D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of Roy Riggs, Dean of Faculty, UNC Asheville, 1969 - 1971

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Records of Roy Riggs, Dean of Faculty, UNC Asheville, 1969 - 1971
Date [inclusive]
2.0 Linear feet ; 1 box
Physical Description
Contains reports, papers, and other documents. Where possible the original titles of files have been maintained. Although it is belived that files may have 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 related to more than one subject may be duplicated across files.
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 3

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Biographical Note

In 1969, when Asheville-Biltmore College became the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the position of Dean of the Faculty was carried over to the new university. Dr. Roy A. Riggs, who had been dean of Asheville-Biltmore College since 1967, continued in the role until 1971, when the dean was replaced by the new postion of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, at which time Riggs became the first Vice Chancellor. Roy Riggs retired from UNC-Asheville in 1978.

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Scope and Contents

This archive holds historically significant official papers of Roy Riggs, Dean of UNC-Asheville from the creation of the university in 1969, until 1971, when the dean position was superceded by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Riggs served as both Dean of Asheville-Biltmore College and Vice Chancellor of UNC-Asheville, meaning there is a continuum between this archive and UA4.1 and UA4.3.

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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

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.

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


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. 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

Academic Calendar, 1969-1970

Admissions, Director of, 1970-1971

Administrative Organization, (1970)

Advising, 1971

Anthropology and Sociology, 1970

Annual Departmental Reports, 1969-1970

Annual Departmental Reports, 1970-1971

Annual Division Reports, 1969-1970

Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens, 1970

Bookstore, 1969

Business Office, 1969-1971

Buncombe County Teachers Workshop (African Culture Studies), 1970

Chancellor Highsmith, 1970

Class Schedules, 1969-1970

Class Schedules, 1970-1971

Committee: Academic Policies Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: Admissions Committee, 1970-1971

Committee: Athletics Committee, 1970

Committee: Committee on Testing, 1969-1971

Committee: Degree Programs Committee, 1970-1971

Committee: Executive Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: Freshman Advisory Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: General Education Review Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: Learning Resources Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: Library Committee, 1969-1970

Committee: Library Committee, 1970-1971

Committee: Programs Committee, 1969-1971

Committee: Scholarships & Student Aid Committee, 1970-1971

Committee: Students Services & Affairs Committee, 1969-1971

Computer Center, 1970

Consolidated University of North Carolina, 1970-1971

Dean of the Faculty, 1970-1971

Dean of Students, 1970

Department of Art & Music, 1969-1971

Department of Chemistry, 1970-1971

Department of Classics, 1970

Department of Economics, 1970-1971

Department of Education, 1969-1971

Department of Foreign Languages, 1969-1971

Department of Literature & Language, 1970-1971

Department of Physics, 1969

Department of Political Science, 1969-1971

Department of Psychology, 1969-1970

Division Chairmen, 1970-1971

Division of Social Sciences, 1969-1971

Enrollment, 1969-1970

Enrollment, 1970-1971

Faculty & Staff, 1969-1971

Faculty Meeting, 1969-1971

Faculty Senate, 1969-1971

Faculty Travel, 1970

Film Society, 1971

Financial Aid, 1970-1971

Food Service, 1969-1971

Foreign Affairs Forum, 1970

Foreign Affairs Forum, 1971

Graduates, 1970-1971

"Images" Magazine, 1971

Infirmary, 1970

Institute for Environmental Health (Bent Creek Project), 1970

Institutional Research & Development, 1970-1971

Investment Seminar, 1970

Learning Resources Center, 1969-1971

Library, 1969-1971

Majors, Registration of, 1970

Mars Hill College, 1969-1970

Memoranda, 1969-1970

Miscellaneous, 1969-1970

National Science Foundation, 1971

NC State University, 1970

NC State University: BS in Engineering Operations, 1969-1970

Oji Fund, 1969-1971 [Restricted]

Self Study, 1970-1971

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, 1970-1971

Student Government Association, 1969-1971

Summer School, 1970

"Summit" Yearbook, 1970-1971

Testing & Counselling, 1969-1971

USDA Forest Service, 1970

University History, (1970)

UNC - Affiliation, 1969

UNC Asheville, Brochures, (1969-1970?)

UNC Asheville at Oxford, 1970-1971

UNC Chapel Hill, 1970

UNC Greensboro, 1969-1971

Weekly Calendar, 1969-1970

Weekly Calendar, 1970-1971