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KSU Presidents' "State of the University Address" collection


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University Presidents' "State of the University Address" collection
Inclusive Date(s): 1963-2011
Author: Finding aid prepared by Adam Wanter
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Adam Wanter using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2013
Origination: Kent State University. Office of the President
Extent: 1 cubic feet (2 boxes = 2 half size record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0155
Abstract: This collection contains printed copies of the annual addresses regarding the state and direction of the university given by the president of Kent State University.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of the State of the University Address

The tradition of the annual "State of the University" Address dates back to at least 1963. The address is used as a forum for the president of Kent State University to outline the academic and financial state of the university. The address has also been used as a platform to express the presidents' vision of the future of the university and as a way to introduce new university wide objectives and goals. The audience for these addresses was initially limited to the Faculty Senate but was eventually opened up to the student body and the public. The traditional model for delivering the speech was abandoned in the 2012-2013 academic year, when President Lefton instead gave several smaller speeches to area alumni groups.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of "State of the University" Addresses, from the years 1963 to 2011. Some gaps appear in the collection, indicating either a lack of an address that year, or if an address was given, a lack of a physical copy being archived. The collection also contains some promotional items for addresses, which consist of fliers and handouts. At present, the collection lacks addresses for the following years: 1971-1972; 1974-1975; 2003-2004; 2005-2006.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by the date on which the speech was given.

Preferred Citation

Kent State University Presidents' "State of the University Address" collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State University -- Archives
Kent State University. Office of the President -- Archives
Kent State University -- Administration -- History
Kent State University -- Planning
Kent (Ohio) -- History
Persons:
White, Robert I., 1908-
Olds, Glenn A. (Glenn Alvero), 1921-2006
Golding, Brage
Schwartz, Michael, 1937-
Cartwright, Carol A., 1941-
Lefton, Lester A., 1946-
Functions:
Universities and colleges -- Administration
Occupations:
College presidents
College administrators
Material Types:
Fliers (printed matter)
Typescripts
Pamphlets
Photocopies



Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 / Folder 1
President White, September 23, 1963
Box 1 / Folder 2
President White, September 21, 1964
Box 1 / Folder 3
President White, September 20, 1965
Box 1 / Folder 4
President White, 1966
Box 1 / Folder 5
President White, September 25, 1967
Box 1 / Folder 6
President White, September 23, 1968
Box 1 / Folder 7
President Olds, September 29, 1971
Box 1 / Folder 8
President Olds, September 27, 1972
Box 1 / Folder 9
President Olds, October 25, 1973
Box 1 / Folder 10
President Olds, November 3, 1975
Box 1 / Folder 11
President Golding, January 6, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 12
President Golding, January 19, 1979
Box 1 / Folder 13
President Golding, February 6, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 14
President Golding, February 19, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 15
President Golding, December 16, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 16
President Schwartz, October 20, 1982
Box 1 / Folder 17
President Schwartz, October 20, 1983
Box 1 / Folder 18
President Schwartz, October 25, 1984
Box 1 / Folder 19
President Schwartz, October 24, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 20
President Schwartz, October 9, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 21
President Schwartz, October 15, 1987
Box 1 / Folder 22
President Schwartz, October 26, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 23
President Schwartz, September 21, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 24
President Schwartz, October 11, 1990
Box 2 / Folder 1
President Cartwright, October 11, 1991
Box 2 / Folder 2
President Cartwright, October 27, 1992
Box 2 / Folder 3
President Cartwright, October 21, 1993
Box 2 / Folder 4
President Cartwright, October 25, 1994
Box 2 / Folder 5
President Cartwright, October 19, 1995
Box 2 / Folder 6
President Cartwright, October 3, 1996
Box 2 / Folder 7
President Cartwright, September 18, 1997
Box 2 / Folder 8
President Cartwright, October 1, 1998
Box 2 / Folder 9
President Cartwright, October 7, 1999
Box 2 / Folder 10
President Cartwright, October 5, 2000
Box 2 / Folder 11
President Cartwright, October 11, 2001
Box 2 / Folder 12
President Cartwright, October 17, 2002
Box 2 / Folder 13
President Cartwright, October 14, 2004
Box 2 / Folder 14
President Lefton, September 18, 2007
Box 2 / Folder 15
President Lefton, September 25, 2008
Box 2 / Folder 16
President Lefton, September 24, 2009
Box 2 / Folder 17
President Lefton, September 23, 2010
Box 2 / Folder 18
President Lefton, September 22, 2011