Citation and Recognition Committee records

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Citation and Recognition Committee records

Special Collections and Archives

Citation and Recognition Committee records

Kent State University Citation and Recognition Committee records

Finding Aid

Prepared by Robin Katz, October 4, 2007; Updated January 2019


Inclusive Dates: 1968-2003
Bulk Dates: 1968-1980
Extent: 2 cubic feet, 2 record storage boxes
Physical Location: 11th floor


Historical Note: The Kent State University Citation and Recognition Committee considers and recommends nominees for honorary degrees and for other special recognition such as the President's Medal and the University Medallion. In addition, the Committee proposes governing criteria for the above honors.


Scope and Content: This collection includes the Committee's requests for nominations, internal Committee correspondence, critera and eligibility for awards, nominee files (including biographical information), ballots, and recipient files (including promotional and ceremonial materials).


Arrangement: In the first box, the Committee's public requests and internal records are filed first. The awards (Distinguished Service, Distinguished Teaching, President's Medal, and University Medallion) are then ordered alphabetically. For each award, an explanation of the criteria is followed by lists of nominees and lists of recipients. For many nominees and recipients there are individual files which are ordered alphabetically. These files include biographical information. The second box contains the Honorary Degree criteria, lists, and individual nominee and recipient files.

Processing Note: Dates reflect the content of the files, not the date an individual was nominated nor the date an award was conferred. There is a significant difference between the file dates and the dates nominated or conferred for Walton Clarke, Frank Glenn, Bernard Hall, Louis Lane, Paul Pfeiffer, Shannon Rodgers, Richard Schmidt, Howard Vincent, Rose Vormelker, and John Weiser. Please see the Nominee and Recipient Lists folders for nomination or conferral dates.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Requests for Nominations, 1969-1983 and undated
  2. Citation and Recognition Committee: member lists, 1976-1978
  3. Citation and Recognition Committee: minutes and correspondence, 1968-1973
  4. Citation and Recognition Committee: minutes and correspondence, 1974-1975
  5. Citation and Recognition Committee: minutes and correspondence, 1976-1978
  6. Citation and Recognition Committee: minutes and correspondence, 1979
  7. Spirit of America Award: proposal, 1998
  8. Award Medals, Ribbons, and Doctoral Hoods: correspondence, quotes, order forms, and receipts related to design and materials, 1968-1996
  9. Distinguished Service Award: criteria, procedure for selection, undated
  10. Distinguished Service Award: Nominee: Fuldheim, Dorothy, 1975-1976
  11. Distinguished Service Award: Recipients: LISTS of recipients from 1965-1984, undated
  12. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Bachna, Janet, 1969
  13. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Dawson, Frank, 1969
  14. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Del Bane, Michael, 1979
  15. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Eells, William, 1969
  16. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Logelin, Edward, 1978
  17. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Norton, James, 1968 and undated
  18. Distinguished Service Award: Recipient: Tschantz, Robert, 1969
  19. Distinguished Teaching Award: criteria, procedure for selection, 1969 and undated
  20. Distinguished Teaching Award: Recipients: LISTS of recipients from 1975-1983 and newspaper clippings, undated
  21. President's Medal: criteria, procedure for selection, 1969-1981 and undated
  22. President's Medal: Nominees: LISTS of nominees from 1969-1975, 1975
  23. President's Medal: Nominee: Ambler, David, 1977
  24. President's Medal: Nominee: Barber, Tom,
  25. President's Medal: Nominee: Bauer, Frederick, 1973
  26. President's Medal: Nominee: Berg, Emil, 1970
  27. President's Medal: Nominee: Cook, Dennis, 1977 and undated
  28. President's Medal: Nominee: Cowperthwaite, Leroy, 1979
  29. President's Medal: Nominee: Doutt, John, 1981
  30. President's Medal: Nominee: Erickson, Carl, 1979
  31. President's Medal: Nominee: Franklin, Doris, 1971 and 1979
  32. President's Medal: Nominee: Garfinkel, Stanley, 1997
  33. President's Medal: Nominee: Gorden, William, 1994 and undated
  34. President's Medal: Nominee: Harkness, Bruce, 1974 and 1979
  35. President's Medal: Nominee: Harvey, Milton, 1975
  36. President's Medal: Nominee: Harvey, Virginia, 1974-1982 and undated
  37. President's Medal: Nominee: Heiliger, Howard, 1976 and undated
  38. President's Medal: Nominee: Jenkins, Marlyn, 1975-1976 and undated
