Guide to the Office of the President: Charles Ellicott Johnson / N. Ray Hawk Records
1968-1969

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Creator: Hawk, RayUniversity of Oregon. Office of the President.
Title: Office of the President: Charles Ellicott Johnson / N. Ray Hawk records
Dates: 1968-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 16.0 linear feet (12 containers)
Collection Number: UA 001.011
Summary: The collection contains the organizational papers of the Office of the President at the University of Oregon during the Acting Presidency of Charles E. Johnson and N. Ray Hawk (1968-1969). The collection includes correspondence, committee files, department files, budget reports, statistics, and meeting minutes.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Charles Ellicott Johnson (1920-1969), accountant and university administrator, was born on September 7, 1920 in Worland, Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1942 with a degree in accounting and business administration. After serving in World War II, he returned to the University of Minnesota to earn his MBA in 1948 and his PhD in 1952. Johnson came to the University of Oregon in 1952 as an Associate Professor in Business Administration and became a full Professor in 1957. In 1959, he was appointed as Head of the Department of Accounting and Business Statistics, and then became Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in 1963. Johnson was appointed as Acting President of the University of Oregon in 1968.

Johnson’s presidency was defined by several controversies, including the grape boycott in the dormitories to protest farming and labor conditions, the athletes who were disciplined for refusing to cut their hair, and the obscenities printed in the Emerald. During his tenure, Navy recruiters were harassed by activists, a shanty town was set up on the campus lawn, and there were numerous protests over the Vietnam War, civil rights, and freedoms. Charles E. Johnson was killed in an automobile accident on June 17, 1969. Ken Metzler’s book, Confrontation: The Destruction of a College President, published in 1973, investigated the circumstances surrounding Johnson’s death, particularly Johnson’s psychological state at the time of the accident.

After the death of Charles E. Johnson, N. Ray Hawk filled the position of Acting President for the remainder of the year. Hawk was born on April 14, 1918 in Butte Falls, Oregon. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he received his master’s degree in history from the University of Oregon in 1947 and his doctorate in education in 1949. Ray Hawk was appointed Dean of Men at the University of Oregon in 1950 and served until 1964. His subsequent positions included: Assistant to the University President, Dean of Administration, Acting President in 1969, and Vice President for Administration and Finance from 1971 until his retirement in 1983. N. Ray Hawk passed away on May 27, 2006.

Content Description

The collection contains the records of the Office of the President at the University of Oregon during the transitional year between President Flemming and President Clark from 1968 to 1969. Charles E. Johnson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was appointed as Acting President in 1968 and served until his fatal car accident on June 17, 1969. N. Ray Hawk, Dean of Administration, was then appointed as Acting President until Robert D. Clark was elected as President in 1969.

The collection includes correspondence, committee files, department files, statistics, and meeting minutes. The Office of the President records are organized chronologically by date. As this collection only spans one year (1968-1969), there is only one series. Files within the series are arranged alphabetically by subject. Department files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the department, not by the name of the college. Committee files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the committee.

The collection reflects the various controversies that occurred during the Johnson/Hawk presidency. Johnson, like Flemming, confronted issues of censorship and free speech, particularly in relation to the question of obscenity and the school newspaper. There are also files regarding the grape boycott whereby students urged Johnson to support Cesar Chavez and the California grape workers by refusing to purchase grapes for the university. Racism on campus was also an issue as seen in the Racism files in Box 9. The Student Unrest files in Box 10 speak to the protest activities of the students that occurred on campus. There were protests over civil rights, freedom of speech, and the Vietnam War during the Johnson/Hawk presidency.

The personal papers of Charles E. Johnson dating before his time as Acting President are contained in a separate collection. A more detailed account of the circumstances involving the death of Charles E. Johnson can be found in the Ken Meltzer collection, which contains files relating to his book on Johnson.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Materials may need to be reviewed by the University Archivist for confidential materials prior to access.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival records many contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Office of the President: Charles Ellicott Johnson / N. Ray Hawk records, UA 001.11, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I: 1968-1969

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Rachel Edford, 2007.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to Charles Ellicott Johnson at Special Collections and University Archives include: Charles Ellicott Johnson papers, UA 008; Ken Metzler papers, UA 007.

