Transition from Elon College to Elon University Collection
The Transition from Elon College to University Collection contains materials from 1986-2001 pertaining to the transformation of Elon College to Elon University. It contains research notes, newspaper clippings, proposals, reports, correspondences, guidelines as well as other printed materials. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.
- 1986 - 2001
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
Biographical / Historical
The idea of changing the name of the Elon College to Elon University first occurred in 1992 when Wallace Chandler suggested the name change. Chandler graduated from Elon in 1949 and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the time. Plans to officially change the name began in 1994. The name change was also a component of The Elon Vision fundraising campaign which sought campus-wide improvements. Campus improvements included new construction, increased number of faculty, higher student enrollment, NCAA Division 1 athletics, and the addition of graduate programs to name several, all to distinguish Elon as a premier institution on the Eastern seaboard. The final goal of the campaign was to transform Elon College to Elon University. Trustees unanimously voted in favor of the name change on October 11, 2000. Along with the name change, the New Century at Elon strategic and fundraising campaign began. University Day marked the official name change on June 1, 2001. Elon President Leo M. Lambert, Board of Trustees Chair, Noel Allen, and Board Secretary, Ed Powell, signed the university's new charter. The ceremony was held in Moseley Center and all that attended the ceremony were invited to sign their name in a ledger.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.
The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.
Processed by Rachel Stas, April, 2012
- Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2012
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