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Charles Dewey Tenney Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Subject Files

Biographical

Teaching

Writings

The Centennial Period

Correspondence


Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, 1906-1993 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, 1906-1993Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1923-1973

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F12

Primary Creator: Tenney, Charles D. (Charles Dewey) (1906-1983)

Extent: 29.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged into 6 series: (1) Subject Files; (2) Biographical; (3) Teaching; (4) Writings; (5) The Centennial Period; (6) Correspondence.

Date Acquired: 09/01/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Education - Philosophy, Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity, Philosophy - Study and teaching, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Administration, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism, Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

Languages: English, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles Dewey Tenney Papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Tenney, biographical information and personal photographs and art collections, materials relating to his teaching career and the organization of the department of philosophy including the Collected Works of John Dewey and The Library of Living Philosophers, documents concerning his administrative roles in the university, writings authored by Tenney as well as other scholars, and documents relating to the Centennial Period and the project Resources for Tomorrow.

Correspondence concerns both professional and personal matters; notable and frequent corresponders include Paul Schilpp, Burnett Shryock (first Dean of the School of Fine Arts, son of University President Henry William Shryock), William S. Minor (Director of the Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity), and University President Roscoe Pulliam. Biographical materials include transcripts, appointment contracts and descriptions, and letters of recommendation. Teaching materials include student writings, exam questions and answers, as well as personnel files and other departmental documents; included in the same series are files concerning the Library of Living Philosophers, for which Tenney wrote one articles, as well as files concerning the Collected Works of John Dewey. Writings include materials by Tenney, both published and unpublished, as well as writings by others. The subject files span the length of Tenney’s administrative career, and deal primarily with university organization and matters concerning the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Materials concerning The Centennial Period cover event planning and publication stipulations, as well as Tenney’s directing of the Resources for Tomorrow, a project primarily focused on the writing, compiling, and editing of his manuscript, The Discovery of Discovery.

Collection Historical Note

Born September 19th, 1906, Charles Dewey Tenney came to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, then known as Southern Illinois Teachers College, in 1931. During the next 42 years, Tenney served his institution in an almost countless number of capacities, spanning from coach to professor to administrator. He was not only instrumental in the organization of the university as it expanded rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, but was also a prolific writer, publishing works in English and philosophy. In 1969, he was named University Professor, becoming but the fourth person to garner the title; in 1979, he received the University's Distinguished Service Award. Tenney retired in 1973, and died in April of 1983 in Carbondale after suffering a stroke.

Tenney began his life in Helena, Montana; he moved to Idaho in 1923 to earn his undergraduate degree from Gooding College, where his father served as president. There he studied English and Philosophy, participated in the debate team, and met his wife, Maude. The research interests he cultivated there, mostly concerning aesthetics and creativity, followed him throughout the rest of his life; some of his writings from this time period were later featured in his work The Discovery of Discovery. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1927, Tenney gained his Master’s at University of Oregon in 1927; he continued his doctoral studies there, also spending a year at Harvard University so as to study under the great Alfred North Whitehead. By the time he completed his student career in 1931, Tenney was already a noted scholar, publishing materials in chemistry, philosophy, and English, specializing in the thought of George Meredith and Whitehead’s cosmology.

Tenney immediately began his teaching career as Professor of English at Southern Illinois in 1931. He soon began organizing philosophy courses, eventually developing the Philosophy Department and serving as the Acting Chairman for several years; he also served as Acting Head for the Art Department for a time, possibly helping out his close friend, Burnett Shryock (son of University President Henry Shryock). During this time, he also served as tennis coach, debate coach, and adviser for student publications.

In 1945, following the death of President Roscoe Pulliam, Tenney considered leaving his post for other openings in philosophy or administration, unsure of a future for himself at Southern. However, Tenney decided to stay, and became Administrative Assistant to the new president, Delyte Morris, in addition to teaching. In 1952, he was designated Vice-President for Instruction. During these administrative years, Tenney was heavily involved in university organization and planning.

After 25 years of administrative work, Tenney stepped down to begin his work as Project Director for Resources for Tomorrow, a division of the University’s Centennial Celebration proceedings and publications. This allowed him to work on the next aspect of his legacy, a mammoth manuscript on the processes of creativity and insight: The Discovery of Discovery, which was to be published as part of the Centennial Celebration. Part of this work involved the assistance of other scholars, collecting quotes elucidating discovery in virtually every branch of knowledge; these quote became interspersed throughout the series of essays authored by Tenney.

