General files and correspondence: Miscellaneous (A3-H-d) contents

UMM Archives


The materials in this record sub-series, dating mainly from the administrations of Gordon Bopp and Elizabeth (Bettina) Blake, were originally arranged as "Miscellaneous." The series was then renamed "General Files and Correspondence" and was reorganized into four different sub-series. The records in this sub-series are not easily classifiable into the other groupings of the series and, not surprsingly, engage a wide variety of topics.

Of special interest is the plethora of materials having to do with accreditation. These include materials related to North Central Association visits, self-study reports and documents pertaining to teachers’ education. Some records speak to personnel issues and more specifically to personnel concerns within the Psychology discipline in the early 1980s. Reports authored by Stephen Granger that document the changing profile of Morris students are also noteworthy. The subseries holds other documents relevant to recruitment, enrollment shifts and retention. Other materials date from Chancellor John Q. Imholte's retirement and detail celebration honoring his contributions to UMM. A single file documents a UMM Master's program in elementary education offered through Continuing Education and Extension in the 1980s.

Also of note are the Affirmative Action files mainly from the 1970s. Some files contain summary forms describing the affirmative action process for individual faculty searches and some materials speak to changed conditions in the wake of the Rajender Consent Decree.