  39. President's Medal: Nominee: Kitchin, Paul, 1977
  40. President's Medal: Nominee: Kitner, Harold, 1975-1979
  41. President's Medal: Nominee: Kritzer, Hyman, 1974 and 1979
  42. President's Medal: Nominee: Lips, Rosemary, 1973
  43. President's Medal: Nominee: McVay, Christina, 1999-2001
  44. President's Medal: Nominee: Mitchell, John, 1980 and undated
  45. President's Medal: Nominee: Mulvihill, Donald. 1981-1982 and undated
  46. President's Medal: Nominee: Perry, Murvin, 1977-1978 and undated
  47. President's Medal: Nominee: Portteus, Elnora, 1971-1974
  48. President's Medal: Nominee: Powers, Murray, 1971-1972
  49. President's Medal: Nominee: Raup, Hallock, 1980
  50. President's Medal: Nominee: Rees, Trevor, 1971
  51. President's Medal: Nominee: Resick, Matthew, 1975
  52. President's Medal: Nominee: Rosen, Carl, 1980 and undated
  53. President's Medal: Nominee: Urban, George, 1971
  54. President's Medal: Nominee: Van Winkle, Harold, 1973-1976
  55. President's Medal: Nominee: Waida, Julia, 1979
  56. President's Medal: Nominee: Wallace, Carol, 1974
  57. President's Medal: Nominee: White, Robert, 1971
  58. President's Medal: Nominee: Whitney, Henry, 1982-1983
  59. President's Medal: Nominee: Williams, Chester, 1992
  60. President's Medal: Recipients: LISTS of recipients from 1969-2002, 1973-2003 and undated
  61. President's Medal: Recipient: Armstrong, Foster, 1991
  62. President's Medal: Recipient: Bhargava, Triloki, 1996-1998
  63. President's Medal: Recipient: Begala, Joseph, 1971
  64. President's Medal: Recipient: Brown, Glenn, 1980 and undated
  65. President's Medal: Recipient: Clarke, Walton, 1975-2000
  66. President's Medal: Recipient: Corey, Stanley, 1971-1972
  67. President's Medal: Recipient: Cummins, Kenneth, 1981
  68. President's Medal: Recipient: Curtis, Earle, 1972
  69. President's Medal: Recipient: Dante, Harris, 1971
  70. President's Medal: Recipient: Dexter, Ralph, 1975-1977
  71. President's Medal: Recipient: Feinberg, Melvyn, 1980 and undated
  72. President's Medal: Recipient: Frank, Glenn, 1971 and 1980
  73. President's Medal: Recipient: Gildzen, Alex, 1992
  74. President's Medal: Recipient: Golding, Lawrence, 1974-1975
  75. President's Medal: Recipient: Gravereau, Victor, 1976-1978
  76. President's Medal: Recipient: Halem, Henry, 1982 and 1998 and undated
  77. President's Medal: Recipient: Hall, Bernard, 1979
  78. President's Medal: Recipient: Herrick, Arthur, 1969
  79. President's Medal: Recipient: Holm, James, 1973
  80. President's Medal: Recipient: Infante, Dominic, 1996
  81. President's Medal: Recipient: Lewis, Elizabeth, 1972
  82. President's Medal: Recipient: Mahan, John, 1994-1995
  83. President's Medal: Recipient: Marovitz, Sanford, 1998-1999
  84. President's Medal: Recipient: McGrath, James, 1975
  85. President's Medal: Recipient: Montgomery, James, 1971
  86. President's Medal: Recipient: Morbito, Joseph, 1976-1978
  87. President's Medal: Recipient: Myers, Raymond, 1972-1981
  88. President's Medal: Recipient: Novotny, Elmer, 1973
  89. President's Medal: Recipient: Nurmi, Martin, 1975-1977
  90. President's Medal: Recipient: Pfeiffer, Paul, 1981 and 1996
  91. President's Medal: Recipient: Pringle, Kenneth, 1971-1972
  92. President's Medal: Recipient: Read, Gerald, 1969 and undated
  93. President's Medal: Recipient: Riley, Charles, 1980
  94. President's Medal: Recipient: Safford, Phillip, 1995-1998
  95. President's Medal: Recipient: Seidel, Beverly, 1978
  96. President's Medal: Recipient: Shaw, Roger, 1979 and undated
  97. President's Medal: Recipient: Sommers, Ronald, 1993
  98. President's Medal: Recipient: Treichler, Robert, 1994
  99. President's Medal: Recipient: Varga, Richard, 1980
  100. President's Medal: Recipient: Vincent, Howard, 1975
  101. President's Medal: Recipient: Vormelker, Rose, 1967-1977
  102. President's Medal: Recipient: Watson, Walter, 1996 and undated
  103. President's Medal: Recipient: Weiser, John, 1975
  104. Outstanding Alumnus Award: Recipients: LISTS of recipients from 1958-1979, undated
  105. President's Medal: Recipient: eligibility, undated
  106. University Medallion: Nominee: Brown, Samuel, 1998
  107. University Medallion: Recipients: LIST of recipients from 1988-2002, 2003
  108. University Medallion: Recipient: Broadbent, Robert, 1996
  109. University Medallion: Recipient: Burnstine, Andrew, 1993-1994 and undated
  110. University Medallion: Recipient: Carlisle, Marian, 1998
  111. University Medallion: Recipient: Glauser, Toni, 1992
  112. University Medallion: Recipient: Morgan, Margaret, 1995
  113. University Medallion: Recipient: Morgenthaler, Lindsay, 1995-1996
  114. University Medallion: Recipient: Redinger, Rachel, 1996
  115. University Medallion: Recipient: Schwebel Family, 1994-1995
  116. University Medallion: Recipient: Strawbridge, Herbert, 1995-1996
  117. University Medallion: Recipient: Williams, Bill, 1999

