Guide to the William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection, 1949-1977 William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history C0045

A Guide to the William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives
Collection Number C0045


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Repository
George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Collection number
C0045
Title
William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection 1949-1977
Physical Characteristics
6.75 linear feet (6 boxes)
Creator
McFarlane, William Hugh
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of documents and original research done by Dr. McFarlane on the early history of George Mason University. The collection comprises correspondence, newsclippings, reports, meeting minutes, speeches, and audiotape interviews.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection, Collection #C0045, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Hawkes in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in February 2009 by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty.


Biographical Information

William Hugh McFarlane, educator and administrator, had worked in higher education for nearly three decades when he retired from George Mason University in 1986. Born in Chicago, McFarlane was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and then, after the war, entered the University of Virginia on the G.I. Bill. Later, while completing his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, he worked as student aid director, assistant professor of humanities, and briefly, as the director in charge of fundraising for the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1957, McFarlane accepted the position of Director of the State Council of Higher Education, in Richmond, which he held for six years. From 1964-1967 he directed the Virginia Associated Research Center where he organized and managed a university consortium administering NASA's Space Radiation Effects Laboratory at Langley Field, Virginia. Then, in 1968, McFarlane began his eighteen-year career at George Mason University where he was chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies from 1968-1979.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents and original research done by Dr. McFarlane on the early history of George Mason University. The collection comprises correspondence, newsclippings, reports, meeting minutes, speeches, and audiotape interviews.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the George Mason University archives.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • George Mason University.
  • Subjects:

  • Education, Higher--Virginia.
  • Document Types:

  • Sound recordings.

