Office of the President

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William H. Patterson


BOX 1 (1974-75)

President's Office:

Patterson, William H. Includes USC reorganization, Gibbes Court property, recommendation for establishment of University Archives.

Affirmative Action Officer. Includes Title IX, hiring policies, complaint by officer when policies not followed.

Assistant to the President. Includes renovations to Osborne, personnel matters, complaints re: financial aid & transcript.

Assistant to the President for Special Projects. Includes speaking engagement, Japanese films, wallpaper in President's House, Faculty House.

Executive Assistant for Government Relations. Work with General Assembly, cultural complex, Horseshoe restoration.

Invitations. Primarily speaking engagements for Patterson.

Legal and Legislative Affairs. Includes interpretations of state and federal laws and USC policies.

Memos. Includes smoking policy, vehicle & stationery use, reorganization of departments.

Ombudsman's Office. Student assistants, personnel changes, policies.

Personal. Primarily letters of congratulations for becoming president.

Presidential Opportunity Scholars. Includes annual report.

Public and Cultural Affairs Coordinator. Includes discontinuation of Myrtle Beach summer theatre, USC/ETV relationship, cultural center, media relations.

BOX 2 (1974-75)

Receptions at President's House. List of.

Speeches and Statements. Primarily speeches.

Trips. Egypt, Rio de Janeiro.


Davis. Includes personnel matters, policies and procedures, budget, reorganization of academic programs, physical plant.

Institutional Study & Research. Statistics, including salaries, fees.

Provost Search Committee. Includes committee recommendations.

Security. Includes complaints about parking tickets, statistics on vandalism and other crimes.

Vice President for Instruction:

General. Includes report on academic problems, dispute over scheduling classrooms, reorganization.

Dean of Special Programs. Primarily re: UNIV 101, including reports, evaluations.

Arts and Letters, College of:

Dean. Includes film festival, student recruitment, dean's resignation.

Art. Request for building name change, faculty matters, outside critique of department.

English. Includes annual report, new department head, faculty matters.

English. James Dickey. Dated 1968-1974. Speech, awards, activities, complaint about rude letter.

Foreign Languages. Publications, drama competition.

Music. Performances, equipment theft, faculty statistics, grants, need for piano tuner.

Theatre and Speech. Summer theatre, productions, Shakespeare sculpture collection.

BOX 3 (1974-75)

Business Administration, College of. Includes faculty promotions & resignations, seminars, report on higher education needs in Beaufort.

Education, College of. Includes Wardlaw renovations, seminar, grants, education museum.

Engineering, College of. Includes remodeling of Sumwalt College, grants, report on research activities.

General Studies, College of. Primarily re: proposed change in structure of the College.

Graduate School. Minutes, personnel changes, complimentary letter, budget, complaint about residency ruling.

Graduate School for Criminal Justice. Primarily interest in establishment of bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Health Sciences:

VP for Health Affairs. Includes new medical school, dean's resignation, role of the vice president.

Health & Physical Education, School of. Heart attack prevention program, President's Council on Physical Fitness, grant, evaluation of faculty member.

Medical School, 1974. Establishment of.

Medical School, 1975. Establishment of.

Nursing, College of. Includes dedication of building, new dean, admissions, graduates' poor
performance at State Boards.

Pharmacy, College of. Includes accreditation, grant for construction, policy statement.

Public Health, School of. Hiring of dean.

BOX 4 (1974-75)

Journalism, College of. Includes tenure and promotion policies, visiting lecturer, scholarships, endowed chair.

Law Center, July – Aug 1974. Primarily controversy over firing of professors and tenure and promotion procedures.

Law Center, Sept 1974 – May 1975. Primarily controversy over firing of professors and tenure and promotion procedures.

Librarianship, College of. Accreditation, dean's retirement.

Science and Math, College of:

Dean. Includes proposal for separate science library, research and scholarship proposal by Allied Chemical, marine science program.

Biology. Primarily faculty activities.

Chemistry. Includes medical school, grants, complaint about course, faculty activities.

Geology. Primarily grants, faculty activities.

Mathematics and Computer Science. Faculty activities.

Physics. Grant.

Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of:

Miscellaneous. Includes salaries, budget, admissions policies, faculty matters, physical plant.

Aerospace Studies & AFROTC. ROTC social functions, staff changes.

Anthropology and Sociology. Grants, faculty matters.

Geography. Grant, faculty activities, map depository.

Government and International Studies. Includes reorganization of Institute of International Studies, new department head, criminal justice program, conference.

