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MSS.002
Renwick Jackson papers

J. Renwick Jackson official portrait

Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Contents
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Collection Inventory
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: SMCM Records
Series III: Controversies and Incidents
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings and Photographs
Series V: Publications

Summary Information

Repository
St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives
Title
Renwick Jackson papers
ID
MSS.002
Date
1961, 1968-1982, 2002-2006
Extent
5.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
An assortment of papers and records associated with J. Renwick Jackson, who served as the president of St. Mary's College of Maryland from 1969 to 1982. Document types include personal and professional correspondences, memoranda, reports, faculty-related records, newspaper clippings, and protest materials.

Preferred Citation note

[item description], MSS 002 Renwick Jackson Papers, Box [number] Folder [number], St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives.

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Biographical Sketch

Renwick Jackson, originally a Presbyterian minister before a career in academia, served as the president of St. Mary's College of Maryland from 1969 to 1982, arriving at St. Mary's after serving as Dean of Students of York College in New York. Dr. Jackson held a B.A. and Doctor of Divinity from Westminster College, a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh.

Renwick Jackson's arrival coincided with the college's transition from a two-year junior college to a four-year liberal arts college. His arrival came at the heels of considerable controversy surrounding former president May Russell's attempts to enforce a student code that was not in keeping with the late 1960s and three lawsuits that were filed against Russell in 1968, incidents that cast a shadow on May Russell's otherwise successful tenure as leader of St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior College from 1948-1969. The transition to a baccalaureate institution was made more difficult by the spirit of general unrest among students and some faculty in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a result of the United States' involvement in Viet Nam and domestic incidents such as Kent State. After a finding of deficiencies by the Office of Civil Rights, Jackson's arrival also overlapped with the formation of a Committee to Racially Integrate St. Mary's College of Maryland, approved by the college's Board of Trustees in 1969. A Student Bill of Rights was issued by the new President and the Board of Trustees in 1970, stating that the college no longer served 'in loco parentis' ("in place of parents"). About these early years, J. Fredrick Fausz writes: "The earlier seventies proved to be an exciting period of educational experimentation and curricular flexibility, as St. Mary's partly anticipated and partly responded to the student demands being heard across the nation. [Successful changes implemented by Jackson] showed that the presidency of Renwick Jackson had emerged from its turbulent beginnings." (Fausz, 122)

St. Mary's experienced remarkable growth and development during Jackson's administration, as exemplified by the creation of Academic Divisions (rather than departments) in 1970, the construction of Prince George Hall and Caroline Hall in 1970, the college's completion of a Master Plan in 1976, and the construction of Montgomery Hall between 1978 and 1980. In 1974 the first sailing competition that would later become The Governor's Cup was held. With the support of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Jackson endured two significant student and faculty challenges to his administration during the mid-late 1970s. Renwick Jackson left St. Mary's College of Maryland in early 1982.

Dr. Jackson published a book titled "The Golden Run" in 2002, which is an account of his presidency. He wrote this book without knowing that an official history of the College was published in 1990, titled "Monument School of the People" and written by St. Mary's History Professor J. Fredrick Fausz. While Fausz' book contains both positive and negative assessments of different elements of Jackson's presidency, Jackson would focus on the negative points written by Fausz in Jackson's 2005 commentary "False Claims and Deception at St. Mary's College of Maryland," a publication that also addresses Jackson's reaction to statements made in a post-presidential CV by his successor, Edward T. Lewis, who served as St. Mary's College of Maryland's president from 1983-1996.

Renwick Jackson is the author of several other books, including "Blessing Lesbians On Main Street," about his decision to officiate at a wedding of two women while serving as minister at the Congregational Church of Patchogue in Long Island, New York in the mid 1990s. He has also published "Last Summer With Agnes," "Dancing With Hurricanes," a children's story called "The Dog Who Became A Seagull," three plays, and three books of poetry.

See also: J. Frederic Fausz, "Monument school of the people : a sesquicentennial history of St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1840-1990," 1990.

