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Roger Hull papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 008

Scope and Contents

This small collection almost exclusively covers the time span during Roger Hull's tenure as president of Beloit College, 1981-1990. It contains many documents surrounding his inauguration, news articles by and about him, and many photographs, mostly black and white.

Most of the documents in this collection were not created by Hull, but rather created by or about the Beloit College community during his administration. There are a few letters written by President Hull, but for the most part they are memos intended for a large audience, not personal correspondence.

Folders named "Publications" contain articles written by Hull. Folders named "Media Coverage" contain articles about Hull.

Dates

  • 1980-1992

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are marked "confidential" and may require Archives permission before viewing.

Biographical / Historical

President of Beloit College from 1981-1990.

A graduate of Dartmouth and Yale Law School, Roger Hull received his doctorate from University of Virginia. Hull came to Beloit with a background in both law and education. He had worked as a corporate lawyer, and wrote The Irish Triangle (Princeton University Press, 1976) and Law and Vietnam (Oceana Press, 1968). Hull was the Vice President for Development as well as an adjunct law professor at Syracuse University before he came to Beloit in 1981. While at Beloit, Hull initiated the Help Yourself Program, and expanded the international exchange program. A significant increase in the endowment also occurred under Hull. In 1990 Hull moved on to become the president of Union College and assumed the chancellorship of Union University. From 1981 to 1990, the College's size and diversity increased, and growth within the College and the town helped form a stronger connection between the two.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes; further additions are expected)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Roger Hull was the 8th president of Beloit College, from 1981-1990. This small collection almost exclusively covers that time span. It contains many documents surrounding his inauguration, news articles by and about him, and many photographs, mostly black and white. Most of the documents in this collection were not created by Hull, but rather created by or about the Beloit College community during his administration. Of note are some materials related to the 1986-1987 North Central Association's (NCA) accreditation process. Otherwise, there are a few letters written by President Hull, but for the most part they are memos intended for a large audience, not personal correspondence.

Related Materials

Academic Senate records (AC 4)
Buildings and Properties collection (AC 24)
Development records (AC 41)
Faculty records (AC 47)
Institutional Research records (AC 67)
Help Yourself/Upward Bound collection (AC 58)
Martha Peterson papers (MC 7)
Trustees records (AC 107)

Processing Information

Much of the correspondence has been taken from the Martha Peterson papers (MC 7).
Title
Roger Hull papers
Status
Completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
June, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485