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Office of the Provost, Edwin Graves Wilson Records

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Edwin Graves Wilson is Professor Emeritus of English and Provost Emeritus of Wake Forest University, as well as a former dean of the College. This collection documents Wilson's work from the point of his selection as first Provost of the College in 1968 through later periods as Vice President of Special Projects and Provost Emeritus. Materials represented in the collection include audiovisual recordings of speeches and public appearances, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, meeting agendas and minutes, pamphlets, programs, and reports.

Biographical and Historical Note

Edwin Graves Wilson (b. February 1, 1923), known affectionately as "Mr. Wake Forest," is Professor Emeritus of English and Provost Emeritus for Wake Forest University. Wilson was born in Leaksville, North Carolina and began classes at Wake Forest at age 16. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. (1943) in English, a member of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. After graduation, he served as a U.S. Naval officer on a destroyer escort during World War II. Post-war, he received his A.M. (1948) and Ph.D (1952) in English from Harvard University. Wilson returned to his alma mater as an Instructor in English, and was named Professor of English (1959). A skilled and articulate teacher, Dr. Wilson focused on the British Romantic poets, such as William Wordsworth, Lord Bryon, and others as well as the poetry of William Blake, William Butler Yeats, and Dylan Thomas.

Wilson had a long and distinguished administrative career at Wake Forest. His positions included: Assistant Dean, Undergraduate College; Acting Dean and Dean of the College (1958-1967); Provost (First) (1967-1990); Vice President for Special Projects; and Senior Vice President. Under his leadership, the Faculty Committee voted to end segregation, Wake forest established its residential study abroad program in London and Venice, and established the Wake Forest Press. He also represented Wake Forest on numerous national organizations, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where he also served as president. Prior to his retirement in 1993, the new wing of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library was named in his honor (1992). Dr. Wilson is the recipient of several WFU awards: the Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Distinguished Alumni Citation, and in 2004, he received Wake Forest's highest award for service to the University, the Medallion of Merit.

Wilson has served numerous arts-related organizations throughout his career and after his retirement. He was a Trustee (1977-1980) for the North Carolina Humanities Council, and also served the Piedmont Opera Theater; the Winston-Salem Arts Council; the North Carolina Arts Council; the Reynolda House Museum of American Art; and on the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees.

Wilson was awarded the North Carolina Award for Public Service (2002) and the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities (2014) from the North Carolina Humanities Council. He is married to the author and poet Emily Herring Wilson (M.A. 1962). They are the parents of three children and have four grandchildren.

Collection Overview

This collection documents Wilson's work from the point of his selection as first Provost of the College in 1968 through later periods as Vice President of Special Projects, Senior Vice President, and Provost Emeritus. Materials represented in the collection include audiovisual recordings of speeches and public appearances, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, meeting agendas and minutes, pamphlets, programs, and reports. Few of the audiovisual recordings are currently digitized. These materials extend beyond Wilson's work at Wake Forest and represent his interest in and work regarding organizations such as the Arts Councils of Winston-Salem and North Carolina, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.

This collection is arranged into six series: 1. Department and accreditation materials; 2. Faculty correspondence files; 3. Faculty files; 4. Graduate school files; 5. Reports, publications, and speaking events; and 6. Subject files.

