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The University of Texas at Dallas Office of the President Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA042-07

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, reports, memoranda, correspondence, photographs, slides and other material generated by the operations of the University of Texas at Dallas Office of the President. It is housed in twelve manuscript boxes, one record center box, and three metal slide boxes totaling 8.8 linear feet.

The collection arrived in good condition and the processing archivist identified nine series:

The first series contains reports, studies, correspondence, policy memoranda, and other documents generated as a result of UTD operations as a member of the University of Texas System.

The second series consists of studies, reports, and presentations related to UTD's involvement with the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and the North Texas Metroplex region.

The third series includes parts of a self-study prepared by UTD. It also holds self-studies from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and the University of West Florida.

The fourth series houses copies of UTD’s Status Report, as well as its supplements, to the SACS accreditation committee.

The fifth series organized into four subseries: Sub-series 1. UTD President Bryce Jordan, Sub-series 2. UTD Office of the President Correspondence, Sub-series 3. UTD Office of the President Invitations and Cards, 4. UTD Office of the President Internal Communications, 5. UTD President’s House

The first sub-series contains material related to the term of service of Dr. Bryce Jordan as President of UTD.

The second sub-series consists of correspondence sent and received by the Office of the President.

The third sub-series includes invitations to events, as well as holiday cards sent by the Office of the President.

The fourth sub-series houses memoranda related to operations of UTD issued by The Office of the President.

The fifth sub-series contains inventories, invoices, photographs, and information related to the furnishing and construction of the UTD President’s house.

The sixth series is organized into eight sub-series: Sub-series 1. UTD Operational Memoranda, Sub-series 2. UTD Financial and Budget Documents, Sub-series 3. UTD Personnel, Sub-series 4. UTD Alumni, Sub-series 5. UTD Students, Sub-series 6. UTD Reports, Sub-series 7. UTD Campus Building and Facilities, Sub-series 8. UTD Programs and Events

The first sub-series contains memoranda defining operational polices at UTD.

The second sub-series consists of documents detail financial and budgetary information of concern to the University.

The third sub-series includes information about UTD faculty, and personnel records.

The fourth sub-series houses a directory for alumni of the Geo-sciences program.

The fifth sub-series contains student handbooks, undergraduate studies brochures, and UTD catalogs.

The sixth sub-series consists of various reports issued by the University about it programs and operations.

The seventh sub-series contains documents about campus construction, as well as the Phase II Building Dedication.

The eighth sub-series includes information on several programs, lectures, and celebrations, held by UTD.

The seventh series is comprised of slide presentations and divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. Peter O' Donnell Slide Presentation, Sub-series 2. Metroplex High-Tech Education Task Force Presentation, Sub-series 3. UTD Slide Presentation.

The first sub-series is presentation making the case for the expansion of UTD as a four-year, undergraduate university.

The second sub-series is a presentation on higher education in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

The third subseries is a presentation highlighting changes and growth at UTD.

The eighth series contains brochures, press material, and other information related to UTD’s “Creating the Future” fundraising campaign.

The ninth sub-series is divided into five sub-series: Sub-series 1. Commencement and Graduation, Sub-series 2. Honors Convocation, Sub-series 3. UTD Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Sub-series 4. Service Award Presentation, Sub-series 5. UTD University Investitures.

The first sub-series consists of UTD commencement and graduation programs.

The second sub-series includes UTD Honors Convocation programs.

The third sub-series contains UTD Doctoral Hooding Ceremony programs.

The fourth sub-series houses programs from the UTD Employee Service Awards.

The fifth sub-series features programs from the UTD Investiture ceremony.

Dates

  • 1969 - 2020
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 2008

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Historical Sketch

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Office of the President oversees the executive function of the University, provides high level policy and strategic goals and guidance, and serves as the public face of the University. It is the highest level of authority at the University.

Since its establishment as The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in 1969, the university has had six presidents: Dr. Francis S. Johnson (1969-1971), Dr. Bryce Jordan (1971-1981), Dr. Robert Rutford (1982-1994), Dr. Franklyn Jenifer (1994-2005), Dr. David Daniel (2005-2015), and Dr. Richard Benson (2016- ). Additionally, Dr. Alexander L. Clark served as acting president (1981-1982), and Dr. Hobson Wildenthal served as President ad Interim (2015-2016).

Sources

Source
UTDallas Website, "Past Presidents." [Online] 17 March 2020. https://www.utdallas.edu/president/past-presidents/
Source
UTDallas Website, "Office of The President." [Online] 17 March 2020. https://www.utdallas.edu/president/

Extent

9.2 Linear Feet ((Thirteen manuscript boxes, one record center box, and three metal slide boxes).)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Office of the President oversees the executive function of the University, provides high level policy and strategic goals and guidance, and serves as the public face of the University. It is the highest level of authority at the University.

Series Description

The University of Texas at Dallas Office of the President Collection is divided into eight series:

Series I. The University of Texas System Documents 0.53 linear ft. (one and one-third manuscript boxes), 1971-1995.

Arranged chronologically.

Series II. Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Programs and Initiatives 0.13 linear ft. (one-third of a manuscript box), 1972-1985.

Arranged chronologically.

Series III. UTD Self Study 0.33 linear ft. (one-half and one-third manuscript boxes), 1973-1977.

Arranged chronologically.

