A Guide to the Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, 1958-1969 Brandt, Warren W., Records of the Office of the Vice-President and the Office of the Executive Vice-President RG 3/4

A Guide to the Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, 1958-1969

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number RG 3/4


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Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman, Graduate Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 3/4
Title
Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, 1958-1969
Physical Characteristics
18 Cubic Feet; 18 boxes
Creator
Brandt, Warren
Location
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Warren Brandt in his capacity as Vice-President of Academic Affairs (1966-1968). However, it also includes many of his files from his period as Executive Vice-President (1968) as well as material from his term as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School (1963-1965). There is material and correspondence concerning budget matters, Center for Research in College Instruction of Science and Math, Corps of Cadets, the Dean of Students, EDUCOM, Engineering Experiment Station, ROTC, Student Government Association, Student Activities Committee, Summer School, and Visiting Scholars Program.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, RG 3/4, University Archives, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the collection began in October 2006 and was completed in January 2007.

Biographical Note

Born in Lansing, Michigan, Warren W. Brandt received a bachelor's in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1944. He went on to pursue a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. Brandt came to Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from Kansas State University in 1963. He served as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School from 1963 through 1965 before his promotion to Vice-President of Academic Affairs in 1966. He served in this role until 1968, when he became Executive Vice-President of the university. Brandt left VPI in 1969 to become President of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Scope and Content

This collection combines the records from Warren W. Brandt's tenure in the Office of the Vice-President (RG 3/4) and the Office of Executive Vice-President (RG 4/1) and is listed as RG 3/4. The collection primarily contains correspondence concerning university business, including letters to Pres. T. Marshall Hahn, academic deans, faculty, parents, and students. Materials from the Academic Council, University Council, National Science Foundation, and the Visiting Scholar Program are also contained in the collection. There are also letters dealing with the rights of women, including a petition seeking to change the regulations governing female students attending the university. The collection also documents issues of racial equality, such as correspondence concerning the Bi-Racial Committee in Blacksburg, a group charged with evaluating the off-campus housing available to African American students.

Materials on the Virginia Associated Research Center (VARC) comprise correspondence, reports, and Governing Committee minutes. VARC was an off-campus graduate facility sponsored by Virginia Tech, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia, in cooperation with the Langley Research Center of NASA. It specialized in applied aerospace research and other basic research in related areas.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by series in chronological order, and each series is arranged alphabetically. Series I covers materials from 1958-1964, Series II contains materials from 1965-1966, and Series III is composed of materials from 1967-1969.

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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Series I: 1958-1964
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Series II: 1965-1966
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Series III: 1967-1969
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