Throughout his life, Tenney was a prolific writer, composing many short stories, poems, speeches and articles, many of which were published. Most notable of these works is “Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre,” which became part of Volume XVI of the Library of Living Philosophers. He also kept detailed journals of life events and musings on readings.

Unfortunately, Tenney’s failing health prevented the completion of his project before the end of the Centennial Period. However, Harold M. Kaplan, Ralph E. McCoy, and Lewis E. Hahn, all previously involved in the project, completed editing the manuscript, and published it in 1991. In the Editor’s Preface, they wrote: “This work is presented as a memorial to Charles D. Tenney, in recognition of his distinguish career as university administrator, scholar, teaching, and writer… He had the all too rare ability to present complex and abstract ideas with simple eloquence.” Such ‘simple eloquence’ can be found in his statement of University Objectives, emblazoned in stone within Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.

Biographical Note

Born September 19th, 1906, Charles Dewey Tenney came to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, then known as Southern Illinois Teachers College, in 1931. During the next 42 years, Tenney served his institution in an almost countless number of capacities, spanning from coach to professor to administrator. He was not only instrumental in the organization of the university as it expanded rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, but was also a prolific writer, publishing works in English and philosophy. In 1969, he was named University Professor, becoming but the fourth person to garner the title; in 1979, he received the University's Distinguished Service Award. Tenney retired in 1973, and died in April of 1983 in Carbondale after suffering a stroke.

Tenney began his life in Helena, Montana; he moved to Idaho in 1923 to earn his undergraduate degree from Gooding College, where his father served as president. There he studied English and Philosophy, participated in the debate team, and met his wife, Maude. The research interests he cultivated there, mostly concerning aesthetics and creativity, followed him throughout the rest of his life; some of his writings from this time period were later featured in his work The Discovery of Discovery. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1927, Tenney gained his Master’s at University of Oregon in 1927; he continued his doctoral studies there, also spending a year at Harvard University so as to study under the great Alfred North Whitehead. By the time he completed his student career in 1931, Tenney was already a noted scholar, publishing materials in chemistry, philosophy, and English, specializing in the thought of George Meredith and Whitehead’s cosmology.

Tenney immediately began his teaching career as Professor of English at Southern Illinois in 1931. He soon began organizing philosophy courses, eventually developing the Philosophy Department and serving as the Acting Chairman for several years; he also served as Acting Head for the Art Department for a time, possibly helping out his close friend, Burnett Shryock (son of University President Henry Shryock). During this time, he also served as tennis coach, debate coach, and adviser for student publications.

In 1945, following the death of President Roscoe Pulliam, Tenney considered leaving his post for other openings in philosophy or administration, unsure of a future for himself at Southern. However, Tenney decided to stay, and became Administrative Assistant to the new president, Delyte Morris, in addition to teaching. In 1952, he was designated Vice-President for Instruction. During these administrative years, Tenney was heavily involved in university organization and planning.

After 25 years of administrative work, Tenney stepped down to begin his work as Project Director for Resources for Tomorrow, a division of the University’s Centennial Celebration proceedings and publications. This allowed him to work on the next aspect of his legacy, a mammoth manuscript on the processes of creativity and insight: The Discovery of Discovery, which was to be published as part of the Centennial Celebration. Part of this work involved the assistance of other scholars, collecting quotes elucidating discovery in virtually every branch of knowledge; these quote became interspersed throughout the series of essays authored by Tenney.

Throughout his life, Tenney was a prolific writer, composing many short stories, poems, speeches and articles, many of which were published. Most notable of these works is “Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre,” which became part of Volume XVI of the Library of Living Philosophers. He also kept detailed journals of life events and musings on readings.

Unfortunately, Tenney’s failing health prevented the completion of his project before the end of the Centennial Period. However, Harold M. Kaplan, Ralph E. McCoy, and Lewis E. Hahn, all previously involved in the project, completed editing the manuscript, and published it in 1991. In the Editor’s Preface, they wrote: “This work is presented as a memorial to Charles D. Tenney, in recognition of his distinguish career as university administrator, scholar, teaching, and writer… He had the all too rare ability to present complex and abstract ideas with simple eloquence.” Such ‘simple eloquence’ can be found in his statement of University Objectives, emblazoned in stone within Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.

Subject/Index Terms

Education - Philosophy
Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity
Philosophy - Study and teaching
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Administration
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: 8 accessions added in Summer 2014: #1248 (7/1/1991, donated by Maude Tenney); #1481 (1/7/1992, donated by Ralph McCoy); #1671 (6/14/2000, no donor identified); #1703 (11/2/2000, donated by Maude Tenney); #1984 (3/10/2006, no donor identified); #1987 (no date or donor identified); #818 (2/24/2006, no donor identified); #1697 (10/29/2000, donated by William S. Minor)

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession #1205

Preferred Citation: [Item], Charles Dewey Tenney Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Elizabeth C. Hartman from April to June of 2014.


