Assistant to the President (Bert Dotson) Records, 1960-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)President's Office
Title
Assistant to the President (Bert Dotson) Records
Dates
1960-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 cubic feet, (30 document boxes)
Collection Number
A-032
Summary
The Assistant to the President (Bert Dotson) Records document the founding and early years of the college. The records include correspondence and other administrative records from the office of Bert Dotson, assistant to the president, 1965-1982, as well as records from the office of Dale Parnell, president, 1965-1968.
Repository
Lane Community College Archives
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR
97405
Telephone: 541-463-5466
archives@lanecc.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of records from the office of Bert Dotson, Assistant to the President (1964-1971) and from the office of Lane president, Dale Parnell (1965-1968). These records are the core group of records documenting the founding and early years of the college.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

There are no use restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Assistant to the President (Bert Dotson) Records, 1960-1975 (A-032), Lane Community College Archives, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:   Campus Planning & Construction Records, 1964-1970Return to Top

This series contains correspondence and reports that were created and received by Institutional Advancement.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
1/1
Architect Selection
1965-1969
1/2
Architect Selection Phase II
1969-1969
1/3
California Colleges Tour
1966
1/4
California Colleges Tour, photos AND brochures
1966
1/5
Campus Model
1966
1/6-7
Miscellaneous
1964-1970
1/8
Comprehensive Plan Phase I
1965-1966
1/9
Comprehensive Plan Phase II
1966
1/10
Campus Charter Presentation
1965
2/1
Campus Dedication, Ground Breaking Ceremony
1966-1967
2/2
Campus Dedication, East 30th Campus Opening
1969
2/3
Drawings, Aerial View
2/4
Drawings, Campus Scenes
2/5
Educational Specifications
1966
2/6-7
Facilities Planning
2/8
Facilities Planning Report, Phase I
1969
2/9-10
Floor Plans
1965-1968
3/1-4
Funding
1965-1970
3/5-8
General Construction
1965-1968
4/1-4
General Construction
1968-1970
4/5
Interior Furnishings
4/6
Landscaping
1967-1970
4/7
Learning Resource Center
1966-1969
4/8
Mechanics Division
1966
4/9
Oregon Community Colleges, Policies and Procedures
1966
4/10-11
Project Plan
1969-1975
4/12
Proposal - Balzhiser, Seder and Rhodes
1964-1966
5/1
Proposal - Lutes and Amundson
1964
5/2
Proposal - Lloyd Bond & Associates 1964
5/3
Proposal - Morin and Longwood
1964
5/4
Proposal - Stearns, Mention & Morris
1964
5/5
Site Selection
1965
5/6
Specifications for A/V retrieval system
1968
5/7
Springfield Campus
1965-1967
5/8
Ten-year projection
5/9
Sewer construction

Series B:  Curriculum Records, 1965-1972Return to Top

Curriculum files include notes relating to the development of LCC's various departments and the types of courses to be offered at the college.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
6/1
Accreditation
1965-1971
6/2
Degree Requirements
1965
6/3
Grading Policy
1968-1970
6/4-5
Minority and Disadvantaged Programs
1966-1972
6/6
Planning
1968-1970
6/7
Regionalization
1968-1970
6/8
Summer Session
1967-1968
6/9
Textbook Lists
1965-1966
6/10-11
Transfer Policies
1965-1970
6/12-13
Vocational Training
1965-1970
6/14
Workshop Courses
1972

Series C:  Election Records, 1964-1971Return to Top

This series contains election files that are primarily concerned with bond and serial levy elections in Lane County.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
7/1
Statistics
1964-1971
7/2
Bond Election
1966
7/3-6
Bonds
1965-1968
7/7
Elections, May 3, 1965
1965
7/8-9
Elections, May 2, 1966
1966
7/10
Elections, May 1, 1967
1967
7/11
Elections, June 1, 1967
1967
7/12
Elections, May 28, 1968
1968
7/13
Elections, 1969
1969
8/1
Elections, 1970
1970
8/2
Elections, February 10, 1970
1970
8/3
Elections, May 26, 1970
1970
8/4
Elections, July 14, 1970
1970
8/5
Elections, August 20, 1970
1970
8/6
Elections, 1971
1971
8/7
Elections, April 13, 1971
1971
8/8
Elections, June 29, 1971
1971
8/9
Elections, August 26, 1971
1971
8/10
Elections, September 28, 1971
1971
8/11
Elections, September 28, 1971
1971

