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Finding Aid For The S. William Pelletier Provost Papers (1962 - 2003) [Bulk 1969 - 1976] (UGA 04 - 017 )

RG: 1 -13 (Provost)
5 Linear Ft: 4 Bankers Boxes and 2 Ms. Boxes

Introduction:

Dr. S. William Pelletier (1924-2004) was born in Kankakee, Illinois, earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1947 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Cornell in 1950.

Following work at the Rockefeller Institute, he assumed the position of Head of the Chemistry Department at the University of Georgia in 1962.

In 1969, Pelletier was chosen as Provost of the University. In that role he generated controversy as he worked to change faculty promotion and tenure requirements. Finally in the wake of a public controversy with Dean William Tate, Pelletier resigned in 1976 and the office of Provost was eliminated for some twenty years.

Pelletier then assumed the role of Director of the Institute for Natural Products Chemistry Research. In addition to his work in chemistry and university administration, Pelletier was well know for his expertise in art, particularly in relation to prints of which he was a noted collector.

Scope and Content:

The papers, as retrieved from his office on the 7 th floor of the Ilah Dunlap Little Library, were divided into four series. The first, the Administrative Subject Files (boxes 1 & 2) , document his activities as Provost. Of particular interest are the files documenting the controversies of his career as Provost, "Faculty Fracas, 1973," and "The Last Hurrah, 1976". The second (boxes 3 & 4) consists of correspondence files. The third ( box 5) contains correspondence and subject files related to his work with the Georgia Museum of Art and the University Library, with the exception of files related to artist John Taylor Arms. Due to space considerations, these have been placed in box 6 of the fourth series. The fourth series ( box 6) documents his travels and addresses to meetings, as well as the John Taylor Arms materials.

Materials related to Dr. Pelletier’s work in chemistry and the records of the Institute for Natural Products Chemistry are to be found in collection UGA 04 -010.

Contents:

UGA 04-017:1 Administrative Subject Files

  1. A&S Questionnaire [1974-1975].
  2. Talk to AAUP, April 20, 1974.
  3. Provost Appointment [1969].
  4. Alumni Foundation Professors Support [1976].
  5. Alumni Foundation Professorship – S.W.P. [1969].
  6. Bio Data [1970].
  7. Business Appointments [1976].
  8. Clippings [1971-1975].
  9. Criteria for Special Professorship and Endowed Chairs [1975].
  10. Equipment [1976].
  11. Faculty Attitude and Opinion Survey [1976].
  12. Faculty Fracas 1973 & 13-A Faculty Fracas [continued]
  13. Grants – S.W. Pelletier [1974].
  14. Guidelines – Drafts [1970].
  15. Guidelines – 1970-1973.
  16. Home Economics Dean’s Appointment [1971].
  17. Institute for Natural Products Research [1969].
  18. Institutional Research [1975-1976].
  19. Journalism [1973].
  20. “The Last Hurrah’ January, 1976 & 21-A, "The Last Hurrah [continued]
  21. Law School Deanship [1973].
  22. Libraries’ Director Search [1972-1978].
  23. Memorandas [1969].
  24. Monthly Dean’s Meeting [1970-1973].
  25. Natural Products Lab Report [1976].
  26. Outstanding Faculty [1971].
  27. Pages Charges – Research [1976].
  28. Policy Statements [1975].
  29. Promotion Committee Members [1973].
  30. Key Promotion Letters [1969-1973].
  31. Promotion Committee – Charges [1975-1976].
  32. Confidential – University [1970-1976].
  33. Promotions [1971-1976].
  34. Provost’s Office Report September 1969 – June 1976.
  35. Purchasing – Office Equipment [1976].
  36. Promotions A&S Procedures [1974].
  37. Provost’s Interns [1978].
  38. Provost’s Report [ July 13, 1976].
  39. Renovation of Provost’s Office [1969-1974].
  40. Reorganization [1974].
  41. GA Review Rumpus 1974.
  42. Royal Society [1973].
  43. Self-Study Report [1971].
  44. Senior Counselors [1975-1978].
  45. Schwartz Letters 2/24/1976
  46. University Professors 1974.
  47. Vice Provost [1973].

