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S. William Pelletier Provost records

S. William Pelletier Provost records

Descriptive Summary

Title: S. William Pelletier Provost records
Creator: Pelletier, S. William
Inclusive Dates: 1962-2003
Bulk Dates: 1969-1976
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number: UA04-017
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

Dr. S. William Pelletier (1924-2004) was born in Kankakee, Illinois, earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1947 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Cornell in 1950. Following work at the Rockefeller Institute, he assumed the position of Head of the Chemistry Department at the University of Georgia in 1962. In 1969, Pelletier was chosen as Provost of the University. In that role he generated controversy as he worked to change faculty promotion and tenure requirements. Finally in the wake of a public controversy with Dean William Tate, Pelletier resigned in 1976 and the office of Provost was eliminated for some twenty years. Pelletier then assumed the role of Director of the Institute for Natural Products Chemistry Research. In addition to his work in chemistry and university administration, Pelletier was well known for his expertise in art, particularly in relation to prints of which he was a noted collector.

Scope and Content

The papers, as retrieved from his office on the 7th floor of the Ilah Dunlap Little Library, were divided into four series. The adminstrative series document Pelletier's activities as Provost. There are donation and correspondence files related to his work with the Georgia Museum of Art and the UGA Library, with the exception of files related to artist John Taylor Arms that are found in series four.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: administrative, correspondence, art and library donation/correspondence files, and conferences/John Taylor Arms.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

S. William Pelletier Provost records, UA04-017, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 1-13

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia Museum of Art
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Administration.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Institute for Natural Products Chemistry records, UA04-010.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative

11A and S Questionnaire, 1974-1975
12Talk to AAUP, 1974 April 20
13Provost Appointment, 1969
14Alumni Foundation Professors Support, 1976
15Alumni Foundation Professorship – S.W.P., 1969
16Bio Data, 1970
17Business Appointments, 1976
18Clippings, 1971-1975
19Criteria for Special Professorship and Endowed Chairs, 1975
110Equipment, 1976
111Faculty Attitude and Opinion Survey, 1976
112Faculty Fracas and 13-A Faculty Fracas [continued], 1973
113Grants–S.W. Pelletier, 1974
114Guidelines–Drafts, 1970
115Guidelines, 1970-1973
116Home Economics Dean's Appointment, 1971
117Institute for Natural Products Research, 1969
118Institutional Research, 1975-1976
119Journalism, 1973
120"The Last Hurrah" and 21-A, "The Last Hurrah" [continued], 1976 January
121Law School Deanship, 1973
122Libraries' Director Search, 1972-1978
123Memorandas, 1969
124Monthly Dean's Meeting, 1970-1973
125Natural Products Lab Report, 1976
126Outstanding Faculty, 1971
127Pages Charges–Research, 1976
128Policy Statements, 1975
129Promotion Committee Members, 1973
130Key Promotion Letters, 1969-1973
131Promotion Committee–Charges, 1975-1976
132Confidential–University, 1970-1976
133Promotions, 1971-1976
134Provost's Office Report, 1969–1976
135Purchasing–Office Equipment, 1976
136Promotions A and S Procedures, 1974
137Provost's Interns, 1978
138Provost's Report, 1976 July 13
139Renovation of Provost's Office, 1969-1974
140Reorganization, 1974
141GA Review Rumpus, 1974
142Royal Society, 1973
143Self-Study Report, 1971
144Senior Counselors, 1975-1978
145Schwartz Letters, 1976 February 24
146University Professors, 1974
147Vice Provost, 1973
21[Booklets–UGA Guidelines for Promotions and Appointments, Statutes of UGA]
22[Loose Letters], 1977, 1991
23Articles on Communication, 1970
24Georgia Review, 1977
25Internships–Provost's Office, 1973-1976
26Publishing Obligations of Faculty, 1969-1976
27Recognition of Excellence of UGA, 1974-1975
28Articles on Research [Clippings], 1971 September 28
29Teaching, 1975
210"Compatibility" Issue (History), 1970-1971
211Athens Observer series, 1975 summer
212Torch Club, 1969-1970
213Promotion Summary, 1975-1976
214[Photographs with Letter], 1975 October 2
215[Chemist's Triangle], 1970s