History. Includes Bostick Conference, Horseshoe restoration, professor's offer to purchase house from Educational Foundation.

Naval Science & NROTC. Social functions, Governor's Review, staff changes.

Psychology. Accreditation of Ph.D. program, admissions statistics.

Social Work, College of. Accreditation.

BOX 5 (1974-75)

Administrative Services:

VP for Administrative Services. Includes budget, control of building space, use of state vehicles, R&D Foundation property.

Admissions. Includes activity reports, evaluation of undergraduate admissions philosophy.

Alumni Office. Includes financial statements, minutes, use of Spigner House.

Development, 1974. Minutes, financial reports, gifts, fundraising efforts.

Development, 1975. Minutes, financial reports, gifts, fundraising efforts.

Information Services. Includes drafts of news releases, responses to media inquiries, procedures.

Records and Registration. Complaints, information book on registration.

Athletic Affairs:

Athletic Director. Includes budget, description of duties, Title IX, department reorganization.

Basketball. Includes reorganization of athletic department, complaints about McGuire commercial, McGuire's contract.

Budget and Finance. Financial summaries.

Football. Televising games, parking, ticket allocations, meals at games.

BOX 6 (1974-75)

Gamecock Club. Re: constitution, effectiveness of Club.

General. Includes finances, Title IX, efforts to rejoin Atlantic Coast Conference.

Search for Head Football Coach. Dietzel's resignation, suggestions for replacement, alumni
complaints, selection of new coach.

Tickets. Requests for, primarily football, special arrangements.

Bureaus and Institutes. Primarily re: Baruch Institute, includes progress and financial reports, contract.

Committee of 100.
Arrangements for meeting.

Executive Committee of President's Council.
Re: meeting.


VP for Finance. Includes policies, appropriations formula, audit of athletic department.

Budget and Budget Director. Financial and budget statements, reports.

Purchasing. Re: state property policy.

Treasurer. Complaints, scholarships.

Grants and Research. Includes awards notifications, status reports, report on lab facilities.

HEW Visit.
Re: proposal for USC center for the developmentally disabled.

BOX 7 (1974-75)

Learning Resources:

Dean for Learning Resources. Includes criminal justice program, donation of Dorn papers, proposal to establish University Archives, use of McKissick for museum, media arts, University Press.

Instructional Services. Status report.

Library. Includes dedication of Dorn papers, library construction, statistical report.

Museum. Director's resignation.

University Press. Includes grant, budget plan, status report.


VP for Operations, May – Oct 1974. Includes Horseshoe restoration, building construction and renovations.

VP for Operations, Nov 1974 – June 1975. Includes Horseshoe restoration, building construction and renovations.

Auxiliary Services. Includes campus appearance, Senate Plaza lounge, complaints about housing.

Coliseum. Musical and political functions.

Communications and Public Safety. Parking, traffic signal.

Computer Services. Compliments for services rendered, service fees.

Physical Plant and Planning. Includes progress report on renovations, recommendations on disposition of property.

Personnel. Includes grievance policies, complaints by maintenance staff, list of vacancies.

Regional Campuses:

Vice President for Regional Campuses. Includes grants & research summaries, libraries, master plan for higher education, regional athletics.

Aiken. Includes library collection, report on physical facilities requirements.

BOX 8 (1974-75)

Beaufort. Reports re: future education needs in Beaufort, library facilities.

Coastal Carolina. Includes complaint about class, funding, status as four-year college.

Continuing Education. Evaluation of need for a continuing education center.

Lancaster. Includes enrollment, library dedication.

Salkehatchie. Request to borrow University mace.

Spartanburg. Includes delay of decision on program proposals, nursing program.

Sumter. Includes report on cooperative efforts between USC-Sumter and Sumter TEC.

Union. Grant.

Student Affairs:

Dean for Student Affairs. Includes dean's resignation, dorm regulations, scholarships, report of Student Affairs committee.

Dean for Student Affairs Search. Minutes, final report on process.

Dean of Student Activities. Allocations for student organizations, student service projects, Wheeler Hill project.

Foreign Student Advisor. Furniture storage, available services.

Gamecock. Letter to editor re: Contemporary University.

Health Services. Infirmary license, hiring of physicians.

Minority Student Affairs. Query into numbers of minority students.

Religion Centers. Appointment of University Chaplains.

Student Aid. Funding of scholarships, loans, complaints.

Student Government. Primarily re: Student Senate resolutions, allocations for student organizations.

Students, Miscellaneous. Compliments from parents, students.

