D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of the Dean of Faculty, Asheville-Biltmore College, 1956 - 1969

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Records of the Dean of Faculty, Asheville-Biltmore College, 1956 - 1969
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1963-1969
Date [inclusive]
8.0 Linear feet  ; 4 boxes
Physical Description
Contains reports, papers, and other documents. Where possible the original titles of files have been maintained. Although it is believed that files may have originally been arranged annually, with a separate file for each year, the materials have been condensed and arranged chronologically within alphabetized files. Duplicate materials within a file were removed during processing, but some materials may be duplicated across files.
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 3

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

In 1963, the North Carolina legislature passed the Omnibus Higher Education Act, changing Asheville-Biltmore College from a two year junior college, to a state supported, four year baccalaureate degree institution, necessitating an increase in, and strengthening of, the college faculty. As a result, Dr. Wally W. Kaempfer moved to Asheville-Biltmore as dean of the faculty, a position he held until the end of 1967, when he left A-B College and moved to the University of South Alabama. He was replaced as dean of the faculty by Dr. Roy A. Riggs. Initially this was on a acting basis but was made permanent on March 21, 1968, after Riggs had been selected by a search committee. Riggs had been at A-B College since 1962 and had served as chair of the literature and language department, and the humanities program. In 1969, Asheville-Biltmore College became the University of North Carolina at Asheville, one of six campuses of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, and Roy Riggs became the first dean of the faculty of the new university.

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Scope and Contents

This archive holds historically significant official papers of the Deans of the Faculty of Asheville-Biltmore College, primarily from 1963 until the creation of UNC Asheville in 1969.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504

Restrictions to Access

Certain materials are RESTRICTED to researchers for 75 years from the date of their creation for reasons related to the confidentiality of personnel, student, medical, and other legally protected records. These have been removed from this collection and added to the restricted collection. A note to this effect is included the description of the relevant folder

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina Asheville assumes no responsibility.


No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Accruals are not anticipated.


University of North Carolina Asheville. Wally W. Kaempfer. Roy A. Riggs.

Processing Information

Initially processed by Special Collections staff, date(s) unknown. Reprocessed by Colin Reeve, March 2015.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Administrative Council, 1966-1967 

Admissions, 1962-1968 

Admissions, 1968-1969 

Advising, 1968-1969 

Advisor - Advisoree Assignments, 1964-1966 

Alumni Association, 1966 

American Meteorlogical Society, 1968 

Annual Reports: Departments, 1964 

Annual Reports: Departments, 1968 

Annual Reports: Division, 1964-1965 

Annual Reports: Division, 1965-1966 

Annual Reports: Division, 1968-1969 

Annual Reports: President: 1963-1969 

Asheville-Biltmore College Theatre, 1964-1966 

Asheville-Biltmore Foundation, 1966-1967 

Association of University Evening Colleges, 1965-1966 

Board of Trustees, 1963-1967 

Bookstore, 1964-1969 

Botanical Gardens, 1964-1969 

Brochures, Asheville-Biltmore College (1960s) 