2. Correspondence

34Dinnan, 1971
35Dodd, Lamar, 1971-1982
36Lamar Dodd Correspondence, 1969-1997
37Faculty Letters, 1973
38Faculty Letters, 1973-1974
39Georgia Review, 1974-1977
310German, Victor, 1969-1971
311Giardini Affair, 1976
312Land, Aubrey, 1973
313Letters, Miscellaneous, 1973
314Montgomery, 1974 December
315Montgomery Miasma, 1975
316[Letter – Hubert B. Owens], 1982 October 13
317Polanski, Norman, 1977
318Mr. William Paul, 1970-1978
319A. Poulin Jr., "Poetry Textbooks and the classroom: Blowing the Whistle," College English, vol. 32, No. 3 , 1970 December
320Noble, Clyde, 1976
321Reeves, Walter Paschal, 1971
322Saye, Albert, 1976
323Helen Smith Interviews [Clippings], 1974
324Dr. Sterns, 1971
325Still, Richard, circa 1970s
326Stone, Vernon, 1977
327Timberlake Matter, 1970-1971
328Dr. Robert West, 1974
329Correspondence, 1970
330Correspondence, 1969-1970
331Correspondence, 1970-1971
332Correspondence, 1970-1971
333Date File [Correspondence], 1971-1972
334Date File [ Correspondence], 1972
41[Correspondence], 1972
42[Correspondence], 1973
43[Correspondence], 1973
44[Correspondence], 1973
45[Correspondence], 1974
46[Correspondence], 1974

3. Art and Library Donation/Correspondence Files

51[Letters], 1978
52GA Museum Organization and Reporting, 1977 April 29
53Bledsoe, Jane, 1988-1990
54[Georgia Museum of Art, Correspondence, etc.], 1996
55Eiland, William U. [part one, split from one original file], 2000-2003
56Eiland, William U. [part two, split from one original file], 1996-2000
57Fowler, Betty Alice, 2003
58Freeman, Jennifer, 1999-2001
59GMOA Preparations, 2001-2003
510Greenspan, Rebecca, 2001
511Hinton, Cecilia, 2001
512Mondi, Annelies, 2002-2003
513Phagan, Patricia, 1989-2001
514Phagan, Patti [Patricia, folder original placed inside folder 13], 1998-1999
515Print Club, 1977-1979
516Purdue, Lynn, 2000
517Ramsey, Bonnie, 1993-2003
518[Museum of Art Folder – Rembrandt], 1998
519[Georgia Museum of Art Folders – Board of Advisors, etc.], 2001-2003
520[Booklet – Professional Practices in Art Museums], 2001
521At Home and Abroad; Japan and Japanisme (GMOA ) [found in folder 22], 2002
522Ray, Romita, 2000-2003
523Sampson, Kristie [thank you note], 2001 February 2
524Sumerour, Neil [letter], 2001 September 11
525Wilfong, Thomas [letter], 2001 April 6
526Winthrop, Carol, 1986-1988
527Yates, Rebecca, 2001-2003
528Georgia Museum of Art Acquisitions, 1998-2000
529Georgia Museum of Art, 2000-2003
530Georgia Museum of Art, 2001-2003
531Museum Reporting – Dr S. William Pelletier, 1977
532Gift to Library , 1986
533Gift to Libraries , 1987
534Gift to Libraries , 1988
535Returns to Library , 1988
536Gift to Libraries , 1989
537Gift to Library , 1990
538Gift to Libraries , 1992
539Gift to UGA Libraries , 1993
540Gift to Georgia Museum of Art, 1980
541Gift to Georgia Museum of Art – Original Documents , 1981 December 16
542Gift to Georgia Museum of Art , 1983 December 21
543Loan to Georgia Museum of Art , 1983
544Loan to Georgia Museum of Art , 1984
545Gift to GA Museum of Art , 1984
546Gift to GA Museum of Art, 1985
547Loan to GA Museum of Art , 1986
548Gift to Georgia Museum of Art , 1986
549Gift – Georgia Museum of Art , 1986
550Gift to Georgia Museum of Art , 1988
551[Georgia Museum of Art] , 1986-1987
552[Gift to Georgia Museum of Art] , 1989
553Georgia Museum of Art Gift , 1990
554Gift to Georgia Museum of Art , 1991
555Loan to GA Museum of Art , 1991
556[GA Museum of Art Postcard], circa 2000s
557Gifts to Georgia Museum of Art , 2002

