Dean's Council Records
Scope and Contents
The collection includes the meeting records of the Dean’s Council (1973-1984), Tyler State College (1973-1975), Texas Eastern University (1975-1979), and The University of Texas at Tyler (1979-1984). The University changed names before becoming part of the UT System in 1979. Collection includes meeting minutes and agendas, with documents to support the topics covered i.e. building diagrams, legislative acts, budget numbers and calendars.
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1973-1981
Conditions Governing Access
The majority of this collection is open for research use. Please contact University Archivist for more information.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Dean’s Council managed the University, and dealt with rudimentary functions and issues concerning the institution. The Deans council at its inception in July of 1973 consisted of Dr. Robert Cox, Dr. George Joyce, Dr. Robert Marsh, Dr. Noel McCoy, Dr. Gerald Morris, Mr. James Mayfield and Dr. Frank Smyrl these seven men directed the creation and rudimentary development of Tyler State College. During the Dean’s Council Texas Eastern University period Dr. Noel McCoy and Mr. James Mayfield were replaced by Dr. James H, Stewart Jr. and Mr. John Sawyer from September of 1975 through August of 1979. When the institution joined the Texas University system and became the University of Texas at Tyler the Dean’s Council expanded to eighteen members. These additional men and women Kenneth Casstevens, Wayne Criswell, L.J. Grubbs, Olene Harned, W.A. Mayfield, Sally Romano, L. Lynn Sherrod, Tom G. Turns, Donald W. Whisenhunt, Steve Wilson and Archie Whitefield guided the council until it was disbanded and the responsibilities delegated to multiple departments within the University of Texas at Tyler. Note written by Samone J. Drath.
Language of Materials
The Dean’s Council Records (1973-1984) consist of the minutes of Dean’s Council meetings from its inception in 1984. When available there are agendas and documents supporting the topics covered in the meetings.
The records are arranged in three series. Each series, box and folder are arranged chronologically as well as according to University name at the time the records were created. Series I, Tyler State College, 7/19/1973-8/22/1975 Series II, Texas Eastern University, 9/5/1975-8/29/1979 Series III, University of Texas at Tyler, 8/20/1979-2/29/1984
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