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Elrod, John W.



  • Existence: 1940 - 2001


B.A., Presbyterian College, 1962; M.A., 1967, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1971. Dean of W&L, 1984-1995; professor of philosophy, W&L, 1984-1995; vice president for academic affairs, W&L, 1987-1995; President, W&L, 1995-death, July 27, 2001. See Alumni Magazine, Nov/Dec 1986, p.24.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

A campaign for the rising generation at Washington and Lee University, 2001

Scope and Contents

This fundraising DVD includes two centerpiece videos and nine short film segments.

Dates: 2001

Collection about John W. Elrod

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0586
Scope and Contents This collection contains articles on John Elrod's inauguration as president of Washington and Lee University; articles on his death; a program from the Service of Witness to the Resurrection and in Celebration of the Life of John William Elrod in Lee Chapel on July 19, 2001; a program from In Memoriam John William Elrod in Lee Chapel on September 13, 2001; and a letter from his wife, Mimi Elrod, to the Leyburn Library staff dated August 10, 2001 thanking them for their words of sympathy,...
Dates: 1995 - 2001

Correspondences, cont., 1970 - 1992

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004469], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Includes Stewart's correspondence, programs that include his compositions, classroom materials, reviews and notices of his works, and materials from professorial organizations and conferences.

Dates: 1970 - 1992

John Elrod (President 1995-2001) Interview

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Mame Warren Collection consists of 90 oral history interviews and historic photographs collected for her 1998 book project, 'Come cheer for Washington and Lee University: the University at 250 years!'. Warren conducted interviews with 90 individuals associated with Washington and Lee University, including former faculty, staff, coaches, employees, alumni, and friends. Each interview is boxed uniquely and includes audio cassette recordings, both master and user copies, and their...
Dates: date unknown

Lee, Robert E.

 File — Box 6, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents This file includes twenty-seven separate items. Of these items, there are various brochures and booklets entitled, “Robert E. Lee: Innovative Educator,” “Notes on a Visit to Robert E. Lee,” “Lee: The Final Achievement,” and “Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Returned to Lexington, Virginia.” In addition, the following articles: “Furtherance of Southern Education was Lee’s Goal;” “Aging Successfully: The Example of Robert E. Lee;” “How Gen. Lee Came to Washington College;” “After...
Dates: 1700 - 2018

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1989-04-21

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007273], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Writes just as spring term is about to begin, and remarks that he is still attempting to be caught up again with the pulse of the school from being away Fall Term. Grievously notes the death of Ashley Scarborough in a hit-and-run accident. Also notes the success of W&L's recent New York Party, and adds that John Elrod continues to lead the reaccreditation program, and the development in the Fraternity Renaissance. Notes that the numbers of applications are up, and that spring sports are...
Dates: 1989-04-21

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1988-05-16

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007270], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Describes the end of the year as Commencement approaches. Describes the reunion of the Classes of '38 and '63 and their generous monetary donations. Describes the keynote speech of Philippe Labro ('58). Also adds details on the sports program, specifically the upcoming national tennis championships. Notes that on the following afternoon members of the Gaines family will help the University dedicate Gaines Hall. Also goes into detail regarding his upcoming sabbatical leave and his trip to ...
Dates: 1988-05-16

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