University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

UT President's Office Records, 1884-2018



Creator University of Texas at Austin. Office of the President
Title: UT President's Office records
Dates: 1884-2018
Abstract: Records of the University President's Office at the University of Texas at Austin document institutional procedures and policies, daily workings, special programs, college and departmental records, and general files of the President's Office and of the University. Earlier records contain portions of War Program files and records from the 1960s and 1970s consist partially of civil rights, segregation, and desegregation-themed records.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03506
Extent: 1,612 linear foot
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The University of Texas at Austin President's Office manages the activities of the University President as well as the complex business of a large research university presidency. The Office handles scheduling, organizing, and managing events the President attends or leads; along with managing correspondence and requests of the President and of the Office; and preparation, storage, and record keeping of the President's activities and presentations and a multitude of University records.

The chief executive officer of the UT Austin campus is the President. The University of Texas did not have a President from its beginning in 1883 until 1895. Since 1895 there have been 29 Presidents:

  • 1895-1896 Leslie Waggener, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1896-1899 George Taylor Winston, M.A., LL.D.
  • 1899-1905 William Lambdin Prather, B.L., LL.D.
  • 1905-1908 David Franklin Houston, M.A., LL.D.
  • 1908-1914 Sidney Edward Mezes, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1914-1916 William James Battle, Ph.D., D.C.L., ad interim
  • 1916-1923 Robert Ernest Vinson, D.D., LL.D.
  • 1923-1924 William Seneca Sutton, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1924-1927 Walter Marshall William Splawn, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1927-1937 Harry Yandell Benedict, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1937-1939 John William Calhoun, M.A., LL.D., ad interim
  • 1939-1944 Homer Price Rainey, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1944-1946 Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., Acting President
  • 1946-1952 Theophilus Shickel Painter, Ph.D., D.Sc., LL.D., M.N.A.S., President
  • 1952 James Clay Dolley, Ph.D., Acting President
  • 1953-1960 Logan Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D.
  • 1960-1961 Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D.
  • 1961 Harry Huntt Ransom, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D., Acting President
  • 1961-1963 Joseph Royall Smiley, Ph.D.
  • 1967-1970 Norman Hackerman, Ph.D.
  • 1970-1971 Bryce Jordan, Ph.D., ad interim
  • 1971-1974 Stephen Hopkins Spurr, Ph.D.
  • 1974-1975 Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C., ad interim
  • 1975-1979 Lorene Lane Rogers, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.A.I.C.
  • 1979-1985 Peter Tyrrel Flawn, Ph.D.
  • 1985-1992 William H. Cunningham, Ph.D.
  • 1992-1993 William S. Livingston, Ph.D., Acting President
  • 1993-1997 Robert M. Berdahl, Ph.D.
  • 1997-1998 Peter Tyrrel Flawn, Ph.D., ad interim
  • 1998-2006 Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
  • 2006-2014 William Powers, Jr.
  • 2015- Gregory L. Fenves


Scope and Contents

Records of the University President's Office at the University of Texas at Austin document institutional procedures and policies, daily workings, special programs, college and departmental records, and general files of the President's Office and of the University. Earlier records contain portions of War Program files and records from the 1960s and 1970s consist partially of civil rights, segregation, and desegregation-themed records.

The majority of the files can be designated as "UT Files", separated by College, School, or Department; and as "General Files", usually organized alphabetically by theme. Additionally, the greatest extent of the materials have been kept in original order as to the President's Office organizational structure, and checklists have been made available on this inventory.


