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RG/RG02. Presidents

 Record Group
Identifier: RG/RG02
This Record Group contains materials pertaining to the office of President, the chief administrative officer at the College, and those who report to this position. Materials include presidential correspondence and reports as well as commencement and convocation records including awards given at those occasions. In addition, the records of the Board of Visitors and Davidson offices such as Vice President and General Counsel, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Institutional Research and SACS are also described in this record group. These records are currently restricted for 50 years from the date of creation; records created before and including 1969 are open for review.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Planning and Institutional Research

Identifier: RG02-29
Dates: Other: 2019-02-05

President. Annual Reports, 1880-1993, 2004-2008

Identifier: RG02-27
Scope and Contents The annual report files contain copies of reports made by Davidson Presidents to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee of the Trustees, and to the public. For the period 1923 to 1969 reports were made semi-annually. The first report intended for a public audience was issued in 1962, however no further public reports were made until 1977. The public reports (1977-1993) are issued through the Office of College Relations. After 1977 the reports to the Board of Trustees are housed...
Dates: 1880

President. David Grier Martin Records, 1950-1968

Identifier: RG02-14
Scope and Contents General Description: Given the number of important changes in the college during Martin's tenure, his records cover a wide range of important topics.Information on integration can be found under the following folder titles: Faculty Committee on Congolese Students, International Students (Congolese), Housing - Negro, Integration - Correspondence (A-L), Integration - Correspondence (Mc-Z), Integration - Policy/Brochures/Bulletins/Clippings, and YMCA - Negro Student Loan Fund. Information on the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 1968

President. Dr. Carol Quillen. Records

Identifier: RG02-20
Scope and Contents Please note that Presidential records are closed fifty years prior to the current year. The collection contains correspondence, agreements and posters related to the work of the presidents office. The Red and Black song was composed by history professor John Wertheimer for the Senior Celebration hosted by the president's office.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2012 - 2022

President. Dr. John Rood Cunningham. Records, 1940-1958

Identifier: RG02-13
Scope and Contents The vast majority of the files include correspondence with various persons or organizations. Fund-raising was a major aspect of Dr. Cunningham's presidency and letters to various donors are found throughout the files under the donor's last name. Information on each of the new buildings constructed under Dr. Cunningham's adminstration are found under the file heading of the building's name. Coorespondence with Charles F. Gillette is located under the file Landscape Architecture.
Dates: 1940 - 1958

President. Dr. John Wells Kuykendall

Identifier: RG02-16
Scope and Contents Please note that Presidential records are closed fifty years prior to the current year. The records in this collection overlap with the files of President's Spencer and Vagt as some files were kept across administrations before being transferred to the archives. The files follow the subject listings of the office and because of the storage and transfer patterns, the subject lists are repeated several times. For example, all files after the Admissions, 1995-1997 may...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1966-1997

President. Dr. Samuel Reid Spencer. Records

Identifier: RG02-15
Scope and Contents Please note that Presidential records are closed fifty years prior to the current year.The files from President Spencer's office consist primarily of correspondence and reports. These files cover all aspects of his administration including information on coeducation, minority students, self-selection for fraternities, the college's relationship with the Presbyterian Church, integration, student unrest and the Vietnam War, the changing role of athletics, College Bowl competitions,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1968-1983, 2010

President. Dr. William Joseph Martin, Jr. Records, 1913-1929

Identifier: RG02-11
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence including both incoming and copies of outgoing letters. As president, Martin corresponded with parents of students, students, and alumni. The correspondence with parents and students generally concerns academic preparation, discipline, and student activities. These letters also discuss conditions at the college during World War I and the Student's Army Training Corps. Correspondence with alumni frequently concerns references for jobs and...
Dates: 1913 - 1929

President. Executive Assistant. Records

Identifier: RG02-30
Scope and Contents This collection deals primarily with the activities of the Facilities Planning Committee. Projects planned and reviewed by the committee include the Computer Services Center (renamed Information Technology Services), a new college union, the Visual Arts Center, a new Life Sciences building (Baker-Watts complex/ Watson Building), renovation of classroom space, and proposals for Music and Theatre. There are also files on fundraising campaigns and grant proposals. The Union Planning, 1993-1994"...
Dates: 1976 - 1991