Wayne State College History Collection



Catalog Title: Wayne State College History Collection

 

Shelved as: 03.01 W396
Collection: Office of the President
Series: Historical Files
Sub-Series: Wayne State College

Persistent Link to Conn Library OPAC: http://library.nscs.edu/record=b1665831~S0

 

Background Note

 

The Nebraska Normal College (NNC) had been founded by James M. Pile in 1891. After more than a decade of exceptional leadership and hard work, Professor Pile’s health began to decline. Concern over the future of the NNC led to the idea of having the State of Nebraska purchase the school.  Although the idea of having a state-owned college in Wayne was popular among the town’s people, other towns were just as interested in having a state school. After a long, hard fought battle, the state legislature passed a bill authorizing the state’s purchase of the Nebraska Normal College in 1909. Four men of Wayne are largely credited with the successful campaign: Phil H. Kohl, Henry C. Ley, James Britton, and John T. Bressler. Governor Ashton C. Shallenburger signed the bill into law on April 6, 1909. Sadly, Professor Pile had passed away the month before.

 

The bill authorizing purchase of Pile’s Nebraska Normal College had become law. However, the legislature had failed to authorize the funds to make the purchase and run the college. Mrs. Ella Pile, James Pile’s widow, and their son, Fred, continued to run the college until those funds were appropriated the following year. On September 1, 1910 the State Of Nebraska officially took possession of the NNC which then became the State Normal School at Wayne. Classes began on September 19, 1910 with Ulysses Sylvester Conn (1865-1936) was selected as the first president of the school.

 

In 1921, by act of the State Legislature, the school became a State Normal School and Teachers College with legal authority to grant baccalaureate degrees in education. In 1949, the Legislature changed the name of the institution to Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne and granted authority to confer the baccalaureate degree for study in liberal arts. The graduate program leading to a master’s was authorized in 1955, and in 1963 the Legislature changed the name of the college to Wayne State College. For a number of years the college was also known unofficially as Wayne State Teachers College.

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Approximately 20 boxes of materials were transferred from the president’s office to the archives in the summer of 2006. Two of these boxes were labeled “Historical Files” and “Oversized Historical Files,” respectively. There were also two boxes with folders labeled “Historical – [subject]” as well as individual folders with similar labels scattered among several of the other boxes. The bulk of the materials in this series came from those files. A few unorganized, relevant materials already in library storage were added to this series.

 

NOTE: Although these series has been given the title “Historical Files,” it does not mean that these are the only historical files in the Archives. Indeed the entire Archives consists of historical files. This series was given the title “Historical Files” only because the files had been labeled as such by the president’s office.

Folders in Box 1 are organized chronologically by decade. Boxes 4, 5 and 6 are organized by subject. Box 2 contains various Golden Anniversary materials. Box 3 contains oversized materials relating to the construction of dormitories.

 