Janet Butler Haugaard, Susan G. Wilkinson, Julia A. King, "St. Mary's : A 'When-Did?' Timeline," 2007.

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Scope and Contents

Collection of materials associated with Renwick Jackson, the president of St. Mary's College of Maryland from 1969 to 1982. It contains both personal and professional correspondence between Dr. Jackson and various individuals; memoranda; reports; documents associated with the 1976 Master Plan; documents affiliated with Christopher Wilson, who legally protested Jackson's "decision not to renew [his] contract" (Fausz 1990, 128); protest materials critical of the college's administration; statements and/or remarks from Dr. Jackson; correspondence and other materials associated with the non-renewal of Dr. David Porter's contract (Fausz 1990, 126); correspondence and other materials associated with Dr. Carolyn Travers, who accused Dr. Christopher Wilson of sexual discrimination during the hiring process; various documents about campus security concerns; locally published newspaper articles authored by Renwick Jackson; minutes and other materials affiliated with Dr. Jackson's cabinet meetings; newspaper clippings between 1969 and 1982 that describe or mention the college; and miscellaneous newspaper clippings that reflect Jackson's mindset during his presidency. Many of the miscellaneous clippings address the general student and faculty unrest of the late 1960s that spilled into the 1970s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives 2014 April

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open without restriction, except for two folders related to student discipline.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

J. Renwick Jackson III (2013.01), 2013.

Processing Information note

The entire 12 linear feet donation of Renwick Jackson's papers were processed by Steven Gentry '2014 over the course of a semester-long, for-credit, internship during the Spring 2014 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Item-level processing was necessitated by the donation's lack of original order. Steven Gentry set aside about 5 linear feet of material to be included in MSS 002, the Renwick Jackson papers, and processed this material. About 1 foot of duplicate material was separated. The additional 6 feet of material was sorted by Gentry into groups that were analogous to the already-existing Record Groups of the College's records. The final processing of the additional Record Group material will be performed by the Archivist or Archives Staff at a later date.

The correspondence files reveal a remarkably broad range of material. Some of the correspondence consists of Thank You notes or other notes of minimal value, while other items provide valuable insight into various elements of the Jackson presidency from the perspective of Jackson and others. The addition of subject notes concerning the correspondence files will be added at a later date, as there was not enough time in the course of the original internship to accomplish this task.

The photographs will also be processed at a later date.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

The original donation included about 12 linear feet of unsorted material. MSS 002, the Renwick Jackson papers, includes five feet of this material. About one foot of duplicate material was discarded. The other six feet of material was related to the college but did not directly relate to Renwick Jackson: for example, inter-office communication not specifically related to Jackson's Administration, faculty minutes, etc.. This six feet of separated material was also organized and set aside to be filed within the already-organized Record Groups of the College, for example, a collection of Faculty Senate minutes were reconciled with the already existing Faculty Senate Minutes in RG 3.1.2.2, and a collection of underground newspapers was reconciled and inter-filed with the already existing collection in RG 6.8 (Miscellaneous Student Publications). The inter-filing of materials into Record Groups will greatly add to the University's official records, and in this process further duplicates will also be discarded.

Collection Processed by

Steven Gentry, 2014

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence 

Personal 

Box Folder

John F. Lindsay 1968 December 20/22 

1 1

Jeremiah S. Finch 1969 June 23 

1 2

Martin A. Bailey 1969 August 11, to 1969 August 20 

1 3

Art [surname not given] 1969 September 22 

1 4

Eugene H. Durkee Jr 1969 August 29 to 1969 October 17 

1 5

Joseph R. Harris 1969 September 23, 1969 October 17 

1 6

Jerry [surname not given] of Douglaston, New York 1969 

1 7

Michael Seymour 1970 January 1, to 1970 January 30 

1 8

Fred A. Feldner 1970 June 30 

1 9

Bob [surname not given] 1970 July 20 

1 10

Samuel Knapp 1970 August 31 

1 11

Daniel W. Yeaney 1970 September 30 

1 12

Letter to May Russell 1971 November 12 

1 13

Galen Marburg, Frank Van Aalst 1972 January 10 

1 14

Letter from Janet [surname not given] 1973 August 29 

1 15

M.H. Trytten 1974 February 6 

1 16

Mike, Barbara, and Elizabeth [surname unknown] of Oxford, England 1974 February 8 

