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Archives Collection

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AR-0001 - The Records of the Library

THE RECORDS OF THE LIBRARY in the University Archives
Virginia Union University

September 1997

These records reflect the growth and development of the Library at Virginia Union University. Originally housed in the basement of Coburn Hall, the library was relocated into the Belgian Friendship Building in 1950 and named the William J. Clark Library after the university’s third president. In January 1997 the collection moved into the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center, referred to as the Wilder Library, named in honor of the VUU alumnus, the first elected African American Governor in the United States.

The head librarians have been as follows:

  1. Mr. Wallace Van Jackson 1927-1941
  2. Mr. William A. Griffey 1941-1942
  3. Ms. Ann Goode (acting) 1942-1944
  4. Ms. Bertha W. Gibbs (acting) 1944-1946
  5. Mrs. Verdelle V. Bradley 1946-1985
  6. Mrs. Sylvia Jenkins (acting) 1985-1986
  7. Ms. Wanda Crenshaw 1986-1989
  8. Dr. Vonita Foster 1989-2003
  9. Dr. Delores Z. Pretlow 2003-2012
  10. Ms. Pamela Foreman (Interim) 2012- September 2014
  11. Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes September 2014-February 2015
  12. Ms. Pamela Foreman (Interim) March 2015-June 2015
  13. Ms. Pamela Foreman  July 2015-

The bulk of the collection is the annual reports for which there is a virtually complete run from 1927 through 1992, including semi-annual reports and quarterly reports. The Administrative file contains papers created in the day-to-day business such as limited correspondence, floor plans and library objectives and statistics. The Events file contains announcements for library sponsored events such as guest speakers. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is an accreditation committee on which Mrs. Bradley served.

The James Weldon Johnson Tribute files relate to a display in the library presented in conjunction with the 1972 Fine Arts Festival (AR-004) tribute to Johnson. The correspondence is between Ms. O.J. Okala, nurse to Johnson’s widow, and Mrs. Bradley. The display materials are mainly biographical sketches and sheet music (the newspaper clippings have been moved to the Clippings File under Johnson, James Weldon).

Box 1

  • Administrative
  • Annual Reports, 1927, 1928, 1937, 1938
  • Annual Reports, 1940-1949
  • Annual Reports, 1950-1959
  • Annual Reports, 1960-1969
  • Annual Reports, 1969-1970
  • Annual Reports, 1970-1971
  • Annual Reports, 1971-1972
  • Annual Reports, 1972-1973
  • Annual Reports, 1973-1974
  • Annual Reports, 1974-1975
  • Annual Reports, 1975-1976
  • Annual Reports, 1976-1977
  • Annual Reports, 1977-1978
  • Annual Reports, 1978-1979
  • Annual Reports, 1979-1980
  • Annual Reports, 1980-1981
  • Annual Reports, 1981-1982
  • Annual Reports, 1982-1983
  • Annual Reports, 1983-1985
  • Annual Reports, 1985-1986
  • Annual Reports, 1986-1989
  • Annual Reports, 1990-1991
  • Annual Reports, 1991-1993
  • Annual Reports, 1993-1995
  • Bibliographies
  • Circulation Statistics Record
  • Events
  • James Weldon Johnson Tribute - Correspondence
  • James Weldon Johnson Tribute - Display Materials
  • James Weldon Johnson Tribute - Photographs
  • L. Douglas Wilder Lecture Series, 1997-
  • L. Douglas Wilder Lecture Series, photographs
  • "Library Bulletin"
  • Lost Books, 1960-1966
  • Neighborhood Youth Corps, 1968-1969, 1971
  • "Newsletter", 1997-
  • Photographs
  • Sound Recording Lists
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Student Assistants, 1966-1976
  • "The Tower" (newsletter), 1990-1996

AR-0002 - The Records of the Music Department

THE RECORDS OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT in the University Archives
Virginia Union University

October 1997

These records reflect the performances and activities of the Music Department at Virginia Union University. The department was started in 1967 and offered a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. In 1985, two additional concentrations were added: Applied Music and Commercial Music. In 1993, these two concentrations were divided into Performance, Commercial Music/Jazz Studies, and Composition. The department also sponsors various performance groups such as Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensembles, Marching Band, Opera Workshop, and the University Choir.

The Department Chairs have been as follows:

  1. Dr. Odell Hobbs 1967-1991
  2. Dr. W. Weldon Hill 1991-1992
  3. Dr. John Ware 1992-

The bulk of the collection is performance programs for the various performance groups, especially the University Choir and the Concert Choir, and departmental correspondence. The correspondence is almost entirely that of Dr. Hobbs. The Administrative file contains the 1979-1980 Year End Report, a few department faculty meeting minutes, press releases and course outlines. The Miscellaneous file includes programs for opera and alumni concerts.

Related Collections: Fine Arts Festival (AR-004)

Box 1

  • Administrative
  • Broadsides
  • Choir Tours, 1979-1990
  • Correspondence, 1973-1979
  • Correspondence, 1980-1981
  • Correspondence, 1982
  • Correspondence, 1983-1984
  • Correspondence, 1985
  • Correspondence, 1986
  • Correspondence, 1987-1990
  • Guest Performers
  • Photographs
  • Photographs
  • Programs - Choral and Glee Club, 1925-1940
  • Programs - Concert Choir
  • Programs - Concert Series
  • Programs - Faculty Recital
  • Programs - Miscellaneous
  • Programs - Student Recital
  • Programs - University Choir
  • Programs - Winter Concert

Items separated:

  • Broadsides (housed in OAR-002)

AR-0003 - The Records of the Speech and Drama Department

THE RECORDS OF THE SPEECH AND DRAMA DEPARTMENT in the University Archives
Virginia Union University

October 1997

These records reflect the performances and activities of the Speech and Drama Department at Virginia Union University. Classes in acting and directing or stagecraft were offered through the English Department until 1975 when the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama was first offered. The University Players began as an extracurricular club that performed in La Cave, the theatre in the basement of Martin E. Gray Hall. Now a part of the department’s curriculum, it is one of the oldest organizations on campus and one of the oldest theatre groups in Richmond. It was the first Richmond theatre group to sponsor a Black drama playwriting contest. The group has performed not only on campus, but throughout the community, and in the 1970's introduced African American drama to areas of Minnesota through a federal program of cultural exchange.

The bulk of the collection is performance programs and photographs of the University Players. The Administrative file contains very limited correspondence (mostly congratulatory letters) and press releases. The Programs and Photographs files are arranged chronologically by performance date. The Broadsides and Photographs are stored separately.

Related Collections: Fine Arts Festival (AR-004)

Box 1

  • Administrative, 1934-1980
  • Broadsides
  • University Players
  • Photographs, March 1967, The Triumph of Job
  • Photographs, April 1967, Shadows in Passing or The Big Black Box
  • Photographs, November 1967, God’s Trombones
  • Photographs, March 1968, The Chairs & Holocaust
  • Photographs, April 1968, The Fantasticks
  • Photographs, December 1968, A Midwinter’s Phantasy
  • Photographs, April 1969, Spoon River Anthology
  • Photographs, September 1969, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
  • Photographs, October 1969, Black...Out!
  • Photographs, October 1970, To Be Black
  • Photographs, March 1971, The Unwicked Witch
  • Photographs, November 1971, Happy Ending & Day of Absence
  • Photographs, March 1972, This I Believe
  • Photographs, November 1972, Dark of the Moon
  • Photographs, February 1973, Androcles and the Lion
  • Photographs, April 1973, Mind Dream
  • Photographs, February 1974, Sty of the Blind Pig
  • Photographs, April 1974, Highway 1 - USA
  • Photographs, October 1974, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
  • Photographs, April 1975, Lumpkin’s Jail
  • Photographs, Undated
  • Programs, 1924, 1932, 1938-1940
  • Programs, 1966-1969
  • Programs, 1969-1971
  • Programs, 1971-1973
  • Programs, 1973-1975
  • Programs, 1975-1977
  • Programs, 1983, 1985, 1991-1993
  • Programs, 1998-
  • Programs, Undated
  • Scripts, Freedom
  • Scripts, Lumpkin’s Jail
  • Scripts, Mind Dream

Items separated:

  • Photographs (housed in PAR-003)
  • Broadsides (housed in OAR-003)
  • Alphabetical index of programs:
  • Androcles and the Lion - February 1973
  • The Big Black Box - April 1967
  • The Black Equation - December 1975
  • Black...Out! - February 1969, October 1969
  • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men - October 1974
  • The Chairs - February 1968
  • A Christmas Miracle - December 1976
  • Dark of the Moon - November 1972
  • Day of Absence - November 1971
  • Don’t You Want to Be Free? - 1985
  • Down in the Valley - May 1969, March 1991
  • The Fantasticks - April 1968
  • Fences - October 1991
  • Freedom - April 1971
  • The Glass Menagerie - October 1976
  • God’s Trombones - November 1967, March 1977, April 1983
  • Happy Ending - November 1971
  • High Window - undated
  • Highway 1 - USA - April 1974
  • Holocaust - February 1968
  • Joe Turner’s Come and Gone - November 1993
  • Loners - March 1998
  • Lumpkin’s Jail - April 1975
  • A Midwinter’s Phantasy - December 1968
  • Mind Dream - April 1973
  • The Odd Couple - February 1999
  • Shadows in Passing - April 1967
  • Showcase ‘77 - February 1977
  • Slow Dance on the Killing Ground - September 1969
  • A Soldier’s Play - October 1992
  • Spoon River Anthology - April 1969
  • String - undated
  • The Sty of the Blind Pig - February 1974
  • This I Believe - March 1972
  • To Be Black - October 1970
  • The Triumph of Job - March 1967
  • The Unwicked Witch - March 1971
  • Zoo Story - March 1991

AR-0004 - The Records of the Fine Arts Festival

The Records of the Fine Arts Festival

AR-0005 - The Records of the Athletic Department

THE RECORDS OF THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
AR-0005
University Archives
Virginia Union University

December 1997

These records reflect the activities and events of the Athletics Department at Virginia Union University. The collection focuses mainly on the two major sports of football and basketball with sporadic programs and schedules from the 1940's through the early 1980's. For detailed information on specific players or scores, the related clippings files are quite copious and are more relevant.

The Athletic Directors have been as follows:

  1. H.D. Martin [1924-1926]
  2. Henry B. Hucles 1926-1950
  3. Thomas Harris 1950-1973
  4. John D. Marshall [1978-1982]
  5. Willard Bailey [1982-1983]
  6. Rev. Wilbert Talley [1983-1985]
  7. James F. Battle 1985-

The bulk of the collection is programs for various sporting events and the bulletins and reports of the CIAA. The Administrative file contains papers related to the Department in general and is mostly press releases. The football and basketball files consist mainly of schedules and advertisements.

Related Collection: Hucles, Henry (Unprocessed)

Box 1

  • Administrative
  • Basketball
  • Basketball - Photographs
  • Basketball - Programs
  • CIAA Basketball Tournament Programs, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • CIAA Basketball Tournament Programs, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978
  • CIAA Basketball Tournament Programs, 1981, 1985
  • CIAA Basketball Tournament Programs, 1987, 1990
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1923-1931
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1932-1935
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1936-1938, 1940-1941
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1942-1947
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1949-1954
  • CIAA Bulletins, 1955-1959, 1962
  • CIAA "Facts and Figures", 1959-1960
  • CIAA Meetings Proceedings and Reports, 1960-1963
  • CIAA Miscellaneous
  • Football
  • Football - Gold Bowl
  • Football - Photographs
  • Football - Programs
  • Homecoming
  • Homecoming - Photographs
  • Homecoming - Programs, 1953, 1958-1960, 1962, 1964-1967, 1969-1971
  • Homecoming - Programs, 1974, 1978-1982
  • Intramural Sports, 1941-1942, 1944-1949
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Track and Field - Meet Programs, 1929-1931
  • Virginia Interscholastic Athletic League - Bulletin, 1948, 1951
  • Women’s Basketball - Programs

Boxes 2 and 3

  • Posters (housed in tubes)
  • n.d., Mens Basketball Poster
  • n.d., Basketball Camp
  • 1979 Football Schedule
  • 1984-85 Mens and Womens Basketball Schedule
  • 1985 CIAA Football Schedule
  • 1986-87 Football Schedule
  • 1988-89 Football Schedule
  • 1988-89 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1989-90 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1990-91 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1992-93 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1993 Football Schedule
  • 1994-95 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1995-96 Womens Basketball Schedule
  • 1995-96 Womens Volleyball Schedule
  • 1996-97 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1996-97 Womens Basketball Schedule
  • 1997-98 Womens Basketball Schedule
  • 1997-98 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1998-99 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 1998-99 Womens Basketball Schedule
  • 1998 Womens Volleyball Schedule
  • 1999-00 Mens Basketball Schedule
  • 2000 Spring Sports Schedule

AR-0006 - The Records of Community Learning Week

The Records of Community Learning Week

AR-0007 - The Records of Storer College

THE RECORDS OF STORER COLLEGE in the University Archives 
Virginia Union University

April 1999

These records reflect the status and activities of Storer College, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Storer was founded in 1867 by the Home Mission Society of the Free Baptist Church, and named in honor of the late Mr. John Storer, a prosperous businessman of Sanford, Maine. Storer College was the first higher educational institution for African Americans in West Virginia.

Storer College ceased operation in 1955. In 1964, the College’s assets were divided between Virginia Union University and Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. Storer’s endowment went to Virginia Union and it’s alumni files were welcomed into Virginia Union’s Alumni Association. Storer’s campus is now part of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

Other Storer College records can be found at the library of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and at Howard University’s Moorland-Springarn Research Center.

The bulk of the collection is Annual Reports submitted by Storer College’s fourth president, Richard I. McKinney. The 1947 Report also contains minutes for a Board of Trustees meeting. The 1949 Report includes a "comprehensive report" on the school after President McKinney’s first five years in office.

Please see related vertical files: McKinney, Richard Ishmael

Storer College

Box 1

  • Annual Reports, 1945
  • Annual Reports, 1946
  • Annual Reports, 1947
  • Annual Reports, 1948
  • Annual Reports, 1949
  • Annual Reports, 1950

AR-0008 - The Records of the Richmond Theological Seminary

THE RECORDS OF THE RICHMOND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY in the University Archives
Virginia Union University

September 1999

The National Theological Institute in Washington, D.C. established a campus in Richmond, Virginia in 1867 under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS). Headed by Dr. Nathaniel Colver, the school leased the former slave pen known as Lumpkins’ Jail, located in the Shockoe section of Richmond. In September of 1868, the Reverend Charles H. Corey took over the school and in January of the following year, the school was renamed the Colver Institute. In January 1870, the Colver Institute moved to the United States Hotel on the corner of Main and 19th Streets (known as the Union Hotel until 1853) with financial help from the Freedman’s Bureau. On 10 February 1876 the school was incorporated by the Virginia general assembly as the Richmond Institute. The last name change came in 1886 when the school was renamed the Richmond Theological Seminary. It remained such until it merged with Wayland Seminary (located in Washington, D.C.) in 1899 and became Virginia Union University at its present site at the corner of Brook Road and Lombardy Street.

Most of the school’s early records have not survived. This is most likely a result of storage problems such as fires and floods on campus. Others were possibly removed by departing administrators and faculty who viewed them as personal documents. The records described here constitute the extant records of the school from its founding in 1867 until its merger in 1899.

For more information on the University’s early history, see the following books:

  • Corey, Charles H. A history of the Richmond Theological Seminary, with reminiscences of thirty years' work among the colored people of the South.
  • Ellison, John Malcus, ed. A century of service to education and religion: Virginia Union University, 1865-1965.
  • Fisher, Miles Mark, ed. Virginia Union University and some of her achievements: Twenty-fifth anniversary, 1899-1924.
  • Reynolds, Mary C. Baptist missionary pioneers among Negroes: sketches.

The arrangement of the collection is essentially chronological and is described in more detail on the following pages. University records for the period after 1899 are arranged in separate records groups by the office of origin.

CORRESPONDENCE

These files comprise the bulk of the collection. The correspondence consists mainly of letters, both personal and business-related, written to Charles H. Corey. There are many letters regarding students, especially letters of commendation from employers and churches. Corey’s book, A history of the Richmond Theological Seminary, with reminiscences of thirty years' work among the colored people of the South, was written as a fundraising tool in the New England area. Many letters are in response to his pleas, offering both financial and material assistance. There are also fascinating letters from a missionary in Africa by the name of Cosby. He describes the conditions in Lagos and West Africa, wars over slaves, and the natives’ distrust of missionaries.

The correspondence from the ABHMS, written by Henry L. Morehouse, Malcolm MacVicar, and Thomas J. Morgan, progresses from Society business to the development of Richmond Theological Seminary into a university. The lengthy letters of the late 1890's detail the ABHMS’s struggle to purchase land for the new university and raise money for faculty.

Also notable are the letters from Corey’s contemporaries in higher education for African Americans. He corresponded with the presidents of Atlanta Baptist College, Hampton Institute, Shaw University, Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, Virginia Seminary, and Wayland Seminary, to name a few.

Folder

  • 1 1867
  • 2 1868
  • 3 1869
  • 4 1870
  • 5 1871
  • 6 1872
  • 7 1873
  • 8 1874
  • 9 1875
  • 10 1876
  • 11 1877
  • 12 1878
  • 13 1879
  • 14 1880
  • 15 1881
  • 16 1882
  • 17 1883
  • 18 1884
  • 19 1885
  • 20 1886
  • 21 1887
  • 22 1888
  • 23 1889
  • 24 1890
  • 25 1891
  • 26 1892
  • 27 1893
  • 28 1894
  • 29 1895
  • 30 1896
  • 31 1897
  • 32 1898
  • 33 1900
  • 34 Undated

FINANCIAL RECORDS

These records consist mainly of endowment fund subscriptions for the Richmond Institute. The ABHMS printed out pledges for a donation in five equal payments over five years to which the donor signed his or her name. There are also a few salary receipts signed by the school’s professors.

Folder

  • 35 Financial records, 1873-1898

GRADE REPORTS

Typed and handwritten lists of students and their final grades submitted by the professors.

Folder

  • 36 Grade reports, 1888-1895

SPEECHES

These two speeches, seemingly kept by Corey, are not directly related to the Richmond Theological Seminary. The first, "Objections to the Doctrine of a particular Providence", is signed "C.H. Corey, Newton, 07 October 1859". The second, "Remarks by Dr. Bishop", is neither signed nor dated (ca. 1880) and is written on paper embossed "Fairview". It addresses Bible- based education for African Americans instead of a classic or scientific education.

Folder

  • 37 Speeches

MISCELLANEOUS

Contained in this file are mostly papers relating to the ABHMS. This includes promotional materials that explicate the ABHMS’s mission, minutes from an 1882 educational conference, and summary annual reports of ABHMS schools. Also in this file are "Regulations of the Richmond Theological Seminary", a list of the school’s 14 rules, and a student’s admission application.

Folder

  • 38 Miscellaneous

VOLUMES

The two volumes found herein are records of the Richmond Institute. The first page of the Registrar’s Book states "Information concerning Students of Richmond Institute Also Signatures of Students to the Rules and Regulations of the Institution 1877". On page one begins a section, entitled "Record of Students", where information on new students, including where they were born and baptized, is recorded in a brief paragraph by the registrar and then signed by the student. On page 31 begins a 13-page section where information on former students is recorded. On page 201 begins a section in which students signed their promise to uphold and abide by the rules and regulations of the school. There are signature lists for classes from 1877 to 1898.

The volume entitled Orations appears to be final essays, on topics for the most part secular, handwritten by the students.

Folder

  • 39 Registrar’s Book - Richmond Institute, 1877-1898
  • 40 Orations - Richmond Institute (spine title)

Shelf List

  • Box 1 Correspondence (folders 1-14)
  • Box 2 Correspondence (folders 15-34)
  • Financial Records (folder 35)
  • Grade Reports (folder 36)
  • Speeches (folder 37)
  • Miscellaneous (folder 38)
  • Box 3 Volumes (folders 39-40)

AR-0009 - The Records of the President's Office

THE RECORDS OF THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE 
AR-0009
University Archives
Virginia Union University

March 2001

These records reflect the administration of the university as well as the president's outreach activities such as alumni relations and speaking engagements. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and form a series by administration, though there is some crossover between administrations.

The presidents of the university have been as follows:

  1. Dr. Malcolm MacVicar 1899-1904
  2. Dr. George R. Hovey 1905-1918
  3. Dr. William J. Clark 1919-1941
  4. Dr. John M. Ellison 1941-1955
  5. Dr. Samuel D. Proctor 1955-1960
  6. Dr. Thomas H. Henderson 1960-1970
  7. Dr. Allix B. James 1970-1979
  8. Dr. Dorothy N. Cowling, acting 1979
  9. Dr. David T. Shannon 1979-1985
  10. Dr. S. Dallas Simmons 1985-1999
  11. Dr. Bernard W. Franklin 1999-2003
  12. Dr. Belinda Anderson 2003-2009
  13. Dr. Claude G. Perkins 2003 to present

Much of the collection consists of memos and letters to and from the president. There are files relating to students' standing with the university - financial and academic - so that this collection should be considered restricted depending on the researcher's intended use. It's probably advisable that the university's legal counsel be consulted for any outside research requests. An inventory of the collection by file folder will follow.

Size: 27 linear feet

Related Collection: John Malcus Ellison Papers, MS-0001

Date Span: 1934-1999

Series I - Administration of Dr. Allix B. James 1970-1979: James started working at VUU in 1947 as a bible instructor. He was promoted to Dean of Students, then Dean of the Graduate School of Religion. He was Vice President under Dr. Henderson before being appointed President when Henderson died in 1970.

During his tenure, James oversaw many accomplishments, including the establishment of a vigorous corporate gift program, the most notable being a $2 million donation from Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Lewis matched by the Ford Foundation on a challenge from Lewis. Other corporate donors included Rockefeller, Lilly, Mellon, Phillip Morris and Kellogg. These gifts allowed renovations to the aging campus facilities among other things. The old Department of Commerce was upgraded and named the Sydney Lewis School of Business Administration, achieving full accreditation in the process.

Coburn Hall burned in James' first year as President; it wouldn't get rebuilt until Dr. Simmons' administration. Dave Robbins was appointed basketball coach under James, creating some controversy because he was not African-American. This contention was set aside, however, when Robbins coached the Panthers to a record number of championship wins.

Two Homecoming programs in the James years featured actors Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier and TV "Mission Impossible's" Greg Morris. Community Learning Week was established as a city-wide celebration after beginning as a university holiday to mark the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Upward Bound, a preparatory program for college-bound youths, was started on campus during James' administration.

Dr. James stepped down from the presidency in 1979 and took a year's sabbatical leave. He returned as a full professor of theology and retired completely from VUU in 1993.

Series I, Box 1

  • Folder 1: American Baptist Churches 1973-1976
  • Folder 2: American Baptist Churches 1973-1976
  • Folder 3: Applications for positions Jan. 1976
  • Folder 4: Applications for positions Jan 1976
  • Folder 5: Association of American Colleges 1975-1976
  • Folder 6: Association of Governing of Universities and Colleges 1971-1977
  • Folder 7: Association of Governing of Universities and Colleges 1971-1977
  • Folder 8: "B"
  • Folder 9: Consultants- James H. Rhett
  • Folder 10: Consultants- Steve McLean
  • Folder 11: Consultants- Lawson and Williams
  • Folder 12: College Service Bureau 1969-1971
  • Folder 13: College Service Bureau 1969-1971
  • Folder 14: Commonwealth of Virginia from 1968-1977
  • Folder 15: Commonwealth of Virginia from 1968-1977
  • Folder 16: Commonwealth of Virginia from 1969-1977
  • Folder 17: Commonwealth of Virginia from 1969-1977

Series I, Box 2

  • Folder 1: CIAA- Tournament 1977
  • Folder 2: CIAA-Tournament 1977
  • Folder 3: CIAA 1972-1976
  • Folder 4: CIAA 1972-1976
  • Folder 5: CIAA 1972-1976
  • Folder 6: CIAA 1972-1976
  • Folder 7: CIAA 1972-1976
  • Folder 8: "F" 1975-1977
  • Folder 9: Fund of Renewal 1974-1976
  • Folder 10: Founder's Day- Feb. 10, 1978
  • Folder 11: Founder's Day Report for Gifts and Grants
  • Folder 12: "G" 1975-1978
  • Folder 13: Gifts and Grants July 1977-Dec 1977
  • Folder 14: Governor's Office

Series I, Box 3

  • Folder 1: Gifts and Grants Jan 1978- Dec 1978
  • Folder 2: General Study Asst. VP for Academic Affair
  • Folder 3: General Study Asst. VP for Academic Affair
  • Folder 4: Higher Education and National Affairs
  • Folder 5: Holladay J. Douglas Re; Young Life
  • Folder 6: "H" 1975-1978
  • Folder 7: Inventory of Resources Va. Union 1967
  • Folder 8: "J" 1975-1978
  • Folder 9: Joan Brooks
  • Folder 10: Lawson and Willams Central Record Files
  • Folder 11: Music Department 1972-1975
  • Folder 12: Music Department 1972-1975
  • Folder 13: Music Department 1972-1975
  • Folder 14: McLean, Dr. E. Lee or Stephan McLean
  • Folder 15: "M" 1972-1977

Series I, Box 4

  • Folder 1: NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athlethics)
  • Folder 2: NAFEO
  • Folder 3: NAFEO
  • Folder 4: NAFEO Higher Education
  • Folder 5: NAFEO Meeting- Feb. 28, 1978
  • Folder 6: NAFEO Meeting- Aug. 2, 1977
  • Folder 7: NAFEO Meeting July 24, 1977
  • Folder 8: NAFEO
  • Folder 9: "N" 1975-1978
  • Folder 10: Prospective Faculty and Staff 1974-1976
  • Folder 11: Prospective Faculty and Staff 1974-1976
  • Folder 12: Prospective Faculty and Staff 1974-1976
  • Folder 13: Prince Edward Free School Ass.
  • Folder 14: Prince Edward Free School Ass.
  • Folder 15: Prince Edward Free School Ass.
  • Folder 16: Programs

Series I, Box 5

  • Folder 1: Recruitment Kenneth Saffold
  • Folder 2: Recruitment Kenneth Saffold
  • Folder 3: Requisitions 1972
  • Folder 4: Requisitions 1972
  • Folder 5: Requisitions 1972
  • Folder 6: Requisitions 1974-1975
  • Folder 7: Requisitions 1975-1976
  • Folder 8: Requisitions 1973-1974 Part 2 Feb. 1974 - June 1974
  • Folder 9: Students Accepted 1972-1973
  • Folder 10: Students Accepted 1973-1974
  • Folder 11: Students Accepted 1975-1977
  • Folder 12: State Council of Higher Education for Va.
  • Folder 13: "S" 1975-1976
  • Folder 14: Sponsored Programs
  • Folder 15: School of Theology Jan 1976- Dec 1978
  • Folder 16: School of Theology Jan 1976- Dec 1978
  • Folder 17: School of Theology Jan 1976- Dec 1978

Series I, Box 6

  • Folder 1: Sidney Lewis School of Business dedicated Nov. 2, 1973
  • Folder 2: Sidney Lewis School of Business dedicated Nov. 2, 1973
  • Folder 3: Sidney Lewis School of Business dedicated Nov. 2, 1973
  • Folder 4: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 6-10-63
  • Folder 5: Southern Association
  • Folder 6: Southern Association Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Folder 7: Southern Association Reports for last ten years
  • Folder 8: Southern Association Special Study
  • Folder 9: Southern Association 55th
  • Folder 10: Southern Association Reports 1956-1957
  • Folder 11: Southern Association Reports
  • Folder 12: Southern Association 1954
  • Folder 13: Theresa Smith
  • Folder 14: Time and Attendance
  • Folder 15: Agnes Fields Winston
  • Folder 16: Xerox Charges 1974-1975

Series I, Box 7

Publications

* To Set at Liberty, School of Theology catalogue
* Directory of Community Services, n.d.
* Annual Report of the Executive Secretary, Baptist General Convention of Virginia for 1970-71
* 73rd Commencement program, 1972
* The Crisis, January 1972
* The Crisis, December 1971
* Negro History Bulletin, December 1971

- Brief Amicus Curiae of Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, Andrew P. Miller v. David B. Ayres Jr., in the Supreme Court of Virginia, Record Nos. 8009, 8010

* Women in Medicine, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Heritage Series #4, 1971
* Directory of Richmond, Virginia public schools, 1969-70
* A Guide to the Richmond Public Schools, 1971-72
* A Guide to the Richmond Public Schools, 1972-73
* University of Richmond Annual Report of the President, 1971
* Program, 2nd Annual Joint Session of Bethany Baptist Association and Its Allied Bodies
* "An Do," V.U.U. Poetry, 1970
* Bulletin of Virginia Union University, April 1971
* "People Who..." Richmond Public Schools brochure, 1972
* University of Richmond Annual Report of the Treasurer, 1972
* Analysis of Enrollment, Student Financial Aid and Current Fund Revenue and Expenditures of Virginia Private Colleges and Universities, 1970-72
* The Higher Education Act of 1965 as Amended Title III, Strengthening Developing Institutions, 1972 Awards
* School of Theology Bulletin and Catalogue, 1969-71 (2 copies)
* From Isolation to Mainstream, Problems of the Colleges Founded for Negroes, February 1971
* White House Staff Mess, menu, n.d.
* Community Involvement Program, Parent-Child Interaction, n.d.
* Directory of Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities in the United States of America, 1972
* Articles, Intelligence, Dollars...a commitment to Higher Education, 1970
* H.L. Walker and Associates Architects and Planners, business portfolio, n.d.
* Higher Education in Virginia, 1973-74 (2 copies)
* Higher Education in Virginia, 1971
* Baptists of North America - a Fact Book, 1972
* Outlook, U.S. Department of Commerce, March 1972
* Minority-Owned Businesses: 1969
* Higher Education Aid for Minority Business: a directory of assistance available to minorities by selected schools of business, 1970
* Financing Virginia's Colleges, 1970-71
* Progress of the Minority Business Enterprise Program, January 1972
* Resident and Off-Campus Enrollment, Virginia State-Controlled Institutions of Higher Education, 1971-72
* The Excluded Student, Educational Practices Affecting Mexican Americans in the Southwest, May 1972
* Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs, January 1970
* For Our New Day centennial development program, 1965
* VUU catalogue, n.d.
* VUU catalogue, 1969-70
* Virginia Union Bulletin, homecoming issue, October 1969
* The South and Her Children, School Desegregation 1970-71
* Directory of Predominantly Negro Colleges and Universities in the United States of America, January 1969
* The Present Dilemma of the Negro by Kenneth B. Clark, PhD, November 2, 1967
* Women in Higher Education by Alan Pifer, November 29, 1971
* A Seed, Humanities Dept., 1972
* Campus Governance: the amazing thing is that it works at all, Report 11, July 1971
* Graduating Seniors Look Back at Their Freshman Year in College, April 1972
* Toward More Active Learning, February 1972
* What an Executive Should Know About His Social Responsibility, 1972
* Lott Carey Herald, March 1972
* The Baptist Herald, May 1972

Series II - Administration of Dr. S. Dallas Simmons 1985-1999: Simmons was known as a businessman credited with turning around the university's $6 million deficit and eliminating it within 6 years. He was only the second president of VUU who was not a clergyman. The first was Dr. Henderson. Before coming to VUU in 1985, Simmons was president of St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville. He had taught business at North Carolina Central University previously, and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Besides pulling the university from the brink of bankruptcy, Simmons is most notably credited with the construction of the university's first library building. The L. Douglas Wilder Library was opened in 1997.

Other accomplishments, according to a full-color brochure "A Decade of Achievement," include reinstating 11 endowed scholarships and establishing 57 new ones, rebuilding Coburn Hall finally after it burned in 1970, bringing a police academy to campus in a cooperative effort with the Richmond police, bringing the headquarters of the Baptist General Convention to campus, tripling the university's overall endowment, and earning the highest auditors' ratings after establishing a strict internal accounting system and hiring 4 CPAs to staff the university accounting office.

Simmons resigned in 1999.

Series II, Box 1/11

  • 1. Folder - Academic Advisement
  • 2. Folder - Academic Alliance School College Faculty Collaboration
  • 3. Folder - Academic Coordinators
  • 4. Folder - Academic Costumes Code
  • 5. Folder - Academic Council
  • 6. Folder - Academic History
  • 7. Folder - Academic Probation & Warning
  • 8. Folder - Academic Programs
  • 9. Folder - Academic Regalia
  • 10. Folder - Academic Requirements
  • 11. Folder - Academic Standing
  • 12. Folder - Academic Structure
  • 13. Folder - Accounting Project
  • 14. Folder - Accreditation
  • 15. Folder - Accreditation STVU
  • 16. Folder - Achievements
  • 17. Folder - Acres (VUU Property)
  • 18. Folder - Action Goals
  • 19. Folder - Action Items
  • 20. Folder - Action Plan for Finalizing Fiscal 84-85
  • 21. Folder - Action Plans
  • 22. Folder - Addresses
  • 23. Folder - Administrative (confidential)
  • 24. Folder - Administrative Chart
  • 25. Folder - Administrative Memo
  • 26. Folder - Administrative Practices & Procedures
  • 27. Folder - Administrative PR Samples
  • 28. Folder - Administrative Role Responsibilities
  • 29. Folder - Administrative Staff
  • 30. Folder - Admissions Information
  • 31. Folder - Admissions in Predominantly Negro Colleges (a view from inside)
  • 32. Folder - Admissions Procedures
  • 33. Folder - Advisement
  • 34. Folder - Aerobics (class for faculty / staff)
  • 35. Folder - Aerobics Classes
  • 36. Folder - African Art Objects (president's office as of May '83)
  • 37. Folder - Agenda For Faculty Meetings
  • 38. Folder - Agreements
  • 39. Folder - Agreements (Provost, etc.)
  • 40. Folder - Alma Mater
  • 41. Folder - Alumni Addresses
  • 42. Folder - Alumni Addresses 1987
  • 43. Folder - Alumni Association
  • 44. Folder - Alumni association Constitution
  • 45. Folder - Alumni Athletes
  • 46. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1974
  • 47. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1976-80
  • 48. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1981
  • 49. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1982
  • 50. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1983-84
  • 51. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1985
  • 52. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1986
  • 53. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1987
  • 54. Folder - Alumni Banquets 1996-97
  • 55. Folder - Alumni - Certificates
  • 56. Folder - Alumni Chapters
  • 57. Folder - Alumni Chapters - Atlanta
  • 58. Folder - Alumni Chapters - Baltimore Area
  • 59. Folder - Alumni Chapters - Barco Chapter
  • 60. Folder - Alumni Chapter - (Birmingham, Alabama - Area)
  • 61. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Boston
  • 62. Folder - Alumni Chapter, Brown, Homer S.
  • 63. Folder - Alumni Chapter, Bunn, Benjamin F.
  • 64. Folder - Alumni Chapter - California
  • 65. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Capital Beltway
  • 66. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Caroline County
  • 67. Folder - Alumni Chapter - D.C. Area
  • 68. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Ellison - Ruffin
  • 69. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Georgia
  • 70. Folder - Alumni Chapter- Guidelines
  • 71. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Hanover
  • 72. Folder - Alumni Chapter ( letters to and from)
  • 73. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Lynchburg
  • 74. Folder - Alumni Chapter March 13-14, 1981
  • 75. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Miles Connor
  • 76. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Miles Connor
  • 77. Folder- Alumni Chapter - New Jersey
  • 78. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Newport News

Series II, Box 2/11

  • 1. Folder - Alumni Chapter -N.Y.
  • 2. Folder - Alumni Chapter -North Carolina
  • 3. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Ohio, Cleveland
  • 4. Folder - Alumni Chapter Organization (proposed for)
  • 5. Folder - Alumni Chapter -Portsmouth
  • 6. Folder - Alumni Chapter Presidents
  • 7. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Roanoke, VA
  • 8. Folder - Alumni Chapter ( scholarships)
  • 9. Folder - Alumni Chapter Shepard
  • 10. Folder - Alumni Chapter - Storer
  • 11. Folder - Alumni Chapter- STVU
  • 12. Folder - Alumni - Chicago Area
  • 13. Folder - Alumni Choir
  • 13A. Folder - Alumni Class Presidents 1919 to 1980
  • 14. Folder - Alumni College Presidents
  • 15. Folder - Alumni Coordinator
  • 16. Folder - Alumni Correspondence
  • 17. Folder - Alumni Day Activities
  • 18. Folder - Alumni D.C.
  • 19. Folder - Alumni Deceased (by year)
  • 20. Folder - Alumni Directories
  • 21. Folder - Alumni Directories
  • 22. Folder - Alumni Distinguished
  • 23. Folder - Alumni Doctors
  • 24. Folder - Alumni Elected- Officials
  • 25. Folder - Executive Committee Mtg. Oct. 1, 1982
  • 26. Folder - Alumni Fifty Year
  • 27. Folder - Alumni Interesting Facts
  • 28. Folder - Alumni International Association (1/4)
  • 29. Folder - Alumni International Association (2/4)
  • 30. Folder - Alumni International Association (3/4)
  • 31. Folder - Alumni International Association (4/4)
  • 32. Folder - Alumni Leaders
  • 33. Folder - Alumni Letters
  • 34. Folder - Alumni Ministers
  • 35. Folder - Alumni Monthly Report and Communication
  • 36. Folder- Alumni National Association
  • 37. Folder - Alumni News
  • 38. Folder - Alumni Officers
  • 39. Folder - Alumni Outstanding
  • 40. Folder - Alumni Philadelphia Area
  • 41. Folder - Alumni- Philadelphia Area, Marshall Shepard
  • 42. Folder - Alumni - Pre-Alumni Club
  • 43. Folder - Alumni, Prominent
  • 44. Folder - Alumni Representatives
  • 45. Folder - Alumni- So. California Chapter
  • 46. Folder - Alumni South Carolina
  • 47. Folder - Alumni Systems
  • 48. Folder - Alumni Task Force
  • 49. Folder - Alumni Ticket Request
  • 50. Folder - Alumni- VUU Health Care Professionals
  • 51. Folder - Alumni Weekend
  • 52. Folder - Alumni West Virginia
  • 53. Folder - Alumni Who served as College Presidents
  • 54. Folder - Alumni Workshop
  • 55. Folder - Alumnus of Year

Series II, Box 3/11

  • 1. Folder - Amity Aides
  • 2. Folder - Analytical Studies Team
  • 3. Folder - Announcements
  • 4. Folder - Annual Fund 1994
  • 5. Folder - Annual Reports
  • 6. Folder - Appeals
  • 7. Folder - Appeals Board Nominations
  • 8. Folder - Articulation Manual
  • 9. Folder - Assemblies
  • 10. Folder - Assessment and Improvement of the Academic Skills for Entering the Freshmen Students
  • 11. Folder - Association of Official Personnel
  • 12. Folder - Assumptions
  • 13. Folder - Attendance
  • 14. Folder - Audit 1997
  • 15. Folder - Audit & Budget
  • 16. Folder - Audit Reports Sent
  • 17. Folder - Audits
  • 18. Folder - Automobile Registration
  • 19. Folder - Award of Merit
  • 20. Folder - Awards
  • 21. Folder - Awards Luncheon
  • 22. Folder - Baccalaureate(1/2)
  • 23. Folder - Baccalaureate (2/2)
  • 24. Folder - Band
  • 25. Folder - Bankruptcy
  • 26. Folder - Banks
  • 27. Folder - Bids
  • 28. Folder - Biographical Data Forms
  • 29. Folder - Black History Month
  • 30. Folder - Blue Ribbon Task Force (1/3)
  • 31. Folder - Blue Ribbon Task Force (2/3)
  • 32. Folder - Blue Ribbon Task Force (3/3)
  • 33. Folder - Boosters (1/3)
  • 34. Folder - Boosters Club (2/3)
  • 35. Folder - Boosters Club (3/3)
  • 36. Folder - Boosters Club Receipt Report
  • 37. Folder - Brother John
  • 38. Folder - Brown, Homer Memorial Room
  • 39. Folder - Brown, Homer Museum
  • 40. Folder - "Buck & the Preacher"
  • 41. Folder - Building Program
  • 42. Folder - Building Valuation
  • 43. Folder - Bulletin Information
  • 44. Folder - Business Majors 1989
  • 45. Folder - Busts (Afro-American)
  • 46. Folder - Bylaws
  • 47. Folder - Cabinet Membership
  • 48. Folder - Calendar (Academic)

Series II, Box 4/11

  • 1. Folder - Calendar of Events
  • 2. Folder - Calendar Info
  • 3. Folder - Calendar (Management)
  • 4. Folder - Calendar (Masks 1983-84)
  • 5. Folder - Campus Informer
  • 6. Folder - Campus Life
  • 7. Folder - Campus Projects
  • 8. Folder - Candidates for Graduation
  • 9. Folder - Capital Campaign Packet
  • 10. Folder - Capital Improvements
  • 11. Folder - Capital Programs
  • 12. Folder - Career Emphasis Week
  • 13. Folder - Case Statement
  • 14. Folder - Cash Flow
  • 15. Folder - Catalog Distribution
  • 16. Folder - Catalogue (1/2)
  • 17. Folder - Catalogue (2/2)
  • 18. Folder - Catalogue Request
  • 19. Folder - Census Date
  • 20. Folder - Center For Black Enterprise
  • 21. Folder - Center For Community Education
  • 22. Folder - Central Reproduction Center
  • 23. Folder - Certificate of Deposit
  • 24. Folder - Certification of Teachers
  • 25. Folder - Chairs
  • 26. Folder - Challenge
  • 27. Folder - Chancellor
  • 28. Folder - Chapel
  • 29. Folder - Charts (1/2)
  • 30. Folder - Charts (2/2)
  • 31. Folder - Check List For Volunteers Soliciting Big Gifts
  • 32. Folder - Check Signer
  • 33. Folder - Cheerleaders
  • 34. Folder - Choir
  • 35. Folder - Choir Robes
  • 36. Folder - Choir Tours
  • 37. Folder - Choral Concerts (1/3)
  • 38. Folder - Choral Concerts (2/3)
  • 39. Folder - Choral Concerts (3/3)
  • 40. Folder - Christmas Card Information
  • 41. Folder - Christmas Contest
  • 42. Folder - Christmas Dinner
  • 43. Folder - CIAA Basketball
  • 44. Folder - Class Gifts
  • 45. Folder - Class Presidents
  • 46. Folder - Class Presidents' Correspondence
  • 47. Folder - Class Presidents' Dinner
  • 48. Folder - Class Reunion (1/2)
  • 49. Folder - Class Reunion (2/2)
  • 50. Folder - Class Reunion (1923)
  • 51. Folder - Class Reunion Gifts

Series II, Box 5/11

  • 1. Folder - Class of 1924
  • 2. Folder - Class of 1927
  • 3. Folder - Class of 1928
  • 4. Folder - Class of 1929
  • 5. Folder - Class of 1930
  • 6. Folder - Class of 1931
  • 7. Folder - Class of 1932
  • 8. Folder - Class of 1933
  • 9. Folder - Class of 1934
  • 10. Folder - Class of 1935
  • 11. Folder - Class of 1936
  • 12. Folder - Class of 1942
  • 13. Folder - Class of 1943
  • 14. Folder - Class of 1944
  • 15. Folder - Class of 1947
  • 16. Folder - Class of 1954
  • 17. Folder - Class of 1958
  • 18. Folder - Class of 1962
  • 19. Folder - Class of 1981
  • 20. Folder - Class of 1986
  • 21. Folder - Classes Academic Requirement
  • 22. Folder - Classification
  • 23. Folder - Cluster Meeting
  • 24. Folder - Coat of Arms
  • 25. Folder - Coburn Hall Completion Campaign
  • 26. Folder - Codes
  • 27. Folder - Co-ed Visitation Proposal
  • 28. Folder - Collateral Accounts
  • 29. Folder - College Cost Survey
  • 30. Folder - College Presidents
  • 31. Folder - Commencement 1960
  • 32. Folder - Commencement 1970-71
  • 33. Folder - Commencement 1973-74
  • 34. Folder - Commencement 1976
  • 35. Folder - Commencement 1979
  • 36. Folder - Commencement 1980
  • 37. Folder - Commencement 1981
  • 38. Folder - Commencement 1982
  • 39. Folder - Commencement 1983
  • 40. Folder - Commencement 1984
  • 41. Folder - Commencement 1985
  • 42. Folder - Commencement 1986
  • 43. Folder - Commencement 1987
  • 44. Folder - Commencement 1996
  • 45. Folder - Committee- Academic Advisory
  • 46. Folder - Committee- Academic Affairs (1/2)
  • 47. Folder - Committee- Academic Affairs (2/2)
  • 48. Folder - Committee- Academic Improvement
  • 49. Folder - Committee- Academic Policy
  • 50. Folder - Committee- Academic Steering
  • 51. Folder - Committee- Ad Hoc Curriculum Review
  • 52. Folder - Committee- AD Hoc PME
  • 53. Folder - Committee- Ad Hoc Promotions & Tenure
  • 54. Folder - Committee- Ad Hoc Richmond Community Hospital
  • 55. Folder -Committee- Admissions
  • 56. Folder - Committee- Advisory Council for Health Related Professions
  • 57. Folder - Committee- Alumni
  • 58. Folder - Committee- Alumni Affair
  • 59. Folder - Committee- Alumni Director Search

Series II, Box 6/11

  • 1. Folder - Committee- Assignments
  • 2. Folder - Committee- Athletics (1/2)
  • 3. Folder - Committee- Athletics (2/2)
  • 4. Folder - Committee- Awards
  • 5. Folder - Committee- Beautification
  • 6. Folder - Committee- Bicentennial
  • 7. Folder - Committee- Blue Ribbon
  • 8. Folder - Committee- Book
  • 9. Folder - Committee- Brown, Homer S.
  • 10. Folder - Committee- Budget Review
  • 11. Folder - Committee- Cafeteria
  • 12. Folder - Committee- Calendar
  • 13. Folder - Committee- Chavis, Jesse Jr.
  • 14. Folder - Committee- Coburn Hall
  • 15. Folder - Committee- Commencement
  • 16. Folder - Committee- Committees
  • 17. Folder - Committee- Counseling Center
  • 18. Folder - Committee- Curriculum
  • 19. Folder- Committee- Electronic Data Processing
  • 20. Folder - Committee- Executive Search (1/2)
  • 21. Folder - Committee- Executive Search (2/2)
  • 22. Folder - Committee- Faculty Evaluation
  • 23. Folder - Committee- Faculty Executive (1/2)
  • 24. Folder - Committee- Faculty Executive (2/2)
  • 25. Folder - Committee- Faculty Fringe Benefits
  • 26. Folder - Committee- Faculty Handbook
  • 27. Folder - Committee- Faculty Meeting
  • 28. Folder - Committee- Faculty Rank
  • 29. Folder - Committee- Faculty Search
  • 30. Folder - Committee- Faculty Senate
  • 31. Folder - Committee- Faculty Travel
  • 32. Folder - Committee- Financial Aid
  • 33. Folder - Committee- Fine Arts
  • 34. Folder - Committee- Food Service
  • 35. Folder - Committee- General Ed.
  • 36. Folder - Committee- Graduate Assistance
  • 37. Folder - Committee- Grievance
  • 38. Folder - Committee- Homecoming
  • 39. Folder - Committee- Honors
  • 40. Folder - Committee- Inaugural
  • 41. Folder - Committee- Institutional Research
  • 42. Folder - Committee- Interim Academic Affairs
  • 43. Folder - Committee- Loss Prevention Safety
  • 44. Folder - Committee- Mission, Goals & Objects
  • 45. Folder - Committee- Parents Weekend
  • 46. Folder - Committee- Parking Security and Parking Board
  • 47. Folder - Committee- Pest Infestation Task Force
  • 48. Folder - Committee - Pres. Search
  • 49. Folder - Committee- Promotions & Tenure
  • 50. Folder - Committee- Recognition
  • 51. Folder - Committee- Recruitment
  • 52. Folder - Committee- Reports Beginning: 1969-70 Academic Year
  • 53. Folder - Committee- Reports 1971
  • 54. Folder - Committee- Safety
  • 55. Folder - Committee- Salary Scale
  • 56. Folder - Committee- Search
  • 57. Folder - Committee- Search for Admission and Financial Aid

Series II, Box 7/11

  • 1. Folder - Committee- Search Allied Health Program Director
  • 2. Folder - Committee- Search, Assistant Chief Fiscal and Personnel Officer
  • 3. Folder - Committee- Search for Athletic Director
  • 4. Folder - Committee- Search in Biology
  • 5. Folder - Committee- Search for Chief Fiscal Officer Assistant
  • 6. Folder - Committee- Search for Comptroller
  • 7. Folder - Committee- Search, Counseling
  • 8. Folder - Committee- Search, Dean School of Theology
  • 9. Folder - Committee- Search for D.C.
  • 10. Folder - Committee- Search, Dean of Students
  • 11. Folder - Committee- Search for Director of Counseling and Student Development
  • 12. Folder - Committee- Search for Director of School of Education and Psychology
  • 13. Folder - Committee- Search for Faculty in Computer Science
  • 14. Folder - Committee- Search for Instructors, Political Science
  • 15. Folder - Committee- Search for Librarian
  • 16. Folder - Committee- Search for Professor of Philosophy
  • 17. Folder - Committee- Search, Records Coordinator
  • 18. Folder - Committee- Search, SLSBA
  • 19. Folder - Committee- Search, Sociology/ Social Work
  • 20. Folder - Committee- Search, Student Development
  • 21. Folder - Committee- Search, STVU
  • 22. Folder - Committee- Search, Vice President Academic Affairs
  • 23. Folder - Committee- Service Awards
  • 24. Folder - Committee- Special Ed
  • 25. Folder - Committee - Standing
  • 26. Folder - Committee- Student Publications
  • 27. Folder - Committee- Student Relation
  • 28. Folder - Committee- Student Service Search
  • 29. Folder - Committee- Summer School
  • 30. Folder - Teacher Evaluation
  • 31. Folder - University Hostesses
  • 32. Folder - Community- University Life
  • 33. Folder - Communications Bulletin
  • 34. Folder - Communications Channels
  • 35. Folder - Communication from President
  • 36. Folder - Communications Sessions
  • 37. Folder - Community College Systems for Va. Union Univ.
  • 38. Folder - Community Directors
  • 39. Folder - Community of Scholar
  • 40. Folder - Competencies
  • 41. Folder - Complaints
  • 42. Folder - Comptroller Position
  • 43. Folder - Computer Center/ Guide Book
  • 44. Folder - Computer Center Layout
  • 45. Folder - Computer Center Service Plan
  • 46. Folder - Computer Lab Hours
  • 47. Folder - Concerns
  • 48. Folder - Concept Paper
  • 49. Folder - Conference - Foreign Policy
  • 50. Folder - Confidential
  • 51. Folder - Continuing Education
  • 52. Folder - Contract Agreements
  • 53. Folder - Contractual Services
  • 54. Folder - Convocation
  • 55. Folder - Convocation of Recognition
  • 56. Folder - Cooperative Education Program
  • 57. Folder - Cooperative Education Student Handbook
  • 58. Folder - Cost of College Education at VUU
  • 59. Folder - Cost Per Credit Hour
  • 60. Folder - Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
  • 61. Folder - Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. Annual Enrollment Study 1986
  • 62. Folder - Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. Application, Admission & Enrollment
  • 63. Folder - Council of Independent Colleges/ Surveys
  • 64. Folder - Council on Religion
  • 65. Folder - Counselors Conference
  • 66. Folder - Courses - New
  • 67. Folder - Courses off Campus ( at other schools)
  • 68. Folder - Course Offerings
  • 69. Folder - Course Waivers
  • 70. Folder - Credit Free Programs
  • 71. Folder - Credit Line
  • 72. Folder - Credits ( Co- Curricular)
  • 73. Folder - Crisis Situation
  • 74. Folder - Critical Needs
  • 75. Folder - Critical Thinking Course Outline
  • 76. Folder - Critiquing Forum
  • 77. Folder - Curriculum
  • 78. Folder - Curriculum Precessions

Series II, Box 8/11

  • 1. Folder - Dance Troupe
  • 2. Folder - Dean's List
  • 3. Folder - Debating
  • 4. Folder - Dedication
  • 5. Folder - Deficit Plan of Liquidate
  • 6. Folder - Definitions
  • 7. Folder - Degrees Granted & Other Degree Info
  • 8. Folder - Delinquent Accounts
  • 9. Folder - Departments
  • 10. Folder - Developing Institutions
  • 11. Folder - Development
  • 12. Folder - Development Council
  • 13. Folder - Development Large Gifts
  • 14. Folder - Development- Lawson & Williams
  • 15. Folder - Development- Mc Lean Stephen
  • 16. Folder - Development News
  • 17. Folder - Development- Phase II
  • 18. Folder - Development Press Release
  • 19. Folder - Development Program
  • 20. Folder - Development Program Projects
  • 21. Folder - Development Workshop
  • 22. Folder - Dinner
  • 23. Folder - Diploma
  • 24. Folder - Directors
  • 25. Folder - Distinguished Professors
  • 26. Folder - Distinguished Scholars- in- Residence
  • 27. Folder - Divisions
  • 28. Folder - Doctoral Degree Candidates
  • 29. Folder - Doctorate Degrees
  • 30. Folder - Doctor of Ministry Program
  • 31. Folder - Document- Academic Journalism
  • 32. Folder - Document- Accounting Policies & Procedures
  • 33. Folder - Document- Adjunct Faculty Handbook 1986
  • 34. Folder - Document- Adjunct Faculty Handbook 1987
  • 35. Folder - Document- Administration Average Salaries
  • 36. Folder - Document- Administrative & Faculty Committees
  • 37. Folder - Document- Administrative/ Fiscal/ Financial Matters
  • 38. Folder - Document- Admissions Alumni Affairs Network
  • 39. Folder - Document- Admissions Packets
  • 40. Folder - Document- Affirmative Action Policy
  • 41. Folder - Document- Annual Report 1990-91
  • 42. Folder - Document- Annual Report/ Unit Directors 1989-90 (1/2)
  • 43. Folder - Document- Annual Report/ Unit Directors 1989-90 (2/2)
  • 44. Folder - Document- Application Changes
  • 45. Folder - Document- Average Faculty Salary
  • 46. Folder - Document- Black on Black Crime Winter Summit
  • 47. Folder - Document- Budgets, VUU 1984-90
  • 48. Folder - Document- Budgets, Executive V.P. 1989-90
  • 49. Folder - Document- Budgets, Executive V.P. 1990-91
  • 50. Folder - Document- Budgets, Executive V.P. 1991-92
  • 51. Folder - Document-Change of Major
  • 52. Folder - Document-Commencement Marching Policy
  • 53. Folder - Document-Critical Needs Project
  • 54. Folder - Document- CSAP 1991
  • 55. Folder - Document- Data Base Authorization List
  • 56. Folder - Document- Data Shelter
  • 57. Folder - Document- Declared Major's Report Data
  • 58. Folder - Document- Dept. Of Education
  • 59. Folder - Document- Development/ Campaign Figures (charts)
  • 60. Folder - Document- Drug Free Workplace
  • 61. Folder - Document- Endowed Scholarship's Criteria
  • 62. Folder - Document- Enrollment
  • 63. Folder - Document- Enrollment Data
  • 64. Folder - Document- Enrollment Figures
  • 65. Folder - Document- Enrollment Numbers 85-89
  • 66. Folder - Document- 501© 3 Tax Exempt Letter
  • 67. Folder - Document- Employee Nationality
  • 68. Folder - Document- Equipment Inventory
  • 69. Folder - Document- Facility Rental
  • 70. Folder - Document- Fact Book

Series II, Box 9/11

  • 1. Folder - Document- Faculty Class
  • 2. Folder - Document- Faculty Handbook 1979
  • 3. Folder - Document- Faculty Handbook 1981
  • 4. Folder - Document- Faculty Handbook 1986
  • 5. Folder - Document- Faculty Handbook 1990
  • 6. Folder - Document- Financial Aid
  • 7. Folder - Document- Financial Aid 1988-89
  • 8. Folder - Document- Financial Aid- GSL
  • 9. Folder - Document- Fire Drill Procedures
  • 10. Folder - Document- Grade Distribution
  • 11. Folder - Document- Graduate Directory
  • 12. Folder - Document- Guidelines for Writing Goals
  • 13. Folder - Document- Hawkins, Augustus Correspondence
  • 14. Folder - Document- HBCU Grant Formula
  • 15. Folder - Document- HBCU 100 Plus Book Directory Questionnaire
  • 16. Folder - Document- Higher Education Day/ First Baptist
  • 17. Folder - Document- Housing Project
  • 18. Folder - Document- Hovey Field Rental
  • 19. Folder - Document- IBM Award
  • 20. Folder - Document- IBM Equipment Grant
  • 21. Folder - Document- Institutional Profile 1989
  • 22. Folder - Document- Institutional Profile 1990
  • 23. Folder - Document- Institutional/ Program Eligibility
  • 24. Folder - Document- Investment Policy
  • 25. Folder - Document- IPEDS Reports
  • 26. Folder - Document- Journal and Guide Symposium on Race
  • 27. Folder - Document- Kenan Procedure Manual
  • 28. Folder - Document- Kenan Procedure Expansion
  • 29. Folder - Document- Kenan Project
  • 30. Folder - Document- Kenan Project Annual Report 1987
  • 31. Folder- Document- Kenan Project Newsletter
  • 32. Folder- Document- Kingsley Hall Project
  • 33. Folder - Document- Letter Writing Samples
  • 34. Folder - Document- Library African American Collection
  • 35. Folder - Document- NAFEO Enrollment Survey
  • 36. Folder - Document- NAFEO Profiles
  • 37. Folder - Document- New Beginnings Campaign
  • 38. Folder - Document- New Faculty Appointment 1989-90
  • 39. Folder - Document- Newsletter- VUU Reports
  • 40. Folder - Document- Parking & Driving Reg./ Campus Police
  • 41. Folder - Document- Pell Grant Student Account
  • 42. Folder - Document- Proposal Monthly Activities
  • 43. Folder - Document- School of Theology Faculty Manual
  • 44. Folder - Document- School of Theology Student Manual
  • 45. Folder - Document- Staff Manual 1982
  • 46. Folder - Document- Student Handbook 1989-91
  • 47. Folder - Document- Students Registered, Not Cleared
  • 48. Folder - Document- Student Support Services Newsletter
  • 49. Folder - Document- Walker, Maggie High School Lease Agreement
  • 50. Folder - Dormitories (1/2)
  • 51. Folder - Dormitories (2/2)
  • 52. Folder - Dormitories Co- Ed Visitation
  • 53. Folder - Dormitories Grievances
  • 54. Folder - Dormitories- work Schedule
  • 55. Folder - Dormitory Capacities
  • 56. Folder - Dormitory Renovations
  • 57. Folder - Dormitory Roster
  • 58. Folder - Dream Team
  • 59. Folder - Dreams (for the future)
  • 60. Folder - Drug Abuse
  • 61. Folder - Ecosystem
  • 62. Folder - Educational Office Personnel
  • 63. Folder - Educational Support Staff Standards
  • 64. Elevator
  • 65. Folder - Ellison, John M. Scholarship Fund

Series II, Box 10/11

  • 1. Folder - Employee Benefits
  • 2. Folder - Employee 5 or more years
  • 3. Folder - Employment Off Campus
  • 4. Folder - Employment Policy
  • 5. Folder - Employment Policy Statement
  • 6. Folder - English Essay
  • 7. Folder - Enrollment (1/3)
  • 8. Folder - Enrollment (2/3)
  • 9. Folder - Enrollment (3/3)
  • 10. Folder - Enrollment 1966-1982
  • 11. Folder - Enrollment Command
  • 12. Folder - Enrollment Figures for 1974-1984
  • 13. Folder - Enrollment History 1900-1981
  • 14. Folder - Enrollment Projections 1981-1988
  • 15. Folder - Equal Opportunity Employment
  • 16. Folder - Equipment
  • 17. Folder - Estate Planning Advisory Council
  • 18. Folder - Evaluation of Academic Programs
  • 19. Folder - Evaluations
  • 20. Folder - Evaluations Computer Center
  • 21. Folder - Evaluative Criteria for Review of Academic Program
  • 22. Folder - Evaluative & Pre- Planning Sessions
  • 23. Folder - Examination Permits Jan. 1983 to...
  • 24. Folder - Examinations, Tests, Grading...
  • 25. Folder - Exceptions Made
  • 26. Folder - Exchange Programs
  • 27. Folder - Executive Assistant to the President
  • 28. Folder - Executive Summary Reports (1985-86)
  • 29. Folder - Facilities- use of
  • 30. Folder - Facts
  • 31. Folder - Faculty (adjunct status)
  • 32. Folder - Faculty Advisors
  • 33. Folder - Faculty and Staff Directories 1986-88
  • 34. Folder - Faculty and Staff Directory 1989-90
  • 35. Folder - Faculty Appointment Slip (for reference)
  • 36. Folder - Faculty Awareness
  • 37. Folder - Faculty Confidential
  • 38. Folder - Faculty Constitution
  • 39. Folder - Faculty by Degree & Dep.
  • 40. Folder - Faculty Development
  • 41. Folder - Faculty Dialogues
  • 42. Folder - Faculty- Employment (Non- University)
  • 43. Folder - Faculty Evaluations
  • 44. Folder - Faculty Evaluations June1983
  • 45. Folder - Faculty Evaluations June1984
  • 46. Folder - Faculty Evaluations by Students School of Ed. & Psych.
  • 47. Folder - Faculty Evaluations- School of Education

Series II, Box 11/11

  • 1. Folder - Faculty Exchange
  • 2. Folder - Faculty Fellowships
  • 3. Folder - Faculty Handbook (1/2)
  • 4. Folder - Faculty Handbook (2/2)
  • 5. Folder - Faculty Handbook 1992
  • 6. Folder - Faculty Professional Staff Profiles
  • 7. Folder - Faculty- Staff (1/2)
  • 8. Folder - Faculty- Staff (2/2)
  • 9. Folder - Faculty- Staff Bios
  • 10. Folder - Faculty- Staff Changes
  • 11. Folder - Faculty- Teaching Assignments
  • 12. Folder - Financial Aid Awards 1987-88/ 88-89
  • 13. Folder - Fixed Asset Inventory
  • 14. Folder - Honorees Reception
  • 15. Folder - IBM Faculty or Loan
  • 16. Folder - IBM Project
  • 17. Folder - Institutional Profile
  • 18. Folder - Job Application- Secretarial
  • 19. Folder - Leave
  • 20. Folder - Library Services
  • 21. Folder - Library Survey
  • 22. Folder - Marketing Analysis Proposal- Consortium For Advancement of Private Higher Education
  • 23. Folder - Media General Statistical Report
  • 24. Folder - Milestone- L. Douglas Wilder
  • 25. Folder - Minutes
  • 26. Folder - Missions and Goals Statement
  • 27. Folder - Newsletter
  • 28. Folder - Operations Monitoring System
  • 29. Folder - Original Reports- Post School Conference
  • 30. Folder - Recommendations
  • 31. Folder - Residence Life
  • 32. Folder - Staff Employment
  • 33. Folder - Staff Handbook 1990
  • 34. Folder - Surveys & Questionnaire

Series III - Administration of Dr. William J. Clark 1919-1941: Clark was the third president of VUU and the president of the longest tenure. He was a professor of church history and theological instruction at VUU before becoming president. During his administration, the university merged with Hartshorn Memorial College, a sister college adjacent to the VUU campus. The Hartshorn property was sold to balance the VUU books which suffered during the Depression. See Virginia Union Bulletin, Centennial Issue, June 1965, "A Century of Service to Education and Religion" for overview of Clark's administration.

Series III, Box 1

  • Folder 1 Annual Reports 1934-1936
  • Folder 2 Correspondence 1933-1935
  • Folder 3 "The Distinct Aims and Program of the Church Related Colleges," paper by Clark presented to Home Mission Society Colleges, 11 February 1939
  • Folder 4 Minutes, Board of Trustees Meeting, 1935
  • Folder 5 Photographs
  • Folder 6 TOPS magazine, nd

AR-0010 - The Records of University Public Relations

THE RECORDS OF University Public Relations in the University Archives 
Virginia Union University

June 2001

This collection is made up of black and white photographs and a few slides documenting university activities, events and people, primarily from the 1960s. Most of the photos are credited to Scott Henderson, the university’s unofficial photographer. Many of these photos were used in catalogues, bulletins, the school newspaper and special publications.

The dates span 1941-1970; the collection is 2 l.f. The photos came to the archives in broken down boxes, some within manila envelopes with minimal or no labeling. The photos have been reorganized into folders alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

There are no restrictions on this collection. However, since most of the photos have credit lines on them (Henderson and other photographers), the reproduction of these photos should be with the understanding that the families of these photographers must give copyright approval. Henderson’s nephew is the contact for his copyright approval (see Archivist).

Following here is a folder inventory:

Box 1

  • Folder
    • 1 Alumni and faculty, n.d.
    • 2 Athletics, n.d.
    • 3 Belgian Building, n.d.
    • 4 Bosley, Dr. Harold, n.d.
    • 5 Campus Activities, 1964-65
    • 6 Campus Activities, 1966
    • 7 Campus Activities, 1966-67
    • 8 Campus Activities, n.d.
    • 9 Campus Buildings, n.d.
    • 10 Campus Scenes, 1966-67
    • 11 Campus Scenes, 1967
    • 12 Campus Scenes, 1967-68
    • 13 Catalogue, 1969-70
    • 14 Check Acceptance (Gulf), n.d.
    • 15 Church Leadership Conference, 1959
    • 16 Church Leadership Conference, 1961
    • 17 Church Leadership Conference, 1962
    • 1. Church Leadership Conference, 1964

Box 2

  • Folder
    • 1. Church Leadership Conference, 1967
    • 2. Church Leadership Conference, 1968
    • 3. Church Leadership Conference, n.d.
    • 4. Commencement, 1963
    • 5. Commencement, 1965
    • 6. Commencement, 1967
    • 7. Commencement and Founders Day, 1964
    • 8. Commencement, School of Theology, 1969
    • 9. Concert Series, 1963-64
    • 10. Conference on Preaching, 1961
    • 11. Conference on Preaching, 1963
    • 12. Conference on Preaching, 1964
    • 13. Conference on Preaching, 1966
    • 14. Conference on Preaching, 1968
    • 15. Conference on Preaching, 1969
    • 16. Conference on Preaching, n.d.
    • 17. Ellison, Dr. John M. Inauguration, 1941
    • 18. Faculty and Staff, n.d.
    • 19. Faculty and Staff, n.d.
    • 20. Faculty and Staff, n.d.
    • 21. Founders Day, 1968
    • 22. Goodwin Court Opening, 1964
    • 23. Head Shots, n.d.

Box 3

  • Folder
    • 1. Homecoming, 1966
    • 2. Honors Day, School of Religion, 1967
    • 3. King, Dr. Martin Luther Jr., 1967-68
    • 4. Ministers, 1943-46
    • 5. Ministers Conference, n.d.
    • 6. Miscellaneous, 1967-68
    • 7. Miscellaneous, n.d.
    • 8. National Baptist Convention (Alumni Breakfast), n.d.
    • 9. New Buildings, n.d.
    • 10. New Faculty Members, 1965-66
    • 11. President’s Home Moving, 1965
    • 12. Radio City Music Hall Sunrise Service?, n.d.
    • 13. School of Religion, ca. 1963
    • 14. School of Religion Activities, 1965
    • 15. School of Religion, 1969
    • 16. School of Religion Activities, n.d.
    • 17. School of Religion Alumni and Conference on Preaching, n.d., 1960-64
    • 18. School of Religion Catalog, 1967
    • 19. Student Activities, n.d.
    • 20. Student Activities, n.d.
    • 21. Suggested Catalogue Pictures, n.d.
    • 22. Summer Grants, 1965
    • 23. Summer Programs, 1965

Box 4

  • Folder
    • 1. Summer Seminar, 1960
    • 2. Summer Seminar, 1962
    • 3. Summer Seminar, 1962-64
    • 4. Summer Seminar, 1965
    • 5. Summer Seminar, 1966
    • 6. Summer Seminar, 1967
    • 7. Summer Seminar, 1968
    • 8. Summer Seminar, 1969
    • 9. Summer Seminar, n.d.
    • 10. Summer Seminar Fun Night, 1968
    • 11. Summer Session, 1965
    • 12. Week of Prayer Sermons (Rev. S.H. James), dictabelt recordings, 1961

-Panorama photo of testimonial dinner in honor of John L.S. Holloman Jr., M.D., New York alumni chapter, Brass Rail restaurant, Dec. 9, 1962

Oversized folder (see flat file)