Acquisition Information :  

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the Office of the President.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Academic Advising
1 2 Academic Requirements Committee
1 3 Academic Status Committee
1 4 Academic Status Committee—Correspondence
1 5 Accreditation
1 6 Accreditation
1 7 Additional Compensation
1 8 Administration, Offices of
1 9 Administrative Calendar
1 10 Administrative Manual
1 11 Administrative Services Building
1 12 Admissions
1 13 Admissions Policy Committee
1 14 Advising Committee
1 15 Advisory Council
1 16 Alumni
1 17 American Association of University Professors
1 18 American Association of University Women
1 19 American Council on Education
1 20 American Council on Education, Denver, CO October 9, 1968-October 11, 1968
1 21 Animal Laboratory
1 22 Anthropology, Department of
1 23 Anti-ballistic Missile Program
1 24 Architects
1 25 Architecture and Allied Arts, School of
1 26 Archivist
1 27 Asian Studies Program
1 28 Assembly and University Lectures Committee
1 29 Associated Students of the University of Oregon
1 30 Associated Students of the University of Oregon, Cabinet Meeting Agenda
1 31 Associated Students of the University of Oregon Election
1 32 Athletic Department Financial Statement
1 33 Athletics
1 34 Athletics
1 35 Athletics
1 36 Audio-Visual Equipment
1 37 Audit Reports
1 38 Autzen Stadium—Artificial Turf
1 39 Auxiliary Act Budget
1 40 “Balloon” Checks
1 41 Barker, Bert Brown
1 42 Beekman Property
1 43 Behavioral Sciences Building
2 1 Biennial Budget
2 2 Biology
2 3 Black Studies
2 4 Board of Higher Education
2 5 Bonnet, Charles A. Property 1804 Agate Street, Eugene, OR
2 6 Bonneville Power Administration
2 7 Broadcast Services and Televised Instruction, Division of
2 8 Broadcasting Committee
2 9 Brown, E.C. Trust
2 10 Budget
2 11 Budget Committee
2 12 Budget Committee—Contingency Fund
2 13 Budget Items
2 14 Building Manager System
2 15 Buildings—Architect’s Reports
2 16 Buildings—Capital Construction Program
2 17 Buildings and Grounds Committee
2 18 Bureau of Business and Economic Research
2 19 Bureau of Governmental Research and Service
2 20 Business Administration, College of
2 21 Business Office
2 22 Business Office
2 23 Campus Development Committee
2 25 Campus Development Guidelines
2 26 Campus Planning Committee
2 27 Campus Planning Committee
2 28 Canoe Fete
2 29 Capital Outlay
2 30 Carnival Theatre
2 31 Casanova’s Summer Coaching Camp for Boys
2 32 Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration (CASEA)
2 33 Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration Annual Report
2 34 Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration Search Committee
2 35 Catalog
2 36 Cemetery
2 37 Cemetery
2 38 Centennial, University
2 39 Century Progress Fund
2 40 Certificate Programs
3 1 Chancellor’s Office, R.E. Lieuallen
3 2 Chemistry
3 3 Civil Rights Compliance
3 4 Civil Service Commission
3 5 Civil Service Senate Bill 47
3 6 Classics, Department of
3 7 College Entrance Examination Board
3 8 College Life Insurance of America
3 9 Colleges for Oregon’s Future
3 10 Commencement
3 11 Committee on Committees
3 12 Committee on Committees
3 13 Committee on Committees
3 14 Committees—General
3 15 Community Art Studies, Institute for
3 16 Community Colleges Committee
3 17 Community Relations
3 18 Community Service and Public Affairs
3 19 Community Service and Public Affairs
3 20 Community Service and Public Affairs
3 21 Complaints
3 22 Complaints
3 23 Complaints
3 24 Complaints
3 25 Computer
3 26 Computer Conference
3 27 Computer Registration Committee
3 28 Computer Registration Committee
3 29 Computer Registration Committee
3 30 Conferences
3 31 Continuing Education Liaison Committee
3 32 Convocation
3 33 Copyright Committee
3 34 Correspondence—Appointment to Acting President
3 35 Correspondence—Miscellaneous
3 36 Counseling Center
3 37 Course Changes
3 38 Criteria for Promotion and Tenure
3 39 Criticism, Letters of
3 40 Criticism, Letters of
4 1 Criticism, Letters of
