Guide to the William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection, 1949-1977

William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history C0045


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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator McFarlane, William Hugh
Title William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection
Date 1949-1977
Physical Characteristics 6.75 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract The collection consists of documents and original research done by Dr. McFarlane on the early history of George Mason University. The collection comprises correspondence, newsclippings, reports, meeting minutes, speeches, and audiotape interviews.
Collection number C0045
Language English

Biographical Information

William Hugh McFarlane, educator and administrator, had worked in higher education for nearly three decades when he retired from George Mason University in 1986. Born in Chicago, McFarlane was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and then, after the war, entered the University of Virginia on the G.I. Bill. Later, while completing his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, he worked as student aid director, assistant professor of humanities, and briefly, as the director in charge of fundraising for the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1957, McFarlane accepted the position of Director of the State Council of Higher Education, in Richmond, which he held for six years. From 1964-1967 he directed the Virginia Associated Research Center where he organized and managed a university consortium administering NASA's Space Radiation Effects Laboratory at Langley Field, Virginia. Then, in 1968, McFarlane began his eighteen-year career at George Mason University where he was chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies from 1968-1979.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents and original research done by Dr. McFarlane on the early history of George Mason University. The collection comprises correspondence, newsclippings, reports, meeting minutes, speeches, and audiotape interviews.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the George Mason University archives.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

George Mason University.

Subjects:

Education, Higher--Virginia.

Document Types:

Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection, Collection #C0045, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Hawkes in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in February 2009 by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty.