Table of Contents

  • 1. [AR unknown]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1884-1948
      • Chairman of the Faculty files
      • President's files
      • Medical Branch, Galveston
      • University Files
      • War Programs
  • 2. [AR unknown; 65-91]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1907-1968
  • 3. [AR 93-235c]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President and Provost Records, 1941-1953, 1974-1987
  • 4. [AR 93-235b]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies Records, undated
  • 5. [AR 93-235a]
    • UT President's Office Records--Vice President for Research Records, 1945-1979
  • 6. [AR 64-37 and 64-38]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1949
  • 7. [AR 86-209]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1904, 1949-1984
      • Honors Day Files, 1949-1980
      • Commencement Files, 1964-1982
      • RTAs and Miscellaneous Files, 1974-1984
      • UT President's Office Files, 1977-1980
      • Miscellaneous President's Office Files, 1904, 1974-1984
  • 8. [AR 2011-367]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1956-1959, 1962, 1979-1981
      • Committee of 75 Records
  • 9. [AR 82-280]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1963-1981
      • General Files from the Office of Lorene Rogers, President, 1971-1974
      • Cooper Files--Recommendations for promotion in academic rank, etc., 1966-1976
      • General Files from the Office of Dr. Steve Monti, Assistant to the President, 1973-1976
      • RTAs, 1977-1981
  • 10. [AR 99-239]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1963-1981
      • Commencement and Honors Day materials left by Connie Croslin after her retirement
  • 11. [AR 80-50]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1966-1980
      • Budget and Departmental Files, 1968-1972
      • General Files, 1966-1970
      • General Files, 1970-1972
      • Vice President for Academic Affairs (Peter T. Flawn) Files, 1969-1972
      • RTAs, 1973-1980
  • 12. [AR 88-140]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1967-1983
      • Files of the Director of Special Programs
  • 13. [AR 2007-129]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1967-2003
      • Historical Files
  • 14. [AR 2005-097]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1970-1990
      • Construction files pertaining to UT buildings
  • 15. [AR 2014-186]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1970s-1990
      • UT Policy and Procedures; Board of Regents Rules and Regulations
  • 16. [AR 81-185]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1972-1974
      • UT Files, 1972-1972
      • UT Files, 1973-1974
  • 17. [AR 84-184]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1972-1978
      • General Files, 1972-1974
      • Standing Committee Files, 1972-1978
      • UT Files, 1975-1976
  • 18. [AR 85-215]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1974-1978
      • General Files, 1974-1976
      • UT Files, 1976-1977
      • General Files, 1976-1978
  • 19. [AR 84-171]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1974-1983
      • UT Files, 1974-1975
      • Chronological Correspondence, 1978-1982
      • RTAs, 1980-1983
  • 20. [AR 86-247]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1976-1981
      • "Blue Copies"--Chronologically arranged correspondence, 1976-1978
      • General Files, 1978-1980
      • Robert D. Mettlen Files (Executive Assistant to the President), 1979-1981
  • 21. [AR 87-176]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1977-1985
      • Files of Dr. Stephen Monti, Assistant to the President, 1977-1982
      • Inauguration Files, 1980-1985
  • 22.[AR 87-188]
    • UT President's Office Files, 1980-1981
      • UT Files, 1980-1981
  • 23.[AR 88-302]
    • UT President's Office, 1980-1982
      • General Files, 1980-1982
  • 24. [AR 90-327]
    • UT President's Office--Special Programs and Records, 1980-1983
  • 25. [AR 2000-047]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1981-1999
      • Reports, 1981-1995
      • President's Office Files, 1994-1999
  • 26. [AR 89-288]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1982-1983
      • UT Files, 1982-1983
  • 27. [AR 90-242]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1982-1984
      • General Files, 1982-1984
      • UT Files, 1983-1984
  • 28. [AR 91-289]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984-1985
      • UT Files, 1984-1985
  • 29. [AR 89-004]
    • UT President's Office Records--Files of the Vice President for Planning and Special Projects (Robert D. Mettlen), 1982-1987
  • 30. [AR 93-082]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984-1986
      • UT Files, 1985-1986
      • General Files, 1984-1986
  • 31. [AR 92-088]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1984, 1990, undated
      • Photographs--Dad's Day, undated; Pres. Bush Honorary Degree, 1990
      • Little Campus Reunion, 1984
  • 32. [AR 94-16]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1990
      • General Files, 1986-1988
      • General Files, 1988-1990
  • 33. [AR 94-190]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1992
      • UT Files, 1986-1987
      • UT Files, 1987-1988
      • UT Files, 1988-1989
      • UT Files, 1989-1990
      • UT Files, 1990-1991
      • General Files, 1990-1992
  • 34. [AR 99-238]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1986-1997
      • Connie Croslin's files on committees, accounts, and Honors Day, 1986-1997
  • 35. [AR 2002-099]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1990-1996
      • Materials Separated to Artifact Collection
  • 36. [AR 96-232]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1991-1994
      • UT Files, 1991-1992
      • UT Files, 1992-1994
      • General Files, 1992-1994
  • 37. [AR 99-240]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1993-1998
      • Dr. Berdahl and Dr. Flawn's speeches, 1993-1998
      • Honors Day and Commencement 1997 correspondence
      • Miscellaneous items, standing committees correspondence, and Honors Day 1997
  • 38. [AR 98-311]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1994-1996
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1994-1996
  • 39. [AR 2009-076]
    • UT President's Office Records, ca. 1996-1998
      • Speech files for the last 8-9 months of Bob Berdahl's term as UT President (1996-1997) as well as Peter Flawn's interim presidency (1997-1998); and files for TxTell, precursor to Utopia, a website that chronicled UT's impact on the people of Texas and the world, ca. 1996-1998.
  • 40. [AR 2000-205]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1985-1998 (Bulk 1996-1998)
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1996-1998
      • Commencement and Honors Day Records, 1985-1998
  • 41. [AR 97-061]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1996
      • 10th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights Poster separated to Artifact Collection, 1996
  • 42. [AR 2008-268]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2004
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 1998-2000
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2001-2002
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2002-2003
  • 43. [AR 2011-022]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2006
      • Speech files from Dr. Larry Faulkner's term as president of the University of Texas at Austin, 1998-2006. Faulkner's chief speech writer was Tom Zigal.
  • 44. [AR 2006-049]
    • UT President's Office Records, 1998-2006
      • Photographs of 2001 UT Men's Swimming and Diving Team and of Campus Fusion Student Government Group, 2001. Campus Fusion informational flyer.
  • 45. [AR 2009-203]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2003-2004
      • Correspondence by Department, 2003-2004
  • 46. [AR 2010-225]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2004-2005
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2004-2005
  • 47. [AR 2006-012]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2005
      • White Buddhist prayer shawl separated to Artifact Collection
  • 48. [AR 2011-272]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2005-2006
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2005-2006
  • 49. [AR 2012-277]
    • UT President's Office Records, 2006-2007
      • UT Files and General Files mixed, 2006-2007

