George F. Hamm Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the administrative functions of The University of Texas at Tyler, while Dr. George F. Hamm was President, between 1981-1998. Dr. Hamm participated in the creation of many new programs, construction projects, outreach efforts, and development activities at The University of Texas at Tyler. Materials are largely textual, comprising of correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, publications, and other printed materials. A small number of photographs are included.
- Creation: 1981-1998
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Biographical or Historical Information
Dr. George F. Hamm, President of The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) from 1981 to 1998, contributed greatly to the growth of the university, seeing an increase of students and expansion of the campus. Under Dr. Hamm's leadership, UT Tyler got four-year status, significant gifts were received to benefit UT Tyler's growth, new master's programs were created, the College of Engineering established, Distinguished Lecture Series and Eisenhower International Golf Classic were established, the creation of Sister Cities program, and a faculty expansion from 82 to over 200. Dr. Hamm received his bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, his master's and Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. He began a career in higher education as Dean of Students in 1962 at Arizona State University, where he later became Vice President of Student Affairs. He became President of UT Tyler in 1981 and served for 17 years. Dr. Hamm died October 10, 2010 at 79 years old. Note written by Terra Bianchi
Language of Materials
The George F. Hamm Papers include materials created, collected, and maintained during the tenure of Dr. Hamm as President of The University of Texas at Tyler.
No clear arrangement was present upon acquisition of this collection, therefore, order was imposed. All materials were kept within provided labeled folders, and folder titles were maintained. Materials are arranged in twelve series, with subseries present throughout. Materials within each series/subseries are arranged chronologically, with the exception of Series XII: Subject Files, which is arranged alphabetically. Series I: Administration: Sub-series A: Policies, procedures, and planning. Sub-series B: Associations, committees, and councils. Series II: Institutional Reports and Evaluations: Sub-series A: Budgets, Sub-series B: Coordinating Board, Sub-series C: National Center for Education Statistics (IPEDS and HEGIS), Sub-series D: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Sub-series E: Strategic Planning. Series III: Departments and Offices. Series IV: Schools and Degree Programs. Series V: Faculty. Series VI: Students. Series VII: Development. Series VIII: News releases. Series IX: Events: Sub-series A: Commencements, Sub-series B: Convocations, Sub-series C: Sister Cities, Sub-series D: Eisenhower International Golf Classic. Series X: Construction Projects: Sub-series A: Fine Arts Complex, Sub-series B: Liberal Arts Complex. Series XI: University of Texas System. Series XII: Subject Files. Series XIII: Framed Items.
Some materials arranged by subject. Contents of existing labelled file folders remain intact.
- Terra Bianchi
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