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Dean W. Colvard Papers

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Papers of Dean W. Colvard
MS0141

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Colvard, Dean W., 1913-2007
Title
Dean W. Colvard papers
ID
MS0141
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1966-1988
Date [inclusive]
1960-1992
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
ca. 5,400 items, including 4 volumes, 1 photograph, and 1 cassette tape
Language
English
Abstract
Selected papers of the first chancellor of UNC Charlotte. Contains copies of speeches given while president of Mississippi State University (1960-1966) and chancellor of UNCC (1966-1978), correspondence with Alice Lindsay Tate regarding her gifts to UNCC, and files related to the creation and development of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (1979-1992). Also includes interviews of local personalities by Colvard (1979-1988); and a copy of an interview (1982) with Harvey B. Gantt in which he discusses his integrating Clemson University in the early 1960s.

Preferred Citation note

Dean W. Colvard Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dean Wallace Colvard was born in Grassy Creek, N.C. on July 10, 1913. He attended Berea College (B.A., 1935), the University of Missouri in Columbia (M.A., 1938), and Purdue University (Ph.D., 1950). Colvard taught at Brevard College (1935 37) and served as a professor of Animal Science (1947 53) and dean of Agriculture (1953 60) at North Carolina State College in Raleigh. Colvard became president of Mississippi State University in 1960. He was named UNC Charlotte's first chancellor in 1966, a post he held until his retirement in 1978. Colvard subsequently was involved in the development of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, for which he served as chairman of the board of trustees. He also is the author of Mixed Emotions (1985) and coauthor of Knowledge is Power (1987) and University Research Park (1988). He and his wife, Martha, reside in Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection documents Colvard's activities as an administrator in higher education, particularly through speeches given at Mississippi State University and UNC Charlotte, correspondence, and trustee files of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. The establishment and development of University Research Park at UNC Charlotte is documented by interviews conducted by Colvard between 1979 and 1988. The papers do not reflect his official files as chief administrator of MSU and UNCC, which are maintained in the archives of the respective institutions. For additional biographical material, 1947-76, and speeches, 1958-75, see especially the UNCC Archives, Files of the Director of Public Information and Publication, 1961-77, box 2, folders 18 and 19.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte [ca. 1995]

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Revision Description

[ca. 2000]

Conditions Governing Access note

Portions of this collection are closed until January 1, 2015. Consult with a member of the Special Collections staff regarding restrictions to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gifts of Dean W. Colvard, 1985-1990, 2000. Gift of Philip DuBois, 1992. Transfer from UNC Charlotte University Archives, 1986.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Alice Lindsay Tate Papers (Mss 75). University Research Park Collection (Mss 137). Reference File Biographies Dean W. Colvard. UNC Charlotte Archives. Mississippi State University Archives. North Carolina State University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Colvard, Dean W., 1913-2007

Subject(s)

  • College presidents--Southern States
  • Education, Higher--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Speeches, correspondence, and interviews 1950-1992

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers documenting Colvard's activities as an administrator in higher education, particularly at Mississippi State University and UNC Charlotte, and his community service activities.

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SENIOR CENTERS, INC. 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and memoranda documenting Colvard's tenure as chairman of the organization.

Box
5
Folder
27
Box

DISSERTATION 1950

Scope and Contents note

Bound copy of Colvard's doctoral dissertation, "The Future of the Livestock Industry in the Southeastern States."

1 - no folder
item

INTERVIEW--HARVEY B. GANTT 1982

Scope and Contents note

Interview (cassette tape) of Gantt by Colvard (7/9/82) in which Gantt discusses his integrating Clemson University in the early 1960s. Colvard and Gantt also discuss the integration of higher education in the South in general.

1 unboxed cassette

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY (1960-65, 1985, 1991, 2003)

Scope and Contents note

Primarily speeches relating to agriculture. Includes copy of Newcomen Society publication of Colvard's address commemorating the centennial of land grand institutions in the United States in 1962; Sports Illustrated article (2003) regarding Colvard's support for Mississippi State's participation in integrated NCAA basketball tournament competition.

Box
1
Folder
1

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 1984

Scope and Contents note

A Berea Alumnus profile of Colvard's role in developing the Durham school.

1 2

PHOTOGRAPH (undated) 1.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

One black and white print of Dr. and Mrs. Colvard

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ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 1968-1972

Scope and Contents note

Documents Colvard's service on the board of advisors and board of trustees of the Laurinburg, N.C., school.