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[Series 1: Subject Files, 1927-1980],
[Series 2: Biographical, 1906-1993],
[Series 3: Teaching, 1930-1976],
[Series 4: Writings, 1921-1977],
[Series 5: The Centennial Period, 1967-1974],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1930-1977],
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Series 1: Subject Files, 1927-1980Add to your cart.
Series 1 is mainly comprised of administrative materials Tenney accumulated while serving in various positions, most notably as Vice President for Instruction. Hence, it primarily serves as a chronicle of his administrative career. Most of the materials detail university organization, including the birth of many degrees, departments, and schools, as well as Southern Illinois University's involvement with the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Any materials concerning the philosophy department, the Centennial Period, and the Discovery of Discovery are to be found in Series 5.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic Degree Programs and Requirements, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - "A Summary of Recent Developments in the Strengthening of SIU for Offering Doctoral Work", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - proposal for continuing development, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Anthropology, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Botany, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Chemistry, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Community Development, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Economics, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Geography, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Gerontology, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Health Education, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Home Economics, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Interdisciplinary Studies, Communications, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Journalism, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Philosophy, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Physical Education, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Academic Degrees - Doctoral Programs - Romance Languages, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Academic Degrees - Graduate Programs - Higher Education, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Academic Degrees - Masters Programs - Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, 1961, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Academic Degrees - Masters Programs - English (Edwardsville), 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Academic Degrees - Masters Programs - Transportation, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Academic Degrees - Associates Programs - Water Resources Technology option (Vocational Technical Institute), 1968 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Academic Freedom, 1940, 1963-1972Add to your cart.
See also Box 1, Folder 32 (Douglas Allen case)
Folder 24: Ad Hoc Committee to Tendet Assistance to Terminated Colleagues ("The 104"), 1974Add to your cart.
See also Box , Folder (Correspondence)
Folder 25: Administrative Appointments, Reassignments, and Position Descriptions, 1946-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Administrative Documents, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
The Role of Southern Illinois University; Proposed Plan for Continuing Development of Doctoral Programs at Southern Illinois University; Doctor of Philosophy in Physical and Mathematical Science; Estimated Costs of Operation. See Box 1, Folder 3; Box 1, Folder
Folder 27: All-University Committee on Community Problems, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 28: All-University Committee on University Objectives, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 29: All-University Committee on University Objectives, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 30: All-University Committee on University Objectives - faculty survey responses, 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 31: All-University Coordinating Committee on Data Processing and Computing Activities, meeting minutes, 1970 March 6Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Allen, Douglas, 1972Add to your cart.
Documents concerning the case of Douglas Allen, involving the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), SIU-C's Philosophy Department, the Board of Trustees, and academic freedom. See also Box 1, Folder 23 (Academic Freedom). Folder also includes related correspondence (Willis Moore).
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Association of University Professors (AAUP), SIU-C chapter, 1962 April 2Add to your cart.
"Report of the Committee on Faculty Participation" (in administrative, regulatory, and organizational decision-making)
Folder 2: American Council on Education, 1961 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Transcripts of addresses presented at the 44th annual meeting.
Folder 3: "Analyses of various programs and other data with relationship to a base biennium", 1961 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Area Services, 1954, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Arts Committee, suggested functions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Association for Higher Education, 1964 AprilAdd to your cart.
Addresses and papers presented at the 19th National Conference on Higher Education in Chicago.
Folder 7: Athletics, Intercollegiate, Study Commission Report, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Athletics - tennis, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Dr. Tenney was a tennis coach during the 1940s.
Folder 9: Board of Trustees - By-Laws and Statues, revisions, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Book publications pamphlets, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Book reviews, 1950s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Carbondale faculty organizations and concerns, 1939-1975Add to your cart.
Newsletter for Carbondale Faculty Sub-Council (discussion with Chancellor MacVicar concerning budget, students, reorganization, and relations with the Center for Vietnamese Studies); newsletter for The Carbondale Federation of University Teachers (poll on salary concerns); Faculty book club; tabulation of promotions; also includes general bulletin to the faculty, 1957 Fall.
Folder 13: Center for Vietnamese Studies, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Journal development committee; book preparations; newsletters
Folder 14: Closed Ciruit Campus Radio Station proposal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: College and University Counseling Center survey, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: College of Liberal Arts - Dean Selection, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Commencement Addresses, 1959, 1960, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Commission on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1961 MarchAdd to your cart.
See Box 1, Folder 23 (Academic Freedom) and Box 1, Folder 32 (Douglas Allen case)
Folder 19: Committee on General Degree Requirements, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Committees, general policy of, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Committee to study the redirection of academically unsuccessful students, circa 1963Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Community Development, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Comparisons of Illinois and out-of-state students, circa 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cooperative Program from the Improvement of Education for the Disadvantaged, 1972 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Decentralization questionnaire, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Deficieny Appropriation Request, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Division of Extension and Adult Education - request for extra faculty, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Education, frame of reference (general education), 1940sAdd to your cart.
See also Box 2, Folder 18.
Folder 8: Educational Audit Committee, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Educational Organization of Southernwestern Illinois Campus, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Educator's Tour for Dr. Alexander R. MacMillan, 1963 August 27Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Enrollment figures and comparisons, 1940-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Experimental Freshman Year Program, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Faculty Analysis, circa 1939-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Faculty Authority in General Studies, 1970 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Carbondale faculty sub-council opinion poll
Folder 15: Faculty Study Report of Master Plan Committee to Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1963 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Federal aid to education acts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Forestry Department, circa 1949-1964Add to your cart.
Includes approval for master's program in forestry
Folder 18: Forestry research funding from Illinois State Board of Higher Education, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Gifted Student ate SIU-Edwardsville, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Graduate Council meeting minutes, 1970 March 6Add to your cart.
Folder 21: High School Rank of Entering Freshman, 1961 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Higher Education Commission Report on SIU, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: History of home economics at Southern Illinois University, 1950-1957Add to your cart.
Scrabook compilation of newspaper clippings and newsletters (Illinois Vocational, etc) by Eileen Quigley surveying the development of home economics programs at Southern Illinois University through the 1950s.
Folder 24: History of home economics at Southern Illinois University, 1957-1959Add to your cart.