4 2 Crown Zellerbach Foundation
4 3 Curriculum
4 4 Curriculum Committee
4 5 Curriculum Revision
4 6 Danforth Foundation
4 7 Data Processing Equipment—Ad Hoc Committee on the Use and Coordination of
4 8 Delegation of Authority
4 9 Dental School
4 10 Development
4 11 Development
4 12 Development
4 13 Development Fund Advisory Committee
4 14 Disadvantaged, Programs for
4 15 Disadvantaged, Projects about
4 16 Disadvantaged Students—General Correspondence
4 17 Distribution and Printing of Material—Ad Hoc Committee to Study
4 18 Domestic Student Exchange Program
4 19 Dormitory Administration and Recreation Center
4 20 Draft
4 21 Economics, Department of
4 22 Editor’s Office
4 23 Edmunson and Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund
4 24 Education, School of
4 25 Education, School of
4 26 Education Building
4 27 Educational Coordinating Council
4 28 Educational Coordinating Council
4 29 Educational Experimentation, Innovation, and Improvement Committee
4 30 Educational Experimentation, Innovation, and Improvement Committee
4 31 Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse and Educational Administration (ERIC/CEA)
4 32 Emerald, Oregon Daily
4 33 English, Department of
4 34 Enrollment
5 1 Erb Memorial Union
5 2 Erb Memorial Union Building Addition
5 3 Ersted Award
5 4 Espy, Jr., Cecil J. Memorial
5 5 Eugene Sand and Gravel Company Property
5 6 Eugene Water and Electric Board
5 7 Facilities, Dean of
5 8 Facilities Planning
5 9 Faculty
5 10 Faculty Club
5 11 Faculty Senate
5 12 Faculty Steering Committee May 7, 1970
5 13 Faculty-Student Council
5 14 Faculty and Administrative Committees
5 15 Failing Lectures
5 16 Fair Labor Act
5 17 Federal Aid and Academic Freedom Committee
5 18 Federal Relations, Office of
5 19 Fee List
5 20 Fellowships
5 21 Festival of Arts Committee
5 22 Final Examinations—Ad Hoc Committee to Review Regulations on Timing of
5 23 Financial Aids
5 24 Fine and Applied Arts, Department of
5 25 Fine and Applied Arts, Department of—Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Status of
5 26 Fire Safety
5 27 Fiscal Affairs
5 28 Flemming, Arthur S.
5 29 Ford Foundation
5 30 Foreign Students
5 31 Foreign Study Programs—Ad Hoc Committee on
5 32 Forest History Society
5 33 Forest Industries Management Center
5 34 Foster-Silva Playing Fields
5 35 Fraternities
5 36 Fringe Benefits
5 37 Future of the University Committee
5 38 General Services, Department of
5 39 Geography, Department of
5 40 Geology, Department of
5 41 German and Russian, Department
5 42 Gerontology, Center for
5 43 Gift Fund
5 44 Gifts
5 45 Governor, Office of the
5 46 Graduate Council
5 47 Graduate School
5 48 Graduate School Enrollment—Ad Hoc Committee on
5 49 Graduate Student Council
5 50 Graduate Student Employees Association
5 51 Graduate Student Employees Association—Committee on
5 52 Graduate Student Fees and Priveledges—Ad Hoc Committee on
5 53 Grants
5 54 Grants, Acceptances
5 55 Grants, Advisory Committee on
5 56 Grants, Application for
5 57 Grants, Reports of
6 1 Grants, Reports of
6 2 Grants and Contracts Received
6 3 Grape Boycott Issue
6 4 Grievance Procedures
12 8 Grievances of Carlton Slater—Ad Hoc Committee to Review [CONFIDENTIAL]
6 5 Guidelines
6 6 Health, Education, and Welfare, U.S. Department of
6 7 Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Department of
6 8 Health Science Advancement Award
6 9 Healy, Property Purchase
6 10 High School Equivalency Program
6 11 Higher Education Act of 1968
6 12 Higher Education Executive Associates
6 13 Higher Education Seminar
6 14 History, Department of
6 15 Hollingsworth Property
6 16 Home Economics Department
6 17 Honor Roll
6 18 Honors College
6 19 Housing
6 20 Housing
6 21 Housing
6 22 Housing, Living-In-Program
6 23 Housing Policy Committee
6 24 Housing Policy Committee
6 25 Incidental Fees
6 26 Incidental Fees—Supplementary Requests
6 27 In-service Training Program
6 28 Institute of College Teaching
6 29 Institute of International Education
6 30 Institute of International Studies and Overseas Administration
