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Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 009

Scope and Contents

This collection gathers materials relating to Beloit College by and about Victor Ferrall, primarily during his tenure as president of Beloit College, 1991-2000. These include many news articles, inauguration documents, correspondence (called "reading files"), retirement information, transcriptions and drafts of speeches and addresses, and copies of his publications (magazine and journal articles, books).

Not listed here are about 200 MB of born-digital files, kept by the secretary of the college at the time, Connie Truesdale. These giles consist of mostly daily schedules, some internal and external correspondence, and speeches. For more information about these digital materials, contact us.

Other information from his administration can be found in Beloit College Academic Senate records (AC 4), Beloit College Faculty records (AC 47).

Dates

  • Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. came to Beloit College in 1991. A graduate of Oberlin, he received his Masters and Law degrees from Yale. Prior to becoming Beloit College's ninth president Ferrall was a senior member of a Washington law firm. President Ferrall took control of the Sesquicentennial fundraising campaign, completed in November 1997, which raised one hundred million dollars. Beloit also increased the size and diversity of its student body under Ferrall. The major renovations of Morse-Ingersoll Hall, the Wright Museum of Art, and the Logan Museum also occurred during this time.

Vic Ferrall is married to Linda Smith, another lawyer from his Washington law firm. He is an avid woodworker. There is a residency named after him, the Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artists-in-Residence Program, which brings distinguished visual or performing artists to campus to teach, direct workshops, and perform or exhibit his or her works.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (8 boxes; further additions are expected)

205 Megabytes (533 files, 8 folders)

Overview

Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. was the ninth president of Beloit College, serving from 1991-2000. This collection gathers materials relating to Beloit College by and about Victor Ferrall, primarily during his tenure as president. These include many news articles, inauguration documents, correspondence, retirement information, transcriptions and drafts of speeches and addresses, and copies of his publications (magazine and journal articles, books). His digital records consist of memos, daily planning notes, speeches, and other miscellaneous files.

Related Materials

Academic Senate records (AC 4)
Anniversaries collection (AC 10)
Buildings and Properties collection (AC 24)
Development records (AC 41)
Faculty records (AC 47)
Institutional Research records (AC 67)
Trustees records (AC 107)

Processing Information

Two boxes of subject files are unprocessed, but are still available for research.

Title
Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. papers
Status
Completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
June, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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