Series D:  External Organizations Records, 1966-1971Return to Top

This series includes correspondence with local, state and national organizations that were involved with or consulted during the early years of the college.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
9/1
Lane County Labor Council - AFL/CIO
1966-1971
9/2
City of Eugene
9/4
Eugene-Springfield Access Transportation System Citizen's Advisory Committee
9/5
Eugene Mayor's Coordinating Council
1965
9/6
Eugene Water and Electric Board
1966-1971
9/7
Labor, Industry, Business Education Council
1966-1971
9/8
Lane Council of Governments
1967-1972
9/9
Lane County Community Health Council
1968-1970
9/10-11
Lane Human Resources
1968-1970
9/12
Lane Intermediate Education District
1967-1971
9/13
League for Innovation in Community Colleges
1970
9/14
League of Women Voters
1967-1970
9/15
Oregon Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1965-1971
9/16
University of Oregon
1968-1971
9/17
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
1968-1971
9/18
Willamette Valley Research Council
1970

Series E:  Financial Records, 1964-1971Return to Top

Financial records generally consist of budget summaries and audit reports.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
10/1
Budget
1964-1966
10/2
Budget Summary and Miscellaneous
1968-1969
10/3-7
Audit Reports
1965-1971
10/8
College Aid Fund
1968-1970
10/9-10
Tax Support
1966-1970

Series F:  Grants and Contracts, 1964-1972Return to Top

This series contains correspondence, proposals, and applications for grants and contracts.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
11/1-12
Grants and Contracts
1964-1972

Series G:   Internal Departments, Programs and Committee Records, 1965-1971Return to Top

This series contains communications between the president's office and various departments and committees within the college. Many of these internal communications are concerned with the creation of important aspects of LCC, including the flight technology department, the library, the athletics program, and KLCC.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
12/1-2
Advisory Committees
1965-1971
12/3
Alumni Association
12/4
Art and Applied Design
12/5-6
Adult Education
12/7
Associated Students of LCC
12/8-11
Athletics
1966-1971
13/1
Bookstore
13/2
Business
13/3
Business Advisory Committee
13/4
Committee to Accommodate Six Hundred
13/5
Co-operative Education
13/6
Counseling
13/7-12
Curriculum Committee
1965-1971
13/13-14
Data Processing Advisory Committee
1965-1970
14/1
Dental Program
14/2
Electronics Advisory Committee
14/3
English, Foreign Languages and Speech
14/4
Faculty Workload Committee
14/5
Fire Prevention Technology Advisory Committee
14/6-9
Flight Technology
1966-1971
14/10
Food Service
14/
11Food Services Advisory Committee
14/12
Forestry Technician Advisory Committee
14/13
Foundation/Development
15/1
Health and Physical Education Advisory Committee
15/2
Home Economics Advisory Committee
15/3
Industrial Technology
15/4
Industrial Technology Advisory Committee
15/5
Institutional Advancement
15/6
Institutional Research and Planning
15/7
Instruction Office
15/8
Instruction Office - VP of Instruction
15/9
Instructional Council
15/10
Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
15/11-13
Library
1965-1972
15/14
Media Arts and Technology
1965-1966
16/1-4
Media Arts and Technology
1966-1971
16/5
Paramedical Program
16/6
Performing Arts
16/7
Public Relations Commission
16/8
Staff Association
16/9
Staff Personnel Policies Committee
16/10
Staff-Student Committees
16/11
Student Activities
16/12
Student Services Committee
16/13
Study Skills Center
16/14
Training and Development

Series H:  Institutional Organizational Records, 1964-1972Return to Top

This series contains files concerning the early organization of the college including the Institutional Bill of Rights, and the first charts showing the proposed organization of the administration.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
17/1
Financial Services Reorganization
1966-1969
17/2
General
17/3
Historical Writings
17/4
Institutional Bill of Rights
1971
17/5
Institutional Values and Goals
17/6
Miscellaneous
17/7
Organizational Charts
17/8
Proposed Organizational Pattern for LCC
1968
17/9
Proposed Lane County Community College; Fact Folder
1964
17/10
Prospecti
1964-1969

Series I:  Legal Counsel Records, 1965-1971Return to Top

This series contains correspondence with the college's first attorney, Edward C. Harms

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
17/11
Legal Counsel: East 30th Campus
1965
17/12-14
Legal Counsel: Edward C. Harms
1965-1970
17/15
Legal Counsel: General
1965-1971

