Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton
Scope and Content
This collection consists primarily of correspondence and records of Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton from the Office of Academic Affairs at Virginia Tech. The bulk is from Malpass' tenure as Vice-President for Academic Affairs (1968-1974), but there also are materials from Alfred H. Krebs' tenure as director of Summer School (1970-1972) and as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs under Malpass (1972-1974) and from Donald C. Darnton's tenure as Director of Special Programs, which also was under the Office of Academic Affairs. There are also materials from Alfred H. Krebs' tenure as acting Vice President for Academic Affairs from August 1974 when Dr. Malpass left until John D. Wilson assumed the post in September 1975.
The papers reflect the many changes at Virginia Tech as it became a university (approved by legislature on June 23, 1970) and as the roles of faculty and the participation of students within the university were defined. There also are materials relating to campus disorders and dissent during 1970 to 1971.
There are materials dealing with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, the College of Home Economics, Graduate School, Extension and Research Divisions, Commission on Undergraduate Studies, Commission on Student Affairs, University Council, the Computing Center, the library, Deans' meetings, proposed degree programs, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Traffic Committee, admissions, enrollment, Center for Economic Education, Water Resources Center, Learning Resources Center, Committee on Academic Schedule, Black Studies, Summer School and Summer Orientation, and Upward Bound. There also is material on the Study Abroad Committee, Visiting Scholars Program, Task Force for Innovation in Instruction, Telecommunications Council, University Space Research Association, budget, Urban Interdisciplinary Study Council, the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, space at the university, and Faculty Senate and Handbook and other faculty issues. Records also include correspondence with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
- 1961 - 1977
- Majority of material found within ( 1965-1976)
- Darnton, Donald C. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use
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Biographical Note - Leslie F. Malpass
Leslie F. Malpass (1922 - 2011) studied at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He earned degrees in psychology at the University of Syracuse, a B.A. in 1947, a MA in 1949, and a Ph.D. in 1952.
Malpass served as Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Arts and Sciences from 1965 until 1968, when he became Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this position, he was responsible for the academic functioning of the university.
In August 1974, Malpass left Virginia Tech to assume the post of President of Western Illinois University (WIU). During his tenure (1974-1887), he supervised the construction of the architecturally notable University Library, which was renamed in his honor and rededicated as the Leslie F. Malpass Library in 2001.
Malpass wrote numerous book, monographs, and refereed journal articles. Besides his teaching activities, he was involved in the planning and organization of the Special Olympics. He also was a consultant to the development of the Peace Corps.
Biographical Note - Alfred H. Krebs
Alfred H. Krebs (1920-2012) was educated at Cornell University, earning a B.A. in 1941, an M.A. in 1943, and a Ph.D. in 1950. He held positions in agricultural education at the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland, until joining Virginia Tech as professor and head of agricultural education in 1969.
Krebs was named Director of Summer School in 1970 and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1972. When Dr. Malpass left Virginia Tech in 1974, Dr. Krebs served as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs until John D. Wilson assumed the post in September 1975.
Next, Krebs was named Acting Vice President for Special Projects and then Vice President for Special Projects until his appointment in 1977 as Vice President for Administration. He succeeded Stuart K. Cassell in this position.
Krebs retired in 1981.
Biographical Note - Donald Charles Darnton
Donald Charles Darnton was Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Special Academic Programs at Virginia Tech. He earned an A.B. from William and Mary in 1953 and an M.A. in 1956 and Ph.D. in 1961, both from the University of Michigan. He came to Virginia Tech in 1965.
84 Cubic Feet (60 boxes)
The Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton are arranged in series by subject matter. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Some series of records (Series VII, X-XII) and correspondence have subseries organized by college or administrative unit. Subseries are arranged alphabetically by department or subject matter.
For the most part, original folder headings, where available, have been used. Some folder headings were added to assist researchers in finding materials.
Please note: This collection is located in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice retrieval. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.
Source of Acquisition
The Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1990.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton 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 Records, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton of the Office of Academic Affairs was completed in March 2012.
- Darnton, Donald C.
- Krebs, Alfred H.
- Malpass, Leslie F.
- Record Group 5
- State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
- University Archives
- University History
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Arts and Sciences (1970-2003)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Engineering (1964-)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Office of the Provost
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Office of Vice-President of Academic Affairs
- Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton, 1961-1977 (bulk 1965-1976)
- Rebecca Middour, Student Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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