Box
1
Folder
3

TATE, ALICE LINDSAY CORRESPONDENCE WITH DR. AND MRS. D. W. COLVARD 1967-1986

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between the Colvards and Tate, a major benefactor of UNCC (see entry below). Born in Charlotte, Tate lived in New York City (see Alice Lindsay Tate Papers).

Box
2
Folder
1-2

TATE, ALICE LINDSAY GIFTS TO UNC CHARLOTTE 1967-78, 1990

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Tate's support of UNCC, which included monetary gifts, books, a grand piano, and paintings and other art work

Box
2
Folder
3

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE 1966-83, 1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 bound volumes of speeches, "Faculty and Staff Convocations, Dean W. Colvard, Chancellor, 1966 1978" and "Selected Addresses of Dean W. Colvard, Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, April 1, 1966 to July 1, 1983"; an unbound address (n.d.).; and a written report about University City for the "Charlotte Real Estate Report" (10/1/92).

Box
3
Folder
1

VISUAL DESIGN GUIDELINES: COLVARD PARK, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, 1987

Box
3
Folder
2

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Series 2: Trustee records, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 1979-1992

Scope and Contents note

Contains files related to Colvard's service as chairman of the board of trustees of the School, including correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

ADMINISTRATION 1983-1985

Scope and Contents note

Administrative records of the board of trustees, including correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

Box
4
Folder
1

ADMINISTRATION 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Administrative records of the board of trustees, including correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

Box
4
Folder
2

ADMISSIONS INFO/APPLICANTS 1979-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains admissions policies and information, enrollment statistics, and confidential reviews of individual applicants to the school.

Box
4
Folder
3

BOARD OF TRUSTEES CORRESPONDENCE 1979-1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, meeting agendas, and memoranda.

Box
4
Folder
4

BOARD OF TRUSTEES LIST 1979-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains lists of the board of trustees membership, including terms of service and institutional affiliations.

Box
4
Folder
5

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES 1985-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and investigative records of the Board.

Box
4
Folder
6

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES 1979-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and investigative records of the board.

Box
4
Folder
7

BYLAWS/MISSION & GOALS 1979-1986

Scope and Contents note

Contains policies, regulations, and bylaws of the school, including correspondence and memoranda.

Box
4
Folder
8

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 1983-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, statements, and memoranda regarding capital improvements to NCSSM and the North Carolina Community College System.

Box
4
Folder
9

COMMITTEE, EXECUTIVE 1979-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, and reports of the Executive Committee, including an audit report.

Box
4
Folder
10

COMMITTEE, OTHERS 1979-1986

Scope and Contents note

Contains minutes, memoranda, and reports of various ad hoc and standing committees of the NCSSM.

Box
4
Folder
11

COMMITTEE, SUPPORT OF UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION 1984-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and recommendations of the committee, organized to promote placement of NCSSM under authority of the University of North Carolina.

Box
4
Folder
12

CORRESPONDENCE 1978-1982

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence and memoranda documenting Colvard's activities on behalf of the NCSSM.

Box
4
Folder
13

CORRESPONDENCE 1983-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence and memoranda documenting Colvard's activities on behalf of the NCSSM.

Box
4
Folder
14

DEDICATION 1980

Scope and Contents note

Contains materials related to dedication of the NCSSM in October, 1980.

Box
4
Folder
15

DIRECTOR'S REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Contains quarterly reports of the NCSSM director to the Board of Trustees, regarding operations, accomplishments, and finances of the school.

Box
4
Folder
16

DIRECTOR'S REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1982-1984

Scope and Contents note

Contains quarterly reports of the NCSSM director to the Board of Trustees, regarding operations, accomplishments, and finances of the school.

Box
4
Folder
17

DIRECTOR'S REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1982-1984

Scope and Contents note

Contains quarterly reports of the NCSSM director to the Board of Trustees, regarding operations, accomplishments, and finances of the school.

Box
4
Folder
18

DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE 1981

Scope and Contents note

Contains records related to the establishment of a residence for the NCSSM Director.

Box
4
Folder
19

FUNDRAISING/CONTRIBUTIONS 1979-1988

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and other records related to the "Threshold Campaign," the school's ongoing capital solicitation program.

Box
5
Folder
1

MISCELLANEOUS 1982-1987

Scope and Contents note

Contains travel expense reports, correspondence, memoranda, regulations, proposals, and reports related to NCSSM affairs; and one copy of the NCSSM Student Handbook (1986-87).