  • Box 1. [Files organized chronologically by decade]
    • Folder 1. 1910-1920
    • Folder 2. 1920-1930
    • Folder 3. 1930-1940
    • Folder 4. 1940-1950
    • Folder 5. 1940-1950 – Civilian Pilot Training (1)
    • Folder 6. 1940-1950 – Civilian Pilot Training (2)
    • Folder 7. 1940-1950 – Civilian Pilot Training (3)
    • Folder 8. 1940-1950 – Civilian Pilot Training (4)
    • Folder 9. 1940-1950 – Civilian Pilot Training (5)
    • Folder 10. Golden Anniversary – Committees (1)
    • Folder 11. Golden Anniversary – Committees (2)
    • Folder 12. Golden Anniversary – Committees (3)
    • Folder 13. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (1)
    • Folder 14. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (2)
    • Folder 15. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (3)
    • Folder 16. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (4)
    • Folder 17. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (5)
    • Folder 18. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (6)
    • Folder 19. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (7)
    • Folder 20. Golden Anniversary – Correspondence (8)
    • Folder 21. Golden Anniversary Announcement Mailings
    • Folder 22. Golden Anniversary – Planning and Budget (1)
    • Folder 23. Golden Anniversary – Planning and Budget (2)
    • Folder 24. Golden Anniversary – Planning and Budget (3)
    • Folder 25. Golden Anniversary. U.S. History, 1910-60 / Criswell (1)
    • Folder 26. Golden Anniversary. U.S. History, 1910-60 / Criswell (2)
    • Folder 27. Golden Anniversary. Campus Map
    • Folder 28. Golden Anniversary. College Catalog, 1960-61
    • Folder 29. Golden Anniversary. Miscellany
    • Folder 30. Golden Anniversary. Placement Bureau Annual Report, 1959-60.
    • [Note: More Golden Anniversary items are in Box 2]
    • Folder 31. 1970-1980. J. R. Johnson articles (1)
    • Folder 32. 1970-1980. J. R. Johnson articles (2).
    • Folder 33. 1970-1980. Campus Flashbacks (1)
    • Folder 34. 1970-1980. Campus Flashbacks (2)
    • Folder 35. 1970-1980. Breitkreutz History (1)
    • Folder 36. 1970-1980. Breitkreutz History (2)
    • Folder 37. 1970-1980. Breitkreutz History (3).
    • Folder 38. 1970-1980. Byron A. Russell
    • Folder 39. 1970-1980. Miscellany
    • Folder 40. 1970-1980. Newspapers
    • Folder 41. 1980-1990. Pile Family.
    • Folder 42. 1980-1990. Miscellany
  • Box 2. [Golden Anniversary materials]
    • Folder 1. Golden Anniversary – Open House Register
    • Folder 2. Golden Anniversary – Wayne Stater, October 28, 1960
    • Folder 3. Golden Anniversary – Publicity
    • Folder 4. Golden Anniversary – Paper Napkins
    • Folder 5. Golden Anniversary – Program
    • Folder 6. Golden Anniversary – Program
    • Folder 7. Golden Anniversary – Tickets
    • Folder 8. Golden Anniversary – Announcement
    • Folder 9. Golden Anniversary – Commencement
    • Folder 10. Golden Anniversary – Invitation
    • Folder 11. Golden Anniversary – Cards
    • Folder 12. Golden Anniversary – RSVP Cards
    • Folder 13. Golden Anniversary – Badge
    • Folder 14. Golden Anniversary – Placemat
    • Folder 15. Golden Anniversary – Homecoming Queen Candidates
    • Folder 16. Golden Anniversary – Pen
  • Box 3. Dormitory Information
    • Folder 1. Construction of Dormitories, 1927-1950 (1)
    • Folder 2. Construction of Dormitories, 1927-1950 (2)
    • Folder 3. Construction of Dormitories, 1927-1950 (3)
    • Folder 4. WSC Dormitory Accounts (1)
    • Folder 5. WSC Dormitory Accounts (2)
    • Folder 6. Dormitory Contracts—1927-1947
    • Folder 7. Dormitories—Miscellanea (1)
    • Folder 8. Dormitories—Miscellanea (2)
  • Box 4 [Files Organized by Subject]
    • Folder 1. AASCU Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Folder 2. AAUP—Removal of Censure. 1961-1978
    • Folder 3. AAUP—Removal of Censure. 1979.
    • Folder 4. AAUP—Removal of Censure. 1980-1982.
    • Folder 5. AAUP—Removal of Censure. 1983-1990.