Certification - Teacher, 1964-1966 

Cheating Policy, 1966 

Class Schedules, Fall, 1963-1964 

Class Schedules, Spring 1964-1965 

Class Schedules, Fall 1964-1965 

Class Schedules, 1965-1966 1st & 2nd Terms 

Class Schedules, 1965-1966 3rd & 4th Terms 

Class Schedules, 1965, Summer 

Class Schedules, 1966-1967 

Class Schedules, 1967-1968 

Class Schedules, 1968-1969 

Classes, 1968 

College Entrance Examination Board, 1967-1969 

College Entrance Examination Board, Freshman Class Profile, 1963-1964 

College Entrance Examination Board, GRE, 1964-1968 

College Entrance Examination Board, SAT Scores, 1963-1968 

Committees: Articulation Committee, 1966 

Committees: Athletics Committee, 1963-1969 

Committees: Calendar Committee, 1967-1968 

Committees: Communications Committee, 1969 

Committees: Computer Committee, 1966-1967 

Committees: Cultural Programs Committee, 1964-1967 

Committees: Curriculum Committee,1963-1964 

Committees: Curriculum Committee,1964-1965 

Committees: Curriculum Committee,1965-1966 

Committees: Curriculum Committee, General Education Requirements, 1963-1964 

Committees: Curriculum Committee, Majors, 1963-1964 

Committees: Curriculum Committee, Minutes, 1964-1965 

Committees: Curriculum Committee, Minutes, 1965-1966 

Committees: Curriculum Committee, Minutes, 1966-1967 

Box 2 

Committees: Executive Committee, 1963-1965 

Committees: Executive Committee, 1965-1966 

Committees: Executive Committee, 1966-1967 

Committees: Executive Committee, 1967-1968 

Committees: Executive Committee, 1968-1969 

Committees: Faculty Advisory Committee for Teacher Education, 1968-1969 

Committees: Freshman Advisory Committee, 1968-1969 

Committees: General Education Review Committee, 1968-1969 

Committees: Honors Committee, 1965-1966 

Committees: Honors Committee, 1966-1968 

Committees: Institutional Committee, 1965-1968 

Committees: Learning Resources Committee, 1967-1969 

Committees: Library Committee, 1963-1966 

Committees: Library Committee, 1966-1967 

Committees: Library Committee, 1967-1969 

Committees: Reading Course Committee, 1964 

Committees: Scholarship Committee, 1964-1969 [Additional Restricted Materials] 

Committees: Special Programs Committee, 1967-1969 

Committees: Student Affairs Committee, 1963-1965 

Committees: Student Assemblies Committee, 1965-1967 

Courses, Permanent Record of, 1968-1969, First Term 

Courses, Permanent Record of, 1968-1969, Second Term 

Courses, Permanent Record of, 1968-1969, Third Term 

Courses, Permanent Record of, 1968-1969, Fourth Term 

Dean of the Faculty, 1966-1969 

Dean of Students, 1964 [Additional Restricted Materials] 

Department Heads Meeting, 1964-1965 

Department of Art & Music, 1965-1969 

Department of Biology, 1965-1967 

Department of Chemistry, 1964-1969 

Department of Drama, Art & Foreign Languages, 1964 

Department of Economics, 1965-1969 

Department of Education, 1966-1967 

Department of Education & Physical Education, 1964-1965 

Department of English, 1963-1964 

Department of Foreign Languages, 1968-1969 

Department of Language & Arts, 1963 

Department of Literature & Language, 1966-1968 

Department of Philosophy, 1965 

Department of Physical Education, 1965-1968 

Department of Physics, 1965-1969 

Department of Political Science, 1969 

Department of Psychology, 1965-1966 

Department of Social Sciences, 1964-1965 

Departments - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1966-1967 

Division Chairmen, 1965-1967 

Division of Humanities, 1966-1967 

Division of Science & Mathematics, 1965-1969 

Division of Social Sciences, 1965-1969 

Door Openers (of Asheville), 1966-1967 

Dormitories, 1968-1969 

Enrollments, 1968-1969 

Faculty Administration, 1965-1968 

Faculty & Staff - Roster, 1968 

Box 3 

Faculty, 1965-1966 

Faculty, 1966-1967 

Faculty, Informal Conference, 1967 

Faculty Club, (1966?) 

Faculty Committees & Meetings, 1962-1965 

Faculty Committees, 1965-1969 

Faculty Contract Form (Undated) 

