C. Eugene Rowe Papers,
Scope and Contents
The C. Eugene Rowe Papers include materials created and collected by Rowe. The majority of the papers relate to Rowe's time as a member (1968-1976) and rector (1970-1975) of the Board of Visitors and include correspondence, meeting minutes, alumni association topics, events/issues on campus, financial issues, press releases, the Presidential search in 1974, academics at Virginia Tech, and higher education in general. There is also a small group of papers from Rowe's involvement in the Presbyterian church.
- Rowe, C. Eugene, d.1987 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the colletion are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 1-10 are open for research. Box 11 is contains materials on court cases and access is restricted.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
C. Eugene Rowe was born Northumberland County, Virginia. He attended VPI from 1926-1933, when he graduated with a degree in Business. Beginning in the 1950s, he became active in the Alumni Association. In 1968, he began the first of two successive terms on the Board of Visitors, including 5 years as rector. From 1972-1985, he also served as president and then chairman of the Virginia Tech Foundation. Rowe died in 1987.
Photograph: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/125th/bov/rectors/Rowe.html. Extended biography: https://www.unirel.vt.edu/history/administration/rowe_c_eugene.html
13.3 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)
The C. Eugene Rowe Papers include materials created and collected by Rowe relating to Virginia Tech during his tenure on the Board of Visitors (1968-1976). There is also a small group of papers from Rowe's involvement in the Presbyterian church.
The collection is in its original order within the boxes. To make locating materials easier, the contents list below groups files into two series: Professional Papers and Personal Papers. Folder titles were taken from the existing files. Professional Papers includes files relating to Rowe's work for and at the university, between about 1961 and 1987. The smaller set of Personal Papers contains files documenting Rowe's involvement with the Presbyterian Church, dating primarily from the 1960s.
Please note: Boxes 1-10 are located in off-site storage and take 1-2 days notice for retrieval. Researchers may request boxes through the library's catalog or by contacting Special Collections.
Source of Acquisition
The C. Eugene Rowe Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1989.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the C. Eugene Rowe Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the C. Eugene Rowe Papers was completed in September 2014.
- Record Group 1
- Rowe, C. Eugene, d.1987
- University Archives
- University History
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Board of Visitors
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Alumni Association
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Board of Visitors
- Virginia Tech Alumni Association
- C. Eugene Rowe Papers, c.1961-1987
- Special Collections Staff
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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