Series J:  Personnel Services Records, 1965-1971Return to Top

This series contains files from the personnel services department including job descriptions, proposed salaries, hiring procedures, and details of the search for LCC's first president.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
17/16
Evaluations
17/17
General
17/18
Hiring Procedures
18/01
Insurance
18/02
Job Descriptions
18/3
Presidential Selection
18/4-6
Professional Development
1966-1971
18/7
Salaries, Administrative
18/8-9
Salaries; Classified Personnel
1965-1972
18/10
Salaries; Faculty
18/11-12
Salary Schedules
1965-1971

Series K:  President's Office Records, 1965-1970Return to Top

This series includes correspondence from the desks of Bert Dotson and Dale Parnell on a number of topics, including the selection of the president's cabinet and the LCC advisory committee.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
19/1-4
Cabinet
1966-1970
19/5-10
Dotson, Bert
19/11
Executive Secretary
20/1-12
Parnell, Dale
1965-1966

Series L:  Reports and Statistics, 1960-1971Return to Top

This series contains reports from different areas of the college, including early reports on the need for a community college in Lane County, and surveys of students.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
21/1
Advisory Committee Annual Report
21/2
The Changing Face of School P.R.
21/3
Comparative Cost Analysis of Lower Division Courses
21/4
Coordination of Continuing Education and Community Services in Oregon
21/5
Dental Hygiene Program - Formal Report
21/6
Economic Impact of LCC on Lane County
21/7
Eugene Human Rights Commission
21/8
Eugene - Springfield Area Transportation Study
21/9
"F Committee" LCC General Study
21/10
Food Service Education Program Proposal
21/11
Former LCC Students Who Now Attend U of O Survey Summary
21/12-13
Graduate Follow-Up Surveys
21/14
Graduate Follow-Up Study, Stage 1
21/15
Health Division Proposal
22/1
Home Economics Program Proposal
22/2-3
Institutional Self-Study Report
22/4
Job Cluster Curriculum
22/5
Public Relations in Higher Education
22/6
Public Relations Departments at Community Colleges in Oregon and Washington
22/7
Student Housing Survey
22/8
Study of the Need for a Community College in Lane Co. and Adjoining School Districts
22/9
Voter Participation in School District Elections
22/10
Warren King and Associates Report on Oregon Public Higher Education
22/11
Welding Program Evaluation
23/1-3
Statistics: Enrollments
1965-1971
23/4
Statistics: Lane County
1960-1965

Series M:  Subject Files, 1965-1972Return to Top

This series contains subject files covering a wide array of subjects, including details about the creation of the LCC official seal, the campuses at Cottage Grove and Florence, internships, and exchange programs. Some of the most interesting correspondence is found in this section, particularly a letter from NASA regarding a request to have an astronaut speak at LCC commencement, and a series of letters concerning rock concerts by the Grateful Dead and Iron Butterfly on the LCC campus.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
23/5
Academic Freedom
23/6
Admissions Procedures for Selected Programs
23/7-8
Affirmative Action
1965-1970
23/9-10
Airborne Institute
24/1
Associated Students Community Unified Services
24/2
Campus Visitors
24/3
Child Care
24/4
Cigarette Vending Machines
24/5
Classroom Space
24/6
Classroom Use
24/7
Colleges for Oregon's Future
24/8
Commencement - NASA
24/9
Communication Skills Project
24/10
Community Services Study
24/11
Convocations
24/12
Copyright and Publications Agreements
24/13
Environmental Studies
24/14-15
Equipment
1965-1968
25/01-3
Equipment
1968-1972
25/4
Equipment Bid List
25/5
Equipment Bid Specs
25/6
Family Planning
25/7
Financial Aid Scholarships
25/8
Flag, Proposed College
25/9
General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service
25/10-11
Hawaiian Exchange Program
26/1
Heceta House
26/2-3
High School Relations
1965-1971
26/4
Internships
26/5
Job Search Techniques Program
26/6
Journalism
26/7
unction City Education Center
26/8
Ladies of LCC (Staff Wives)
1966-1971
26/9
LCC Flying Titans Club
26/10
Lne County Fair
26/11
Lane County Youth Project
26/12
Lansdowne Essay Contest
26/13
Laws, Education
26/14
Law Enforcement
27/1
LCC at Cottage Grove
27/2
LCC at Florence
27/3
Legislation, Federal
27/4
Legislation, State
27/5
Oregon Educational Coordinating Council
27/6-7
Public Relations and Opinions
1967-1971
27/8
Real Estate
27/9
Registration
27/10
Residency Requirements
27/11
Rock Concerts
27/12
Security
27/13
Senior Citizens
27/14
Student Bill of Rights
27/15
Student Placement
27/16
Student Records
27/17
SUTOE (Self-Understanding Through Occupational Exploration)
27/18
Teaching
27/19
Teaching - Great Teachers Seminar
27/20
Travel and Transportation
27/21
Tuition and Fees
27/22
Vietnam War
1969-1970

