Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt
Scope and Content
This collection combines the records from Warren W. Brandt’s tenure in the Office of the Vice-President (1963-1965; RG 3/4), Office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs (1966-1968; RG 5/1/1), and the Office of Executive Vice-President (1968-1969; RG 4/1). The collection primarily contains correspondence concerning university business, including letters to Pres. T. Marshall Hahn, academic deans, faculty, parents, and students. Materials from the Academic Council, University Council, National Science Foundation, and the Visiting Scholar Program are also contained in the collection. There are also letters dealing with the rights of women, including a petition seeking to change the regulations governing female students attending the university. The collection also documents issues of racial equality, such as correspondence concerning the Bi-Racial Committee in Blacksburg, a group charged with evaluating the off-campus housing available to African American students.
Materials on the Virginia Associated Research Center (VARC) comprise correspondence, reports, and Governing Committee minutes. VARC was an off-campus graduate facility sponsored by Virginia Tech, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia, in cooperation with the Langley Research Center of NASA. It specialized in applied aerospace research and other basic research in related areas.
- 1958 - 1969
- Brandt, Warren William, 1923-2017 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Born in Lansing, Michigan, Warren William Brandt (1923-2017) received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1944. He went on to pursue a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. Brandt came to Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from Kansas State University in 1963. He served as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School from 1963 through 1965, when the office was split into two positions and he became Vice-President of Academic Affairs in 1966. He served in this role until 1968, when he became Executive Vice-President of the university. Brandt left VPI in 1969 to become the first president of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
For more information, see "Warren Brandt, VCU’s president in a time of transition and turmoil, dies at 93", Virginia Commonwealth University, July 7, 2017, https://www.news.vcu.edu/article/Warren_Brandt_VCUs_president_in_a_time_of_transition_and_turmoil.
25.2 Cubic Feet (18 boxes)
This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Warren W. Brandt in his capacity as Vice-President of Academic Affairs (1966-1968). However, it also includes many of his files from his period as Executive Vice-President (1968-1969) as well as material from his term as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School (1963-1965). There is material and correspondence concerning budget matters, Center for Research in College Instruction of Science and Math, Corps of Cadets, the Dean of Students, EDUCOM, Engineering Experiment Station, ROTC, Student Government Association, Student Activities Committee, Summer School, and Visiting Scholars Program.
The collection is arranged by series in approximate chronological order, and each series is arranged alphabetically.
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.
One folder, ca. 0.1 cubic feet, of faculty tenure and promotion records, dated February 1964-January 1966, were destroyed in accordance with Library of Virginia's Records Retention Schedule #GS-111, Series 200554 -- Promotion and Tenure Records: Supporting Documentation, Certificate of Records Destruction Form #8198.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt 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 collection began in October 2006 and was completed in January 2007. Additional materials were integrated and description was updated in October 2021.
- 1 folder (ca. 0.1 cf) of Committee on Tenure records including recommendations for individual faculty members on their tenure status, promotions, and salaries, dated February 1964-January 1966
- Brandt, Warren William, 1923-2017
- Record Group 3
- Record Group 4
- Record Group 5
- University Archives
- University History
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Office of Vice-President (1945-1965)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Office of Vice-President of Academic Affairs
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Office of the Executive Vice-President
- Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt, 1958-1969
- Jennifer Vipperman, Graduate Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, Archivist
- 2010 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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