Box
5
Folder
2

MISCELLANEOUS 1982-1987

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, faculty directories memoranda, regulations, proposals, and reports related to NCSSM affairs; and one copy of "Watts Hospital of Durham North Carolina, 1895-1976."

Box
5
Folder
3

NEWS ARTICLES 1979-1992

Scope and Contents note

Contains copies of newspaper, magazine and journal articles related to the activities of the NCSSM.

Box
5
Folder
4

OUTREACH & RESEARCH 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence and reports related to an evaluation of the schools policies, procedures, and practices.

Box
5
Folder
5

SALARIES/PERSONNEL/BUDGETS 1979-1986

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports regarding salaries, budgets and personnel issues at the NCSSM, including confidential materials.

Box
5
Folder
6

UNC MATH-SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports related to the establishment of a science and mathematics education network in North Carolina.

Box
5
Folder
7

FUND - BOARD OF TRUSTEES CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. 1980-1989

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and reports related to the Fund for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in North Carolina, organized to provide financial support to the NCSSM.

Box
5
Folder
8

FUND - BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES 1979-1987

Scope and Contents note

Contains memoranda and Board of Directors meeting minutes of the Fund.

Box
5
Folder
9

FUND - BYLAWS, ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION, RESOLUTIONS 1979-1997

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles of incorporation, bylaws, and resolutions of the Fund.

Box
5
Folder
10

FUND - COMMITTEE, MAJOR GIFTS SOLICITATION 1980

Scope and Contents note

Contains records related to the activities of the Major Gifts Solicitation Committee of the Fund.

Box
5
Folder
11

FUND - CORRESPONDENCE 1979-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence and memoranda documenting the activities of the Major Gifts Solicitation Committee

Box
5
Folder
12

FUND - FINANCIAL REPORTS 1980-1987

Scope and Contents note

Contains audit reports and financial statements documenting operations of the Fund.

Box
5
Folder
13

FUND - TAX EXEMPTION 1979

Scope and Contents note

Contains confidential correspondence and memoranda related to the Fund's tax exempt status.

Box
5
Folder
14

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Series 3: Interviews 1979-1988

Scope and Contents note

Contains transcripts of interviews by Colvard of Charlotte personalities, particularly those involved in the establishment of University Research Park at UNC Charlotte.

Box Folder

CARRUTHERS, H. B. 1988

Scope and Contents note

Interview with H. B. Carruthers, former manager of the Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Agency in Charlotte, involved in the establishment of the UNCC Athletic Foundation.

5 15

FREEMAN, CLAUDE 1982

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Claude Freeman, a Charlotte realtor involved in the establishment of the UNCC University Research Park.

5 16

GOODE, RUSTY 1985

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Seddon Goode, Jr., chief executive officer of the University Research Park.

5 17

GUEST, ROMEO 1986

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Romeo Guest, a Charlotte industrialist involved in the establishment of Research Triangle Park.

Box Folder

HARRIS, WILLIAM T. 1979

Scope and Contents note

Interview with W. T. Harris, former president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the first president of University Research Park.

5 19

KING, ARNOLD K. 1985

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Dr. Arnold King, commenting on the growth and development of the UNCC campus.

5 20

NICHLOLSON, FREDA 1985

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Dr. Freda Nicholson, chief executive officer of the Science Museums of Charlotte.

5 21

PEASE, J. NORMAN, JR. 1983

Scope and Contents note

Interview with J. Norman Pease, Jr., president of J. N. Pease Associates, involved in the development of University Research Park.

5 22
Box item

PEASE, J. NORMAN (COL.)

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Colonel J. N. Pease, founder of J. N. Pease Associates, a Charlotte architectural and engineering firm.

5 23
Box Folder

ROLLINS, GEORGE (undated)

Scope and Contents note

Interview with George Rollins, former president of the Charlotte Engineer's Club, commenting on the development of Charlotte College.

5 24

TATE, JOHN A. 1983

Scope and Contents note

Interview with John Tate of the North Carolina National Bank, involved with the organization of the University Research Park.

5 25

TAYLOR, DAVID 1983

Scope and Contents note

Interview with David Taylor, former Chairman of the Board of University Research Park.

5 26
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DEAN W. COLVARD PHOTOGRAPHS

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Dean W. Colvard pictured with wife, Martha Colvard

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