Newspaper clippings and newsletters compiled by Eileen Quigley surveying the development of home economics programs at Southern Illinois University. Noteable events in this folder

include: the birth of the School of Home Economics; male enrollment in the program and the relationship of men to the home; women in the university system and in the workplace; new concerning Kapp Omicron Phi (home economics fraternity); community interest and involvement - demonstrations, outreach programs, etc; field trips, scholarships, and employment achieved by home economics students and graduates; studies undertaken in the field of home economics; the new home economics building and criticism concerning its financing

Folder 25: History of home economics at Southern Illinois University, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Scrabook compilation of newspaper clippings and newsletters by Eileen Quigley surveying the development of home economics programs at Southern Illinois University. Noteables in this folder include: the new home economics building; home economic events - High School Day, Annual Women's Day, Flower Show, Fashion show; general growth of the department, including the addition of a doctoral degree; departmental news - new professors, studies, alumni careers, donations, scholarships
Folder 26: History of home economics at Southern Illinois University, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Scrabook compilation of newspaper clippings and newsletters by Eileen Quigley surveying the development of home economics programs at Southern Illinois University. Noteables include: donations; studies - senior citizens, nutrition; program from the Illinois Home Economics Association's annual conference; publications by alumni; the continuation of home ec day
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes, agendas, recommendations, reports
Folder 2: Illinois Board of Higher Education - Master Plan, 1971 MayAdd to your cart.
Phase II of an intergrated state system. See Box 4, Folder 3.
Folder 3: Illinois Board of Higher Education - IMPACT 70s and COBRAC, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
IMPACT 70s stands for Illinois Master Plan Applying Computer Technology in the 1970s. A large part of the overall master plan for the state in 1970 was integration, a goal provided and developed in part by the increasing technological complexity and abilities of computers. COBRAC stands for Computer Based Resources Advisory Committee. See Box 4, Folder 2 (Illinois Master Plan for an Integrated State System)
Folder 4: Illinois Commission of Higher Education, 1959Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes and testimonies on availability and affordability of higher education, government involvement, and administrative organization
Folder 5: Illinois Conference on Higher Education, Cooperative Planning, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Junior college statistics, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Latin American InstituteAdd to your cart.
Includes proposal for masters program
Folder 8: Library statistics, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lincoln Academy Awards, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Nominations and procedures
Folder 10: Medical needs of Southern Illinois, 1960Add to your cart.
Medical education needs and resources study conducted by Gerard Hartman (hospital consultant), Jane Crichton (assistant to Tenney), and Virginia Harrison (nursing program)
Folder 11: Midwest Modern Language Association, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous memorandum and flyers, 1960s, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Memorandum concerning faculty work load, disability leave under the retirement act; flyers for various college events, athletic and acedemic; program for the National Memorial Day Centennial (1866-1966); list of Southern Illinois university Board of Trustees (circa 1970s); commencement program, 1980; The Living Endowment, Southern Illinois University Foundation, Annual Report, 1977
Folder 13: National Association of Deans and Advisers of Men, Anniversary Conference, 1950 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: NASA, 1961Add to your cart.
Concerning "Outer Space Research and Development Program as New Unity of Instruction, Research, or Public Service"
Folder 15: National Defense Education Act, 1970Add to your cart.
Student loan billing system proposal by Wachovia Services
Folder 16: New University Council/Conference, 1943Add to your cart.
Mostly concerning university reorganization
Folder 17: Ohio State University's The University School, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Parking Committee, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Past and projected enrollments for Southern Illinois University, 1927-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Personnel File - Howard V. Davis, outside appointment, 1958 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Phi Kappa Phi - negotiations for a chapter, 1950-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Phi Kappa Phi - installation of a chapter, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Phi Kappa Phi - general report, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: President's Committee on General Studies, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Private Foundations and the Tax Reform