General files and correspondence: Correspondence (A3-H-c) contents

UMM Archives


This record sub-series consists mainly of materials from the deanships of Gordon Bopp and Bettina (Elizabeth S.) Blake. The correspondence and memoranda included here represent individuals from the campus community, from the city of Morris and surrounding community, from the larger University of Minnesota system and from various persons both within and outside the academy. Correspondence--both letters and memoranda--are heavily represented, but a wealth of supporting and related materials are also included. These, in turn, include meeting agendas and minutes, reports, handwritten notes, brochures and pamphlets, news clippings and magazine copies/reprints. Folders are, for the most part, separated by date, and inter- and intra-campus records are filed separately. These materials yield an interesting picture of the day-to-day business of the dean and of the demands of the position. Of special interest are materials on accreditation from the NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (Box 12)). Themes that run through the files include: enrollment issues, faculty and administrative searches, social and professional activities, legislative relations, self-studies and reports, institutional planning, faculty affairs, civil service, functions and awards, university libraries, facilities, student evaluation of faculty, inquiries concerning faculty and administrative positions, institutional research and data, to name a few.