A Guide to the Henry J. Dekker Papers, 1949-2009 Dekker, Henry J. Papers Ms2012-055

A Guide to the Henry J. Dekker Papers, 1949-2009

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-055


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Henry J. Dekker Papers, 1949-2009
Physical Characteristics
1.8 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Dekker, Henry J.
The collection consists of papers relating to Henry Dekker's tenure as rector of Board of Visitors, service on Pamplin Advisory Council, interest in Pamplin College of Business, and the history of Virginia Tech.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry J. Dekker Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry J. Dekker Papers, Ms2012-055, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry J. Dekker Papers were donated to Special Collections in August 2010 and June 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry J. Dekker Papers was completed in September 2012. Additional processing was completed in January 2013.

Biographical Information

Henry J. Dekker served on the board of visitors from 1989 to 1997, and was rector from 1996 to 1997. He was also a longtime member of the Pamplin Advisory Council. More information about him can be found on the university website; under the history of Virginia Tech administration - Board of Visitors.

Scope and Content

Included in the collection are papers relating to Henry J. Dekker's tenure as rector of Board of Visitors, service on Pamplin Advisory Council, and interest in Pamplin College of Business. Papers include, but are not limited to, education material, university development material, minutes, correspondence with the President, council material, major gifts campaign, publications, director dividends, correspondence with the Dean, College of Education material, VT Foundation material, VT magazine, campaign for Virginia Tech material, university plan, model land grant university material, land grant material, comparisons of tuition and fees, education statistics, programs and reports, photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as an interview with Dr. Newman.


The collection is arranged by the subject, and includes an audio cassette tape in Box 2.

Index Terms


  • Newman, Walter S., (Walter Stephenson), 1895-1947
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Board of Visitors.
  • Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Business.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Dekker, Henry J.
  • Newman, Walter S., (Walter Stephenson), 1895-1947

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Board of Visitors: Education Material
Box-folder 1-2
Board of Visitors: University Development
Box-folder 1-3
Board of Visitors: Minutes
Box-folder 1-4
Board of Visitors: Correspondence with the President
Box-folder 1-5 to 1-6
Virginia Business Higher Education Council (2 folders)
Box-folder 1-7
Pamplin College of Business: Major Gifts Campaign
Box-folder 1-8
Pamplin College of Business: Advisory Council
Box-folder 1-9
Pamplin College of Business: Publications
Box-folder 1-10 to 1-11
Pamplin College of Business: Director Dividends (2 folders)
Box-folder 1-12
Pamplin College of Business: Correspondence with the Dean
Box-folder 1-13
College of Education
Box-folder 1-14
Virginia Tech Foundation
Box-folder 1-15
Virginia Tech Magazine
Box-folder 1-16
Campaign for Virginia Tech
Box-folder 1-17
University Plan
Box-folder 1-18
Model Land Grant University
Box-folder 1-19
Land Grant Material
Box-folder 1-20
Comparison Tuition and Fees
Box-folder 1-21
Education Statistics
Box-folder 1-22
Programs and Reports
Box-folder 1-23
Photographs and Newspaper Clippings
Box-folder 2-1 to 2-2
The Family Tree by Mary Preston Gray (2 folders), 1980
Box-folder 2-3
Newman Inauguration Material, 1949
Box-folder 2-4
Newspaper Clippings, 1940s-1980s
Box-folder 2-5
Newspaper Clippings on Newman, 1940s-1980s
Box-folder 2-6
Pamplin Pamphlet, McComas Inauguration, and Poem, 1989, 2009, n.d.
Box-folder 2-7
Center for European Studies and Architecture
Box-folder 2-8
Founder's Week Material, 1997
Box-folder 2-9
Handwritten Reception Plans, 1947, 1951, n.d.
Box-folder 2-10
Newman Interview (audio cassette tape), 1968