A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French, 1949-1950 French, Charles Clement, Records of the Office of the Vice-President RG 3/2

A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French, 1949-1950

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number RG 3/2


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 3/2
Title
Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French, 1949-1950
Physical Characteristics
2.8 Cubic Feet; 2 boxes
Creator
French, C. Clement (Charles Clement), 1901-1988
Location
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
Charles Clement French served as Vice-President of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute from January 1949 through August 1950. The collection contains primarily correspondence but also travel vouchers, budget materials, and materials related to the American Chemical Society of Virginia, American Council on Education, Board of Control of Southern Regional Education; Educational Policy and Program Committee; General Education Board; and student alcohol consumption.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French, RG 3/2, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in September 1973.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French was completed in Summer 2007.


Biographical Note/Administrative History

Charles Clement French (1901-1988) assumed the vice-presidency of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in mid-January 1949. He resigned the position in August 1950 to become dean of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Texas A&M University). He later became the sixth president of Washiongton State University (1952-1966). French previously earned three degrees, including a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Source: "C. Clement French, 1952-1966." Washington State University. Accessed 2020-04-6. https://president.wsu.edu/french/.

Scope and Content

This collection is primarily correspondence, but also includes materials related to: American Chemical Society of Virginia Blue Ridge Section; American Council on Education; Board of Control of Southern Regional Education; Educational Policy and Program Committee; General Education Board; and student alcohol consumption. There are several letters dealing with Graduate Engineering Summer School. Among faculty correspondence contained in the collection are letters to and from C.H. Cowgill, B.N. Cooper, Frank Horsfall, and T.B. Hutcheson. Also included in the collection are travel vouchers and budget materials.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent.

Related Material

Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections of Washington State University has several manuscript collections and university records related to C. Clement French. The following collection has a few items related to French's time at VPI: Cage 310, Charles Clement French Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Organizations:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • People:

  • French, C. Clement (Charles Clement), 1901-1988

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

box-folder 1
1
Admissions Office: Dr. Farrier, 1949
box-folder 1
2
American Council on Education, 1949
box-folder 1
3
American Chemical Society Virginia Blue Ridge Section, 1949
box-folder 1
4
Applications by Chinese Students for Financial Aid USDS, 1949
box-folder 1
5-6
Applied Mechanics - Summer School University Representatives, 1950
box-folder 1
7-10
Board of Control of Southern Regional Education: John E. Ivey, et. al, 1950
box-folder 1
11
Budget Information, 1950
box-folder 1
12
Cato, W.H. - Director, Guidance and Placement, 1949
box-folder 1
13
Committee - Regarding Drinking, 1949
box-folder 1
14
Cooper, B.N. - Geology, 1949
box-folder 1
15
Correspondence: Students and Families, 1950
box-folder 1
16
Cowgill, C.H. - Architectural Engineer, 1949
box-folder 1
17
Disciplinary Committee - French, Munford and Bates, 1950
box-folder 1
18
Educational Policy and Program Committee, 1949
box-folder 1
19
F - General, 1950
box-folder 1
20
Faculty Adjustments - Pending, 1949
box-folder 1
21
Faculty Appointments - Academic Science, 1949
box-folder 1
22
Faculty Appointments - Agriculture, 1949
box-folder 1
23-25
Faculty Appointments - Engineering, 1949
box-folder 1
26
Faculty Leaves of Absence, 1949
box-folder 1
27
Faculty - Resignations, 1949
box-folder 1
28
Faculty - Regarding Rules and Regulations, 1949
box-folder 1
29
Faculty - Summer School, 1949
box-folder 1
30
French, C. Clement - Expense Accounts, 1949
box-folder 1
31
Freshman Course Advisors, 1950
box-folder 1
32
G - General, 1950
box-folder 1
33
General Education Board, 1950
box-folder 1
34
Graduate Committee, Etc., 1949
box-folder 1
35
Graduate Faculty, 1950
box-folder 2
36-37
Graduate Information - New Orleans Meeting, November 13-17, 1949
box-folder 2
38
Hatcher, T.W. - Mathematics, 1950
box-folder 2
39
Horsfall, Frank - Horticulture, 1949
box-folder 2
40
Hutcheson, Dean T.B. - Agriculture, 1949
box-folder 2
41
Institute of International Education Fulbright Act, 1950
box-folder 2
42
J - General, 1949
box-folder 2
43
Library - Seymour Robb, Librarian, 1949-1950
box-folder 2
44
M - General, 1949
box-folder 2
45
Manning, H.L. - Industrial Engineering, 1950
box-folder 2
46
McNeil, R.H. - Public Relations, 1950
box-folder 2
47-48
Military, 1950
box-folder 2
49
Mimeographed Material by Dr. C. Clement French, 1949-1950
box-folder 2
50
Munford, T.W. - Military Science, 1949
box-folder 2
51
Murray, W.A. - Electrical Engineering, 1950
box-folder 2
52
Newman, Dr. Walter S. - President, 1949
box-folder 2
53
Norris, Dean E.B. - Engineering, 1949
box-folder 2
54
Personnel - Faculty, 1950-1951
box-folder 2
55
Personnel Office, Richmond Correspondence, 1950
box-folder 2
56
Pletta, D.H. - Applied Mechanics, 1949
box-folder 2
57
Questionnaires - Answered, 1949
box-folder 2
58
Regional Council for Education, 1949
box-folder 2
59
S - General, 1949
box-folder 2
60
Sanders, H.W. - Vocational Education, 1950
box-folder 2
61
Slusher, Miss Clarice - Registrar, 1949
box-folder 2
62
Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, 1950
box-folder 2
63
State Board of Education, 1950
box-folder 2
64
Student Life Committee, 1949
box-folder 2
65
Summer School Staff, 1950
box-folder 2
66
T - General, 1949
box-folder 2
67
Tate, Mildred - Home Economics, 1949
box-folder 2
68
Veterinary Medicine Data, 1949
box-folder 2
69
Vilbrandt, F.C. - Chemical Engineer, 1949
box-folder 2
70
Watson, J.W. - Chemistry, 1949

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • French, C. Clement (Charles Clement), 1901-1988