4. Conferences/John Taylor Arms

61Trip to Chicago, 1969 November
62NIH-ACS, Washington ["cancelled" written over label], 1971 September
63London Trip, 1971 July
64Trip to Ann Arbor, 1971 June
65NIH Medicinal Chemistry Panel, Bethesda, Maryland, 1971
66Los Angeles – ACS , 1971
67New Orleans, ACS ["cancelled" written over label], 1970 December
68Trip to Washington, DC, Land Grant Meeting ["cancelled" written over label], 1970 November
69Trip to Chicago, NIH, ACS, B. of E., Journal of Organic Chemistry , 1970 September
610Trip to Riga, Latvia, 1970
611Trip to Chicago and Toronto, 1970 May
612Trip to Washington, DC – NIH Panel, 1970
613Houston Trip – Cancelled, 1970 February
614Kingston, Jamaica, 1970 January
615NSF Meeting, Atlanta, Cancelled, 1969-1970
616Philadelphia , 1970 January
617Trip to New York, 1969 September
618Travel – ACS, NIH Trips – Misc, circa 1970s
619Tallahassee Trip, 1973 June
620Trip to New York City, 1972 June
621ACS New York, 1972
622New York - Ford Foundation ["cancelled" written over label], 1971 February
623Trip to New York City, Peabody Awards, 1973 May
624ACS Meeting in Dallas ["cancelled" written over label], 1973 April
625To Syracuse, NY, 1973 March
626Trip to Berkeley, CA , 1973 January
627To Memphis, Tennessee, 1972 December
628To Washington, DC Land-grant Meeting, 1972 November
629To Birmingham, 1972 November
630Trip to New Orleans, Southern Land-grant, Assn, 1972 September
631Trip to Chicago , 1972
632NIH Trip and ACS, 1971 September
633NIH and ACS, Boston , 1972 April
634AIR Conference, Miami Beach , 1972 May
635NIH Trip to Bethesda, MD, 1972 January
636Trip to Jamaica, 4th Natural Products Symposium, 1972 January
637London, 1973 July
638Trip to New Orleans, NASULGC, 1971 November
639Land Grant Meeting in Denver, Colorado, 1973 November
640Trip to Washington State University , 1975 January
641SACS Meeting, Dallas ["cancelled" written over label], 1974 December
642Land Grant Meeting, Washington, DC., 1974 November
643New York City, Ford Foundation, 1974 October
644San Diego, ACE Annual Meeting, 1974 October
645Hot Springs, Arkansas, Southern Assoc. of LGCSU, 1974
646ACS Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey ["cancelled" written over label], 1974 September
647Trip to Fort Bragg, N.C. , 1974 July
648Trip to Ottawa, Canada , 1974 June
649New York, Peabody Awards, 1974 May 1
650ACS Meeting in Los Angeles ["cancelled" written over label], 1974
651Chemical Congress, Mexico City ["cancelled" written over label], 1975 December
652Trip to Pullman, Washington, 1975 January
653Land-Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas ["cancelled" written over label], 1975 November
654Chicago, 1975 August
655ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 1975 April
656New York City, Peabody Awards Banquet, 1975 May
657To Chicago, Center for Research Libraries, 1975 April
658London Trip, 1975 July
659CRL Board and Council Meeting, Chicago , 1976 January
660Cotton Bowl, 1976
661ACS Trip, New York City, 1976 April
662New York City – Peabody Awards, 1976 May
663Trip to Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA , 1976 May
664Rockefeller University Symposium, New York City, 1976 June
665Trip to Chicago, IL, CRL Meetings. [Center for Research Libraries], 1976 April
666[Various travel records], 1975-1976
667[Luncheon and Dinner Records], 1971-1974
668Who's Who [pamphlets and vitae], 1977
669Math Conference on K-Theory and Operator Algebras, 1975 April 21
670Response to Rose Garden Dedication, 1975 October 30
671Suggested Greetings for: Dr. SW Pelletier Opening Session: Inorganic Chemistry , 1975 January 6
672Georgia Center for Cont. Education, circa 1970s
673Welcome to Legislators, 1972 December 11
674Welcome to Algebra Conference, 1972 June 12
675Welcome to Chemiluminescence Conference , 1972 October 10
676The American Physical Society Conference Georgia Center , 1974 April 15
677Profiles in Community Change (Public Service), 1973 December 13
678"Science and Christianity" Athens Torch Club, 1970 April 9
679Welcome–Workshop for Department Heads, 1971 July
680[Letter–Dinner, Waldorf Towers], 1980 November 17
681To Boston, Massachusetts, Natick Conference, 1972 October
682Manuscripts and reprints of Pelletier Articles Related to Artist John Taylor Arms, circa 1970s
683Correspondence related to John Taylor Arms Publications, Folder A, circa 1970s
684Correspondence related to John Taylor Arms Publications, Folder B, 1970s