Act, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Program of Board of Trustees conferences for academic unit directors, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Proposal for a Center for the Study of Higher Education, 1961 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Race Studies, course proposal, circa 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Recreation and Outdoor Education, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Retention of Undergraduate Students, 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Revised report on handling general degree requirements, 1961 JuneAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Seal of Southern Illinois University - preliminary sketches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - establishment and organization, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Southeast Asia - journal development committee and preparations, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Space and building needs and figures, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Survey of expenditure codes, 1967 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching Award proposal, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Television Development at Southern Illinois University, 1951-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Theater - Outdoor Theatre and Arts Workshop in Cairo, IL, circa 1976Add to your cart.
Proposal for American Bicentennial Celebration. See Box 5, Folder 10 (University Bicentennial Committee)
Folder 9: Theater, travelling, report, 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University Bicentennial Committee, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University Council, minutes and reports, circa 1962-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: University Curriculum Committee, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 13: University Organization, 1950Add to your cart.
Departmental objectives; status of departments in the organization of the university; procedures committee questionaires
Folder 14: University Organization, 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Charts, studies, correspondence
Folder 15: University Reorganization Committee, 1943-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 16: University Policies - salary, payroll, personnel, housing, circa 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: University Publicity - articles, press relations, 1957-1976Add to your cart.
Noteable subjects: the rapid growth of SIU and related issues (overspending, etc.) (1957, 1960s); president's house (1968); Delyte Morris retirment letter (1970); student's rights (1968); parking (1968); feature pieces; Hall of Fame (1977); teaching issues; Vocational Technical Institute (1962); death of Raymond Dey (1976); dispute over racist remarks by MacVicar (1968); John Gardner (prominent local author) (1974); feature on John S. Rendleman (1971); Clark Davies on his role in SIU-C growth (1977); engineering school (1959, 1961); new student center (1959); community involvement; agriculture department (also see Box 3, Folder 23-26, History of home economics) (1959); PR policies (1961); Old Main (1969); TIME piece on SIU (1961); Harold See, purported SIU founder (1960); series on SIU VPs (1964); "Where are the protestors of 1970?" (1976); Lois Nelson retirement feature piece (1972); folder also includes a short chronology/timeline of growth and changes at the university (1941-1968), possibly created by Tenney.
Folder 18: Woody, Lucy K.Add to your cart.
Concerning Woody's involvment with the home economics department; her eulogy; and the dedication of Woody Hall
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Committee on General Degree Requirements, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Bulletins to University Faculty concerning questionnaires and results for Committee on Handling General Degree Requirements; tally sheets of faculty answers.
Folder 2: Committee on General Degree Requirements, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Newsclippings; corerspondence; selected suggestions from alumni surveys; tally sheets
Folder 3: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Committee on General Degree Requirements, alumni survey responses, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, A-B, 1961Add to your cart.
In the Summer of 1961, Tenney was part of a project which sent out questionnaires on budgetary and staffing concerns to university faculty. These folders contain the responses of the faculty.
Folder 10: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, C-F, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, G-Ha, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, Ho-J, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, K-L, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, M-P, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, Q-S, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Committee on University Objectives, faculty survey responses, T-Y, 1961Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence concerning administrative structure, 1964-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Financial Aids and Modern Education (FAME), 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Task Force for the Humanities, applied humanites (NEH grant), 1972Add to your cart.

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