Collection Inventory

  • Department and accreditation materials (1936-2003)
    • Anthropology department external review report (1996) box 23 folder 8
    • Anthropology department materials  (1980-1983) box 24 folder 1
    • Art department materials (1968) box 2 folder 43
    • Asian Studies program (1971) box 2 folder 44
    • Asian Studies seminar (1969-1970) box 2 folder 45
    • Art department materials  (1972-1985) box 24 folder 2
    • Athletics department annual reports (2002-2003) box 24 folder 5
    • Athletics department materials (1995-1999) box 24 folder 6-7
    • English department materials (1936-1976) box 24 folder 8
    • Biology department materials (1968-1971) box 2 folder 46
    • Biology department materials (1971-1982) box 24 folder 4
    • Biology department self-study (circa 2001) box 41 folder 4
    • "Book 1, Geneva to Italy", European literature tour (2001 May 21-June 3)
    • Chemistry department materials (1968-1971) box 2 folder 47
    • Chemistry department materials (1968-1982) box 24 folder 3
    • Chemistry department materials (1998) box 23 folder 3-4
    • Classical Languages materials (1968) box 2 folder 48
    • Communication Department Faculty Information (2001) box 41 folder 3
    • Departmental crisis management plan (1998) box 24 folder 10
    • Education department materials (1968-1971) box 3 folder 49
    • English department program review (1996-1997) box 23 folder 5
    • English department external consultant's report (1997) box 23 folder 9
    • Film Studies minor proposal (2002-2003) box 12 folder 10
    • Health and Exercise Science department materials (1972-1986) box 26 folder 5
    • History department materials (1969-1970) box 3 folder 50
    • History department external review report (1998) box 23 folder 7
    • History department materials (1995-1998) box 26 folder 1-3
    • Mathematics department materials (1969) box 3 folder 51
    • Mathematics and Computer Science department self-study (1997-1998) box 25 folder 1-3
    • Military Science department materials (1970) box 3 folder 52
    • Music department materials (1968-1970) box 3 folder 53
    • Music department materials (1971-1983) box 23 folder 2
    • Philosophy department materials (1970) box 3 folder 54
    • Physical Education department materials (1971) box 3 folder 55
    • Physics department materials (1969-1971) box 3 folder 56
    • Physics department materials (1979) box 25 folder 5
    • Political Science department materials (1969) box 3 folder 57
    • Political Science department materials (1975-1984) box 25 folder 4
    • Psychology department materials (1969-1971) box 3 folder 58
    • Psychology department external review (1999) box 26 folder 6
    • Psychology department materials (1974-1990) box 25 folder 6
    • Psychology department program review (1998) box 25 folder 7
    • Religion department materials (1973-1984) box 23 folder 6
    • Sociology department materials (1973-1988) box 26 folder 4
    • Speech department materials (1968-1971) box 3 folder 59
    • Woman's Studies discussion materials (1998) box 23 folder 1
    • Women's Studies department materials (1983-1987) box 24 folder 9
  • Faculty correspondence files (1957-2000)
    • Barrow, Harold M. (1970-1989) box 6 folder 6
    • Bidwell, Miles O.  (1977) box 6 folder 7
    • Boyd, Sterling M.  (1972,1981) box 6 folder 8
    • Brée, Germaine  (1971-1988) box 6 folder 9
    • Bryan, George McLeod (1951-1986) box 6 folder 10
    • Brown, Dalma A. (circa 1973) box 6 folder 11
    • Bryant, Shasta M.  (1984-1988) box 6 folder 12
    • Campbell, Ruth Foster  (1962, 1974) box 6 folder 13
    • Carroll, Wallace  (circa 1984-1987) box 6 folder 14
    • Casey, Dorothy (1987-1988) box 6 folder 18
    • Channing, Rhoda K. (circa 1989) box 6 folder 15
    • Chakravarty, Amiya.  (1966-1969) box 6 folder 16
    • Chritsman, Edgar D.  (1961-1973) box 6 folder 17
    • Crisp, Majorie  (1976-1977) box 6 folder 20
    • Copper, Gloria (1987) box 6 folder 19
    • Delgado, Marcele (1969-1970) box 6 folder 21
    • Easley, J. Allen (1978-1989) box 6 folder 23
    • Flory, Walter S.  (circa 1963-1973) box 6 folder 22
    • Gentry, Ivey C. (1981-1984) box 38 folder 4
    • Giles, C.N. (1962-1968) box 38 folder 5
    • Gokhale, B.D. (1961-1990) box 38 folder 6
    • Griffin, George J. (1957-1981) box 38 folder 7
    • Gross, Paul M., Jr. (1986) box 38 folder 8
    • Groves, Richard (1985) box 38 folder 9