6 31 Institute of International Studies and Overseas Administration Committee
6 32 Institute of International Studies and Overseas Administration Faculty Research Subcommittee
6 33 Institute for Comparative Experimental Research on Behavioral Systems
6 34 Institute for Comparative Experimental Research on Behavioral Systems Review and Search Committee
6 35 Insurance
6 36 Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
6 37 Interinstitutional Committee on Continuing Education and Public Service
6 38 Interinstitutional Committee on Dormitories
6 39 International Committee on International Education
6 40 International Festival
6 41 International Relations League Conference
6 42 Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants
6 43 Jackson Foundation
6 44 Job Corps
6 45 Johnson, Charles E.
6 46 Johnson, Charles E.
6 47 Johnson, Charles E.
7 1 Johnson, Charles E.
7 2 Journalism, School of
7 3 KAWX—Ad Hoc Committee to Study
7 4 Kerns Estate
7 5 Key Control, Policy on
7 6 Land Acquisitions
7 7 Latin America Studies
7 8 Law, School of
7 9 Law School Advisory Committee
7 10 Legislature
7 11 Legislature
7 12 Leisure Time Study and Community Service
7 13 Letterhead Policy
7 14 Lewis, Ion Scholarship Fund
7 15 Liberal Arts
7 16 Librarianship, School of
7 17 Library
7 18 Library Budget
7 19 Library Committee
7 20 Mail Summary
7 21 Marine Biology
7 22 Mathematics
7 23 Medical School
7 24 Memberships
7 25 Mental Retardation Program
7 26 Mexican-American Students
7 27 Millrace
7 28 Minority Group Relations, Office of
7 29 Miscellaneous
7 30 Mother’s Club
7 31 Motor Pool
7 32 Moving Expenses
7 33 Museum of Art
7 34 Museum of Art
7 35 Museum of Natural History
7 36 Music
7 37 National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
7 38 National Collegiate Athletic Association
7 39 National Defense Education Act Fellowships
7 40 National Defense Education Act Fellowships Loan Fund
7 41 National Science Foundation
7 42 National Science Foundation
8 1 National Science Foundation
8 2 National Science Foundation Grants Ceiling—Ad Hoc Committee on October 1, 1968
8 3 National Science Foundation Grants Ceiling—Ad Hoc Committee on October 1, 1968
8 4 National Science Foundation Grants Ceiling—Ad Hoc Committee on July 1, 1969
8 5 National Science Foundation Grants Ceiling—Ad Hoc Committee on July 1, 1969
8 6 National Science Foundation Grants Ceiling—Ad Hoc Committee on July 1, 1970
8 7 New Student Orientation Committee
8 8 New Student Orientation Committee
8 9 New Student Orientation Committee
8 10 New Student Week
8 11 News Bureau
8 12 North Site Arts-Architecture and Allied Arts Addition
8 13 Northwest Christian College Property
8 14 Nursing, School of
8 15 Off-Campus Scholarships and Grants Committee
8 16 Ombudsman
8 17 Onset
8 18 Op Cit Tutorial Programs
8 19 Oregon Association of Broadcasters
8 20 Oregon State Employees Association
8 21 Oregon State System of Higher Education—Finance Committee
8 22 Oregon State System of Higher Education—Institutional Executives
8 23 Oregon State System of Higher Education—Institutional Executives
8 24 Oregon State System of Higher Education—Institutional Executives
8 25 Oregon State System of Higher Education—Special Reports
8 26 Organizational Chart
8 27 Orientation Program for New Faculty
8 28 Overdrafts
8 29 Overhead
8 30 Pacific-8 Conference
8 31 Pacific-8 Conference
8 32 Pacific Northwest Assembly
8 33 Parking
8 34 Parking
9 1 Parking Committee
9 2 Patents
9 3 Patents Policy Committee
9 4 Patterson, Paul Fellowship
12 10 Pearl, Arthur
9 5 Personal Services Agreement
9 6 Personnel Office
9 7 Personnel Welfare Committee
9 8 Philosophy, Department of
9 9 Photo-Bureau
9 10 Physical Facilities Inventory Manual
9 11 Physical Plant
9 12 Physics, Department of
9 13 Placement Office
9 14 Planning and Institutional Research, Office of
9 15 Police
9 16 Political Science
9 17 Pre-Dental Advisory Committee
9 18 Pre-Medical Advisory Committee
9 19 President’s Convocation
9 20 President’s Office
9 21 President’s Residence, Security and Maintenance Agreement
