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Charldean Newell was born in 1939 on October 14 to Charles T. Newell and Mildred Dean Looney Newell of Fort Worth, Texas.
As an only child, she stayed in Fort Worth and went to Carter-Riverside High School.
After her graduation, Charldean Newell went on to North Texas State College (now known as the University of North Texas) were she received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1960 and a Master’s degree in government in 1962.
She later received a Doctorate in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968.
In 1965, Charldean Newell returned to UNT as a member of the political science department faculty. During her time at the University of North Texas, she mentored hundreds of students and colleagues and served in various other official capacities. Such positions included being a Chairperson of the Political Science department, a twice serving Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, a Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Planning, the founding Executive Director of Special Projects for the Federation of North Texas Area Universities, and was co-author of four books and more than 50 articles, chapters and monographs. She later retired in 2002 after 37 years on faculty at UNT.
Even after her retirement, Charldean Newell was still active. Some of her community and professional service highlights included writing textbooks, teaching courses for the International City/County Management Association, serving in a number of charity efforts, and on stewardship and building committees at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
On November 22, 2014, at 75 years of age, Charldean Newell, Regents Professor Emerita of Public Administration at UNT, passed away at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.
Her name still lives on, in part, at UNT through the Charldean Newell Award in Public Administration which provides support for, but not limited to: guest lectures, scholarships, and general awards through the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas.
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Radio, Television, Film Department Records; U0196; Box 81: Programs: On and Off Campus; The Last Lecture Series (continued); Newell, Charldean, March 9, 1988, 1 tape
Campus Chats of which she was featured as a Chat Columnist can be found in the Portal to Texas History.
This collection is stored off‐site and require a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
This collection is arranged by series: All items in Series 1 were originally located in scrapbooks made during her time as a student at UNT (then North Texas State College). Series 2 contains event tickets.
The papers, photographs, and artifacts collected between the years 1957 and 1962 by the late Regents Professor Emerita of Public Administration, Charldean Newell [1939 - 2014], of the University of North Texas.
All items were originally located in scrapbooks made during her time as a student at UNT (then North Texas State College).
Big Wheel Dance Card; Slide of a woman; Slide of Charldean Newell; Slide of Betty Jo Jenkins; Copy of Glory to the Green and North Texas Fight Song; Print of image of dorm room; Foil seal with letter “C”; Transparency of two women standing on stairs; Transparency of Dr. Newell in dorm room.
Campaign card for Marilyn Rice for Sophomore Senator; Campaign Card “Liz James for Cheerleader”; Red cut out letters “JMA” with Charldean Newell written across them; paper tag “I Have Voted Have You?”; Napkin, “Senior Mary Arden”; Photograph of Chilton Hall Dorm Room; Photograph of two young men; Photograph of C. Newell and female friend; Napkin “Mary Arden”; Cut out red arrow; Photograph of woman (Newell?) chopping wood; Campaign card, “A Treat Like Candy, Vote Sandy”; Invitation, “The Senior Mary Arden Club invites you to attend the Pledge Tea…..”
Clipping from the Fort Worth Press, Tuesday, April 29, 1958; clipping, “12 From Tarrant Join NTSC Club”; clipping, “Two Pledges Selected”; Two clippings listing Charldean Newell as new member of Senior Mary Arden and Theta Sigma Phi respectively; Crafted newspaper “star” with Charldean Newell’s name in the center; Napkin with “Fall [Sigma Delta Chi] initiation party” written on it in ink; Program for the 1958 Christmas Banquet of the Senior and Junior Mary Arden Clubs; Christmas card showing the Mary Arden Lodge; Clipping, “Theta Sigma Phi Session is Set”; Pink and green ribbon tied around a pen nib.
Program: “Beta Kappa Chapter, Theta Sigma Phi, Matrix Table, March 24, 1959, NTSC, Crystal Room” ; Name tag for Charldean Newell; Napkin with rodeo scene on it; tag, “Welcome Charldean Newell to the Theta Sigma Phi Chuckwagon”; card, “Theta Sigma Phi, Matrix Table, March 24, 1959…”; Letter from the Fort Worth National Bank, April 27, 1959, congratulating Miss Newell on being elected President of Theta Sigma Phi; clipping, “Theta Sigs Initiate Matrix Table Plans for March Banquet”; Letter from the Continental National Bank, April 27, 1959, congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Newell on the “honor which has been bestowed upon your daughter…”; “Program, 29th Annual Meeting Southwestern Journalism Congress”.
