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Wilson, John Delane



WLU President 1983–1995

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1990-03-20

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007277], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Describes the Fancy Dress event, and the wrapping up of the admissions process, as well as the significantly increased number of applicants to the Law School. Remarks on the slow and steady progress of the restoration of the fraternity houses as well as the process of finding housemothers. Speaks of the endowment of the University in comparison to others, but Wilson says he has faith in its ability to grow. Comments on the repairs needed to the old folk sculpture of George Washington, but...
Dates: 1990-03-20

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1990-05-15

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007278], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Comments on the success of the most recent reunion weekend, as well as the resulting financial gift and projects. Goes into detail of the activities of the alumni of the University. Also notes the success of the tennis team and the lacrosse season, including the W&L victory over VMI. Remarks about the positive outlook for Admissions. Notes the start of the fraternity renovations, both the cultural and building revitalization. Finishes on a positive note regarding the University and the...
Dates: 1990-05-15

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1990-12-04

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007280], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents : Comments on the rapid speed of the academic year, and the academic rigors of W&L. Notes that the basketball team is struggling despite a group of talented seniors, though he notes that the wrestlers and swimmers are doing well. Admissions are up, though Wilson notes that high school graduates are down. Remarks on the success of the fraternity renovations and the continuing effort to restore these buildings. Wilson admits that Lenfest is behind schedule in its construction, but promises...
Dates: 1990-12-04

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1991-02-20

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007281], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Starts with a personal touch about the start of Washington Week Break. Notes the tuition for the 1991-92 school year, but explains that this figure may be impeding for some families and also addresses the scholarship endowment and its growth and priority. Also notes the importance of the overall endowment fund and the need of a 'stronger permanent financial foundation.' Highlights another impressive year in admissions as well as the caliber and competitive nature. The Lenfest Center is now...
Dates: 1991-02-20

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1991-09-06

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007282], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Remarks on the declining financial support of the University's counterparts, yet makes it clear that the University enters the 'new year in a vibrant condition'. Notes the sudden death of Professor Minor Rodgers, a member of the Department of Religion on campus. Includes an update on the landscaping of the Lenfest Center, the new addition to Lewis Hall, the near completion of the Fraternity Renaissance, and the donation, by Elizabeth Watson, of a collection of oriental artifacts to be housed...
Dates: 1991-09-06

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1992-01-24

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007283], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents : Starts with a note about the weather, and tells of Oscar Arias's recent visit to Lee Chapel – the former President of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and identifies other noteworthy future visitors to campus as well as to VMI. Carefully notes the development of the Fraternity Renaissance and also reports on the sorority rush process, including the introduction of Pi Beta Phi. Also remarks on the record-setting number of applicant pools. Notes February as the start of the...
Dates: 1992-01-24

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1992-06-16

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007284], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Writes a few days after Commencement, and remarks on the high retention rate, around 90%, for the University – an indication on the bond students feel for the school. Notes the tragic death of Lisa Corwin and Wilson's upcoming trip to English with his wife Anne. Upon return, Wilson intends to fully dedicate himself to the success of the Campaign for Washington and Lee and notes the necessity of its success.

Dates: 1992-06-16

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1992-08-25

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007285], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Notes the near beginning of the academic year, and the subsequent rise in energy level and activity in Lexington. Remarks on the strength of the incoming academic profiles, as well as the geographic diversity of both the undergraduate and Law School classes and the expanding football program. Wilson hopes that the University can demonstrate that athletics and academics are not mutually exclusive. Notes Dean Bezanson's speech regarding honor and civility to the incoming law students, and...
Dates: 1992-08-25

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from Thomas V. Litzenburg, 1994-04-04

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007291], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Notes the incoming spring, as well as the continuing research of the Reeves Center, specifically the Chinese Export porcelain collection yet also touches on the lack of funding needed to adequately complete these projects. Highlights the Reeves center as an objective academic resource as well as a staple of the University community. Also touches on the influx of art being gifted to the center. Letter also includes a hand written personal note at the bottom.

Dates: 1994-04-04

Libby and Floyd D. Gottwald Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0541
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Libby and Floyd Gottwald and several faculty and staff of Washington and Lee University. Topics include the university's finances, initiatives, and events.

Dates: Inclusive 1983-1995

Peter Agelasto Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0352
Scope and Contents

These records compiled by Agelasto on coeducation at Washington and Lee University from 1983-1984 include letters from alumni, surveys and studies, discussions and reports, and letters from the university president, John D. Wilson.

Dates: Inclusive 1983-1984

Washington and Lee Miscellany, 1980 - 1993

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004488], Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

The file includes:

  • A Lenfest Center folder
  • Commencement Exercises Program, 1983
  • Fine Arts Division Presentation of Awards Program, June 2, 1993
  • Letter from John D. Wilson, December 2, 1986
  • Washington and Lee Concert Guild Program, 1989-90
  • Washington and Lee fine Arts Calendar of Events

Dates: 1980 - 1993

Additional filters:

Archival Object 35
Collection 3
Correspondence 6
Coeducation 2
Fund raising 2
Alumni and alumnae 1
Class reunions 1