Upward Bound. Reports.

Veteran Student Affairs. Agreement for veterans representative.

Volunteer Services. Newsletter, Carolina Cares.

BOX 9 (1974-75)

Associations and Boards:

International Association of Universities. Re: USC membership.

National Collegiate Athletic Association. Primarily re: Title IX.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Request for records, seminar.

Southern Association of Land Grant Schools and State Universities. Minutes, enrollment trends report.

Southern Regional Education Board. Conference, report on Southern higher education.

Board of Trustees. Scholarships, legislation, selection of distinguished professor emeriti.

City of Columbia.
Includes Public Education Commission, campus development plan, street closings.

Civic and Charitable Organizations.
Re: fundraising campaigns.

Colleges and Universities.
Includes cooperation with Clemson, computer processing services, interest in rejoining ACC.


Honorary degree. Selection of and arrangements for.

May 1975. Arrangements for, including distinguished professor emeriti awards.


Academic Advisory. Minutes.

Administrative Advisory. Minutes.

Faculty and Staff:

General. Retirement, tenure and promotion regulations, Jones' leave status.

Faculty Senate:

Miscellaneous. Selection of board for Faculty House, elections.

Meetings. Minutes.

Graduate Faculty. Minutes.

Faculty and Staff Committees:

Miscellaneous. Committee lists.

Academic Forward Planning. Minutes, committee reports.

BOX 10 (1974-75)

Admissions. Minutes, annual report.

Affirmative Action. Annual report, membership.

Archives Subcommittee. Re: establishment of Archives and advisory committee.

Athletic. Primarily re: Title IX, including complaints about Dietzel's anti-Title IX letter on University stationery.

Bicentennial. Members, projects.

Board of Student Publications and Communications. Minutes, annual report.

Cafeteria. Results of food survey.

Computer Advisory Committee. Re: policies.

Cultural Development Planning. Re: performance hall, minutes.

Curricula and New Courses. Recommendations.

Drugs. Annual report.

Facilities and Grounds. Minutes, reports and recommendations re: campus development and maintenance.

Faculty Advisory. Reports, including tenure and promotion, annual, reorganization of Division of Liberal and Cultural Disciplines.

Faculty Welfare. Tenure and promotion for regional campuses.

Future Use of McKissick. Recommendations.

Honors College. Report on efforts to establish.

Horseshoe Advisory. Membership, recommendations.

Media. Proposal, recommendations.

Minority Student Affairs. Minutes.

Parking. Chart of faculty and staff parking areas, recommendations, membership.

Russell Awards. Selection of recipients.

Scholastic Standing and Petitions. Annual report, proposal to split functions of committee.

Student-Faculty Relations. Annual report.

Technical College Transfer. Report.

Tenure and Promotion. Procedures.

University Press. Minutes, policies.

Fools File. Copy of “Poor Patriot Almanac.”

Includes financial report on Carolina Research & Development Foundation, grants from foundations.

Includes silver collection, funding for Gambrell building, portrait.

Includes state commissions, role of registrar, student government.

BOX 11 (1974-75)

SC Associations, Boards and Departments:

Miscellaneous. Includes policies, salary survey, cooperation with other agencies.

Attorney General. Ruling on lobbyist status of University Legislative Liaison.

Auditor. Includes budget requests, salaries, bonds.

Budget and Control Board. Russell House addition, meetings.

Commission on Higher Education, 1974. Includes salaries, program proposals, budget.

Commission on Higher Education, 1975. Includes salaries, program proposals, budget.

Committee for Technical Education. Courses at Shaw AFB.

Council of Presidents. Includes minutes, appropriations, sabbatical leave, committee reports.

Cultural Complex Steering Committee. Minutes, efforts to establish cultural center.

Education Department. Agreement between USC and Clemson re: Ph.D. program in Education.

Educational Television Network. Cultural center, cooperative media organization.

Governor of SC. Includes legislation, committees, disapproval for USC mini bottle license application.

Legislature. Includes appropriations, legislation, meetings.

US Government:

House of Representatives. Includes Dorn papers, student loan program, developmentally disabled program.

Senate. Primarily re: grants.

HEW. Includes grants, Title IX, audit reports.

BOX 12 (1974-75)

Reading Files:
July 1974
Aug 1974
Sept 1974
Oct 1974
Nov 1974
Dec 1974
Jan 1976
Feb 1976

BOX 13 (1974-75)

Reading Files:
Mar 1976
Apr 1976
May 1976
June 1976


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