Clipping on honor roll students; Basketball rosters for NT and Texas Wesleyan College; Ribbon “Cage the Cougars”; Pennant shaped tag with “Deanie Newell” on it; Clipping, “Eagles Smash Western, 26-8”; Cover for the program for “Baylor vs. S.M.U., November 22, 1958”; Cover for program for North Texas/Texas Western, September 20, 1958”; Clipping headline, “Carter Advances Past Rebels, 6-0”; Program cover for TCU/SMU game; Program cover for T.C.U. vs. S.M.U, November 29, 1958”; clipping, “Departmental Clubs Release Semester Membership List”; clipping, “High Playoffs”.
Ticket for Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show; Ticket for football game, SMU vs. T__; Ticket for football game, SMU vs. ___; Ticket for football game, ___ T.C.U.; 3 tickets for Casas Manana productions; Ticket for Fort Worth Opera at Will Rogers Auditorium; Ticket for T.C.U. Little Theater, August 15, 1957; Ticket for State Fair Music Hall, Oct. 11, 1958; Ticket for Wynnewood, July 20, 1958; Two tickets for Texas Wesleyan College productions (King and I and South Pacific); Ticket for the Palace Theater; One ticket for the Tower The[ater]; White and yellow ribbon tied together; Program for “The Music Man”; Program for “An Evening with Maurice Chevalier”; Seven ticket stubs for Casa Manana Productions; Ticket stub for the Esquire The[ater]; Card for “The College Players in Detective Story”; Birthday card “a little something I picked up for you……”; Card for “The College Players in Much Ado About Nothing”.
Program “Thirty Ninth Annual May Fete Coronation Ceremony” May 2, 1958; Clipping “Her Pal and Palamino” ; Valentine Card; Birthday card, “You work like a horse and what do you get?”; Fan shaped, green, cardboard “basket” ; Clippings; Ticket from Fort Worth to Hope, Ark., Outside of the ticket shows the route of the Texas and Pacific Railway “Rout of the Eagles”.
Wedding invitation; Clippings; Two; napkins from a wedding reception; Invitation to a bridesmaids’ luncheon honoring Sandra Kubitz.
Napkin, “Betty Sue, J. C.”; wedding invitation; Napkin, “Pat and Butch” and Chas Frederick Rast, Jr.”; Clipping; Program, “The Pamplona Choir from Spain” (Fine Arts Presentation); Information sheet on the Pamplona Choir; Program for the North Texas State College A Cappella Choir…Season 1957-1958”; Program for “Anna Russell” (Fine Arts Presentation); Program for “The Teahouse of the August Moon” presented by the College Players.
Program for an opera workshop, “Marriage of Figaro”; Program for opera workshop, “The Soldier’s Chorus from Foust and Comedy on the Bridge”; Program for “Volpone,” presented by the College Players; Fine Arts Festival Bulletin, 1957.
Program, “The Baccalaureate Service of North Texas State College,” May, 1958; Program for the “Water Carnival”; Program for “Greek Week Sing Song” April, 1958; Program: “The College Symphony”, November 12, 1957; Program, “Honors Day Assembly” May 7, 1958 (with handwritten notes).
Program for “The Barber of Seville and La Traviata”; Photograph of unidentified male; Cardboard name tag for Charldean Newell; Invitation from “The Fort Worth Panhellenic Association” 1958; Invitation from Kappa Delta; Invitation from “The Panhellenic Council”; Cardboard name tag for Charldean Newell; “Panhellenic Rush Book” 1958; Six ticket stubs.
Napkin for “Alpha Delta Pi”; Napkin for “Delta Gamma”; Stub, “Second Period, Ramp 2, Zeta Tau Alpha, School Cloths”; Stub, “Third Period, Charldean Newell”; Red bandana with “Charldean” and “ZTA” written on it; Spoon; Card, “Pledge” for Alpha Chi; Name card for “Charldean Newell, Theta Sigma Phi”; Program for “Texas Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Spring Initiation Banquet” 1959, with the name tag for Charldean Newell; Card stating that Charldean Newell “has been accepted for membership in Alpha Chi” 1959; “General Information About Alpha Chi”.
