Records of the Dean of the College, C. P. Miles
Scope and Content
This collection comprises correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents related to the duties of the office of the VPI Dean of the College during C. P. Miles' tenure from 1942 to 1950.
The collections is divided in two series, Series I: Student Records and Series II: Administrative Records. The first series contains records pertaining to student deferments, discipline, resignations from the university, and other matters pertaining to students' attendance and conduct at the university. These records are RESTRICTED for 75 years from date of creation in accordance with FERPA. Series II consists of administrative records, including correspondence, reports, financial information, academic programs, and committee records, among other topics.
Subjects include Academic Board (1948-1949); Annual Report to State Board of Education (1946-1948; Donaldson Brown Scholarship Fund (1943-1944); Cincinnati Medal Committee (1945-1946); Class Cut System (1947-1949); Class Rings (1944-1946); Deferred Examinations (1942-50); Entrance Requirements (1944-1945); Financial Aid Committee (1944-1946); Foreign Students (1942-1949); Freshman Engineering Program; (Proposed) Graduate Program; Ground School and Primary Flight Courses (1944-1945); Hazing (1942-1943); Inauguration of Walter Newman (April 1949); Loan Fund (applications and correspondence, 1942-1946); Memorial Service (for WWII Techmen, 12 May 1946); Navy Program (1943-1949); Pepsi Cola Scholarships (1948-1949); Powell Chapman Scholarship; Questionaires; Resignations (Students, 1942-1949); Scholarship Committee (1943-1944, 1948-1949); Selective Service (1942-1943, 1947-1948); Student Activities; Tuition Privileges (1942-1943); Veterans Affairs Conference (9 May 1945); and Westinghouse Achievement Scholarships.
- 1942 - 1950
- Miles, Clarence Paul, 1879-1966 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Series II of this collection is open for research. Series I is restricted for 75 years from date of creation in accordance with FERPA. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for additional information.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Clarence Paul "Sally" Miles (1879-1966) was a Virginia Tech alumnus, professor, athletic director, and Dean of the College. He was born to W.J. Miles and Charlotte Ellett on June 21, 1879, in Hanover County, Virginia. In 1901, Miles graduated from Virginia Tech, where he was a star football player, and following graduation, he became a graduate manager and athletic director. In the mid-1930s, he became a professor of French at Virginia Tech. In 1942, Miles was appointed Dean of the College, a position he held until 1950. He returned to teaching foreign languages and English and served as the faculty chairman for athletics until his death.
Following the death of his wife Virginia Vawter in 1934, Miles married Elizabeth "Betty" Hall in 1935. He died on May 2, 1966, and is buried in Westview Cemetary in Blacksburg, Virginia.
- "Clarence Paul Miles" entry, FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74335310/clarence-paul-miles.
- Strother, Warren P. and Wallenstein, Peter, "From VPI to State University", page 83, Mercer University Press, 2004.
- Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 for Clarence Paul Miles entry, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/imageviewer/collections/9278/images/43006_162028006053_0326-00128?treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&pId=1299507
4.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
This collection comprises correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents related to the duties of the office of the VPI Dean of the College during C. P. Miles' tenure from 1942 to 1950. The collection contains general administrative records relating to scholarships, complaints, student activities, class and semester formats, and Corps of Cadets records. It also contains student personal records, including disciplinary cases, financial aid data, and college resignations, which are restricted for 75 years. C. P. "Sally" Miles (1879-1966) graduated from Virginia Tech in 1901 and went on to serve as a professor, athletic director, and dean of the college.
The collection is arranged into two series by material type, and each series is arranged alphabetically.
- Series I: Student Records [RESTRICTED]
- Series II: Administrative Records
Source of Acquisition
The Records of the Dean of the College, C. P. Miles, was transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in July 1989.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Dean of the College, C.P. Miles 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 Dean of the College, C. P. Miles was completed in September 2021.
- Records of the Dean of the College, C. P. Miles, 1942-1950
- Miles Abernethy, Student Worker, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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