UGA 04-017:2 Estray Items & Additional Administrative Subject Files

  1. [Booklets – UGA Guidelines for Promotions and Appointments, Statutes of UGA].
  2. [Loose Letters 1977, 1991].
  3. Articles on Communication [1970].
  4. Georgia Review [1977].
  5. Internships – Provost’s Office [1973-1976].
  6. Publishing Obligations of Faculty [1969-1976].
  7. Recognition of Excellence of UGA [1974-1975].
  8. Articles on Research [Clipping 9/28/1971].
  9. Teaching [1975].
  10. “Compatibility” Issue (History) 1970-1971.
  11. Athens Observer Series, Summer 1975.
  12. Torch Club [1969-1970].
  13. Promotion Summary [1975-1976].
  14. [Photographs with Letter October 2, 1975].
  15. [Chemist's Triangle].

UGA 04-017:3 Correspondence

  1. Aderhold, O.C. [1962-1964].
  2. Bordeaux Article [1975].
  3. Albert William Christ-Janer – Art [1971-1975].
  4. Dinnan [1971].
  5. Dodd, Lamar [1971-1982].
  6. Lamar Dodd Correspondence [1969-1997].
  7. Faculty Letters [1973].
  8. Faculty Letters [1973-1974].
  9. Georgia Review [1974-1977].
  10. German, Victor [1969-1971].
  11. Giardini Affair [1976].
  12. Land, Aubrey [1973].
  13. Letters, Miscellaneous [1973].
  14. Montgomery – December, 1974.
  15. Montgomery Miasma [1975].
  16. [Letter – Hubert B. Owens – October 13, 1982].
  17. Polanski, Norman [1977].
  18. Mr. William Paul [1970-1978].
  19. A. Poulin Jr., “Poetry Textbooks and the classroom: Blowing the Whistle,” College English, vol. 32, No. 3, Dec., 1970.
  20. Noble, Clyde [1976].
  21. Reeves, Walter Paschal [1971].
  22. Saye, Albert [1976].
  23. Helen Smith Interviews [Clippings 1974].
  24. Dr. Sterns [1971].
  25. Still, Richard.
  26. Stone, Vernon [1977].
  27. Timberlake Matter [1970-1971].
  28. Dr. Robert West [1974].
  29. Correspondence [March-June 1970].
  30. Correspondence [September 1969 – March 1970].
  31. Correspondence Jan. 1970 – June 1971.
  32. Correspondence July 1970 – January 1971.
  33. Date File 7/1/71 – 1/1/72 [Correspondence 1971-1972].
  34. Date File 1/1/72 – 6/30/72 [ Correspondence 1972].

UGA 04-017:4 Correspondence Continued

  1. July 1 – December 31, 1972 [Correspondence].
  2. [Correspondence April 1973 – June 1973].
  3. [Correspondence January – March 1973].
  4. July 1, 1973 through December, 1973 [Correspondence].
  5. [Correspondence April – June 1974].
  6. Correspondence January – March 1974].