1 17

Donna Cary 1974 April 29 

1 18

Judith Shay 1974 June 19 

1 19

Joan N. Chaffinch 1975 February 18 

1 20

Bob Dole 1975 March 7 

1 21

Lucy [surname not given] 1975 April 7 

1 22

Leslie A. Schlup 1975 May 12 

1 23

Betty Osborn 1975 May 2 

1 24

Clifford E. Chaffee 1975 June 4 

1 25

Harriet [surname not given] 1976 August 25 

1 26

Gordon Stout. Includes Gordon Stout original music composition "On the Night of the Chinese Autumn Moon," transcribed in Gordon Stout's handwriting and dedicated to President Renwick Jackson. 1976 September 7 

1 27

Mary Ann Tetting 1978 June 1 

1 28

Robert W. Marsh 1978 July 22 to 1978 July 26 

1 29

Homer L. Dodge 1978 November 27 

1 30

Jel Meier 1979 December 13 

1 31

William B. Spoffard 1980 July 24 

1 32

Donald Rumsfeld 1980 October 13 

1 33

Letter to Ren Jackson 1981 April 16 

1 34

Jean A. Chandler 1981 June 19 

1 35

Jeffrey Coopersmith 1981 June 21 

1 36

Donald Walters 1981 December 9 

1 37

[name illegible] 1981 December 11 

1 38

David and Allison [surname not given] 1982 February 7 

1 39

Mary Angela Bartas 1982 February 9 

1 40

George and Rose [surname not given] 1983 July 29 

1 41

Deak Reynolds 2002 August 19 

1 42

Anonymous letter alleging racial inequality in the pay rates of maintenance staff n.d. 

1 43

Thank you card regarding Jackson's participation in a Halloween holiday party n.d. 

1 44

Florence [surname not given] n.d. 

1 45

Kate [surname not given] September 5 

1 46

Christmas Card from the Lieutenant Governor n.d. 

1 47

[name illegible], Gilbert DiLucia 1981 July 24 

1 48

Professional 

Box Folder

Letters (1967), Donald G. Morse, Admiral Felix Johnson, USN 1967 February 2 to 1967 October 3 

1 49

Letters (1968), Southern Methodist University, Robert D. Cross (Hunter College), Elizabeth I. Morgan (SMCM SGA) 1968 April 2 to 1968 September 19 

1 50

Richard Griffin 1968 June 19 to 1969 March 26 

1 51

May Russell 1968 September 29 to 1978 October 20 

1 52

William Aleck Loker 1969 January 28 to 1975 July 3 

1 53

Letters and other materials (1969), Winton Toiles, George F. Boyer, Erik Janson, Harold Skramstad, Mrs. Leo J. Shard, Hall W. Vaetta, Richard Portee, document to the Task Force on Nuclear Power Plants, A. William Loos, Loretta Nimmerrichter 1969 April 3 to 1969 December 10 

1 54

Arthur J. Merovick 1969 May 29 to 1971 March 24 

1 55

Announcements from President 1969 September 10 to 1979 August 

1 56

Letters (1970), Benny B. Crandall, Louis N. Phipps Jr., Loretta Nummerrichter, Harry Manley, C.H. Overfeldt, Joseph Eileen, Robert Matthew, Joseph D. Weiner, Cardinal Patrick A. O'Boyle, Franklin H. Littell, Gloria Licht, Governor Marvin Mandel, Senator Paul J. Bailey (re: J. Frank Raley's granddaughter attending St. Mary's), Graham Vinzant (Catonsville Community College) 1970 January 16 to 1970 December 7 

