Academic Affairs Records
Dean of the Faculty / Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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.
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. This archive holds the 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of Roy Riggs, Dean of UNC Asheville from the creation of the university in 1969, until 1971, when the dean position was superceded by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, a position also held by Riggs.
In 1971 the role of dean of the faculty was replaced by the new postion of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Roy Riggs became the first Vice Chancellor, a position he held until his retirement in 1978.
Dr. Laurence A. Dorr was Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNC Ashville between July 1, 1978, and June 30, 1986 when he left the role to become a full-time philosophy professor at UNCA.
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. 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.
Historically significant official papers of Lauren (Larry) Wilson, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of UNC Asheville from 1987 to 1995. In January 1994, following the resignation of UNCA Chancellor Samuel Schuman, Wilson was appointed as Interim Chancellor. Records from Dr. Wilson's interim chancellorship are in UA3.8.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
This archive holds historically significant official papers of Thomas Cochran, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of UNC Asheville, and primarily includes planning/review materials from the 1980's. Records from Dr. Cochran's two periods as Interim Vice Chancellor, and from his tenure as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, are not included.
A collection of historically significant papers prepared, or received, by the Office of Institutional Research. Although these are primarily dated after the creation of UNC Asheville in 1969, there are some earlier materials relating to Asheville-Biltmore College. Certain materials are restricted to researchers.
Contains historically significant papers received from the Office of Institutional Research. The majority of the materials are from the mid 1990s through 2001, and are believed to have been used in preparation of the 2002 self study report. The two main themes are, departmental self studies (circa 1986-1999), and annual reports (circa 1998-2001) for departments and programs.
Papers prepared, or received, by the Office of the Registrar, primarily dated from Asheville-Biltmore College and the period prior to the creation of UNC Asheville in 1969. Many of the materials have restricted access and are not available to researchers.
Papers prepared, or received, by various committees within the broad sphere of academic affairs. The records appear to have been collected by a different people, including chancellors, vice-chancellors, and faculty, and cover both Asheville-Biltmore College and UNC Asheville
Departments and Programs
Papers prepared, or received, by various departments and programs within the broad sphere of academic affairs. The records appear to have been collected by a different people, including chancellors, vice-chancellors, and faculty. They primarily relate to UNC Asheville, but a small number cover Asheville-Biltmore College.
Materials include playbills, posters, box office reports, photographs, schedules, and correspondence. Productions by the Tanglewood Children's Theatre are incorporated.
Dr. James' personal papers related to teaching in the Literature department, and her work with the Africana Studies program and the African-American Colloquium.
The State of Black Asheville course at UNC Asheville and the State of Black Asheville conference, also held at UNCA, were started by Dr. Dwight Mullen in 2007 and ran through 2014. The State of Black Asheville conference was implemented to encourage a community conversation focusing on the status of African Americans living in Asheville and Buncombe County. This collection contains student papers, student research, statistical data, online articles, maps, written notes, forms, physical and email correspondence, flyers, personal papers, and newspapers pertaining to the State of Black Asheville collection put together by Dr. Mullen. The materials in this collection document the progression of Dr. Mullen’s State of Black Asheville course and State of Black Asheville conference.
Materials include syllabuses, programs of classes, proposals for classes, minutes, and correspondence.
Documents from a program begun by Dr. Dwight Mullen that was designed to help African American students find their place at UNCA, a predominantly white institution. Beyond that initial goal, the colloquium provided students with knowledge of their history and gave the students somewhere and someone to go to when they needed advice.
Papers prepared, or received, by the university library. Although some materials originate from Asheville-Biltmore College, they primarily relate to UNC Asheville. Records pertaining to the Ramsey Library building are held in UA7.4.2
Reports, papers. designs and other documents related to the D. Ramsey Library building.