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Gottwald, Floyd D.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1924-

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from James M. Ballengee to Floyd Gottwald, 1983-09-09

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letter of thanks to Floyd Gottwald for his continued and generous support of the University, his monetary support has qualified him for membership in the 'General's Council'
Dates: 1983-09-09

Letter from John W. Whitehead to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald, 1983-08-30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letter discusses an article Whitehead discovered while in Houston regarding a VMI Cadet Christopher G. Caplice and his commitment to honor. Whitehead found the article uplifting and sent it to General Walber (spelling questionable). Whitehead was in Houston following his son's stroke in August of that year.
Dates: 1983-08-30

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from Farris P. Hotchkiss, 1994-05-19

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Letter asks for a photograph of Bill Gottwald, the clarification is made that the University already has one of Libby Gottwald, to publish a book that records the names and brief write-ups of each of the major benefactors of the University. This sub-file also contains a handwritten note written back to Farris Hotchkiss regarding the picture as well as the 'Leyburn Library Dedication Panel Discussions' featuring Bill Gottwald as well as a typed note regarding the tape.
Dates: 1994-05-19

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from Farris P. Hotchkiss, 1994-06-14

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents A quick note thanking Libby for the picture of Bill she had sent along. Also clarifies that Libby will have the opportunity to approve her picture before it is printed
Dates: 1994-06-14

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson , 1987-06-15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Writing to Libby and Bill Gottwald following Commencement, describes Lexington as experiencing the 'mass exodus' yet describes his busy schedule of University business, including finding a replacement for Law School Dean Rick Kirgis and receiving the funding necessary for a micro-computer lab in the School of Commerce, the restoration of Morris House, development of a new arts center, an increase in both applications and the Annual Fund. Yet Wilson also identifies what still needs to be done –...
Dates: 1987-06-15

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1987-11-17

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Starts with a personal touch, remarks that Gaines Hall is open and occupied though adds humorously that 'we didn't remember to put a party room in the basement,' and Gilliam House also is newly renovated and occupied. Wilson makes it clear that the freshman class is doing exceedingly well, and also notes that the retention rate increases every year. Also mentions a fundraiser where campus fraternity Sigma Nu raffled off the President's office for a day and Wilson was forced to attend the...
Dates: 1987-11-17

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1988-02-15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Describes the beginning of Washington Break, updates the Gottwald's of the Board's decision to fix tuition at $8,900. Notes that after 2 years of coeducation, retention rates were increasingly rapidly and as a result the incoming freshman class would have to be reduced. Also addresses the issue of the decrepit frat houses, and the process and cost of renovations, but expresses his commitment in solving this problem. Notes that while Gaines Hall is occupied, it is not finished. Wilson also says...
Dates: 1988-02-15

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

 Item — Box: 1, 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

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1988-09-07

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4, Box: data_value_missing_044b3747df6280a44110843ae538d0fe
Scope and Contents Writes as the class of 1992 moves in, and notes their transformation from facts and figures in the admissions office to enthusiastic and palpable members of the community. Wilson prepares for his departure to Oxford. Comments that he has found a checklist of items for the 1987-1988 year, including the completion of the performing arts center, the completion of Gaines Hall and the relocation of admissions to Gilliam House, the renovation of the 'Red House,' the acquisition of the Niekirk...
Dates: 1988-09-07

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1989-01-09

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Wilson writes a letter upon his return from sabbatical in England, and his realizations while on the trip, including the comparative systems of education in America vs. Britain. Also touches on the 'faculty exchange' between Oxford and the University. Remarks that John Elrod has taken good care of the University and that the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts is 'well established'. Also notes the excellent condition of the athletic complex. Also lists other changes in the University –...
Dates: 1989-01-09