1 57

Mr. Slicher and other materials 1970 February 9 

1 58

Peter M. Raith 1971 February 26 

1 59

Frank D. Van Aalst 1970 February 26 to 1976 April 27 

1 60

Earland I. Carlson  1970 March 12 to 1970 March 24 

1 61

Cynthia M. Booker 1970 March 18 to 1970 March 24 

1 62

Paul J. Bailey 1970 March 24 to 1970 June 3 

1 63

Paul R. Shilling 1971 January 7 to 1971 February 25 

1 64

Steve Rebach and other materials. 1971 January 15 to 1971 January 18 

1 65

Letters (1971), Harvey S. Leff, Chris Wilson, Glen Otis Martin, Matthew W. Harrison Jr., Lester Jacobs, Peter A. Anderson, Charles E. Williams, John H. Kuhnie, Arthur T. Jacobs, George B. Thomas, George Adams 1971 February 22 to 1971 December 20 

1 66

Leon T. Buker 1971 May 12 to 1971 June 30 

1 67

Letters (1972), Joe Shane, J. Frank Raley, George B. Thomas, Edgar G. Smith, Wesley N. Dorn, Chris Wilson, J. Spence Howard Jr. 1972 January 28 to 1972 December 21 

2 1

Letters (1972), John J. Kent, Robert B. Levy, Clark Kerr 1973 June 14 to 1973 October 2 

2 2

Deavey(?) [name illegible, no surname]. 1973 September 5 

2 3

Phillip Nanzetta 1973 October 4 to 1974 June 6 

2 4

George [surname not given] 1974 March 5 

2 5

Letters (1974), John E. Smylie, David C. Hjartsberg, Herbert Winnick, John M. Kokish, Thomas S. Field, Fred H. Spigler to Kathy Lanahan, John Briscoe, Margaret W. Nolley, Donald Kenneth Taylor, Howard C. Bugbe, Albert Karvey, Lawrence Leak, Royden P. Dyson 1974 March 29 to 1974 November 11 

2 6

Hans Hoffman 1974 June 1 to 1975 June 3 

2 7

Fred Honkala 1974 June 26 

2 8

Senator Margaret Collins Schweinhaut 1974 September 5 

2 9

Phillip H. Dorsey 1974 October 25 to 1975 September 30 

2 10

Letters (1975), Harland Baker, Peter Shumway, Helene Hautzenroder, W.H. Tilley, Roger W. Heyns, Richard Stark, James C. Simpson, Richard Stark 1975 January 17 to 1975 October 22 

2 11

[anonymous] 1975 April 17 to 1982 December 6 

2 12

Letters (1976), Franklyn A. Johnson, Thomas Slakey, John A. MacKay, Robert Levy 1976 February 24 to 1976 December 2 

2 13

Brachmachari Keith 1976 September 1 to 1977 August 8 

2 14

Blair Lee 1976 November 28 to 1980 March 4 

2 15

Letters (1977), Michael Glaser, Harriet D. Hudson, Redmond A. Burke, Calvin W. Burnett, Bob Reighart, Dick Martin, Alan Williams, Mary Kester, John E. Roberts, Phillip Rieff, Robert J. Armbruster, Eugene Guazzo, H.K. Reynolds 1977 February 1 to 1977 November 22 

2 16

Martin Townsend 1977 November 10 to 1980 September 9 

2 17

Mehroo Jussawalla  1977 December 27 to 1978 July 26 

2 18

John E. Feneley 1977 December 28 to 1979 April 9 

2 19

David Riesman 1978 February 16 to 1981 April 24 

2 20

H. Harold Bishop 1978 March 7 

2 21

Letters (1978), Edward Friedman, Vladimir Wahbe, Benjamin C. Rudo, David B. Quinn, John Van Ness, Michael K. Lea 1978 March 20 to 1978 August 31 

2 22

Martin Berkofsky 1978 May 22 to 1978 June 14 

2 23

Letters (1979), Manuel M. Brito, George L. Hicks, Ward S. Miller, William H. Dusman, David Burrell, Homer L. Dodge 1979 March 1 to 1979 July 5 

2 24

Bob Eckhardt 1979 March 21 to 1979 April 2 

2 25

Letters (1980), Ted Turner, Pan Zugi, Gisele Bickel, Harry Hughes, John Turner 1980 January 9 to 1980 October 14 

