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C. Eugene Rowe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-035

Scope and Content

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 at Virginia Tech 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.

Dates

  • 1949 - 1987

Creator

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 (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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.

Additional resources:
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

Extent

13.3 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

The collection is in its original order within the boxes. To make locating materials easier, the contents list below groups files into two series:

Series I: Professional Papers, 1949-1987, includes files relating to Rowe's work for and at the university.

Series II: Personal Papers, c.1960s, contains files documenting Rowe's involvement with the Presbyterian Church.

Folder titles were taken from the existing files.

Physical Access

Please note: Boxes 1-10 are located in off-site storage and take 1-2 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.

Source of Acquisition

The C. Eugene Rowe Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1989.

Related Archival Materials

See the Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, RG 1, also at Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives.

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/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the C. Eugene Rowe Papers was completed in September 2014.

Title
C. Eugene Rowe Papers, 1949-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2014 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308