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Honorary Degree: guidelines for selection, 1966-1977 and undated
  2. Honorary Degree: Nominees: LISTS of nominees from 1969-1975, 1975
  3. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Anuszkiewsicz, Richard, 1978-1979
  4. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Armstrong, Neil, 1971
  5. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Ashby, Eric, 1969-1971
  6. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Barich, Dewey, 1972
  7. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Berkowitz, Sidney, 1973
  8. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Boulez, Pierre, 1974
  9. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Burkett, Lowell, 1969
  10. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Carlitz, Leonard, 1977 and undated
  11. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Carter, Jimmy, 1996
  12. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Clark, Ramsey, 1971
  13. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Cronin, John, 1971
  14. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Darpoh, Benjamin, 1973-1974
  15. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Doxiadis, Constantinos, 1972
  16. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Eisely, Loren, undated
  17. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Erb, Donald, 1980-1981
  18. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Flanigan, Frances, 1981
  19. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Freidrich, Carl, 1969 and undated
  20. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Fuller, Buckminster, 1972 and undated
  21. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Fuldheim, Dorothy, 1975
  22. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Gardner, John, 1969-1972
  23. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Germer, Edward, 1939-1980
  24. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Glenn, John, 1968 and 1998
  25. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Graham, Martha, 1976 and undated
    Scope and Content: Includes a section of the book Martha Graham: a biography by Don McDonagh.
  26. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Hall, Manly, 1947-1974
    Scope and Content: Includes the Program for Expansion and Research of the Philosophical Research Society (with biography of Manly P. Hall on page 26); Codex Hall: An Ancient Mexican Hieroglyphic Picture Manuscript by Charles Dibble (with preface by Manly P. Hall); and Philosophy, Religion, Science Journal Summer 1973 (all unsigned articles by Manly P. Hall).
  27. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Hanks, Nancy, 1976
  28. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Hoffer, Eric, 1971
  29. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Hoggatt, Don, 1998
  30. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Huxtable, Ada, 1972
  31. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Jones, Vincent, 1969
  32. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Kamerick, John, 1968 and undated
  33. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Kendall, Donald, undated
  34. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Kolko, Gabriel, 1968 and undated
  35. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Lamb, Harold, 1972
  36. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Lausche, Frank, 1968 and undated
  37. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Logelin, 1977-1978
  38. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Maidenberg, Ben, 1975-1976
  39. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Malik, Adam, 1974
  40. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Malcolm, Donald G., 1957-1973
    Scope and Content: Includes his publications "The Use of Simulation in Management Analysis" in Report of the Second Sysyem Simulation Symposium; "Real-Time Management Control in a Large Scale Man Machine System" in The Journal of Industrial Engineering; Design and Implementation of an Integrated Management System for Highway Management; On the Construction of a Multi-Stage, Multi-Person Business Game; Application of a Technique for Research and Development Program Evaluation; Bibliography on the Use of Simulation in Mangement Anaylsis; On the Need for Improvement in Implementation of O.R.; Gremex-A Research and Development Mangement Simulation Exercise; and the Robert Morris Associates Bulletin Vol. 47 September 1964 No. 1. 
  41. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Manchester, Raymond, 1972-1973
  42. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Mandalari, Steve, 1973 and 1978
  43. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Mays, Benjamin, undated
  44. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Metcalf, Paul, 1977-1978
  45. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Moberly, David, 1980-1981
  46. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Morkin, Robert, 1969
  47. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Nader, Ralph, 1971
  48. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Patzer, Roland, 1974
  49. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Powell, Colin, 1994 and 1999
  50. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Price, Don, 1969
  51. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Peter, Paul and Mary, 1995-1997
  52. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Peterlin, Anton 1973 and 1979
  53. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Radley, Virginia, 1980
  54. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Redinger, Rachel, 1980
  55. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Reeve, Christopher, 1997-1998
  56. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Rhodes, James, 1968 and undated
  57. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Scwartz, Michael, 1991
  58. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Shriver, Phil, 1968
  59. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Silverman, Jerry, 1980
  60. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Spahr, Charles, 1968-1969
  61. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Stevens, Lillian, 1970-1971
  62. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Sulzberger, Marion, 1974
  63. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Tankersley, G.J., 1974 and undated