2 26

Manning M. Patillo Jr. 1980 July 15 

2 27

Letters (1981), Rosemary Hein, Chu Chung Cheng, David Cammack, James L. Fisher, Janet W. Rodgers, Bayly Winder, Monte P. Shepler 1981 January 28 to 1981 December 14 

2 28

John W. Douglass 1981 September 16 to 1981 November 3 

2 29

Paul Breitenfeld Jr. 1981 November 12 to 1982 February 16 

2 30

Ezzidin Ibrahim 1981 December 11 

2 31

Letter to Michael Sweeney 1982 January 28 

2 32

Jane Margaret O'Brien 2002 March 21 

2 33

Letters and other materials (No Date), Arthur T. Jacobs, Janet Jerome, J.A. Chiscon, Calvin Harrington Jr., n.d. 

2 34

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Series II: SMCM Records 

Scope and Contents

Memoranda 

Box Folder

Board of Trustees 1970 January 19 to 1975 December 1 

3 1

Miscellaneous 1970 March 26 to 1981 February 16 

3 2

Peter Raith’s Responsibilities and other materials 1970 December 9 to 1971 March 1 

3 3

Priorities in the Office of the Dean of Students During the Spring Term, 1971 1971 January 19 

3 4

Grievances, Procedures, and other materials 1971 August 16 to 1975 December 18 

3 5

Charlotte Hall 1971 September 28 

3 6

The Promotion and Tenure Structure 1971 September 28 

3 7

Reactions criticisms of the College 1971 November 5, 1981 January 27 

3 8

Administrative Procedures  1973 February 21 to 1973 September 6 

3 9

Budget and other materials 1977 December 8 to 1981 April 16 

3 10

Calvert Hall partial conversion to a dormitory 1981 February 25 to 1981 March 11 

3 11

Reports 

Box Folder

Memorandum 1970 January 

3 12

Report on Organization, Responsibilities, Procedures 1974 February 

3 13

Annual Planning Cycle: A Proposal (Draft) 1974 May 16 

3 14

The Development of the College 1969-1974 1974 June 26 

3 15

Memorandum  1975 September 1 

3 16

Executive Plan Summary 1976 May 1 

3 17

The Development of St. Mary’s College of Maryland 1969-1977 1977 April 20 

3 18

Annual Report 1977 June 17 

3 19

Annual Report to the President 1978 June 12 

3 20

1980 Governor’s Cup  1980 December 19 

3 21

Annual Report 1981 May 

3 22

Observations on the Situation at St. Mary’s College of Maryland n.d. 

3 23

Newman Report and other materials n.d. 

3 24

A Report on St. Mary’s College n.d. 

3 25

Systan Report n.d. 

3 26

The Master Plan 

Box Folder

Reflections and Resolutions of the Board of Trustees 1971 July 19 

4 1

Letters, invitations to join Master Planning Council 1971 October 18 

4 2

Report on the Master Planning Council 1971 October 19 to 1971 December 8 

4 3

Master Planning Council 1971 October 29 

4 4

Thoughts on the Master Plan 1971 October 29 

4 5

Vladimir Wabbe 1971 November 1 to 1971 November 29 

4 6

Letters to Harbeson Hough Livingston & Larson, Architects 1971 November 9 to 1973 March 9 

4 7

Working Paper on Master Planning. 1971 November 16 

4 8

Memoranda. 1972 May 12 to 1973 August 7 

4 9

Letter to Robert Novotny (includes a "Physical Survey" topographic map) 1972 November 2 

4 10

Letter re: pedestrian crossing at Mill Creek 1972 November 2 

4 11

Implementation of the Master Plan: Special Programs Area, 1974-1976.  1974 June 13 

4 12

Letter from R. Douglass Bendall. 1978 August 23 

4 13

Goals for St. Mary’s College n.d. 

4 14

Master Planning: Paper I n.d. 

4 15

Musings on Master Planning n.d. 