Contents List

William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection
  • 1
    1
    Research
  • 2
    1
    Thematic Summary
  • 3
    1
    Partial Manuscript
  • 4
    1
    Overviews
  • 5
    1
    Miscellaneous
  • 6
    1
    Significant material
  • 7
    1
    1949
  • 8
    1
    1950
  • 9
    1
    Important material from the 1954-46 VALC study 1954
  • 10
    1
    Advisory Council minutes 1954
  • 11
    1
    Advisory Council 1955
  • 12
    1
    1956 (January - June) 1956
  • 13
    1
    1956 (July - December) 1956
  • 14
    1
    1957 (January - October) 1957
  • 15
    1
    1957 (November - December) 1957
  • 16
    1
    C. Harrison Mann's political views in mid-1957) 1957
  • 17
    1
    1958 (January - February) 1958
  • 18
    1
    1958 (March - October) 1958
  • 19
    1
    Farr Property 1958
  • 20
    1
    C. Harrison Mann, Jr. biographical sketch
  • 21
    1
    C. Harrison Mann history of GMU 1949
  • 22
    1
    1959 1959
  • 23
    1
    Miscellaneous
  • 24
    1
    Some early 1960s
  • 25
    1
    Talks - Mr. Finley
  • 26
    1
    1960 1960
  • 27
    1
    1961 1961
  • 28
    1
    1962 1962
  • 29
    1
    1963 1963
  • 30
    1
    1964 (may - June) 1964
  • 31
    1
    1964 (July - December) 1964
  • 33
    1
    1965(January-May) 1965
  • 33
    1
    1965(June-November) 1965
  • 34
    1
    Important news stories 1965
  • 35
    1
    Minutes/active reading 1965
  • 38
    1
    Newsclippings
  • 39
    1
    1966 1965
  • 40
    1
    Summary of 1964-66 material
  • 1
    2
    Petition to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia on behalf of Dr. Lee Potter, Dr. Joseph Harrison, Dr.Fanny-Fern Davis, Dr.Linda Grant DePauw, Mrs. Yveline Bretschneider, Mrs. Kosara Gavrilovic, 3/9/66 3/9/66
  • 2
    2
    President Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. correspondence 5/1960-5/31/1965
  • 3
    2
    President Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. correspondence 6/1965-8/31/1966
  • 5
    2
    Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1960
  • 6
    2
    Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1962
  • 7
    2
    J.N.G. Finley-Joseph L.Vaughan correspondence 1960
  • 8
    2
    Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
  • 9
    2
    Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
  • 8
    2
    Robert H.Reid-Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
  • 11
    2
    Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1965
  • 12
    2
    Board of Control 1961
  • 13-14
    2
    Minutes/active reading 1968
  • 15
    2
    The Shea affair 1967
  • 16
    2
    Advisory Committee meeting minutes 11/1968-8/31/1969
  • 17
    2
    William H.McFarlane speeches 1960s
  • 18
    2
    Criticism of Lorin A. Thompson 1970
  • 19
    2
    Civil Right case 1/1971-4/30/1971
  • 20
    2
    Civil Right case 5/1971-7/31/1971
  • 21
    2
    Civil Right case 8/1971-3/31/1972
  • 22-23
    2
    Civil Right Commission charges on racial discrimination 1971
  • 24
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 5/1972-11/30/1972
  • 25
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1973
  • 26
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1974
  • 27
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1975
  • 28
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1976
  • 29
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1977
  • 30
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1978
  • 31
    2
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1979
  • 1
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1980
  • 2
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1981
  • 3
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1983
  • 4
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1984
  • 5
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1985
  • 6
    3
    Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1988
  • 3
    3
    Address of William M. Tuck, Governor (incomplete) 1950
  • 8
    3
    Inaugural address of John S. Battle, Governor (incomplete) 1950
  • 9
    3
    Higher education in Virginia - Report of the Virginia Advisory Legislative Council 1951
  • 10
    3
    Student aid programs in state-supported colleges 1951
  • 11
    3
    Address of John S. Battle, Governor 1/9/1952
  • 12
    3
    Address of John S. Battle, Governor 1/13/1954
  • 13
    3
    Inaugural address of Thomas B.Stanley 1/20/1954
  • 14
    3
    The cost of education in the state-supported colleges 1955
  • 15
    3
    The crisis in higher education in Virginia and a solution 1955
  • 16
    3
    Education of scientists, engineers and other specialists 1957
  • 17
    3
    Address of Thomas B. Stanley, Governor 1/8/1958
  • 18
    3
    Inaugural address of J.Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/11/1958
  • 19
    3
    Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/28/1959
  • 20
    3
    Virginia Education Facilities Committee-report of the Committee 1959
  • 21
    3
    Higher education in Virginia and its cost to the taxpayer and student 1959
  • 22
    3
    Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/13/1960
  • 23
    3
    Virginia schools in the space age - a continued evaluation of the curriculum, teacher training, and related matters 1961
  • 24
    3