Letter from William Whitley, Bank of Commerce, Fort Worth Texas; Letter from J. Lee Johnson, Jr., First National Bank of Fort Worth; Shamrock made of green pipe cleaners safety pinned to 2 green ribbons; Ticket for “Volpone”; Letter from Sandy Strange, with envelope, 1968; “Cheers” cards with notes of congratulations on earning a Ph.D.; Christmas invitation, 1966, with envelope; Christmas invitation, 1966, with envelope; Photograph of 3 people serving themselves food (Paul Recer (?), A. Alanzo, Mike Flanigan); Photograph of woman in kitchen (Eva Joy McGuffin Samply, English faculty); Photograph of two men and a woman at party; Photograph of woman serving punch to 2 men (w/o glasses – Jo Pat Strain (?)); Photograph of James Rogers; Photograph of unidentified woman; Photograph of unidentified woman holding a Life magazine; Letter from President J. C. Matthews congratulating Ms. Newell on being the editor of the Campus Chat, 1959; Certificate, Press Club Award, Editorial, 1960; Letter from J. Lee Johnson, Jr., First National Bank of Fort Worth, 1959; Certificate, Press Club Award, News Story, 1959; Letter from William E. Dozier, Jr., of the T. B. Butler Publishing Company about Ms. Newell’s internship, 1959; Certificate, Press Club Award, Column, 1959; Certificate, Press Club Award, Editorial, 1959 .
Clipping; Program, “June Wedding” presented by the senior class of Denton High School, 1959; Napkin, “Meritum”; Ticket for “June Wedding”; Letter from Tom Kirkland, Denton Record-Chronicle, 1959; Clipping , “Chat Editor Picks Spring Associates”; Invitation to Meritum event; Clipping, “Meritum”; Postcard invitation to join Meritum, 1959; Name tag; Program, “Honors Day Assembly,” 1959.
Invitation to become a member of Meritum Honor Society; Napkin, “Meritum”; Ribbon, “Meritum”; Name tag, “Ask Me… Deanie Newell”; Letter from Harris H. Bass, Bank of Commerce, 1959”; Gift card, congratulations on joining Meritum; Name tag for the Big Wheel Dance/Meritum/Theta Sigma Phi; Clipping; “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address” edited.
Photograph of Ms. Newell and Jack Moore; Sugar packet from the Tower Hotel Coffee Shop; Matchbook cover from Luby’s Cafeteria, Tyler, Texas; Matchbook cover from Chris’ Steak House, Terrell, Texas; Matchbook cover for Citizens First National Bank of Tyler; clipping; Greek Open Houses schedule card; Ribbon, “North Texas”; Program, “The Summer Chorus and The Bras Choir,” 1958; Envelope with bullfighting image, “Cartel De Corrida, Souvenir Espana”; Photograph of 3 puppets; Program, “Star Light! Star Bright,” State Fair Music Hall; Napkin, “Horseshoe Lounge, Longview, Texas”; Swizzle stick with clipping; Swizzle stick from the Horseshoe Lounge; Plastic spoon, “The Egyptian ‘Famous Pizza’”;
Clippings; Napkin from wedding; wedding show invitation; wedding invitation.
Clipping and cover of football program; Ribbon for 1959 Homecoming.
Program for Homecoming 1959; Clipping on homecoming game.
Photograph of two women; Name tag with guest tag for the Rockefeller Center Guided Tour.
Letter from Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, 1959; Napkin, “Karen and Jimmy”; Wedding invitation.
Letter from Anne Hodges, President of Alpha Lambda Delta, 1960; Letter from Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, 1959.
Name tag decorated with felt holly leaf; Green name tag; Invitation to the Print Shop Christmas dinner; Napkin, “Theta Sigma Phi”; Photographs, 10, that are cut out faces that go on a Christmas card, 1959.
Registration, Program, Lunch and Dinner tickets and Postcard of hotel for the Southwestern Journalism Congress;
Pamphlet on Southwestern Journalism Congress, 1960; Bar coaster, “Pat O’Brien’s, New Orleans”.