    • Folder 6. Academic—Extended Campus
    • Folder 7. Academic Studies
    • Folder 8. Alma Mater
    • Folder 9. Altona—LaPorte Cemetery
    • Folder 10. Alumni
    • Folder 11. Alumni Association
    • Folder 12. Alumni Directory
    • Folder 13. Alumni—Audrey Long—Diplomas
    • Folder 14. Alumni House
    • Folder 15. Alumni Newsletter
    • Folder 16. Andersen, Martin C. (1885-1968)
    • Folder 17. Anderson, J. T. (1883-1958)
    • Folder 18. Anniversaries—1935 (25th)
    • Folder 19. Anniversaries—1960 (Golden)
    • Folder 20. Anniversaries—1985 (75th  ) (1)
    • Folder 21. Anniversaries—1985 (75th ) (2)
    • Folder 22. Anniversaries—1985 (75th ) (3)
    • Folder 23. Anniversary—1991, Heritage Day (100th) (1)
    • Folder 23.1. Anniversaries—1991, Heritage Day (100th) (2)
    • Folder 24. Anniversaries—2000 (90th  ) (1)
    • Folder 25. Arboretum.
    • Folder 26. Archives—College
    • Folder 27. Armstrong, Marjorie Ley (1912-2002)
    • Folder 28. Artifacts—Chapin Collection of Indian Artifacts (1)
    • Folder 29. Artifacts—Chapin Collection of Indian Artifacts (2)
    • Folder 30. Artifacts—Chapin Collection of Indian Artifacts (3)
    • Folder 31. Artifacts—Hahn Display Case (1)
    • Folder 32. Artifacts—Hahn Display Case (2)
    • Folder 33. Artifacts—Kind Collection of Indian Artifacts (1)
    • Folder 34. Artifacts—Kind Collection of Indian Artifacts (2)
    • Folder 35. Athletics
    • Folder 36. Athletics Advisory Board
    • Folder 37. Athletics—Electronic Message Board
    • Folder 38. Athletics—Memorial Stadium Plaque
    • Folder 39. Audits (1)
    • Folder 40. Audits (2)
    • Folder 41. Blue Key
    • Folder 42. Board of Education of State Normal Schools
    • Folder 43. Board of Trustees Scholarships
    • Folder 44. Board Office Foundation (1)
    • Folder 45. Board Office Foundation (2)
    • Folder 46. Board Reports
    • Folder 47. Book Value of Buildings
    • Folder 48. Bridge—Newcastle/Vermillion
    • Folder 49. Budgets
    • Folder 50. Building Plaques—Persons Named For
    • Folder 51. Buildings and Facilities
    • Folder 52. Buildings—Cost  / Year
    • Folder 53. Buildings—Naming (1)
    • Folder 54. Buildings—Naming (2)
    • Folder 55. Bureau for Community and Economic Development
    • Folder 56. Bus (1)
    • Folder 57. Bus (2)
    • Folder 58. Bus (3)
    • Folder 59. Campus Ministry (1)
    • Folder 60. Campus Ministry (2) – Wayne Ecumenical Campus Ministry Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
    • Folder 61. Campus Ministry (3)
    • Folder 62. Campus Ministry (4)
    • Folder 63. Chamber of Commerce
    • Folder 64. Chapel, Connell Hall (1)
    • Folder 65. Chapel, Connell Hall (2)
    • Folder 66. Chapel Fund (1)
    • Folder 67. Chapel Fund (2)
    • Folder 68. Chapel / Nativity Scene in Willow Bowl
    • Folder 69. Chimes / Carillon
    • Folder 70. City Centennial.
    • Folder 71. City of Wayne.
    • Folder 72. City of Wayne – Inquiries about People.
    • Folder 73. Clock, Antique.
    • Folder 74. Coffey Resignation.
    • Folder 75. Coffey Special Committee.
    • Folder 76. College Forum.
    • Folder 77. Computers—New VAX System.
    • Folder 78. Connell Guest Apartment
    • Folder 79. Commencement—General (1)
    • Folder 80. Commencement—General (2)
    • Folder 81. Commencement—General (3)
    • Folder 82. Country Schoolhouse
    • Folder 83. Correspondence Courses.
    • Folder 84. Criswell, George (1917-1996)
    • Folder 85. Cuban Revolt – 1958
    • Folder 86. Degrees—First Masters 1958
    • Folder 87. Distance Learning (First degree)
    • Folder 88. Denkinger, Fred G. (George) (1903-1985)
    • Folder 89. Dormitory Financing (1)
    • Folder 90. Dormitory Financing (2)
    • Folder 91. Dormitory Financing (3)
    • Folder 92. Drug-Free Statements
    • Folder 93. Electronic Fee Payment.
    • Folder 94. Enrollment.
    • Folder 95. Excellence in Teaching Award.
    • Folder 96. Explosives – Federal Explosives Act