  64. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Torrey, Charles 1972
  65. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Tune, Tommy, 1997
  66. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Voinovich, George, 1996
  67. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Vormelker, Rose, 1968-1969
  68. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Wald, George, 1972 and undated
  69. Honorary Degree: Nominee: Willis, Catherine, 1992-1993
  70. Honorary Degree: Recipients: LISTS of recipients from 1924-2002, 1975-2003
  71. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Allard, Linda, 1991
  72. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Blacklow, Robert, 1998
  73. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Brown, Glenn, 1999 and undated
  74. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Cohen, Robert, 1997
  75. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Dreyer, John, 1959-1976
  76. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Dohnanyi, Christopher, 1993 and undated
  77. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Donaho, Barbara, 1992
  78. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Drilon, José, 1975-1976 and undated
  79. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Eells, William, 1982
  80. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Eisenhower, Milton, 1968
  81. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Enarson, Harold, 1972 and undated
  82. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Ervin, John, 1969 and undated
  83. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Fawcett, Harold, 1965 and 1969 and undated
  84. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Fletcher, Arthur, 1972 and undated
  85. Honorary Degree: Recipient: George, Vance, 1997 and undated
  86. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Gingold, Josef, 1980
  87. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Goodall, Rae Prosser, 1996
  88. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Goodlad, John, 1972 and 1974 and undated
  89. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Grasselli, Jeanette Brown, 1999 and undated
  90. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Guzetta, Dominic, 1971
  91. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Hambro, Edvard, 1971
  92. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Hamilton, Virginia, 1996 and undated
  93. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Harris, Patricia Roberts, 1976
  94. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Hirsch, Carl, 1999
  95. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Holtz, Carl, 1993-1994
  96. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Huggins, Maurice, 1972 and 1974
  97. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Huntington, Judith, 1997
  98. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Kwun, Oh Ik, undated
  99. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Lambo, Thomas, 1969-1970 and undated
    Scope and Content: Includes sheet music to the national anthem of Nigeria; photographs of Thomas Lambo and President Robert White in doctoral hoods, of Thomas Lambo at Commencement, and of Thomas Lambo speaking to a group of Nigerian men.
  100. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Lane, Louis, 1973
  101. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Lawsche, Charles, 1954-1974
  102. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Lax, Peter, 1976 and undated
  103. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Lee, Sherman, 1969 and undated
  104. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Martinez, Arthur, 1999
  105. Honorary Degree: Recipient: McGovern, John, 1972-1973 and undated
  106. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Mosher, Charles, 1975-1976
    Scope and Content: Includes 1976 KSU Commencement program.
  107. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Murray, Henry, 1971
  108. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Norton, James, 1973
  109. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Olmstead, Earl, 1997
  110. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Ong, John, 1980-1981
  111. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Ocasek, Oliver, 1973-1975
  112. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Pake, George, 1969 and undated
    Scope and Content: Includes a photograph of George Pake.
  113. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Pelczynski, Aleksander, 1995-1996
  114. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Pilliod, Charles, 1974 and undated
  115. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Ping, Charles. 1994
  116. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Quarles, Benjamin, 1970-1974
  117. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Rao, CR, 1999
  118. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Reston, James, 1974
  119. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Rodgers, Shannon, 1980
  120. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Schillp, Paul, 1974-1975
  121. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Schmidt, Richard, 1975-1979
  122. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Scott, John, 1999
  123. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Seaborg, Glenn, 1975 and undated
  124. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Semon, Waldo, 1980
    Scope and Content: Includes pamphlet from B F Goodrich Lecture Series.
  125. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Shalala, Donna, 1993
  126. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Stokes, Louis, 1999
  127. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Stopher, Robert, 1976
  128. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Strong, Maurice, undated
  129. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1977
  130. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Waldheim, Kurt, 1976-1977 and undated
  131. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Walsh, Julia Montgomery, 1982
  132. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Wilson, Lois, 1971-1975
    Scope and Content: Includes Time still photograph of Lois Wilson in The Great Gatsby silent film; KSU's The Women with Miss Lois Wilson program; KSU Lecture Series program featuring Lois Wilson; and Lois Wilson Day program.
  133. Honorary Degree: Recipient: Zahedi, Ardeshir, 1974