D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of Jeff Rackham, Acting VC for Academic Affairs, UNC Asheville, 1986 - 1987

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Records of Jeff Rackham, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNC Asheville, 1986 - 1987
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1986-1987
Date [inclusive]
1.25 Linear feet ; 2 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 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 4

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

Born in 1942, Jeffrey A. Rackham joined the faculty of UNC Ashville in 1980, where he became chairman of the Literature & Language department and associate professor of Literature.

Following the resignation of Laurence Dorr, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Rackham, Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1986. Rackham declined appeals to apply for the permanent vice-chancellorship and, when Lauren Wilson became the Vice Chancellor on July 1, 1987, Rackam returned to the department of Literature and Language.

He retired from UNC-A in 2006, and died in Asheville on June 24, 2009

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Scope and Contents

This archive holds historically significant official papers of Jeff Rackham, Acting Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of UNC Asheville, during the 1986-1987 academic year. Materials from Dr. Rackham's role as chair of the department of Literature & Language, a position he held before and after his acting vice chancellorship, are not included in this archive.

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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.


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 at Asheville. Jeff Rackham.

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 Policies Committee, 1987

Academic Testing & Advising, 1986

Admissions, 1986-1987

Art & Music, 1986-1987

Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, 1986-1987

Atmospheric Science, 1986-1987

Biology, 1986-1987

Block Scheduling, Proposal for, 1986

Board of Trustees, 1986

Chancellor, 1986-1987

Chemistry, 1986

Commencement, 1987

Communications, 1986-1987

Consent Decree, 1986

Department Chairmen, 1986-1987

Drama, 1986-1987

Economics, 1986-1987

Education, 1986-1987

Endowed Chairs, 1986-1987

Engineering Program, 1986-1987

Enrollment Services, 1986

Enrollment Services, Director of, 1986-1987

Faculty Development, 1986

Faculty Welfare & Development Committee, 1986-1987

Financial Aid, 1986-1987

Foreign Languages, 1986-1987

Foundation Funds, 1986

Grade Distributions, 1986

Hazardous Wastes, 1986

Health Promotion Program, 1986-1987

Box 2

History, 1986-1987

Honors Program, 1986-1987

Humanities, 1986-1987

Institutional Committees, 1985-1986

Institutional Research, 1986

International Studies, 1985-1986

Kellogg Estate, 1986

Knowledge Bowl, 1987

Library, 1986-1987

Literature & Language, 1986-1987

Management, 1986-1987

Mathematics, 1986-1987

Memoranda, 1986-1987

Miscellaneous: Campus, 1986-1987

Miscellaneous: General, 1986-1987

Needs Assessment, 1986

NC Center for Creative Retirement, 1986-1987

Off Campus Scholarly Assignments, 1986-1987

Organizational Chart, 1986

Phi Beta Kappa, 1986

Political Science, 1987

Red Carpet Day, 1986-1987

Release Time (1986/1987?)

Scholarship, 1986

Senate, 1986-1987

Special Assistant to the Chancellor, 1986

Summer Physical Sciences & Engineering Institute, 1986

Summer School, 1986

Tenure Committee, 1987

Undergraduate Research, 1986-1987

UNC General Administration, 1986-1987

UNCA Distinctives, 1984-1986

UNCA Research Fellows Program, 1986-1987

University Planning Council, 1986

University Research Council, 1986

Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, 1986-1987

Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, 1986-1987

Vice Chancellor University Relations, 1986-1987

Western Carolina University, 1986

WCU / UNC-A Joint Social Work Program, 1987

Writing Center, 1986-1987