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Henry J. Dekker Papers,

Identifier: Ms-2012-055

Scope and Content

Included in the collection are papers relating to Henry J. Dekker's tenure as rector of Board of Visitors, service on Pamplin Advisory Council, and interest in Pamplin College of Business. Papers include, but are not limited to, education material, university development material, minutes, correspondence with the President, council material, major gifts campaign, publications, director dividends, correspondence with the Dean, College of Education material, VT Foundation material, VT magazine, campaign for Virginia Tech material, university plan, model land grant university material, land grant material, comparisons of tuition and fees, education statistics, programs and reports, photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as an interview with Dr. Newman.


  • 1949 - 2009


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry J. Dekker Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Information

Henry J. Dekker served on the board of visitors from 1989 to 1997, and was rector from 1996 to 1997. He was also a longtime member of the Pamplin Advisory Council. More information about him can be found on the university website; under the history of Virginia Tech administration - Board of Visitors.


1.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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The collection consists of papers relating to Henry Dekker's tenure as rector of Board of Visitors, service on Pamplin Advisory Council, interest in Pamplin College of Business, and the history of Virginia Tech.


The collection is arranged by the subject, and includes an audio cassette tape in Box 2.

Acquisition Information

The Henry J. Dekker Papers were donated to Special Collections in August 2010 and June 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry J. Dekker Papers was completed in September 2012. Additional processing was completed in January 2013.

Henry J. Dekker Papers, 1949-2009
Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US