4 16

Proposed Master Planning and Design Services for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland n.d. 

4 17

Segments of the Phase One Report n.d. 

4 18

Working Paper - Master Plan Enrollment Projects 1985-1986 1979 January 30 

4 19

Middle States 

Box Folder

Institutional Response 1972 May 23 

5 1

The Two Years Between Middle States 1974 February 1 

5 2

Memorandum. 1974 June 5 

5 3

Release of the Institutional Response to the Middle States Report 1974 June 12 

5 4

Response of the President 1974 June 26 

5 5

Protest Documents 

Box Folder

A Question of Power 1970 December 2 

5 6

Help Us Fill the Dormitories 1972 February 15 

5 7

Dear Renwick [Poem] 1973 March 9 

5 8

Statements of Ren Jackson 1974 September 6 

5 9

The Whistleblower: Promotion and Tenure 1974 October 31 

5 10

Boycott Classes 1977 April 26 

5 11

All Our Trials, Lord, Soon be Over. n.d. 

5 12

Traits Typically Found Amongst Personnel in Higher Education. n.d. 

5 13

Signed Petitions [Indochina War] n.d. 

5 14

Protest March n.d. 

5 15

Meeting Note n.d. 

5 16

Down with Attendance-Taking n.d. 

5 17

The Song of St. John n.d. 

5 18

Statements/Remarks 

Box Folder

Concerning Certain Administrative Meetings 1974 May 27 

5 19

Statements of President Renwick Jackson on Faculty Actions of May 27, 1974 1974 May 28 

5 20

Remarks to the Faculty at the Beginning of the 1975-76 Academic Year 1975 September 4 

5 21

Statement to the Wilmer Task Force on the Rosenberg Report 1975 September 11 

5 22

Statement to the Faculty Members of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics 1976 December 22 

5 23

Statement of President Renwick Jackson to the Student Senate 1977 February 28 

5 24

Miscellaneous 

Folder Folder

A Profile of President Jackson n.d. 

5 25

News Release 1977 February 2 

5 26
Box Folder

Resume n.d. 

5 27

Letter of Introduction 1977 July 25 

5 28

Newspaper Articles by Ren Jackson 

Box Folder

Various Titles 1975 February 27 to 1975 July 31 

5 29

The President's Journal 

Box Folder

The President's Journal. 1973 March 14 

5 30

Cabinet Meeting 

Box Folder

Minutes and other materials 1969 December 17 to 1973 September 17 

5 31

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Series III: Controversies and Incidents 

Scope and Contents

This series contains documents related to various controversies, incidents, and/or lawsuits that occurred during Renwick Jackson's presidency.

Dr. Christopher Wilson 

Scope and Contents

Materials related to Dr. Christopher Wilson, Chairman of the Natural Science and Mathematics Division. Also has records related to Christopher Wilson's association with Golden Run Affair, where a boat the college owned, named Golden Run, was dredging illegally in the St. Mary's River during the course of a marine biology experiment. Also includes items related to the Armstrong Associates Project, where from July, 1974, to January, 1975, three faculty members of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics as well as some students utilized College buildings, laboratories, equipment, and materials as contractors for Armstrong Associates without prior notice or authorization from the administration.

Box Folder

Correspondence to Chris Wilson from Renwick Jackson 1974 June 10 

6 1

Correspondence and Memoranda 1975 January 16 to 1977 February 16 

6 2

Correspondence and Memoranda 1975 June 27 to 1977 February 4 

6 3

Correspondence and Memoranda 1977 January 28 to 1978 March 23 

6 4

Court documents 1977 May 24 

6 5

Report documents n.d. 

6 6

Security - Implementation of Evacuation Procedures. References bomb scare, bomb explosion, and breaking and entering of the water tower 

Scope and Contents

This folder contains records from Thomas R. Watling (Security). The first record notes Mr. Watling's "[recommendations] that...[certain] procedures and precautions be enacted." Also includes a brief description of a "bomb scare" in Anne Arundel Hall, in September 1970.