UGA 04-017:5 Art & Library Donation & Correspondence Files

  1. [Letters 1978].
  2. GA Museum Organization and Reporting April 29, 1977.
  3. Bledsoe, Jane [1988-1990].
  4. [Georgia Museum of Art, Correspondence, etc. 1996].
  5. Eiland, William U. [2000-2003, part one, split from one original file].
  6. Eiland, William U. [1996-2000, part two, split from one original file].
  7. Fowler, Betty Alice [2003].
  8. Freeman, Jennifer [1999-2001].
  9. GMOA Preparations [2001-2003].
  10. Greenspan, Rebecca [2001].
  11. Hinton, Cecilia [2001].
  12. Mondi, Annelies [2002-2003].
  13. Phagan, Patricia [1989-2001].
  14. Phagan, Patti [Patricia, 1998-1999, folder original placed inside folder 13].
  15. Print Club [1977-1979].
  16. Purdue, Lynn [2000].
  17. Ramsey, Bonnie [1993-2003].
  18. [Museum of Art Folder – Rembrandt 1998].
  19. [Georgia Museum of Art Folders – Board of Advisors, etc. 2001-2003].
  20. [Booklet – Professional Practices in Art Museums 2001].
  21. At Home and Abroad; Japan and Japanisme (GMOA / July – October 2002) [found in folder 22].
  22. Ray, Romita [2000-2003].
  23. Sampson, Kristie [thank you note 2/2/2001].
  24. Sumerour, Neil [letter, 9/11/2001].
  25. Wilfong, Thomas [letter April 6, 2001].
  26. Winthrop, Carol [1986-1988].
  27. Yates, Rebecca [2001-2003}.
  28. Georgia Museum of Art Acquisitions [1998-2000].
  29. Georgia Museum of Art [2000-2003].
  30. Georgia Museum of Art [2001-2003].
  31. Museum Reporting – Dr S. William Pelletier [1977].
  32. Gift to Library 1986.
  33. Gift to Libraries 1987.
  34. Gift to Libraries 1988.
  35. Returns to Library 1988.
  36. Gift to Libraries 1989.
  37. Gift to Library 1990.
  38. Gift to Libraries 1992.
  39. Gift to UGA Libraries 1993.
  40. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art 1980.
  41. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art – Original Documents – December 16, 1981.
  42. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art December 21, 1983.
  43. Loan to Georgia Museum of Art 1983.
  44. Loan to Georgia Museum of Art 1984.
  45. Gift to GA Museum of Art 1984.
  46. Gift to GA Museum of Art, 1985.
  47. Loan to GA Museum of Art – 1986.
  48. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art 1986.
  49. Gift – Georgia Museum of Art 1986.
  50. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art 1988.
  51. [Georgia Museum of Art 1986-1987].
  52. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art 1989].
  53. Georgia Museum of Art Gift – 1990.
  54. Gift to Georgia Museum of Art 1991.
  55. Loan to GA Museum of Art 1991.
  56. [GA Museum of Art Postcard].
  57. Gifts to Georgia Museum of Art 2002.

