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Office of Student Affairs Records

Identifier: UnivRec-0115

Scope and Contents

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the following: University Center, Housing, Financial Aid, Counseling Center, Intramurals and Recreation, Health Clinic, Non-Greek Student Organizations, Commuter and Adult Student Center, Foreign Students, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Freshman Orientation, Honors Day, and Special Events. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, budgets, reports, programs, payrolls, evaluations, committee reports, interdepartmental correspondence, memorabilia of Dean Ross, and information pertinent to the functioning of the departments listed above.

The records provide insight into changes in campus life, regulations for students, student organizations, and special activities. Although the records cover the years 1937 to 1978, the bulk of the material spans from 1950-1970.


  • 1937-1978


Conditions Governing Access

Materials must be reviewed for sensitive information by an archivist before they can be shared with the public. Please allow extra time for this when requesting these materials.


50.00 linear feet

1.00 sound recordings

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The materials are divided into six series: Series 1, Administrative Files; Series 2, Meeting Minutes of Various Administrative Councils; Series 3, Student Organizations Files; Series 4, Special Events Files; Series 5, Ella V. Ross Papers; and Series 6, Dorman Stout, Jr. Papers.

Method of Acquisition

The records of the Office of Student Affairs at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) were placed in the University Archives by Sally Thomas, assistant dean for student affairs, in three groups. The first donation was received in July 1982, the second in September 1982, and the last in September 1984. The records were opened for research in February 1989.

Accruals and Additions

The history of Alpha Delta Pi and the Alpha Delta Pi Founder's Day program were donated by Anne Bryant Gentry in November 1988, accession number 1989-037.

Processing Information

K. Workman, and S. Schwartz, completed processing and the collection was opened for research in 1999. Ned Irwin processed the addition to the collection and revised the finding aid.

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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