    • Gossett, Thomas F. (1966-1987) box 38 folder 10
    • Gulley, William H. (1966-1987) box 38 folder 11
    • Hadari, Saguiv A. (1983-1988) box 39 folder 1
    • Hamrick, E. Williard (1970-1985) box 39 folder 2
    • Harris, Carl V. (1957-1989) box 39 folder 3
    • Hearn, Thomas K., Jr. (1982-1984) box 39 folder 4
    • Heath, Ralph C. (1963-1996) box 39 folder 5
    • Hooks, G. Eugene (1982-1988) box 39 folder 6
    • Johnson, Lois (undated) box 39 folder 7
    • Kaplan, Paul Henry Daniel (undated) box 39 folder 8
    • Kenion, Alonzo W. (undated) box 39 folder 9
    • King, Harry Lee, Jr. (1968) box 39 folder 10
    • Leake, Lula M. (1964) box 39 folder 11
    • Lee, Robert E. (1977) box 39 folder 12
    • LeSiege, Annette (1976-1981) box 39 folder 13
    • Luther, K.A.N. (1987-1988) box 39 folder 14
    • Mandelbaum, Allen (1994) box 39 folder 15
    • Memory, Jasper L., Jr. (1962-1987) box 39 folder 16
    • Miller, Harry B. (1974) box 39 folder 17
    • Murdock, Richard (1985) box 39 folder 18
    • O'Flaherty, James C. (1969-1984) box 39 folder 19
    • Oleck, Howard L. (1977) box 39 folder 32
    • Parker, John E., Jr. (undated) box 39 folder 20
    • Patrick, Clarence H. (1968) box 39 folder 21
    • Perry, Margaret (1983-1989) box 39 folder 22
    • Perry, Percival (1968-1987) box 39 folder 23
    • Petro, Sylvester (1978) box 39 folder 24
    • Phillips, Elizabeth (1963-1990) box 39 folder 25
    • Phillips, Thomas O. (1974-1982) box 39 folder 26
    • Potter, Lee Harris (1961-1990) box 39 folder 27
    • Preseren, Herman J. (1983) box 39 folder 28
    • Raynor, Beulah L. (1967) box 39 folder 29
    • Reece, Mark H. (1963-1971) box 39 folder 30
    • Reid, A. C. (1957-1988) box 39 folder 31
    • Palmer, Larry L. (1978) box 39 folder 33
    • Parcell, Harold O. (1969-1972) box 39 folder 34
    • Prohaska, Ray (1970) box 40 folder 1
    • Ray, William Ernest (1974-1981) box 40 folder 2
    • Reinhardt, Jan M. (1974-1984) box 40 folder 3
    • Richards, Claud H., Jr. (1961-1985) box 40 folder 4
    • Robinson, Mary Frances (1957-1983) box 40 folder 5
    • Robinson, Paul S. (1957-1973) box 40 folder 6
    • Rogers, Gaines M. (1988) box 40 folder 7
    • Sawyer, John (1977) box 40 folder 8
    • Sawyer, Dr. John W. (1960-1988) box 40 folder 9
    • Scales, James Ralph (1983-1989) box 40 folder 10
    • Schilas, Frank J. (1974-1979) box 40 folder 11
    • Seelbinder, Ben M. (1959-1988) box 40 folder 12
    • Seeman, Dorothy Jean Carter (1976-1982) box 40 folder 13
    • Shanahan, Edward (1986-1987) box 40 folder 14
    • Smith, K. Wayne (1987-2000) box 40 folder 15
    • Shears, Lambert A. (1960) box 40 folder 16
    • Shirley, Franklin R. (1983-1985) box 40 folder 17
    • Speer, Blanche C. (1972-1980) box 40 folder 18
    • Stemtrager, James A. (1969-1982) box 38 folder 3
    • Stephens, Elisabeth (1986) box 40 folder 19
  • Faculty files (1968-2001)
    • Graduate Faculty Council  (1971-1984) box 30 folder 2-3
    • Graduate Faculty Council  (1985-1987) box 30 folder 4-6
    • Faculty Meeting Agendas (1996-1997) box 31 folder 1
    • Faculty Meeting Agendas (2000-2001) box 31 folder 2
    • Faculty Senate Minutes (1999-2000) box 31 folder 3
    • Faculty Meeting Agendas (1995-2000) box 31 folder 4-5
    • Faculty Meeting Agendas  (1997-1999) box 31 folder 6-7
    • Faculty Handbook (1976-1977) box 31 folder 8
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1968-1969) box 32 folder 1-2
    • Faculty Appointments (1969) box 5 folder 91
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1969-1970) box 32 folder 3
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1970-1971) box 32 folder 4-5
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1971-1972) box 33 folder 1
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1972-1973) box 33 folder 2
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1973-1974) box 33 folder 3-4
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1974-1975) box 33 folder 5-6
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1975-1976) box 34 folder 1
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1976-1977) box 34 folder 2-3
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1977-1978) box 34 folder 4
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1979-1980) box 34 folder 5
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1978-1979) box 35 folder 1
