University of Arkansas Provost Office Records
The collection consists of materials accrued by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in its operations. The majority of these materials consist of materials created by academic and administrative committees and subcommittees which include minutes, agendas, and correspondence. Other materials in the collection include a series of annual reports from campus academic units; and reports and other materials created by the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education (also known as the Arkansas Department of Higher Education).
- 1955 - 2018
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The following folders are restricted from acccess: Box 11 Folder 15, Box 13 Folder 3, Box 13 Folder 7, Box 14 Folder 26, and Box 19 Folder 2. Please call (479) 575-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
Conditions Governing Use
No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Biographical / Historical
The office of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs was established in 1962 by University President David Mullins to address the complexity and number of issues that needed to be handled regarding academic affairs. The office was responsible for instructional, extension, and research programs at the university excluding those falling under the Agriculture and Medicine programs. Since its founding, the title for this office has changed as follows: Vice President for Academic Affairs (1962-1976), Vice President and Provost (1976-1980), Vice President for Academic Affairs (1980-1982), Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1982-2000), and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2000-). The materials in this collection consist predominantly of materials related to University of Arkansas academic and administrative committees and sub-committees, typically minutes, agenda, and correspondence.
At time of writing, there have been twelve people to hold the office of Provost in its various titles and forms.
Paul M. Young, 1962-1966
Palmer C. Pilcher, 1967-1974
Charles W. Oxford, 1975-1983
Willard B. Gatewood (interim), 1984
Daniel E. Ferritor, 1985-1986
Donald O. Pederson, 1986-1996
Daniel D. Bennett, 1996-1999
Robert (Bob) Smith, 2000-2008
Robert C. McMath (interim), 2008-2009
Sharon Garber, 2010-2017
Jim Coleman, 2017-2020
Charles Robinson, 2020-
17 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
Series I: University Committees Materials
Series II: Academic Unit Annual Reports
Series III: Arkansas Department of Higher Education Materials
Series I is arranged alphabetically by committee name then chronologically for committees with multiple folders of materials.
Series II is arranged alphabetically by reporting unit name then chronologically.
Series III is arranged alphabetically by folder title then chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The University of Arkansas Provost Office Records was donated to the Special Collections Division by the University of Arkansas Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Fayetteville, Arkansas in two donations, one in 2016 and the other in 2017.
Heath Robinson, completed July 2021.
- University of Arkansas Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Donor, Corporate Entity)
- University of Arkansas Provost Office Records
- Heath Robinson
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- Finding aid is written in English.