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection are restricted pending archivist review. Contact repository for more information.

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin. Office of the President
Subjects
College administrators
College presidents
Places
Arlington
Arlington
Austin
Austin
Dallas
Dallas
Galveston
Galveston
Houston
Houston
San Antonio
San Antonio
Texas
Tyler
Tyler
United States

Related Materials

See also the Shirley Bird Perry University of Texas Oral History Project, 2005-.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT President's Office Records, 1884-2018, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Portions of this collection have been processed by Winnie Allen and Ralph Elder, 1976 and unknown dates.

All known accessions to the collection brought together into this inventory by Jessi Fishman, 2015.

Subsequent accession processed by Nina Tarnawsky, September 2019.


Accession Numbers

1937; 62-031; 64-037; 64-038; 64-125; 65-091; 80-050; 81-185; 82-280; 84-171; 84-184; 84-209; 85-054; 85-215; 86-209; 86-247; 87-176; 87-188; 88-140; 88-302; 89-004; 89-288; 90-242; 90-327; 91-289; 92-088; 93-082; 93-235; 94-016; 94-190; 96-232; 97-061; 98-311; 99-238; 99-239; 99-240; 2000-047; 2000-205; 2002-099; 2005-097; 2006-012; 2006-049; 2007-129; 2008-268; 2009-076; 2009-203; 2010-225; 2011-022; 2011-272; 2011-367; 2012-277; 2014-186; 2019-142; 2019-158