Faculty Handbook, 1963-1966 

Faculty Meetings, General, 1963-1964 

Faculty Meetings, General, 1964-1965 

Faculty Meetings, General, 1965-1966 

Faculty Meetings, General, 1966-1967 

Faculty Meetings, General, 1967-1968 

Faculty & Staff Assignments & Requirements, 1963-1966 

Faculty - Personnel Practices, 1963-1967 

Financial Aid, 1967-1968 

Food Service, 1968-1969 

Foreign Affairs Forum, 1965 

Foreign Affairs Forum, 1966 

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Lecture, 1966 

G. I. Bill, 1966-1967 

Grade Distribution, 1958-1969 

Grading System, 1964-1968 

Graduates, 1963-1966 

Graduates, 1967-1968 

Graduates, Class of 1968-1969 

Guided Studies Program, 1965-1967 

Homecoming, 1967 

Humanities Course, 1965-1967 

"Images" Magazine, 1964-1969 

Institute "Meeting Human Needs in Buncombe County", 1965 

Institute of Government, 1965 

Intercollegiate Athletics, 1965-1966 

Inventory, 1965-1966 

Investment Course, 1966 

Investment Course, 1968 

Language Laboratory, 1964-1965 

Learning Center, 1967-1968 

Library, 1956-1963 

Library, 1963-1964 

Library, 1964-1965 

Library, 1965-1966 

Library, 1966-1968 

Library, 1968-1969 

Library Budget, 1964-1967 

Library Reports, 1962-1968 

Library: Student Order, 1965-1967 

Majors, Registration of, 1964-1967 [Additional Restricted Materials] 

Management Development Seminar, 1967-1968 

Box 4 

Memos, July - December, 1966 

Memos, January - June, 1967 

Meteorology: National Weather Records Center, Etc., 1966-1968 

Miscellaneous, 1965-1969 

Moore, Dan K., Governor of N.C., 1965-1968 

National Defense Education Act, 1963-1964 

National Science Foundation, 1964-1967 

N.C. Association of Colleges & Universities, 1966-1969 

N.C. College Conference, 1963-1965 

N.C. Computer Orientation Project, 1965-1969 

N.C. Department of Public Instruction, 1963-1967 

N.C. Speaker Ban Law, 1965-1967 

N.C. State Auditor, 1968 

N.C. State College - Raleigh, 1963-1967 

N.C. State Employees Association, 1963-1967 

N.C. State University, BS in Engineering Operation, 1966-1967 

N.C. State University, School of Agriculture & Live Sciences, 1966-1967 

Non-western Students, Proposal for, 1964 

Nursing, Advisory Committee, 1963 

Office Staff, 1963-1966 

Orientation, 1963-1966 

Placement Tests, 1966-1967 

Planetarium, (1964?) 

Psychological Services Center, 1962-1966 

Records Retention & Disposition, 1964-1965 

Registrar, 1963-1966 

Registration, 1962-1965 

Registration, Forms & Procedures (1963?) 

Report Dinner, 1968 

Student Newspaper, "Ridgerunner", 1965-1968 

Scholarships: General, 1965 [Restricted] 

Scholarships: McClure, 1963-1964 [Restricted] 

Selective Service (SSQT), 1963-1967 

Self Study, Preliminary, 1967 

Self Study, Steering Committee, 1966-1968 

Southern Association Visitation, 1965-1967 

Speeches, 1963-1965 

State Board of Higher Education, 1964-1969 

State Board of Higher Education, Educational Programs & Policy Committee, 1964 

State Board of Higher Education, Reports to, 1963-1966 

Student Accomodations, 1965 

Student Advisory Council, 1967 

Student Government Association, 1965-1968 

Student Government Association, 1968-1969 

Student Organizations, 1964-1967 

Students, 1964-1965 [Restricted] 

Students: Nursing Program at Mission Memorial Hospital, 1964-1965 

Students: Prospective, 1963-1964 

Students: Roster, 1962-1965 [Restricted] 

Students: Roster, 1965-1966 [Restricted] 

Students: Roster, 1966-1967 [Restricted] 

Students: Roster, 1967-1968 [Restricted] 

Summer Term, 1968 

"Summit", 1964-1966 

Teaching Load, 1966-1967 

Technology in Higher Education Workshop, 1968 

Testing & Counseling Service, 1963-1968 

United Nations Association of the USA, Workshop, 1965 

UNCG-Graduate Center, 1965-1967 

UNCG Extension Courses, 1963-1966 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1967-1969 

Weekly Calendar, 1968-1969 

YWCA: "Vistas for Women", 1964-1965