    • Folder 97. Faculty, Adjunct—Salary Survey
    • Folder 98. Faculty—Commencement Lineup
    • Folder 99. Faculty Club Constitution
    • Folder 100. Faculty Contracts
    • Folder 101. Faculty Meeting Minutes – September 1955-1958.
    • Folder 102. Faculty Meeting Minutes – August 1952-April 1955
    • Folder 103. Faculty Meeting Minutes – September 1950-June 1952.
    • Folder 104. Faculty Meeting Minutes – September 1949-June 1950
  • Box 5.
    • Folder 105. Faculty Meeting Minutes – November 1946-April 1949
    • Folder 106. Faculty Salaries—1964.
    • Folder 107. Families with Most Children Attending WSC
    • Folder 108. Financial Aid
    • Folder 109. Fiscal Impact on City (1).
    • Folder 110. Fiscal Impact on City (2).
    • Folder 111. Fiscal Impact on City (3)
    • Folder 112. Fitness Trail.
    • Folder 113. Flag Pole—Maintenance Building.
    • Folder 114. Foundation.
    • Folder 115. Foundation—Activities
    • Folder 116. Foundation—Benthack [Clinic] Building
    • Folder 117. Fountain
    • Folder 118. Gateway Pillars
    • Folder 119. General—WSC, LaPorte, City of Wayne
    • Folder 120. Ghosts of WSC
    • Folder 121. Governors
    • Folder 122. Graduate Studies
    • Folder 123. Graduation, Conditional
    • Folder 124. Greeting Cards
    • Folder 125. Here’s News from Wayne State (1)
    • Folder 126. Here’s News from Wayne State (2)
    • Folder 127. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (1)
    • Folder 128. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (2)
    • Folder 129. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (3)
    • Folder 130. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (4)
    • Folder 131. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (5)
    • Folder 132. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (6)
    • Folder 133. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (7)
    • Folder 134. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (8)
    • Folder 135. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (9)
    • Folder 136. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (10)
    • Folder 137. Hospital—Providence Medical Center (11)
    • Folder 138. ID Cards
    • Folder 139. Insurance (1)
    • Folder 140. Insurance (2)
    • Folder 141. Insurance (3)
    • Folder 142. Job Descriptions (1981)
    • Folder 143. Kappa Delta Gamma
    • Folder 144. Land Acquisition (1)
    • Folder 145. Land Acquisition (2)
    • Folder 146. Land Acquisition (3)
    • Folder 147. Land Acquisition (4)
    • Folder 148. Land Acquisition (5)
    • Folder 149. Land Acquisition (6)
    • Folder 150. Land Acquisition (7)
    • Folder 151. Land Acquisition (8)
    • Folder 152. Land Acquisition (9)
    • Folder 153. Land Acquisition (10)
    • Folder 154. Land Acquisition (11)
    • Folder 155. Land Acquisition (12)
    • Folder 156. Land Acquisition (13)
    • Folder 157. Land Acquisition (14)
    • Folder 158. Land Easements (1)
    • Folder 159. Land Easements (2)
    • Folder 160. Land Values
    • Folder 161. Ley Theatre
    • Folder 162. Lied Foundation.
    • Folder 163. Lindahl, Virgil Y. (Joe)
    • Folder 164. Media (Newspaper, Radio, TV)
    • Folder 165. Memorabilia.
    • Folder 166. Midwest’s Most Beautiful Campus
    • Folder 167. Minorities
    • Folder 168. Montie V. Chapin Music Scholarship
    • Folder 169. Morey, Victor (President)
    • Folder 170. Museum
    • Folder 171. Music Camps (1)
    • Folder 172. Music Camps (2)
    • Folder 173. Music Camps (3)
    • Folder 174. Nebraska Writers Map
    • Folder 175. Neihardt Letter
    • Folder 176. Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery
    • Folder 177. Normal School – Definition
    • Folder 178. Orchestra
    • Folder 179. Organizational Charts. 1968-1974.
    • Folder 180. Organizational Charts. 1975-1978.
    • Folder 181. Organizational Charts. 1978-1982.
    • Folder 182. Organizational Charts. 1983 to 1985.
    • Folder 183. Organizational Charts. 1986 to 1990.