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1980-1981) box 35 folder 2
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1981-1982) box 35 folder 3
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1982-1983) box 35 folder 4
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1983-1984) box 35 folder 5
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials  (1984-1985) box 36 folder 1
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1985-1986) box 36 folder 2
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1986-1987) box 36 folder 3
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1987-1988) box 36 folder 4
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1988-1989) box 36 folder 5-6
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1989-1990) box 37 folder 1-2
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1990-1991) box 37 folder 3
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials  (1991-1992) box 37 folder 4
    • Faculty Memorandums and Meeting Materials (1992-1995) box 38 folder 1 box 37 folder 5
    • Faculty Senate Memorandums and Meeting Materials  (1975-1988) box 40 folder 23-25
    • Faculty: Scholarly Publications (1968-1969) box 5 folder 92
    • Research and Publications (Faculty) Committee (1970-1971) box 2 folder 42
  • Graduate schools files (1968-2001)
    • School or Business and Accountancy Materials (1970-1983) box 26 folder 7
    • School of Divinity Personel (1999) box 26 folder 8
    • Babcock Graduate School Management Experimental Maintenance Report (2001) box 26 folder 9
    • Babcock Graduate School of Management (2000) box 26 folder 10
    • Babcock Graduate School of Management Development Booklets (circa 1990) box 26 folder 11
    • Report of the Babcock Graduate School of Management (1982) box 27 folder 1
    • Babcock Plan for Management Education (1971-1974) box 27 folder 2
    • Babcock Search Committee Materials (1971-1975) box 27 folder 3-4
    • Business School Selection Committee (1968-1969) box 27 folder 5-7
    • Graduate School Annual Reports and Statistics (1975-1982) box 28 folder 1
    • Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy Materials (1999-2000) box 28 folder 2
    • Babcock Accreditation Study (1979) box 28 folder 3
    • Babcock School of Management Materials (1970-1987) box 28 folder 4-5
    • Divinity School Materials  (1981-1999) box 28 folder 6
    • Divinity School Planning Materials (circa 1998) box 28 folder 7
    • Law School Selection Committee (1968-1975) box 29 folder 1-2
    • Law School Materials (1970-1981) box 29 folder 3-5
    • Council of Deans School of Law Presentation Materials (1997-1999) box 29 folder 6
    • The Divinity School Application (1999) box 40 folder 20
    • Board of Trustees Materials (1971-1975) box 40 folder 21
    • Trustee Athletic Committee Agenda and Minutes (1991-1992) box 40 folder 22
    • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Information on (1969) box 4 folder 78
    • Babcock School of Management (1967-1971) box 1 folder 2
    • Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1969-1970) box 1 folder 3
    • Bowman Gray Faculty Retreat (1970) box 4 folder 79
    • Graduate Studies, Director of (1968-1971) box 1 folder 7
    • School of Business Administration (1969) box 1 folder 13
    • School of Law (1969) box 1 folder 14
    • Graduate Council (1968-1971) box 2 folder 39
    • Medical Center (1970) box 5 folder 80
    • Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center Strategic Plan (1980-1985) box 15 folder 15
  • Reports, publications, and speaking events (1966-2015)
    • Accreditation CACREP Mid-Cycle Report (1998) box 22 folder 3
    • Accreditation Experimental Maintenance Report (2001) box 22 folder 4
    • Advent Poetry by Ed Wilson, Ember Rigsby and Allison Jones (duet) (1 VHS videocassette) (2000 December 7)
    • Annual Reports  (1997-1999) box 20 folder 8
    • Annual Reports (1998-2000) box 20 folder 4-5 box 22 folder 5-7
    • Annual Reports (2000-2001) box 21 folder 1-4
    • Annual Reports and Memorandums (1998-1999) box 21 folder 5
    • "Beyond the Contents of the Mind, Romanticism Reconstructed", Quest lecture (1999) box 43 folder 3
    • Board of Visitors of Wake Forest College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Implementing the Plan of the Class of 2000  (1995) box 13 folder 4
    • A Critical Reprise of 'Aboriginal' American History, by Cyclone Covey (2001) box 13 folder 5
