A Guide to the C. Eugene Rowe Papers, c.1961-1987 Rowe, C. Eugene Papers Ms1989-035

A Guide to the C. Eugene Rowe Papers, c.1961-1987

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-035


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1989-035
Title
C. Eugene Rowe Papers, c.1961-1987
Physical Characteristics
13.3 cu. ft. 11 boxes
Creator
Rowe, C. Eugene
Location
Please note: Boxes 1-10 are located in off-site storage and take 1-2 days notice for retrieval. Researchers may request boxes through the library's catalog or by contacting Special Collections.
Language
English
Abstract
The C. Eugene Rowe Papers include materials created and collected by Rowe relating to Virginia Tech during his tenure on the Board of Visitors (1968-1976). There is also a small group of papers from Rowe's involvement in the Presbyterian church.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Boxes 1-10 are open for research. Box 11 is contains materials on court cases and access is restricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from C. Eugene Rowe Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: C. Eugene Rowe Papers, Ms1989-035, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The C. Eugene Rowe Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1989.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the C. Eugene Rowe Papers was completed in September 2014.

Biographical Note

C. Eugene Rowe was born Northumberland County, Virginia. He attended VPI from 1926-1933, when he graduated with a degree in Business. Beginning in the 1950s, he became active in the Alumni Association. In 1968, he began the first of two successive terms on the Board of Visitors, including 5 years as rector. From 1972-1985, he also served as president and then chairman of the Virginia Tech Foundation. Rowe died in 1987.

Additional resources:
Photograph: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/125th/bov/rectors/Rowe.html . Extended biography: https://www.unirel.vt.edu/history/administration/rowe_c_eugene.html

Scope and Content

The C. Eugene Rowe Papers include materials created and collected by Rowe. The majority of the papers relate to Rowe's time as a member (1968-1976) and rector (1970-1975) of the Board of Visitors and include correspondence, meeting minutes, alumni association topics, events/issues on campus, financial issues, press releases, the Presidential search in 1974, academics at Virginia Tech, and higher education in general. There is also a small group of papers from Rowe's involvement in the Presbyterian church.

Arrangement

The collection is in its original order within the boxes. To make locating materials easier, the contents list below groups files into two series: Professional Papers and Personal Papers. Folder titles were taken from the existing files. Professional Papers includes files relating to Rowe's work for and at the university, between about 1961 and 1987. The smaller set of Personal Papers contains files documenting Rowe's involvement with the Presbyterian Church, dating primarily from the 1960s.

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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Professional Papers, c.1961-1987
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Personal Papers, c.1960s
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