By Perri Hamilton
|Title:||President Gretchen Bataille Records, 2006-2010|
|Primary Creator:||Bataille, Gretchen M.|
|Arrangement:||This collection is arranged in five series: Series 1) Inauguration and Emerald Ball, Series 2) Correspondence, Series 3) Presidential Files, Series 4) Publications, Media, and Photographs, and Series 5) Artifacts and Oversize Materials.|
|Date Acquired:||00/00/2007. More info below under Accruals.|
|Forms of Material:||
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection contains materials related to Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille's tenure as President of the University of North Texas. Materials consist of correspondence, presidential files, publications, photographs and artifacts, as well as papers and media related to Bataille's inauguration and the annual Emerald Ball.
Series 1 includes congratulatory certificates, invitations, programs, donor lists, photographs, a copy of Bataille’s inaugural speech, agendas and other planning files from the Inauguration Steering Committee. Also includes invitations, photographs, a script, and a speech from subsequent Emerald Balls.
Bataille's correspondence includes thank you notes, welcome notes upon her installation as president, clippings regarding Bataille’s work at UNT, invitations, the book Frank W. Mayborn: a Man Who Made a Difference (which was separated from the collection) with accompanying note from the Mayborn School of Journalism, and correspondence from Lorrain Berger, a former UNT faculty member. The Berger correspondence refers to Bataille’s role as UNT president and includes Berger’s reactions to Bataille’s resignation, the establishment of the Lorraine E. Berger Endowed Scholarship Fund, Berger’s artwork, some of which was sent to Bataille and intended for donation to UNT upon Berger’s death, and photographs of Berger’s artwork.
The presidential files contain materials related to Bataille's appointment as University President, the president's annual reports as well as peer reviews of UNT, materials regarding Bataille's work with the North Texas Board of Regents and Board of Visitors, speeches given by Bataille, documents relating to Bataille's work with the Turkish Police Training Institute, certificates, and planning materials for various events.
Series 4 consists of headshots and other photographs of Bataille, magazines and other news clippings regarding UNT and Bataille's work, and digital media like presentations and photographs.
Artifacts and oversize materials in Series 5 include framed photographs, paperweights, a Texas State flag, President Bataille's regalia worn at commencements and Honor's Day, a scrapbook regarding Bataille's inauguration, select awards, and oversize letters, certificates, and publications.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Accruals:||Accession numbers: 2007-021, 2007-022, 2020-050|
|Acquisition Source:||President's Office; Dr. Gretchen Bataille|
Archived web pages related to Bataille's resignation can be found in the UNT Digital Library
|Preferred Citation:||President Gretchen Bataille Records, University of North Texas Special Collections.|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||
1-11-2018 and 2-09-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - adding new items and editing content for errors.
Rachael Zipperer added accretion and updated arrangement and description in 2021.
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Box and Folder Listing
"Mayoral Proclamation, In Honor of the Fifth Annual University of North Texas Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and Archer City Writers Workshop" from David A. Levy, Mayor of the City of Archer City, Texas on July 24, 2009.
White plastic mug with "EAGLENATION" in green lettering written across a star, as well as "UNT University of North Texas - Discover the Power of Ideas" written below.
Clear glass paperweight, square with beveled edges, and inscribed, "November 21, 2009, Groundbreaking, BELIEVE IT!, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS." The groundbreaking was for the new football stadium which would later be named Apogee Stadium. An architect's rendering of the new stadium decorates the paperweight.
The hood and robe worn by President Bataille during commencements and Honors Day. This item is in the same box as President Rawlins' regalia.Barcode: 642213
Texas State flag enclosed within its own box inside larger box. Includes the presentation certificate from the Texas House of Representatives dated May 16, 2009 and the "Rules of Governing the Use of the Texas Flag" pamphlet.
Paperweight in the shape of Texas with engraving, "President's State of the University, University of North Texas" on front side and housed in its original box.
A letter and signed photograph from Judith Zaffirini, Texas State Senator, to commemorate a meeting in her office.
A letter and certificate from Michaeil F. Adams, President of The University of Georgia.
A letter and certificate commemorating President Bataillle's inauguration from Truman State University.
A framed photograph of UNT students at the Emerald Eagle Ball with handwritten notes and signatures inscribed on the matte.
Two copies of News Korea newspaper with Dr. Bataille on the front cover.
Scrapbook consists of papers, letters and invitations related to Bataille's Inauguration, the Emerald Ball and Emerald Eagle Scholars Program.
Wooden plaque awarded to Dr. Bataille for her service as President of UNT at the Sun Belt Conference.Barcode: 726705