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Collection Overview

Title: President Rawlins Papers, 2010-2014Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 2010 - 2014
ID: 02/02/ UP0019
Primary Creator: Rawlins, V. Lane (1937-)
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items will be arranged in two series: 1) Papers, and 2) Artifacts.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2015
Forms of Material: Artifacts
Speeches (documents)
Languages: English


V. Lane Rawlins was the President of the University of North Texas from 2010 to 2014.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers in this collection contain commencement scripts and award certificates. There is also a small collection of regalia.

Biographical Note

V. Lane Rawlins was president of the University of North Texas from 2010 to 2014. He was made President Emeritus upon his retirement. Prior to working at UNT he was the president of Washington State University and the University of Memphis.

            Veldon Lane Rawlins was born in 1937 in Idaho. He attended Idaho Stte University, graduating from Brigham Young University in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He earned a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

            He joined Washington State University as a professor of economics in 1968. He served as the department chair in 1977 to 1981 and provost from 1982 to 1986. He then moved to the University of Alabama to take the position as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1986-1991). That was followed by becoming the president of Memphis state University. He oversaw the renaming the school as University of Memphis. He returned to Washington State University in 2000, to become the president of that institution. Rawlins retired from Washington State University in 2006, returning to the economics faculty.

            In April, 2010, Rawlins was appointed to a one-year term as president by the Board of Regents. The search for a permanent president continued. In November, 2010, Rawlins accepted the offer to become the university’s permanent president.

            A labor economist, he co-authored (with Robert F. Cook and Charles F. Adams) Public Service Employment: The experience of a Decade.

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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: President's Office
Acquisition Method: Gift
Separated Materials: The 2012 CASE Award certificate is over-sized and housed separately in the oversized materials, multiple-collection box.
Preferred Citation: President Rawlins Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: 1-11-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Box 1, Folder 2


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  • Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.

    • Box 1: President V. Lane RawlinsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      • Folder 1: Commencement Scripts, 2013Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Copies of the commencement addresses given by President V. Lane Rawlins at the individual college ceremonies for the Spring Commencements held in May 2013.
        Barcode: 642371
        Scripts: 5
      • Folder 2: Award Certificates, 2010-2012Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Includes a proclamation by the mayor of the city of Denton, Texas declaring May 4, 2010 as "Denton Census 2010 Complete Count Committee Day," for its recognition in the decennial census of 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau's Director Groves.

        Two documents from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Circle of Excellence program regarding UNT winning one of CASE's 2012 Educational Fundraising Awards--the cover letter dated July 23, 2012 explaining the award and a fact sheet about it.

        A third document--the actual CASE award certificate--is oversized and is housed separately in the oversized materials, multiple collection box. Oversize box barcode: 702894

  • Series 2: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

    • Box 2: RegaliaAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      Two caps, hood and gown President Rawlins wore during commencements, Honors Day, and for other ceremonial occasions while he was in office.  These items are boxed with President Bataille's regalia.
      Barcode: 642213

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