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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President

Identifier: 100-109

Scope and Contents

The role of the president in the operations of the school has evolved from direct involvement in everyday decisions to a more removed perspective.  Records in this sub-group represent a period when the president was totally emersed in all aspects of the college. The records reflect campus issuses, local commuity interation and communications with state level authorities. During this period Lyman Van Houten and Thomas Miler were president.


  • 1937-1957
  • 1940-1957


Conditions Governing Access

Available for use by researchers in the university archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is owned by Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Biographical or Historical Information

From 1940-1957, the school was under the leadership of Lyman Van Houten, 1941-1954 and Thomas Miller, 1954-1966.


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Language of Materials



Records of the Office of the President are separated into three subgroups; the Carmon Ross Papers, Office of the President 1937-1957 and Office of the President 1957 to current.  The records in this group are from the second group, 1937-1957.


The original arrangement was alphabetic.  It has remained that way.

Custodial History

When Normal Hall burned, a number of records were rescued from the building.  It is believed that these were among those taken from the burning building.  They were then put in storage until Russell Vance began work on his history of the school.  It was at that point that the records were brought back to light and eventually placed in the library.

Source of Acquisition

legacy collection

Appraisal Information

Policy C061 requires the President's Office to be the official repository for: Council of Trustee Minutes - retain permanently Official University Actions - retain permanently The University Archive collects: Packets sent to the Council of Trustees - send when produced Annual reports produced by this office - send after 3 years Minutes of meetings where the president presided - send after 5 years All official correspondence, including emails - send 2 years after president has left office Subject files, files related to events or issues - send 3 years after file is dormant for 3 years Reports written at behest of the president - send 3 years after file is domant

Related Materials

Carmon Ross Papers, 1931-1975.  Part of the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President record group.
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Repository Details

Part of the Edinboro University Archives Repository