Series IV. UTD Status Report to The Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges 0.3 linear ft. (one-half and one-fourth of a manuscript box), 1971-1972.

Arranged chronologically.

Series V. UTD Office of the President 0.8 linear ft. (two manuscript boxes), 1969-1995.

Divided into five sub-series: Sub-series 1. UTD President Bryce Jordan; Sub-series 2. UTD Office of the President Correspondence; Sub-series 3. UTD Office of President Invitations and Cards; Sub-series IV. UTD Office of the President Internal Communication; and Sub-series V. UTD President’s House

Sub-series 1. UTD President Bryce Jordan 0.1 linear ft. (one-fourth of manuscript box), 1969-1972.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 2. UTD Office of The President Correspondence 0.1 linear ft. (one-fourth of a manuscript box), 1971-1975.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 3. UTD Office of The President Invitations and Cards 0.5 linear ft. (one-half and one-fourth a manuscript box), 1971-1995.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 4. UTD Office of The President Internal Communications 0.1 linear ft. (one-fourth of a manuscript box)

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 5. UTD’s President House 0.3 linear ft. (one-half and one-fourth of a manuscript box), 1972-1973.

Arranged chronologically.

Series VI. The University of Texas at Dallas Operations 1.8 linear feet (five manuscript boxes and one-half of a manuscript box)

Divided into eight sub-series: Sub-series 1. UTD Operation Memoranda, Policies, and Procedures; Sub-series 2. UTD Financial and Budget Documents; Sub-series 3. UTD Personnel; Sub-series 4. UTD Alumni; Sub-series 5. UTD Students; Sub-series 6. UTD Reports; Sub-series 7. UTD Campus Building and Facilities; and Subseries 8. UTD Programs and Events

Sub-series 1. UTD Operation Memoranda, Policies, and Procedures 0.2 linear ft. (one-half of a manuscript box), 1969-1994.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 2. UTD Financial and Budget Documents 0.08 linear ft. (one-fifth of a manuscript box), 1969-1983.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 3. UTD Personnel 0.08 linear ft. (one-fifth of a manuscript box), 1969-1972.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 4. UTD Alumni 0.08 linear ft. (one-fifth of a manuscript box), 1990.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-subseries 5. UTD Students 0.08 linear ft. (one-fifth of a manuscript box), 1967-1982.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 6. UTD Reports 0.4 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1971-1993.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 7. UTD Campus Building and Facilities 0.4 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1971-1976.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 8. UTD Programs and Events 0.4 linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1977-1990.

Arranged chronologically.

Series VII. UTD Slideshows 3.0 linear ft. (three metal slide boxes), 1984-1990.

Divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1. Peter O' Donnell Slide Presentation re UTD's 4 Year Status; Sub-series 2. Metroplex High-Tech Education Task Force Presentation; and Sub-series 3. UTD Slide Presentation

Sub-series 1. Peter O' Donnell Slide Presentation re UTD's 4 Year Status 1.0 linear ft. (one metal slide box), circa 1990s.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 2. Metroplex High-Tech Education Task Force Presentation 1.0linear ft. (one metal slide box), 1984.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 3. UTD Slide Presentation 1.0 linear ft. (one metal slide box), 1987.

Arranged chronologically.

Series VIII. UTD Creating The Future 1.0 linear ft. (one metal slide box), 2006-2007.

Arranged chronologically.

Series IX. UTD Commencements, Convocations, and Ceremonies 1.0 linear ft. (one record center box), 1973-2019.

Divided into five sub-series: Sub-series 1. Commencement and Graduation; Sub-series 2. Honors Convocation; Sub-series 3. UTD Doctoral Hooding Ceremony; Sub-series 4. Service Awards Presentation; and Sub-series 5. UTD University Investitures

Sub-series 1. Commencement and Graduation 0.2 linear ft. (one-fifth of a banker’s box), 1973-2019.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 2. Honors Convocation 0.2 linear ft. (one-fifth of a banker’s box), 1972-2018.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 3. UTD Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 0.2 linear ft. (one-fifth of a banker’s box), 2008-2018.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 4.Service Awards Presentaton 0.2 linear ft. (one-fifth of a banker’s box), 2008-2013.

Arranged chronologically.

Sub-series 5. UTD University Investitures 0.2 liner ft. (one-fifth of a banker’s box), 2012-2019.

Arranged chronologically.

Provenance Statement

The Unviersity of Texas at Dallas Office of the President Collection was transferred to the University Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by The Office of the President on 2007-06-07.

Additional Sources

The Office of the President affects almost every aspect of the operations of the University of Texas at Dallas. More information about the direct operation and implementation of the issues represented in this collection can be found in The University of Texas at Dallas Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Collection. Additionally, a collection of papers related to the presidency of Dr. Robert Rutford, the Robert H. Rutford Collection.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 6UOP7-9-3-S14

6 = University Archives

UOP = University of Texas Office of the President

7 = Series Number

9 = Box Number

3 = Folder Number

S = Slide

14 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to the Researcher

Materials in this collection are in good condition.

Material Removed List

Third copies of programs in Series IX. UTD Convocations, Graduations, and Ceremonies were removed and deaccessioned.

Title
Guide to The University of Texas at Dallas Office of the President Collection, 1969-
Author
Thomas Allen, PhD, CA
Date
2020-03-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA. 2020-03-26.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, The University Archives. Repository

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