Detailed Description of the Collection

UT President's Office Records inventory (pdf)




William Powers, Jr. Records

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2019-142/1 [23312670] Photograph and Correspondence from Lee Bagan, August 25, 2013
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4Ad29.1 [SRH1230003186] Report of the Commission of 125, September 30, 2004
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2019-142/1 [23312670] HR 22, President Powers, February 18, 2013
Medical School Materials, 2012-2013, 2007
Universities Research Association, 2014-2015
Publicity Materials, 2007, undated
Brackenridge Tract Task Force Report, October 12, 2007
Professional Materials, Remarks, Correspondence, 1995, 2015
Promotional Materials, Events, 1998, 2014-2015, undated
National Football Foundation correspondence, 2014
The University of Texas System Meeting Materials, 2007
Progress Report, Commission of 125, February 2013
Advertising Materials, H2Orange and Cars2Go, undated
Academic Affairs Committee Meeting Agenda, February 13, 2013
H2Orange Press, 2010
Medical School Correspondence, Remarks, 2013, undated
Appropriations Requests (LAR), 2006-2011, undated
UT System, The Lincoln Project, 2013-2014
Association of American Universities Meeting Materials, April 14, 2013 - April 16, 2013
College Readiness, AAU Administrative Materials, AAU Tax Issues Task Force, 2011-2013, undated
AAU Memoranda, Agendas, Talking Points, 2010-2013
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2019-142/2 [23312680] AAU Correspondence, Agendas, 2012-2013
AAU Spring Membership Meeting, April 19, 2015 - April 21, 2015
AAU Correspondence, Reports, 2013-2014
Annual Reports, Various, 2017-2018
The American Law Institute, Council Draft No. 5, September 21, 2018
Undergraduate Course Materials, State Bar Correspondence, UT Reports, 2011, 2015-2016
Legislature, 2006, undated
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2019-142/3 [23312691] Senator Duncan, Legislative Materials, 2009, undated
Tuition, Legislative Materials, 2007, undated
Correspondence, Council on Competitiveness, 2012-2013
Council on Competitiveness Materials, Correspondence, 2012-2014
Policy and Planning Advisory Council, Study of the Characteristics of Great Universities, Preliminary Data, November 5, 2007
Correspondence, Office Materials, 1997-2015
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2019-158/1 [23312964] Correspondence, 2012-2014
Publications, 2013
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2019-158/2 [23312975] General Correspondence, 2012-2015
UT Correspondence, 2012-2015
UT System Correspondence, Memoranda, 2012
Letters of Support, 2014
Longhorn Network Correspondence, 2012
UT Memoranda, 2014
Conditions Governing Access
Email correspondence regarding a legal matter.
UT Correspondence, Reports, 2012-2015
Presentations, 2012
Strategic Plan, Reports, 2015
Printed Materials, 2014-2015
Internal Audit Committee Meeting, April 10, 2015
UT Law School and Foundation Report, October 15, 2012
Meeting Materials, 2015
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures, 1997
Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award Selection Committee Notebook, 2015
Clements Center Materials, 2014-2015
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OD1488 Speedway and East Mall Renderings, 2015
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2019-158/3 [23312986] New Academic Administrators Workshop, August 11, 2011-August 12, 2011
DVDs (Various), 2010-2012
Society for Teaching Excellence, 2011
Correspondence Received, 2012
Conditions Governing Access
Email correspondence regarding a student athlete restricted due to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
Fundraising Materials, 2012
Big 12 Materials, 2012
Printed Materials, 2012
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2019-158/4 [23312997] Printed Materials, 2011-2012
Higher Education in the World 4, 2012
Quantum Brain Healing, 2009
Top Universities Guide, 2012
Correspondence Received, 2012
Correspondence, 2006
Search Letters, 2006-2007
Request Letters, 2006-2007
Eagle Scout Letters, 2007-2008
File Folder Labels, undated
Blank Stationery, undated
Promotional Materials, undated
Request Letters, Correspondence, 2007