    A report from the State Council of Higher Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia made pursuant to the House Joint Resolution 74 of the 1960 General Assembly 1962
  • 25
    3
    Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/10/1962
  • 26
    3
    Inaugural address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/13/1962
  • 27
    3
    Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/15/1962
  • 28
    3
    Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 11/30/1964
  • 29
    3
    Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/12/1966
  • 30
    3
    Inaugural address of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor 1/15/1966
  • 31
    3
    Address of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor 1/17/1966
  • 32
    3
    Status of women-Report of the Commission on the Status of Women 1966
  • 33
    3
    Mason Gazette 1995
  • 34
    3
    Legal releases-deed of gift 1/15/1966
  • 35
    3
    Biographical information-interviewees
  • 36
    3
    Arthur Arundel interview source material
  • 37
    3
    Ralph Baxter interview [1991?]
  • 38
    3
    Leon E. Boothe interview 6/17/1991
  • 39
    3
    Weldon Cooper interview 10/23/1987
  • 40
    3
    Dr. J. Wade Gilley interview 1/28/1991
  • 41
    3
    Joseph Harrison interview 12/1987
  • 42
    3
    Senator Omer L. Hirst interview 4/7/1987
  • 43
    3
    Patrick Larkin interview n.d.
  • 44
    3
    Edgar A. Prichard interview n.d.
  • 45
    3
    Edgar A. Prichard interview 4/8/1987
  • 46
    3
    Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. interview 12/10/1987
  • 47
    3
    Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. interview 4/21/1988
  • 48
    3
    Vincent Shea interview 5/28/1987
  • 49-50
    3
    Lorin A. Thompson interview 5/28/1987
  • 51-52
    3
    Lorin A. Thompson interview 10/22/1987
  • 53
    3
    Lorin A. Thompson and John C. Wood interview 11/12/1980
  • 54
    3
    John C. Wood interview 3/10/1987
  • 55
    3
    John C. Wood, Edgar A.Prichard, and Stacy Sherwood interview 9/16/1989
  • 56
    3
    Anniversary material 9/15/1989
  • 57
    3
    George Mason statue project 10/20/1992
  • 58
    3
    Cecile Bolton Finley-Painting of John Norville Gibson Finley
  • 59
    3
    Center for Professional Development-A brief history
  • 60
    3
    Growing pains: capital outlay needs of the Virginia state colleges and universities
  • 61
    3
    Higher education in Virginia, 1955-65, by Lorin A. Thompson
  • 62
    3
    Virginia's crisis in education 5/13/1965
  • 63
    3
    Financing Virginia's future 1966
  • 64
    3
    A regional university of Northern Virginia 1968-75 11/29/1967
  • 65
    3
    Education plan of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 1/1968
  • 66
    3
    Financial needs of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 5/6/1969
  • 67
    3
    Guidebook of organization,policies, and procedures 1971
  • 68
    3
    George Mason University annual report 1972
  • 69
    3
    Financial needs of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 5/24/1971
  • 70
    3
    1974-76 Budget Advisory Board tour-Governor's Advisory Board 5/21/1973
  • 71
    3
    The strategic plan summary-George Mason University 1977
  • 72
    3
    The Virginia plan for higher education: a progress report 1977
  • 73-75
    3
    Metropolitan universities, Vol.1 Nos.2-4
  • 76
    3
    Diskettes of interviews with Joseph Harrison, Senator Omer Hirst, edgar F. Shannon, Elizabeth Campbel, Vincent Shea, Weldon Cooper, Lorin A. Thompson, Edgar A. Prichard, John C. Wood, Stacy Sherwood, 1964-64 GMC faculty-51/4" diskettes, Wordstar
  • 4
    Interview with John C. Wood 3/10/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Edmond & Elizabeth Campbell 4/7/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Omer L.Hirst 4/7/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Edgar A. Prichard 4/8/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 5/28/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Vincent Shea & Lorin A. Thompson 5/28/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 10/22/1987
  • 4
    Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 10/23/1987
  • 5
    Interview with Weldon Cooper 10/23/1987
  • 5
    Interview with Joseph Harrison 10/29/1987
  • 5
    Interview with Hugo Blankenship 11/19/1987
  • 5
    Interview with Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. 12/10/1987
  • 5
    Interview with Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. 4/21/1988
  • 5
    Interview with Joseph Harrison 4/25/1988
  • 5
    Interview with Cecile Bolton Finley 4/28/1988
  • 5
    Interview with Arthur Arundel 11/1988
  • 5
    Introduction by William H. with Joseph Harrison 9/1989
  • 6
    Interview with 1964-65 faculty: Lee H. Potter, McFarlane Interview Richard H. Pierce, Harry C. Stutts, John G. Hartley, James R. Health 9/16/1989
  • 6
    Interview with Edgar A. Prichard, John C. Wood, and Stacy Sherwood 9/16/1989
  • 6
    Interview with Lee H. Potter, Joseph Harrison 9/17/1989
  • 6
    Interview with Patricia R. Plante, President, University of Southern Maine 7/13/1990
  • 6
    Interview with John "Til" Hazel 10/30/1990
  • 6
    Interview with Edgar A. Prichard and [J. Wade Gilley?] 1/28/1991
  • 6
    Interview with Edgar A. Prichard [1991]
  • 6
    Interview with J. Wade Gilley 1/31/1991
  • 6
    Interview with Leon Boothe 6/17/1991
  • 6
    Interview with Ralph Baxter 6/19/1991