Box Folder

Memorandum to Mr. Watling, Security, from Renwick Jackson 1970 November 10 

6 7

Jack Lowder 

Scope and Contents

Materials related to Jack Lowder, an SMCM Physical Education professor who fired a gun into the ceiling of a campus building (Somerset Hall). Also includes a security report of the incident, as well as a Sheriff's Department report of the incident.

Box Folder

Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 March 1 

6 8

Narcotics Raid - RESTRICTED 

Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials related to a 1973 "narcotics raid" that involved the arrest of several students for possessing marijuana (along with a small riot). The folder also has a police report with information about the incident.

Box Folder

Correspondence and Police Report 1973 May 16 to 1973 June 14 

6 9

David Porter 

Scope and Contents

This folder contains materials related to "Dr. David Porter, a popular but outspoken associate professor of political science...[whose contract the Jackson administration decided not to renew]" (Fausz, 126). Predominantly focuses on allegations about "Dr. Porter's rights of due process under the Promotion and Tenure System." Contains a document from Dr. Porter about the controversy.

Box Folder

Memoranda 1974 May 27 to 1975 May 13 

6 10

Frank M. Asbaugh - RESTRICTED 

Scope and Content

This folder contains materials related to student Frank M. Asbaugh, who harrased Renwick Jackson early one morning. Contents include court summons, a statement of the incident, arrest warrant, and President Jackson's personal notes about the incident.

Box Folder

Renwick Jackson's submission of a police report 1974 June 2 to 1977 June 16 

6 11

Dr. Carolyn Travers (see also Dr. Christopher Wilson) 

Scope and Contents

This folder contains two documents related to the Travers' incident, where an applicant to St. Mary's College of Maryland "charged Dr. Christopher Wilson with unlawful employment discrimination on the basis of sex." Due to Wilson's association with this controversy, this subject also appears in the Dr. Christopher Wilson subseries.

Box Folder

Correspondence and Memoranda 1976 March 18 to 1976 August 17 

6 12

Attachments S - Y 1975-1976 

6 13

Harriet Hudson 

Box Folder

Affidavit, Deposition notes 1977 June 8, 1978 February 22 

6 14

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Series IV: Newspaper Clippings and Photographs 

Scope and Contents

Newspaper Clippings (SMCM) 

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains newspaper clippings that directly refer to some aspect of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Dates range from 1969 to 1982.

Box Folder

Newspaper Clippings 1969 

7 1

Newspaper Clippings 1970 

7 2

Newspaper Clippings 1971 

7 3

Newspaper Clippings 1972 

7 4

Newspaper Clippings 1973 

7 5

Newspaper Clippings 1974 

7 6

Newspaper Clippings (2 folders) 1975 

7 8

Newspaper Clippings 1976 

7 9

Newspaper Clippings (2 folders) 1977 

8 1

Newspaper Clippings 1978 to 1982 

8 3

Newspaper Clippings 2002 

8 4

Newspaper Clippings n.d. 

8 5

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (not SMCM-related) 

Scope and Contents

These folders contain newspaper clippings and other materials that do not refer to some aspect of St. Mary's College of Maryland, but other topics like the world of higher education. These materials are held in 5 folders, and have not been sorted by chronological date. Included are Dr. Jackson's collected newspaper articles about other college presidents across the United States.

Box Folder

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (Miscellaneous) (1 of 5) 

8 6

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (Miscellaneous) (2 of 5) 

8 7

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (Miscellaneous) (3 of 5) 

8 8

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (Miscellaneous) (4 of 5) 

9 1

Newspaper Clippings and other materials (Miscellaneous) (5 of 5) 

9 2

Photographs 

Box Folder

Photographs n.d. 

9 3

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Series V: Publications 

Box Folder

"Fresh Springs" probably 1961 

9 4

"The Golden Run" 2002 

9 5

"False Claims and Deception at St. Mary's College of Maryland" [draft] circa 2005 

10 1

"False Claims and Deception at St. Mary's College of Maryland" 2005 

10 2

"Dancing With Hurricanes" 2006 

10 3

"Last Summer With Agnes" 2006 

10 4

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