    • Folder 184. Organizational Charts. 2001.
    • Folder 185. Organs (1)
    • Folder 186. Organs (2)
    • Folder 187. Organs (3).
    • Folder 188. Organs (4).
    • Folder 189. Paxton-Vierling Library.
    • Folder 190. Personnel Task Force. 1982-1987 (1)
    • Folder 191. Personnel Task Force. 1982-1987 (2)
    • Folder 192. Peru State College (1)
    • Folder 193. Peru State College (2)
    • Folder 194. Picture History of Campus. 1985. (1)
    • Folder 195. Picture History of Campus. 1985. (2)
    • Folder 196. Pianos
    • Folder 197. Pile Hall
    • Folder 198. Pilots/Wayne Airport.
    • Folder 199. Placement Office Files.
    • Folder 200. Presidents
    • Folder 201. President’s House (1)
    • Folder 202. President’s House (2)
    • Folder 203. President’s House (3)
    • Folder 204. President’s Office – Inventory
    • Folder 205. Presidential Gallery
  • Box 6.
    • Folder 206. Publications
    • Folder 207. Publicity / Publicity Office (1)
    • Folder 208. Publicity / Publicity Office (2)
    • Folder 209. Radio – Wireless – 1916
    • Folder 210. Revenue Bonds – Established 2/1963
    • Folder 211. Rice Memorial
    • Folder 212. Russell, Byron A.
    • Folder 213. 16 mm Films
    • Folder 214. Satellite Dish
    • Folder 215. Scholarship Certificate, 1942
    • Folder 216. Seal / Logo (1)
    • Folder 217. Seal / Logo (2)
    • Folder 218. September 11, 2001.
    • Folder 219. Shuttle Bus
    • Folder 220. Smoking Policy.
    • Folder 221. Song: “Beautiful Nebraska”
    • Folder 222. Song: WSC Fight Song
    • Folder 223. Special Programs. Black and Gold (1)
    • Folder 224. Special Programs. Black and Gold (2)
    • Folder 225. Special Programs. Black and Gold (3)
    • Folder 226. Special Programs. Black and Gold (4)
    • Folder 227. State Time Capsule. U.S. Tricentennial 2076
    • Folder 228. State of Nebraska. Highway Signs
    • Folder 229. State Historical Marker.
    • Folder 230. State Statutes, Nebraska
    • Folder 231. STRIDE. Chi Alpha Epsilon Honorary
    • Folder 232. Student Activity Fee (1)
    • Folder 233. Student Activity Fee (2)
    • Folder 234. Student Activity Fee (3)
    • Folder 235. Student Activity Fee (4)
    • Folder 236. Student Activity Fee. Allocations Committee (1)
    • Folder 237. Student Activity Fee. Allocations Committee (2)
    • Folder 238. Student Event Fee
    • Folder 239. Students’ Army Training Corps (SATC)
    • Folder 240. Support Staff. Spilker Classification Plan.1980-81 (1).
    • Folder 241. Support Staff. Spilker Classification Plan.1980-81 (2).
    • Folder 242. Support Staff. Spilker Classification Plan.1980-81 (3).
    • Folder 243. Support Staff. Spilker Classification Plan.1980-81 (4).
    • Folder 244. Support Staff Senate.
    • Folder 245. TASC (To Assist State Colleges) Fund.
    • Folder 246. Technology Infrastructure
    • Folder 247. Telephone Switchboard
    • Folder 248. Telephone System
    • Folder 249. Tracking Students Study
    • Folder 250. Tree Committee. 1977-1981 (1)
    • Folder 251. Tree Committee. 1977-1981 (2)
    • Folder 252. Trees (1)
    • Folder 253. Trees (2)
    • Folder 254. Trimester Calendar
    • Folder 255. Tuition Rates, Cumulative
    • Folder 256. Tuition—Residency
    • Folder 257. Val Peterson Papers
    • Folder 258. Victory Bell
    • Folder 259. Vocational Agriculture Program
    • Folder 260. Wayne State Education Association
    • Folder 261. Wayne State Foundation (1)
    • Folder 262. Wayne State Foundation (2)
    • Folder 263. Wayne State Foundation (3)
    • Folder 264. Wayne State Foundation—Community Scholarships
    • Folder 265. Wayne State Graduates
    • Folder 266. Wayne State Street Address
    • Folder 267. Wellness Program (1)
    • Folder 268. Wellness Program (2)
    • Folder 269. WEOPA (Wayne Educational Office Professional Association)
    • Folder 270. Willow Bowl
    • Folder 271. Willow Bowl Plaques
    • Folder 272. Willy Wildcat Logo
    • Folder 273. Word Processing—Lanier