Dr. Robert B. Toulouse Papers, 1955-2010Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Dr. Robert B. Toulouse Papers, 1955-2010Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 2008
ID: 02/15/ U0483
Primary Creator: Robert B. Toulouse
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The materials are arranged from the birthday celebration in 2008 to the materials collected about his work and life.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2014
Languages: English

Abstract

The collection is composed of materials that were gathered to celebrate the life and career of Dr. Robert B. Toulouse on the occassion of his ninetieth birthday.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials cover Dr. Toulouse's life and career from approximately 1963 until his ninetieth birthday in 2008.

Biographical Note

Robert B. Toulouse was born in Wellsville, Missouri.  When he was a child his family moved to Abilene, Kansas and Sparta, Illinois before returning to Wellsville.  He graduated from Wellsville High School and then attended a Methodist college in Fayette, Missouri [Central College].  He attended the college two years before transferring to the University of Missouri where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education, science, and social science.  His first job was as a science and social science teacher in Mountain View, Missouri.

Dr. Toulouse was drafted into the Army before World War II started (in June, 1941). He would serve for five years.  Upon completion of his military service he returned to the University of Missouri and completed his master’s and doctorate.

While working on his doctorate Dr. Toulouse met two men associated with North Texas State Teacher’s College (now known as the University of North Texas), George Beamer and Wayne Adams.  Both worked for North Texas and recommended Dr. Toulouse for a position with North Texas.  He joined UNT as a professor in the College of Education in 1948.  Six years later (1954) President J. C. Matthews made him the dean of the Graduate School.  He would serve as the graduate dean from 1954 until 1982.  He then served as provost and vice president of academic affairs from 1982 to 1985.  Dr. Toulouse served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs during the 1989-1990 academic year.  He was then named provost emeritus. Dr. Toulouse received the UNT President's Award in 1982 and 1990. The Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies was named in his honor in 1990.

The information in this profile comes from the oral history interview with him that was conducted by Tammi Price on October 3, 1995 (OH1080) and an article in the May 2008 issue of the Insider, an online magazine produced by the University of North Texas.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Acquisition Source: Division of Advancement
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Robert B. Toulouse Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

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