    • Curriculum and Department Review Reports (1998-1999) box 20 folder 3
    • Expenditures and Student Flow Report (1999) box 22 folder 2
    • Financial Aid Report (1998) box 20 folder 6
    • Founders Day Convocation speech (2 audiocassettes) (1992 February) box 42
    • The History of Wake Forest, Volume 5 (1 compact disc) (2010) box 6 folder 112
    • N.C. People, Edwin Wilson (3 videocassettes) (1994 August 5) box 42
    • "Our Eyes Shall See the Beauty," speech transcript (undated) box 14 folder 14
    • Program Review Committee for Psychology Final Report (1999) box 20 folder 2
    • Quest Lecture presents Edwin G. Wilson, Mary Baldwin College, Miller Chapel (1 videocassette, 1 mp4 file) (1999 January 21) box 42
    • Report of Senate Meetings (1995-1996) box 20 folder 7
    • Self-Study (2001) box 13 folder 3
    • Speeches in memory of Dr. Htin Aung (2 audiocassettes) (1988 April 28) box 42
    • Summer Session Report (1966-1971) box 1 folder 17
    • Summer Session Report (1981-1982) box 20 folder 1
    • Task Force on Graduate Education Report (1999) box 21 folder 6
    • UNC-TV (compact disc) (2015) box 14 folder 15
    • Wake Forest in the Year 2000 Planning Report (2000) box 22 folder 8
    • "Wake Forest University presents The Heart of Wake Forest: Selected Speeches by Edwin G. Wilson" (2 audiocassettes) (circa 1980s) box 42
    • Women's Studies Program Review Reports (1998-1999) box 21 folder 7
    • Winter Term Report (1972-1973) box 22 folder 1
  • Subject files (1939-2010)
    • A.C. Reid Funds (1975-1995) box 16 folder 8
    • Academic Administrators' Seminar (1993) box 11 folder 10
    • Administrative memorandums (1999-2001) box 11 folder 12
    • Admissions and Financial Aid memorandums (2001) box 41 folder 11
    • Admissions Bulletin (1989) box 10 folder 12
    • Admissions Bulletin (1990) box 11 folder 1
    • Admissions Office (1975-1991) box 14 folder 7
    • Alumni Correspondence (1968) box 5 folder 83
    • Alumni Office (1969) box 1 folder 1
    • American Association of University Professors (1970) box 4 folder 71
    • American Council of Life Insurance (1976-1983) box 5 folder 106
    • Americans with Disabilities Act Task Force meeting materials (2001) box 41 folder 12
    • Andrew Mellon Foundation materials (1974-1990) box 18 folder 1
    • Appalachian State Teachers College (1969) box 1 folder 23
    • Art Collections policy statement (1999) box 14 folder 5
    • Artom Garden dedication program (1995) box 11 folder 5
    • Association of American Colleges (1969) box 4 folder 72
    • Association of Southern Baptist Colleges: Education Committee (1968) box 5 folder 84
    • Atlantic Christian College (1971) box 2 folder 24
    • Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (1974-1986) box 14 folder 3
    • Baylor University (1969) box 2 folder 25
    • Benson University Center groundbreaking (1988) box 41 folder 27
    • Board of Trustees (1974-1981) box 10 folder 7
    • Board of Trustees Flow House dedication itinerary and related materials (1999) box 16 folder 4
    • Board of Visitors meeting minutes (1995) box 41 folder 5
    • The Books of Days (1998) box 9 folder 4
    • Brass rubbings donation (1978-1979) box 14 folder 6
    • Brochures and programs (1995-2003) box 12 folder 8
    • Browning, John Anthony, tribute (1992) box 12 folder 7
    • Buildings and Grounds Committee (1969-1971) box 2 folder 37
    • Buildings and Grounds Superintendent (1968-1970) box 1 folder 4
    • A Call to Action, Reconnecting College Sports and Higher Education  (2001) box 9 folder 11
    • Campaign for Wake Forest University magazine (2000) box 16 folder 17
    • Campaigns for Wake Forest (undated) box 10 folder 10
    • Campus Improvement Plan  (1998) box 15 folder 4
    • Campus Master Plan (2000) box 41 folder 10
    • Campus Master Plan Revision (2000) box 14 folder 10
    • Catawba College (1968) box 2 folder 26
    • Center for Psychological Services (1969-1970) box 1 folder 5
    • Challenge of 1973 (1972-1973) box 5 folder 105
    • Chaplain (1969-1973) box 1 folder 6
    • Church bulletins and play programs (1998-1999) box 16 folder 16
    • Civil Rights (1967-1969) box 5 folder 85
    • Colleges: Special Days (1968-1969) box 5 folder 86
    • Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science (1970-1971) box 3 folder 63
    • Committee of Academic Planning (1978-1983) box 12 folder 1