Series N:  Subject and Other Administrative Records, 1960-1972Return to Top

This series contains records that were transferred to the Archives from the President’s Office after the initial transfer and arrangement of this collection. These records include subject files, committee records, and departmental records. They date from 1960-1972 and document the early years of the college, including early records of the Library/Learning Resource Center, 1965-1971, and the financial records of the Lane County Community College Study Committee, 1964-1965.

Collection is open to the public.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box-Folder
28/1
Allied Health Division
1967-1968
28/2
Accreditation
1970-1971
28/3
Advisory Committees
1972
28/4
Affirmative Action, Status Report
1972
28/5
Annexation
1971
28/6
Art
1968-1972
28/7
Associated Students of LCC
1970-1971
28/8
Athletics
1972
28/9
Career Analysis
1969
28/10
Computers
1972
28/11
Construction
1965-1968
28/12
Copyright and Patents
1971-1972
28/13
Counseling
1971-1972
28/14
Curriculum
1972
28/15
Degree Requirements
1965
28/16
Dental Assistant Advisory Committee (ETVS)
1963-1965
28/17
Department Chairmen
1972
28/18
Dial Retrieval
1969-1972
28/19
Eugene Technical-Vocational School
1960-1965
28/20
Educational Coordinating Council
1968
28/21
Elections, Analysis
1964-1971
28/22
Evening Program
1972
28/23
Food Services
1971
28/24
Grading,
n.d.
28/25
Heceta House, Usage
1971-1972
28/26
Health, Education and Welfare
1965
28/27
Institutional Bill of Rights
1971-1972
28/28
Institutional Research
1970
28/29
Job Descriptions
1970
28/30-32
Lane County Community College Study Committee, Financial Records
1964-1965
29/1
Lane Community College Staff Association
1969-1972
29/2
Learning Resource Center (Library), General
1965-1971
29/3
Learning Resource Center (Library), Audio-Visual Services
1968-1971
29/4
Learning Resource Center (Library), Book Selection Policy
29/5
Learning Resource Center (Library), Copyrights and Patents
1971
29/6
Learning Resource Center (Library), Information about the Library
1967
29/7
Learning Resource Center (Library), Non-Book Materials
1970
29/8
Learning Resource Center (Library), Policies and Procedures
1967-1971
29/9-11
Learning Resource Center (Library), Procedures Handbook
1967
29/12
Lane Community College, History and Description
1964-1971
29/13
Broadcasting and Media Steering Committee
1971
29/14
Lane County Area Education District
1964
29/15
Board of Education
1964-1972
29/16
Manasse Study
1972
29/17
Media Commission
1972
29/18
Media Marketing Agency
n.d.
29/19
Oregon Community College Association
1967-1968
29/20
Oregon State Department of Education
1966-1968
29/21
Organization
1965-1968
30/1-2
Personnel Recommendations
1970-72
30/3
Physical Education
1969
30/4
Planning Task Force Report
1971
30/5
Practical Nursing
1965
30/6
Presidency
1965
30/7
Professional Growth and Development
1967-1970
30/8
Publicity Guidelines
1971
30/9
Radio Broadcasting and TV
1965
30/10
Real Estate, Gonyea Property
1965
30/11
Self-Study
1967-1968
30/12
Personnel Policies Committee
1967-1972
30/13-14
Student Activities
1967-1971
30/15
Student Awareness Center
1970-1972
30/16
Student Health Services
1972
30/17
Teaching
1971-1972
30/18
Transfer Policies
1972
30/19
Travel
1972
30/20
Women, Questionnaire
1972
30/21
Workshop Curriculum
1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Community colleges--Oregon
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Lane, Joseph
  • Pickering, Robert
  • Romine, Larry
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)-- Institutional Advancement