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Jo Ann Argersinger administrative records

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Administrative Correspondence and Related Documents


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Collection Overview

Title: Jo Ann Argersinger administrative records, 1998-1999Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 2/16

Primary Creator: Argersinger, Jo Ann E.

Other Creators: Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Office of the Chancellor.

Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 1 series: Administrative Correspondence and Related Documents.  The correspondence "defense files" are maintained in original chronological order.  The clippings, correspondence, and printed material on Jo Ann Argersinger's hiring and conflict with SIU System President Ted Sanders was originally 1 file compiled by former Director of Special Collections David Koch, and has been separated into 3 folders based on record format.

Date Acquired: 12/23/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Administration, Women college administrators - Illinois - Carbondale

Forms of Material: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Records and correspondence, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Office of the Chancellor - Records and correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jo Ann Argersinger administrative records consist primarily of correspondence "defense files" documenting her tenure as Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1998-1999.  The correspondence documents discussion of numerous issues pertaining to university administration, including: university policies, administrative appointments, personnel issues, academic affairs issues, collegiate athletics, discussions on campus facilities and building leases, thank you letters to monetary donors and visiting dignitaries, and various other business matters pertaining to academic departments and university functions.  Also included are clippings and correspondence regarding the conflict between Chancellor Jo Ann Argersinger and SIU System President Ted Sanders.

Biographical Note

Jo Ann E. Argersinger received her bachelor's degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County (1974) and her master's (1976) and doctoral degrees (1980) from George Washington University, all of which were in history. Her area of expertise is 20th century U.S. labor history.  Argersinger began her teaching career at Dickinson College from 1980 to 1983.  She was then faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County from 1983-1994,and served as provost from 1994 to 1998.

During her time at UMBC, Argersinger helped establish its Phi Beta Kappa chapter.  She was a leader in a K-16 initiative that sought to reform teacher education by emphasizing the liberal arts in teacher training.  As Provost she began the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards.

Argersinger became the first female chancellor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, serving the university from 1998 to 1999.  After a tense working relationship with the SIU Board of Trustees and SIU System President, she was reassigned to the history department faculty.

Argersinger has written three books, Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988), Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry (1999), and The Triangle Fire: A Brief History with Documents (2009). She has coauthored another three books, The American Journey (1998, 2001, 2004), Twentieth Century America: A Social and Political History (2005), Women At Work (A. B. Longman).  Argersinger also appeared in an episode of a PBS documentary called American Experience which aired March 2011.

Subject/Index Terms

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Administration
Women college administrators - Illinois - Carbondale

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Accession 2017_005, the correspondence "defense files," were transferred from Records Management to University Archives on April 3, 2017.

Access Restrictions: Restricted.

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 754

Acquisition Method: Transfered from the office of Special Collections Research Center Directory David Koch.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Jo Ann Argersinger administrative records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Processing Information: Processed by Matt Gorzalski and Cassidy Ward in April 2017.


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Series 1: Administrative Correspondence and Related Documents, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
The Administrative Correspondence and Related Documents series primarily consists of "defense files" of correspondence arranged chronologically by date.  They contain information about university policies, administrative appointments, personnel issues, significant purchases, academic affairs issues, collegiate athletics, discussions on campus facilities and building leases, thank you letters to monetary donors and visiting dignitaries, and various other business matters pertaining to academic departments and university functions.  This series also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence concerning the conflict between Chancellor Jo Ann Argersinger and SIU System President Ted Sanders.  This is records retention schedule: Application 87-62 Item 100.01.
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Folder 1: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 June 27-30Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 July 1-10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 July 11-16Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 July 17-31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 August 1-10Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 August 11-19Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 August 20-31Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 September 1-10Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 September 11-17Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 September 18-30Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 October 1-8Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 October 9-13Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 October 14-22Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 October 23-30Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 November 2-4Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 November 5-11Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 November 12-17Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 November 18Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, November 20-30Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 December 1-7Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 December 8-16Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1998 December 17-23Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1999 January 1-4Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Jo Ann Argersigner Defense File, 1999 January 5-6Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 January 7-13Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 January 14-19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 January 20-24Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 January 25-31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 February 1-5Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 February 11-18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 February 19-22Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 February 23-28Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 1-3Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 4-8Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 9-12Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 13-17Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 15-19Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 22-26Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 March 29-31Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 April 1-11Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 April 13-18Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 April 23-30Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 1-6Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 7-11Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 12-17Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 18-19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 20-24Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 May 25-31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 June 1-2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Jo Ann Argersinger Defense File, 1999 June 3-7Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Printed Material on Jo Ann Argersinger Hiring, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings on Argersinger-Sanders Controversy, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence on Argersinger-Sanders Controversy, 1998-1999Add to your cart.

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