Napkin for “The Carousel Lounge… New Orleans”; Napkin for “Dan’s Pier 600…New Orleans”.
Swizzle stick for the Carousel Lounge; Program for “Alpha Chi Spring Initiation Banquet”; Name tag; Ribbon, “Meritum”.
Letter from Nancy Winslow, President, Women’s Forum, 1960; Napkin, “Meritum”; Photograph of Charldean Newell in cap and hood.
Ribbon, “Kappa Delta Pi Pledge”; Napkin, “Meritum”; Notification card of election to Kappa Delta Pi; Clipping.
Napkin, “Glad You Came”.
Program; Programs: Canadian Players present “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Greek Week Sing Song.”
Program for “You Can’t Take It With You” presented by the senior class of Denton High School, 1960; Card, “Remember when you were just a frightened , maladjusted, insignificant student…..”; Clippings; Thank you card.
Program, “The Baccalaureate Service, “ May 1960; Program, “The seventieth Annual Commencement…” May, 1960.
Program, “Annual Commencement Exercises, Spring Class 1959-60, Denton Senior High School Auditorium”; Program, “Denton Senior High School, Seventy-fifth Annual Baccalaureate Service” May, 1960; Photograph of Banquet; Clipping.
Stationary for The Campus Chat; Photograph of two women; Photograph of Charldean Newell; Clippings.
Letter to Charldean from Scotty; Clipping on Miss Scotty Owen; Marriage invitation for Miss Owen and Edward Paetzel; Marriage invitation for Beverly O’Neal and Robert Ellis; Napkin for Beverly and Bob; Napkin for “Beb and Bob”; Clipping on the marriage of Scotty Owen and Mr. Paetzel.
Letter from Kenneth Simmons, July 29, 1959; Laminated obituary of Mrs. Jo Frances Cason, April 12, 1960; 2 Clippings; Letter from Kappa Delta Pi.
Receipt in Spanish; Baggage Ticket in folder by Mexicana De Aviacion; Add for “Marion’s Attractive Leathergoods”; Pan American ticket and ticket holder/folder; Ticket for “Casa Cervantes, S.A.; Clipping showing Charldean Newell and ______? Myers; Napkin, “Scotty and Ed”; Program, “Mexican Fiesta, Danzas Anahurac”
Photograph of Charldean Newell and Paul R____n?; Photograph of luncheon; Program, “Winter Commencement”, January, 1961.
Homecoming 1960 Football Game Program; Card, “Independent? Join Independent Student Organization, I Have!”; Announcement, “ISO, Campaign Meeting”; Fine Arts Committee Program for Jose Greco performance, 1961; Program for opera production, “Lucia di Lammermoor, “ 1961; Program, “College Players present The Late Christopher Bean”; Program for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Football Program for the T.C.U. vs. S.M.U. game at the Cotton Bowl, November 26, 1960; Program for the State Fair Music Hall production of “Flower Drum Song,” Oct. 7 - 23; Card for “The bus leaves at noon (be under it)”; Card for “Stop the World! (I want to get off).”
2 Name tags; Program for the “Beta Kappa Chapter Theta Sigma Phi” banquet, March 1961; Clippings; 2 name tags for Theta Sigma Phi; 2 name tags in plastic holders; Card with gold ribbon, “Vote Just Plain Bill Smith Vice-President N.T.S.C.”; Name tag, “Charldean Newell, Graduate Class Senator.”
2 name tags; Badge, “N.T.S.U. University Day”; Name tag, “Charldean”; Name tag, “Charldean Newell, Cambodia, North Texas State, Denton, Texas”; Gift tag from Laura B.; Ribbon, “Judge”; Booklet, “The Three ‘I’s’ of Public Relations”; Program, “Greek Week Sing Song,” 1961; Program, “the supper theatre presents, the man who married a dumb wife”; Letter dated September 28, 1960 from J.J. Spurlock, Vice President; Program, “Honors Day assembly” May 4, 1961 with Meritum ribbon; Name tag that also has “Big Wheel” and “Meritum” on it; Photograph of 3 women and 1 man gathered around a piano; Napkin with symbols for Theta Sigma Phi and “Ft Worth Alums” written on it.