9 22 President’s Staff
9 23 President’s Staff Meeting—Agendas
9 24 President’s Staff Meeting—Approved Minutes August 6, 1968
9 25 Prince Lucien Campbell Lecture Hall
9 26 Project See
9 27 Promotion and Tenure
9 28 Psychology, Department of
9 29 Public Employees Retirement System
9 30 Publications
9 31 Publications Committee
9 32 Questionnaires
9 33 Racism
9 34 Racism Committee
9 35 Radiation Safety Control Committee
9 36 Recruiting
9 37 Registrar
9 38 Registration
9 39 Religious Studies
9 40 Report on Higher Education in Oregon
9 41 Research Committee
9 42 Research Corporation
9 43 Reserve Officers Training Corps Program
9 44 Resolutions Passed by Associated Students of the University of Oregon
9 45 Responses on President’s Memo on “Relevance”
9 46 Rogers, John B. Endowment
9 47 Romance Languages, Department of
9 48 Rossman, Loretta Showers Trust Fund
9 49 Rotary
9 50 Sabbatical Leave
9 51 Safety
9 52 Safety Council Committee
9 53 Salaries
9 54 Satellite Computer System
9 55 Scheduling
9 56 Scholarships
9 57 Scholastic Deficiency Committee
9 58 Science Building
9 59 Science Building, Second Addition
9 60 Science Building, Third Addition
9 61 Selective Service System
9 62 Skinner’s Butte Property
9 63 Sociology, Department of
9 64 Sons of Liberty
10 1 Space Allocation Committee
10 2 Space Allocation Committee
10 3 Space Allocation Committee
10 4 Space Allocation Committee
10 5 Space Utilization
10 6 Speakers
10 7 Speech Department
10 8 Speeches
10 9 Speeches
10 10 Speeches—Ideas for Alumni Speeches
10 11 Speeches—Miscellaneous Short Speeches as President
10 12 Speeches—Sheldon Commencement Speech
10 13 State Printing Coordinating Committee
10 14 Statistical Laboratory and Computing Center
10 15 Student Administration Board
10 16 Student Conduct Code—Ad Hoc Committee to Review
10 17 Student Correspondence
10 18 Student Credit Hour Cost Data
10 19 Student-Faculty Council
10 20 Student Financial Aids Advisory Committee
10 21 Student Health Service
10 22 Student Health and Accident Insurance Committee
10 23 Student Organization Fund Raising—Ad Hoc Committee to Study
10 24 Student Projects
10 25 Student Publications Board
10 26 Student Services Research
10 27 Student Unrest
10 28 Student Unrest
10 29 Student Unrest
10 30 Students’ Exploratory Actions Regarding Curricular Heterodoxy (SEARCH)
10 31 Students for a Democratic Society
10 32 Students from Abroad Committee
10 33 Suggestion Awards Program
10 34 Summer Honorarium Program—Committee to Review
10 35 Summer Session
10 36 Svendsen, Kester Memorial Fellowship
10 37 Switzer Property Purchase
10 38 Task Force on Higher Education
10 39 Tax Limitation
10 40 Teacher Education Committee
10 41 Teaching Evaluation Program
10 42 Teaching Staff Requirement Study
10 43 Telephone Exchange
10 44 Tenure
10 45 Thanks, Letters of
10 46 Theoretical Science, Institute of
10 47 Time Schedules
10 48 Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center
10 49 Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center
10 50 Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center
11 1 Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center Advisory Committee
11 2 Travel
11 3 Travel Grants
11 4 Tuition
11 5 Tuition and Fees—Ad Hoc Committee on
11 6 Tuition and Fees—Ad Hoc Committee on
11 7 Undergraduate Education
11 8 Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council
11 9 University Press
11 10 University Relations
11 11 University Theater
11 12 Upward Bound
11 13 Vending Machines
11 14 Veterans, Education Programs for
11 15 Vacation College
11 16 VISTA Regional Training Center
11 17 Vocanology, Center for
11 18 Wagon Museum
11 19 Wallace, Lila Acheson Program
11 20 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
11 21 Work Study Programs
11 22 YMCA

Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Office of the President.
  • Subject Terms :
  • College presidents--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes

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