French, Charles Clement, Records of the Office of the Vice-President

Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French, 1949-1950 RG.03.02


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.03.02
Title
Records of the Office of the Vice-President, Charles Clement French1949-1950
Quantity
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
The materials in the collection are in 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

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The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], 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 Information

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 folder title.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • French, C. Clement (Charles Clement), 1901-1988
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

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/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

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