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University of Arkansas Vice President for Academic Affairs Records

Manuscript Collection 211

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heath Robinson, 2014

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Office of Academic Affairs
Title
University of Arkansas Vice President for Academic Affairs Records
Inclusive Dates
1961-1973
Identification
Manuscript Collection 211
Extent
3.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Repository
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply. All materials in Box 4 are restricted and are not available for research use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Vice President for Academic Affairs Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by the Office of Academic Affairs in two groups. The first group was donated in 1974 through Palmer C. Pilcher, and the second group was donated in 1976 through Dr. Leone.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in April 2014

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Vice President for Academic Affairs Records (MC 211), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection

Historical Note

The office of Vice President for Academic Affairs was established in 1962 by University President David Mullins as a way to address the complexity and amount of issues that needed to be handled in regards to academic affairs. The office was responsible for instructional, extension, and research programs at the university excluding those falling under the Agriculture and Medicine programs. Since its founding, the title for this office has changed as follows: Vice President for Academic Affairs (1962-1976), Vice President and Provost (1976-1980), Vice President for Academic Affairs (1980-1982), Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1982-2000), and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2000-2014). The materials in this collection consist predominantly of correspondence between Paul Young and David Mullins and reports prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Paul M. Young served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1962 to 1966. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and went on to receive his master’s and doctoral degrees in Mathematics from Ohio State University. He taught at Miami University until becoming a faculty member of Kansas State University where he later became the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served in this position until coming to Arkansas. Dr. Young focused on addressing the prominent issues as enrollment skyrocketed, such as the need to expand the campus and to find more qualified instructors. He was an advocate of maintaining or improving the quality as well as quantity of education, increasing its accessibility, and emphasizing the practical. He left the office in 1966 to become executive director of the Mid-America State Universities Association.

Dr. David Wiley Mullins was President of the University of Arkansas from 1960 to 1974. He was a graduate of the U of A and then went on to receive his master’s degree from the University of Colorado and his doctoral degree from Columbia University. He oversaw the university during a period of rapid growth and development as enrollment more than doubled and a large amount of construction expanded the campus. One notable accomplishment of his administration was the laying of the groundwork for the University of Arkansas System. Dr. Mullins retired in 1974 after the second longest tenure to that point in university history.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of correspondence, reports, and general materials from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Collection is sorted by item type and then chronologically

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence Between Paul Young and David Mullins, 1961-1962

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence Between Paul Young and David Mullins, 1963

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence Between Paul Young and David Mullins, 1964

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence Between Paul Young and David Mullins, 1965

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence Between Paul Young and David Mullins, 1966-1967

Box 1 Folder 6

Analysis of Grade Distribution Report, Fall 1962

Box 1 Folder 7

Analysis of Grade Distribution Report, Fall 1964

Box 1 Folder 8

Enrollment Report, Summer 1962

Box 1 Folder 9

Enrollment Report, Summer 1963

Box 1 Folder 10

Enrollment Report, Fall 1963

Box 1 Folder 11

Enrollment Report, Spring 1964

Box 1 Folder 12

Enrollment Report, Summer 1964

Box 1 Folder 13

Enrollment Report, Fall 1964

Box 1 Folder 14

Enrollment Report, Spring 1965

Box 1 Folder 15

Enrollment Report, Summer 1965

Box 1 Folder 16

Enrollment Report, Fall 1965

Box 1 Folder 17

Enrollment Report, Spring 1966

Box 1 Folder 18

Enrollment Report, Summer 1966

Box 1 Folder 19

Enrollment Report, Fall 1966

Box 1 Folder 20

Enrollment Report, Spring 1967

Box 1 Folder 21

Enrollment Report, Summer 1967

Box 1 Folder 22

Enrollment Report, Fall 1967

Box 1 Folder 23

Enrollment Report, Spring 1968

Box 1 Folder 24

Enrollment Report, Summer 1968

Box 1 Folder 25

Enrollment Report, Spring 1969

Box 1 Folder 26

Enrollment Report, Summer 1969

Box 1 Folder 27

Enrollment Report, Fall 1969

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Enrollment Report, Spring 1970

Box 2 Folder 2

Enrollment Report, Fall 1970

Box 2 Folder 3

Enrollment Report, Spring 1971

Box 2 Folder 4

Enrollment Report, Summer 1971

Box 2 Folder 5

Enrollment Report Part 1, Fall 1971

Box 2 Folder 6

Enrollment Report Part 2, Fall 1971

Box 2 Folder 7

Enrollment Report Part 1, Spring 1972

Box 2 Folder 8

Enrollment Report Part 2, Spring 1972

Box 2 Folder 9

Enrollment Report Part 1, Summer 1972

Box 2 Folder 10

Enrollment Report Part 2, Summer 1972

Box 2 Folder 11

Enrollment Report Part 1, Spring 1973

Box 2 Folder 12

Enrollment Report Part 2, Spring 1973

Box 2 Folder 13

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1962

Box 2 Folder 14

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1964

Box 2 Folder 15

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1965

Box 2 Folder 16

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1965

Box 2 Folder 17

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1966

Box 2 Folder 18

Faculty Load Report, Summer 1966

Box 2 Folder 19

Faculty Load Report, 1967

Box 2 Folder 20

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1968

Box 2 Folder 21

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1968

Box 2 Folder 22

Faculty Load Report, 1969

Box 2 Folder 23

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1970

Box 2 Folder 24

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1970

Box 3

Box 3 Folder 1

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1971

Box 3 Folder 2

Faculty Load Report, Summer 1971

Box 3 Folder 3

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1971

Box 3 Folder 4

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1972

Box 3 Folder 5

Faculty Load Report, Summer 1972

Box 3 Folder 6

Faculty Load Report, Fall 1972

Box 3 Folder 7

Faculty Load Report, Spring 1973

Box 3 Folder 8

Faculty Load Report, Summer 1973

Box 3 Folder 9

General Materials, 1961-1966

END OF COLLECTION