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Contents List

William Hugh McFarlane George Mason University history collection
Box Folder
1 1 Research
2 Thematic Summary
3 Partial Manuscript
4 Overviews
5 Miscellaneous
6 Significant material
7 1949
8 1950
9 Important material from the 1954-46 VALC study 1954
10 Advisory Council minutes 1954
11 Advisory Council 1955
12 1956 (January - June) 1956
13 1956 (July - December) 1956
14 1957 (January - October) 1957
15 1957 (November - December) 1957
16 C. Harrison Mann's political views in mid-1957) 1957
17 1958 (January - February) 1958
18 1958 (March - October) 1958
19 Farr Property 1958
20 C. Harrison Mann, Jr. biographical sketch
21 C. Harrison Mann history of GMU 1949
22 1959 1959
23 Miscellaneous
24 Some early 1960s
25 Talks - Mr. Finley
26 1960 1960
27 1961 1961
28 1962 1962
29 1963 1963
30 1964 (may - June) 1964
31 1964 (July - December) 1964
33 1965(January-May) 1965
33 1965(June-November) 1965
34 Important news stories 1965
35 Minutes/active reading 1965
38 Newsclippings
39 1966 1965
40 Summary of 1964-66 material
Box Folder
2 1 Petition to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia on behalf of Dr. Lee Potter, Dr. Joseph Harrison, Dr.Fanny-Fern Davis, Dr.Linda Grant DePauw, Mrs. Yveline Bretschneider, Mrs. Kosara Gavrilovic, 3/9/66 3/9/66
2 President Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. correspondence 5/1960-5/31/1965
3 President Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. correspondence 6/1965-8/31/1966
5 Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1960
6 Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1962
7 J.N.G. Finley-Joseph L.Vaughan correspondence 1960
8 Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
9 Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
8 Robert H.Reid-Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1963
11 Joseph L. Vaughan correspondence 1965
12 Board of Control 1961
13-14 Minutes/active reading 1968
15 The Shea affair 1967
16 Advisory Committee meeting minutes 11/1968-8/31/1969
17 William H.McFarlane speeches 1960s
18 Criticism of Lorin A. Thompson 1970
19 Civil Right case 1/1971-4/30/1971
20 Civil Right case 5/1971-7/31/1971
21 Civil Right case 8/1971-3/31/1972
22-23 Civil Right Commission charges on racial discrimination 1971
24 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 5/1972-11/30/1972
25 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1973
26 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1974
27 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1975
28 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1976
29 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1977
30 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1978
31 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1979
Box Folder
3 1 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1980
2 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1981
3 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1983
4 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1984
5 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1985
6 Board of Visitors meeting minutes 1988
3 Address of William M. Tuck, Governor (incomplete) 1950
8 Inaugural address of John S. Battle, Governor (incomplete) 1950
9 Higher education in Virginia - Report of the Virginia Advisory Legislative Council 1951
10 Student aid programs in state-supported colleges 1951
11 Address of John S. Battle, Governor 1/9/1952
12 Address of John S. Battle, Governor 1/13/1954
13 Inaugural address of Thomas B.Stanley 1/20/1954
14 The cost of education in the state-supported colleges 1955
15 The crisis in higher education in Virginia and a solution 1955
16 Education of scientists, engineers and other specialists 1957
17 Address of Thomas B. Stanley, Governor 1/8/1958
18 Inaugural address of J.Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/11/1958
19 Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/28/1959
20 Virginia Education Facilities Committee-report of the Committee 1959
21 Higher education in Virginia and its cost to the taxpayer and student 1959
22 Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/13/1960
23 Virginia schools in the space age - a continued evaluation of the curriculum, teacher training, and related matters 1961
24 A report from the State Council of Higher Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia made pursuant to the House Joint Resolution 74 of the 1960 General Assembly 1962
25 Address of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Governor 1/10/1962
26 Inaugural address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/13/1962
27 Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/15/1962
28 Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 11/30/1964
29 Address of Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Governor 1/12/1966
30 Inaugural address of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor 1/15/1966
31 Address of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor 1/17/1966
32 Status of women-Report of the Commission on the Status of Women 1966
33 Mason Gazette 1995
34 Legal releases-deed of gift 1/15/1966
35 Biographical information-interviewees
36 Arthur Arundel interview source material
37 Ralph Baxter interview [1991?]
38 Leon E. Boothe interview 6/17/1991
39 Weldon Cooper interview 10/23/1987
40 Dr. J. Wade Gilley interview 1/28/1991
41 Joseph Harrison interview 12/1987
42 Senator Omer L. Hirst interview 4/7/1987
43 Patrick Larkin interview n.d.
44 Edgar A. Prichard interview n.d.
45 Edgar A. Prichard interview 4/8/1987
46 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. interview 12/10/1987
47 Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. interview 4/21/1988
48 Vincent Shea interview 5/28/1987
49-50 Lorin A. Thompson interview 5/28/1987
51-52 Lorin A. Thompson interview 10/22/1987
53 Lorin A. Thompson and John C. Wood interview 11/12/1980
54 John C. Wood interview 3/10/1987
55 John C. Wood, Edgar A.Prichard, and Stacy Sherwood interview 9/16/1989
56 Anniversary material 9/15/1989
57 George Mason statue project 10/20/1992
58 Cecile Bolton Finley-Painting of John Norville Gibson Finley
59 Center for Professional Development-A brief history
60 Growing pains: capital outlay needs of the Virginia state colleges and universities
61 Higher education in Virginia, 1955-65, by Lorin A. Thompson
62 Virginia's crisis in education 5/13/1965
63 Financing Virginia's future 1966
64 A regional university of Northern Virginia 1968-75 11/29/1967
65 Education plan of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 1/1968
66 Financial needs of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 5/6/1969
67 Guidebook of organization,policies, and procedures 1971
68 George Mason University annual report 1972
69 Financial needs of George Mason College of the University of Virginia 5/24/1971
70 1974-76 Budget Advisory Board tour-Governor's Advisory Board 5/21/1973
71 The strategic plan summary-George Mason University 1977
72 The Virginia plan for higher education: a progress report 1977
73-75 Metropolitan universities, Vol.1 Nos.2-4
76 Diskettes of interviews with Joseph Harrison, Senator Omer Hirst, edgar F. Shannon, Elizabeth Campbel, Vincent Shea, Weldon Cooper, Lorin A. Thompson, Edgar A. Prichard, John C. Wood, Stacy Sherwood, 1964-64 GMC faculty-51/4" diskettes, Wordstar
Box
4 Interview with John C. Wood 3/10/1987
Interview with Edmond & Elizabeth Campbell 4/7/1987
Interview with Omer L.Hirst 4/7/1987
Interview with Edgar A. Prichard 4/8/1987
Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 5/28/1987
Interview with Vincent Shea & Lorin A. Thompson 5/28/1987
Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 10/22/1987
Interview with Lorin A. Thompson 10/23/1987
Box
5 Interview with Weldon Cooper 10/23/1987
Interview with Joseph Harrison 10/29/1987
Interview with Hugo Blankenship 11/19/1987
Interview with Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. 12/10/1987
Interview with Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. 4/21/1988
Interview with Joseph Harrison 4/25/1988
Interview with Cecile Bolton Finley 4/28/1988
Interview with Arthur Arundel 11/1988
Introduction by William H. with Joseph Harrison 9/1989
Box
6 Interview with 1964-65 faculty: Lee H. Potter, McFarlane Interview Richard H. Pierce, Harry C. Stutts, John G. Hartley, James R. Health 9/16/1989
Interview with Edgar A. Prichard, John C. Wood, and Stacy Sherwood 9/16/1989
Interview with Lee H. Potter, Joseph Harrison 9/17/1989
Interview with Patricia R. Plante, President, University of Southern Maine 7/13/1990
Interview with John "Til" Hazel 10/30/1990
Interview with Edgar A. Prichard and [J. Wade Gilley?] 1/28/1991
Interview with Edgar A. Prichard [1991]
Interview with J. Wade Gilley 1/31/1991
Interview with Leon Boothe 6/17/1991
Interview with Ralph Baxter 6/19/1991
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