UGA 04-017:6 Conference & Travel Records & John Taylor Arms Materials

  1. Trip to Chicago, November 4-12, 1969.
  2. NIH-ACS, Washington, September 10-17, 1971 [“cancelled” written over label].
  3. London Trip, July 11-31, 1971.
  4. Trip to Ann Arbor, June 13-17, 1971
  5. NIH Medicinal Chemistry Panel, Bethesda, Maryland April 29-May 1, 1971.
  6. Los Angeles – ACS – 3/28 to 4/2/1971.
  7. New Orleans, ACS December 1-4, 1970 [“cancelled” written over label].
  8. Trip to Washington, DC, Land Grant Meeting, November 8-11, 1970 [“cancelled” written over label].
  9. Trip to Chicago, NIH, ACS, B. of E., Journal of Organic Chemistry September 11-17. 1970
  10. Trip to Riga, Latvia – June + July 1970.
  11. Trip to Chicago and Toronto, May 17-28, 1970
  12. Trip to Washington, DC – NIH Panel April 30-May 4, 1970
  13. Houston Trip – Feb. 22-26, 1970 – Cancelled.
  14. Kingston, Jamaica, January 4-10, 1970.
  15. NSF Meeting, Atlanta, Cancelled [1969-1970].
  16. Philadelphia – January 15-18, 1970.
  17. Trip to New York – September 7-12, 1969.
  18. Travel – ACS, NIH Trips – Misc.
  19. Tallahassee Trip, June 17-21, 1973.
  20. Trip to New York City, June 28-30, 1972.
  21. ACS New York, August 27-September 1972.
  22. New York, February 25-27, 1971 Ford Foundation [“cancelled” written over label].
  23. Trip to New York City, May 1-2, 1973, Peabody Awards.
  24. ACS Meeting in Dallas, April 8-12, 1973 [“cancelled” written over label].
  25. To Syracuse, NY, March 12-13, 1973.
  26. Trip to Berkeley, CA January 11-13, 1973.
  27. To Memphis, Tennessee, December 7-8, 1972.
  28. To Washington, DC, November 12-15, 1972 Land-grant Meeting.
  29. To Birmingham, November 2-3, 1972.
  30. Trip to New Orleans, September 24-26, 1972, Southern Land-grant, Assn.
  31. Trip to Chicago May 29-June 3, 1972.
  32. NIH Trip and ACS 9/10/1971 – 9/17/1971
  33. NIH and ACS, Boston April 9-15, 1972
  34. AIR Conference, Miami Beach May 1-2, 1972.
  35. NIH Trip to Bethesda, MD, January 13-15, 1972.
  36. Trip to Jamaica, January 2-8, 1972, 4 th Natural Products Symposium.
  37. London – 7/9/73 – 7/26/73.
  38. Trip to New Orleans. November 7-10, 1971, NASULGC.
  39. Land Grant Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14, 1973.
  40. Trip to Washington State University January 1975.
  41. SACS Meeting, Dallas, December 8-11, 1974 [“cancelled” written over label].
  42. Land Grant Meeting, November 17-20, 1974, Washington, DC.
  43. New York City, October 28-29, 1974, Ford Foundation.
  44. San Diego, October 9-11, 1974 ACE Annual Meeting.
  45. Hot Springs, Arkansas, September 29 – October 1, 1974. Southern Assoc. of LGCSU
  46. ACS Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 8-12, 1974 [“cancelled” written over label].
  47. Trip to Fort Bragg, N.C. July 9-11, 1974.
  48. Trip to Ottawa, Canada June 19-28, 1974.
  49. New York, Peabody Awards, May 1, 1974.
  50. ACS Meeting in Los Angeles, March 31- April 4, 1974 [“cancelled” written over label]
  51. Chemical Congress, Mexico City December 1-5, 1975 [“cancelled” written over label]
  52. Trip to Pullman, Washington, January 5-7, 1975.
  53. Land-Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 9-12, 1975 [“cancelled” written over label]
  54. Chicago, August 24-31, 1975.
  55. ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA April 6-9, 1975.
  56. New York City, May 6-7, 1975, Peabody Awards Banquet.
  57. To Chicago, April 13-14, 1975 Center for Research Libraries.
  58. London Trip, July 1975.
  59. CRL Board & Council Meeting, Chicago January 7-8, 1976.
  60. Cotton Bowl 1976.
  61. ACS Trip, New York City, April 4-9, 1976
  62. New York City – Peabody Awards, May 4-5, 1976.
  63. Trip to Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA May 12-13, 1976.
  64. Rockefeller University Symposium, New York City, June 6-9, 1976.
  65. Trip to Chicago, IL, April 22-23, 1976. CRL Meetings. [Center for Research Libraries]
  66. [Various travel records 1975-1976].
  67. [Luncheon and Dinner Records 1971-1974].
  68. Who’s Who [pamphlets and vitae 1977].
  69. Math Conference on K-Theory and Operator Algebras, April 21, 1975.
  70. Response to Rose Garden Dedication, October 30, 1975
  71. Suggested Greetings for: Dr. SW Pelletier Opening Session: Inorganic Chemistry Monday January 6, 1975
  72. Georgia Center for Cont. Ed.
  73. Welcome to Legislators, December 11, 1972.
  74. Welcome to Algebra Conference. 6/12/1972.
  75. Welcome to Chemiluminescence Conference October 10, 1972.
  76. The American Physical Society Conference Georgia Center April 15, 1974
  77. Profiles in Community Change – December 13, 1973 (Public Service)
  78. “Science and Christianity” Athens Torch Club, April 9, 1970.
  79. Welcome – Workshop for Department Heads July 1971.
  80. [Letter – Dinner, Waldorf Towers November 17, 1980].
  81. To Boston, Massachusetts, Natick Conference, October 3-6, 1972.
  82. Manuscripts and reprints of Pelletier Articles Related to Artist John Taylor Arms
  83. Correspondence related to John Taylor Arms Publications, Folder A
  84. Correspondence related to John Taylor Arms Publications, Folder B

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