Records of the Virginia Tech Dean of Students, Henry J. Holtzclaw
Scope and Content
This collection consists of Dean Henry F. Holtzclaw's correspondence concerning student matters. Subjects include athletic schedules, exam schedules, absences, and student activities and organizations. There are also copies of sworn statements by students indicating that they "had no part in printing" certain words on Academic Building #2.
- 1923 - 1924
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Office of the Dean of Students (Organization)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
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In 1923, President Burruss recommended to the Board of Visitors that a dean to work in the area of student activities be appointed, but the position of Dean of Students was abolished the following year. The responsibilities of that office were officially transferred to the office of the Dean of the College and unofficiallly shared with the Secretary of the YMCA. A Director of Student Affairs was appointed in 1945, and the position became Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Students from 1963 through 1968. Eventually a separate Dean of Students position (also called Dean for Student Services and Programs) was re-established.
Henry Fuller Holtzclaw, Sr. (1893-1986) served as the first Dean of Students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1923 to 1924, when he left the university and the position was abolished. During his tenure at VPI, he was also a professor of economics and Dean of the School of Business Administration. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas.
Source: "Dr Henry Fuller Holtzclaw Sr." entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9604262/henry-fuller-holtzclaw
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection contains correspondence belonging to Henry F. Holtzclaw, Dean of Students at Virginia Tech from 1923-1924. The subjects of the letters include, athletic schedules, exam scheduling, absences, and student activities and organizations. There are also sworn statements related to building vandalism.
Source of Acquisition
The Records of the Virginia Tech Dean of Students, Henry J. Holtzclaw were acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Virginia Tech Dean of Students, Henry J. Holtzclaw 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 of the Virginia Tech Dean of Students, Henry J. Holtzclaw was completed in August 2021. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.
- Records of the Virginia Tech Dean of Students, Henry F. Holtzclaw
- Tyler Williams, Student Worker
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
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