Inauguration Collection was placed in the archives by Inaugural Committee member Mary Manning, Department of English, on December 14, 1982.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin and Jamee Roberts completed processing and the collection was opened for research in May 2001.

Ned Irwin and Jamee Roberts
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA