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Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs

 Series
Identifier: Series 049

Scope and Content

Series 49 contains the administrative records of the University of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs and its predecessors, the Dean for Student Affairs, the Dean of Student Personnel, and the Dean of Students. The series documents a wide range of student matters including campus politics, fraternities and sororities, and disciplinary issues. The earliest files are those of deans Benjamin Arthur Tolbert and Robert Colder Beaty. These include material on war training during World War II, the student honor code, and the National Youth Administration. Dean Beaty served as chair of the National College Work Council of the NYA,1942-1943, chair of the Regional College Work Council, 1941, and director of the Florida NYA, 1936-1937.

Later records in this series contain information on student counseling, student unrest in the 1960s, campus crime, substance abuse, student health issues, and minority issues in the files of Dean Lester Leonard Hale and Vice President C. Arthur Sandeen. Also included in this series are records of Hale and Beaty when they served as Dean of Men. Issues relating to the status of women at the University of Florida are documented in the administrative records of the Associate Dean of Student Services, Phyllis Meek.

Dates

  • 1925-1987

Creator

Access

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Extent

21 Linear feet (52 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of the University of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs and its predecessors, the Dean of Students and the Dean for Student Affairs. The series documents a wide range of student matters including campus politics, fraternities, housing, and disciplinary issues.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Processing Information

This finding aid was revised in August 2022. Recognizing that historical terms do not always completely or directly map to contemporary terms, that historical terms can be offensive or inaccurately describe a person or group, and that the presence of both historical and contemporary terms may be useful for researcher discovery, the archivist has attempted to employ historical terms as they originally appear in the context of the collection, in the description, along with contemporary terms in brackets.

Title
A Guide to the Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
February 2012 (Updated August 2022
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 2021: Added Box 22 to Series 49d

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755