Program for Casa Manana’s 1961 production of “Show Boat”; 2 clippings; Ticket Stub for Casa Manana, “Show [Boat]”; Corsage remains;Gift ribbon (?).
Clippings; Napkin, “Gloria and Bobby, July 29, 1961.”
“Cheers” card; Photograph of 3 women holding a sign; Photograph of 3 students reading a sign, “Better Student Government?”; Photograph of a man getting on his bicycle; Photograph of woman; Photograph of woman sitting on stairs.
Program, “the supper theater presents everyman”; Program from the Fort Worth Opera Association’s 1958 production of “Aida”; Information book for the Junior Mary Arden Club; Information book for the Mary Arden Club, 1958-1959 with a Xerox sheet with the “Club Song” and “Federated Club Collect”; Information book on the “Mary Arden Club” 1959-1960, with notes.
Program, “Much Ado About Nothing”; Program, “The Detective Story”; Program, “The King and I” performed at Texas Wesleyan College, 1959; Program, “South Pacific” performed at Texas Wesleyan College, 1958; Program, “Papa is All” produced by Texas Christian University.
Programs from Casa Manana productions: “Silk Stockings,” “Wonderful Town” 1959, “Guys and Dolls” 1959, “Oklahoma!” 1959, “Can-Can” 1958, “Carousel” 1958, “Brigadoon”, “The Pajama Game” 1958, “The Merry Widow” 1958, “Kismet” 1960, “Rosalinda” 1960, “Call Me Madam” 1958; Ticket stub for “Call Me Madam.”
Program, “Star Light Star Bright” for the State Fair Musicals; envelope and letterhead stationary for the Institute of Public Affairs, The University of Texas; envelope and letterhead stationary for The Campus Chat.
Remembrance card for Gerard M. Hoffman; obituary for Gerard M. Hoffman.
Ticket stub from Casa Manana; Memorandum from Will Hansen; Bulletin of North Texas State Teachers College, 1948-1949; Bulletin of North Texas State Teachers College, No. 162, February, 1948; Bulletin of North Texas State College: Tip-Off, August, 1952; Bulletin of North Texas State Teachers College, November 1948; Spring Avesta 1961.
“Alpha Chi” green ribbon; clipping “Homecoming Queen”; TCU vs. SMU flyer featuring Don Foyd, Captain of the TCU football team, 1959/ half of an SMU vs. Football ticket/ graduation cap decal with “Meritum Ex”; 3 napkins and a card; Playbill for “The Warm Peninsula/ a yellow balloon/ small year calendar; Southwest Journalism Forum pamphlet/ Picture of an elder male standing behind a podium/ cowboy hat with “Charldean Newell”; 2 cards and a matchbook; clipping “NTSC Campus Paper Gets Top Rating Again”; Annual Sigma Delta Chi Intern Dinner/ clipping “Interns Report on Summer Work”; North Texas State vs. Univ. of Cincinnati and invitation; clipping “NTSC Yearbook Gets 17th Award”, Matchbox, picture of a girl reading; Charldean Newell name card and cartoon picture; card, photographs, and clipping “15 From Here At Parley On Journalism; donut matchbox, clipping “Three Prizes Go To Campus Chat”, LSU Centennial sticker; Mary Katherine Myers for Relay Queen, Invitation, name cards; letter from J.J. Spurlock; Who’s Who List 1959-1960; Beta Kappa Chapter Theta Sigma Phi program; clipping “Top Coed On Campus”; table card, wooden M, clipping “Girls Receive Top Coed Award At Matrix Table Tuesday Night”; 2 cards and a napkin; Annie Get Your Gun high school program;
A memorandum, given to the UNT Special Collections by Will Hansen who had received it from Charldean Newell,can be found in Folder 53 of this collection stating that this scrapbook was meant to contain clippings as a show-and-tell for Newell when she went looking for a job with her journalism degree.
This folder contains the scanned reproductions of articles produced by Charldean Newell in The Campus Chat as well as from other newspapers such as The Fort Worth Press, the Star-Telegram, and the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Contains 5 tickets for the televised debate series featuring UNT's Anne Hodges and John Swaney, who later won the national championship debate