    • Committee on Athletics Admissions (2002-2003) box 14 folder 8
    • Committee on Employment and Facilities Usage (1995-2000) box 11 folder 3
    • Compliance Committee Update (2002) box 11 folder 13
    • Compliance Office Update (2001) box 10 folder 13
    • Crisis Management Plan (1998) box 15 folder 12
    • College Bowl Team (1962-1963) box 14 folder 2
    • Cooperative and Experimental Pathology (circa 1969) box 5 folder 87
    • Correspondence, administrative (1967-1970) box 2 folder 36
    • Correspondence, general (1968) box 5 folder 88
    • Correspondence, VP Wilson (2010) box 14 folder 16
    • A Critical Reprise Supplement #1 (2001) box 10 folder 9
    • Curriculum Committee (1968-1970) box 2 folder 38
    • Curriculum Studies Committee (1967-1974) box 12 folder 2-6
    • Debate (1969) box 5 folder 89
    • Debate Union (1970-1980) box 10 folder 1
    • Debate Update newsletter (2006) box 18 folder 7
    • Dedication Day (1969) box 5 folder 90
    • Demon Deacon Monumental Statue Project meeting materials (2007) box 15 folder 11
    • Division I Athletics information booklets (1994-1995) box 16 folder 2
    • Dodding, James, regarding Ronald Watkins memorial service (2001) box 41 folder 17
    • Employee survey (1998) box 9 folder 12
    • Europe tour: Book I, Geneva to Italy  (2001 May 21-June 3) box 43 folder 1
    • Events and performances (1991-1992) box 14 folder 11
    • Faculty and Space Management (1983-1993) box 41 folder 22
    • Faculty international travel policy (1999) box 14 folder 9
    • FedEx Orange Bowl magazine, Wake Forest vs. Louisville (2007) box 17 folder 6
    • Fiftieth National Debate Tournament magazine (1996) box 10 folder 11
    • Fine Arts (1972-1982) box 8 folder 1
    • Fine Arts Center (1972-1982) box 14 folder 1 box 15 folder 16
    • Flow House dedication planning (1999) box 11 folder 4
    • Ford Foundation (1971) box 5 folder 81
    • Forum on University Governance (1970) box 5 folder 93
    • Foundations Office (1970-1983) box 7 folder 1
    • Frankenstein exhibit grant letter (2001) box 41 folder 8
    • Full Circle: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Five Winston-Salem Printmakers  (2002) box 9 folder 9
    • Funeral and memorial programs (1995-2002) box 11 folder 9
    • Gender Equality Committee meeting minutes (2000) box 11 folder 6
    • Guide to Student Government  (1998-1999) box 9 folder 6
    • Hamber, Robert Lee (circa 1995) box 11 folder 7
    • Harvard Conference on the 3-Year Degree (circa 1972) box 6 folder 107
    • Hearn, Thomas, President materials  (1984-1986) box 19 folder 2
    • Henry Luce Foundation proposal (1976) box 19 folder 11
    • "Heritage and Promise" Capital Campaign Executive Committee (1994) box 41 folder 19
    • Honoring the Promise naming rights (2000) box 11 folder 14
    • Honors Committee (1968-1971) box 2 folder 40
    • Humber, Robert Lee, clippings (circa 1941, 1980) box 41 folder 21
    • Irish Festival (1998) box 16 folder 15
    • Irish Festival memorandum (2001) box 41 folder 16
    • Irish Poetry Series (1974-1988) box 8 folder 2
    • Institutional Planning Committee (1977-2000) box 15 folder 1
    • International Studies  (1987-1989) box 7 folder 3
    • Johnson, Gerald W., letter (1969-1983) box 41 folder 25
    • Joint Alumni Council Conference (1998) box 15 folder 3
    • Library (1969-1971) box 1 folder 8
    • Library (1985-1988) box 19 folder 13
    • Livingstone College (1969-1971) box 2 folder 27
    • Long-Range Planning Committee Information for Long Range Planning (2001) box 13 folder 6
    • Luncheon/Picnic for Outstanding Seniors (1970) box 5 folder 95
    • Marital Health (1969-1970) box 3 folder 64
    • Mars Hill College (1968) box 2 folder 28
    • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (1967-1974) box 14 folder 4
    • Master's and Advanced Competencies Licensure Programs request for temporary authorization (2000) box 13 folder 7
    • Medallion of Merit, faculty leave, and women faculty materials (1968-1989) box 41 folder 23
    • Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom (1978) box 18 folder 2
    • Memorandums (1969-1982) box 17 folder 1
    • Meredith College (1968) box 2 folder 29
    • Minority Affairs (1982-1987) box 19 folder 10
    • Museum of Anthropology (1985) box 19 folder 9
    • "My Soul" Henry McCarthy Poem about Ed Wilson (2016 May 16) box 43 folder 2
    • Naming opportunities pamphlet (undated) box 7 folder 4
    • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education -- Visit (1969-1972) box 4 folder 73
    • National Endowment for the Arts (1969-1984) box 6 folder 108
    • National Endowment for the Humanities (1973-1980) box 19 folder 8
    • National Humanities Center (1979-1984) box 6 folder 109
    • National Interfraternity Conference (1968) box 3 folder 60
    • National Science Foundation (1968-1969) box 4 folder 74
    • Norman Adrian Wiggins, Campbell College, inauguration invitation (1968) box 16 folder 12
    • North Carolina Arts Council (1995-1997) box 19 folder 7
    • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities (1969-1970) box 4 folder 75
    • North Carolina Board of Education (1969) box 3 folder 65
    • North Carolina Board of Higher Education (1968-1971) box 3 folder 66
    • North Carolina Arts Council and Forsyth County Celebrating 30 Years of Growth in the Arts  (1967-1997) box 11 folder 2
    • North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities materials (1967-1968) box 19 folder 5
    • North Carolina Awards (2001-2003) box 41 folder 14
    • North Carolina Awards (2008) box 15 folder 8
    • North Carolina College Conference Liberal Arts Committee (1970) box 4 folder 76
    • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (1969) box 3 folder 67
    • North Carolina School of Arts (1967-1970) box 2 folder 30
    • North Carolina School of Arts  (1972-1982) box 19 folder 4
    • Nursing Program (1967-1969) box 3 folder 68
    • Office of Alumni Activities (1985-1990) box 10 folder 4
    • Office of Multicultural Affairs Programming, Reynolda Campus (1998) box 15 folder 13
    • Office of Smithsonian Symposia and Seminars  (1983) box 17 folder 5
    • Olin Foundation materials (1982-1989) box 19 folder 6
    • Omicron Delta Kappa (1968-1969) box 3 folder 61
    • Orientation (1968-1969) box 5 folder 96
    • Overseas program directors list (1977-2003) box 41 folder 20
    • Pass-Fail (1968-1970) box 5 folder 97
    • Patent Advisory Committee (1998) box 9 folder 3
    • Phi Beta Kappa correspondence (1957-1958) box 15 folder 9
    • Philomathesian magazine (1996) box 10 folder 8
    • Piedmont University Center (1965-1967) box 15 folder 6
    • Piedmont University Center (1968-1969) box 4 folder 69-70
    • Pignatti: Mirror and Image  (circa 1999) box 41 folder 13
    • Placement Bureau, Director of (1969) box 1 folder 9
    • President (1968-1970) box 1 folder 10
    • Presidential Debate (1987-1988) box 19 folder 1
    • Princeton University (1969) box 2 folder 31
    • Propst, Deen, correspondence (1999-2000) box 16 folder 3
    • Publications Committee (1969) box 2 folder 41
    • Quality of Life in the Men's Dorms (circa 1971) box 5 folder 98
    • Race relations (1978-1993) box 18 folder 4-5
    • Reaffirmation of the Importance of Teacher-Scholar Faculty Role Model at WFU  (1998-1999) box 13 folder 2
    • Registrar (1970-1971) box 1 folder 11
    • Reporter (New York, 1949-) magazine correspondence (1974-1978) box 6 folder 110
    • Research, Office of (1967-1970) box 1 folder 12
    • Residence Life and Housing (1998-1999) box 9 folder 5
    • Reynolda Campus professional activities policy (1997) box 14 folder 17
    • Reynolda Campus Year 2000 Compliance Plan (2000) box 16 folder 13
    • Reynolda Hall portraits list (1989) box 41 folder 18
    • Reynolda House Board of Directors (2001) box 41 folder 6
    • Reynolda House Museum of Art (2002-2003) box 11 folder 15
    • Reynolda Woods Lot Development (1965-1969) box 6 folder 111
    • Reynolds Scholarships application materials and winners (1980-1989) box 15 folder 14
    • Salem College (1968-1970) box 2 folder 32
    • Salem College and Wake Forest Exchange (1968-1971) box 2 folder 33
    • Same-sex domestic partnerships (circa 1993-2000) box 9 folder 1
    • Same-sex marriage in Wait Chapel controversy (1999) box 11 folder 11
    • Scales, James R. (1968-1969) box 7 folder 2
    • Scales, James R., inauguration (1968) box 9 folder 7-8
    • Scales, James R., President Emeritus materials (1974-1984) box 19 folder 3
    • Scholarship Ranking (1970) box 3 folder 62
    • Secretary and Treasurer (1968-1969) box 1 folder 15
    • Seminar on Higher Education proposal (1967) box 5 folder 94
    • Senate Committee (1981-1982) box 16 folder 5-6
    • Service-Learning Project (circa 1970) box 5 folder 99
    • Services Rendered Committee on and Related Matters (1977-1978) box 16 folder 7
    • Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee (1972-1983) box 17 folder 2-4
    • Simmons Art Collection correspondence, photocopies (1939-1942) box 41 folder 28
    • Skip Prosser clippings regarding death (2007) box 15 folder 7
    • Spring Sports and Women's Sports Celebration programs (2001) box 41 folder 7
    • Spring Sports Banquet program (1999) box 16 folder 10
    • Statistics of the College (1968-1969) box 5 folder 100
    • Student-Athlete Academic Achievements (2000) box 16 folder 1
    • Student Extracurricular Activities (1968-1969) box 5 folder 101
    • Student Health Service (1969-1970) box 1 folder 16
    • Student Life Committee (1972-1987) box 38 folder 2
    • Student Life strategic plan (2002-2003) box 12 folder 9
    • Student Union (circa 1968) box 5 folder 102
    • Student Union (1978-1988) box 10 folder 2
    • Student unrest (1968-1970) box 5 folder 103
    • Study Abroad, Venice (1971-1984) box 8 folder 3-5
    • Study of the Future of WFC Committee (1981-2000) box 7 folder 6-8
    • Son et Lumiere materials (1983-1984) box 18 folder 6
    • Southern Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools (1968-1969) box 1 folder 20
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1968-1969) box 1 folder 21
    • Southern Baptist Educational Institutions (1969) box 1 folder 22
    • Summer Session, Director of (1969-1970) box 1 folder 18
    • Taylor, James Jr., memorial service program (2001) box 41 folder 1
    • Tocqueville Forum (1981-1983) box 10 folder 3
    • United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1971-1972) box 4 folder 77
    • University bylaws with amendments (2000) box 41 folder 15
    • University history clippings (circa 1984-1990) box 41 folder 24
    • University of Liberia donations correspondence (2000) box 41 folder 9
    • University Orchestra, "The Year of Religion in American Life," concert program (1998) box 16 folder 11
    • University Relations on Development (1980-1990) box 10 folder 5
    • University Senate (1971-1975) box 18 folder 8
    • University Senate (1996-1999) box 16 folder 9
    • University Senate Committee (1967-1969) box 10 folder 6
    • Vice President, Office of (1971) box 1 folder 19
    • Wake Forest Basketball postseason guide (1998) box 15 folder 5
    • Western Carolina College (1968) box 2 folder 34
    • WFDD radio station (1968-1969) box 5 folder 104
    • WFDD radio station (1973-1977) box 14 folder 13
    • Watkins, Ronald, correspondence (1998) box 15 folder 2
    • William B. Greene Hall dedication program (2000) box 11 folder 8
    • William Louis Poteat Scholars (2000) box 7 folder 5
    • William Louis Poteat Scholars (2005-2006) box 17 folder 7
    • William Louis Poteat Scholars stewardship letters (1998-1999) box 9 folder 10
    • William Louis Poteat Scholarship dinner program (2001) box 41 folder 2
    • William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust materials (1970-1976) box 19 folder 12
    • Williams, Joanna, tombstone information (circa 1990s) box 41 folder 26
    • Winston-Salem Foundation (1969) box 5 folder 82
    • Winston-Salem State University (1969) box 2 folder 35
    • Worrell Funds agreement (circa 1982) box 9 folder 2
    • Worrell House (1976-1982) box 14 folder 12
    • Worrell House (1974-1984) box 18 folder 3
    • Worrell Professional Center Library Guide (1997) box 16 folder 14
    • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (1974-1986) box 15 folder 10
    • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation presentation (1979) box 13 folder 1
  • Advent poetry videocassette (2000 December 7) box 43 cassette 4

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Office of the Provost. Edwin Graves Wilson Records
ID
RG22.1.1
Date [inclusive]
1936-2015
Extent
17.22 Linear Feet  40 document boxes, 2 half-document boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Office of the Provost. Edwin Graves Wilson Records (RG22.1.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest University--Alumni and alumnae
  • Wake Forest College--Alumni and alumnae

Personal Name(s)

  • Hearn, Thomas K., Jr., 1937-2008

Related collections that document the life and work of Wilson include:

  • Dean of the College, Edwin G. Wilson Records (RG4.1.8)
  • University Archives Photographs Collection (RG10.1)

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