Collection contains an in-depth history of the University of Wyoming Presidents’ Office, encompassing a wide range of financial, budgetary, and administrative functions. Of special interest are the three boxes of office files relating to President William D. Carlson’s term as president from 1968-1977, including a 1998 reminiscence entitled “Four Seasons in Laramie: Adventures of a University President.”
Additional content for this collection can be found in the "Inventory for collection.”
Letter to Pres. Carlson and the Board of Trustees from faculty members in support of Black 14's right to protest, October 17, 1969
Letter to Pres. Carlson from UW faculty member Donald Ranta in support of the Black 14 and their right to protest peacefully, protected by the US Constitution, and requesting their immediate reinstatement as athletes and students.
Letter to Pres. Carlson from the President of Brigham Young University Ernest L. Wilkinson thanking his and the Board of Trustees' defense of Coach Eaton, October 18, 1969
Letter from BYU President Ernest L. Wilkinson to Pres. Carlson thanking him for his and the Board of Trustees' defense of Coach Eaton's decision to dismiss the Black 14. Wilkinson also asks for details about which rules were exactly broken by the Black 14, as he has heard different stories, including the Black 14 having refused to play rather than being dismissed.
UW faculty letter to Pres. Carlson in support of Eaton and Board of Trustees, October 23, 1969
Letter to UW President William D. Carlson from UW College of Education instructor in support of dismissal of Black 14.
Letter from the office of Pres. Carlson to BSA Chancellor regarding the location of and rules regarding the protest scheduled to take place during the UW-BYU game, October 24, 1969
Letter from the office of Pres. Carlson to the Black Student Alliance Chancellor, Willie Black, regarding the changing of the location of the protest scheduled to occur during the UW-BYU game, as well as the expectations of the participants and the consequences if there is to be any trespassing or violence.
Colorado State University press release, October 25, 1969
Press release from Colorado State University President stating their football team will continue to play UW.
Letter to Pres. Carlson from Paul Stock, November 6, 1969
Letter from prominent Wyoming oilman Paul Stock in support of Eaton.
Letter to Pres. Carlson from UW archives regarding recording of meetings, October 28, 1969
Letter to UW President Carlson from UW Western History Research Center (now American Heritage Center) Director Gene M. Gressley stating the Center is not recording meetings but is accepting materials from Irene Schubert who is.
Letter to Paul Stock from Pres. Carlson, November 11, 1969
Letter from UW President Carlson to Wyoming oilman Paul Stock stating that UW will not accede to "demands from any group" and will maintain discipline.
Letter to Pres. Carlson and the Board of Trustees from Congressman Donald W. Riegle in support of the Black 14's right to protest, November 10, 1969
Letter to Pres. Carlson and the Board of Trustees from Congressman Donald W. Riegle in support of the Black 14's constitutional right to protest peacefully, stating "a young man's college and possibly his professional football career" should not be "terminated because he feely exercises rights that are constitutionally guaranteed
Letter to Pres. Carlson from UW alumni supporting the Black 14, and denouncing the President's reaction and handling of the situation. November 12, 1969
Letter to Pres. Carlson from UW Alumni Ralph and Donna Brauer supporting the Black 14 and their right to protest, and denoucing the President and the Board of Trustees' decision to defend Coach Eaton dismissing the black athletes. The couple claim the President is "out of touch with Black students," but that he is "out of touch with [his] student body."
Letter to Pres. Carlson from supporter of dismissal of Black 14, November 17, 1969.
Letter to Pres. Carlson from the president of a large plastic manufacturing company showing support of Coach Eaton, the Board of Trustees, and the President's defense of the Black 14's dismissal, menitioning the loss of the football games not meaning anything compared to sticking by the "good principles" of the institution.
Tally of those who favor dismissal of Black 14, November 18, 1969
Tally provided to UW President Carlson of number of people listed by Wyoming city and out-of-state who have written in favor dismissal of Black 14.
Letter to Pres. Carlson regarding UW financial aid for Black 14, November 19, 1969
Letter from UW Mathematics professor George W. Day to UW Pres. Carlson asking about status of financial aid for Black 14.
Letter to Pres. Carlson from Wyoming's Attorney General, James E. Barrett, regarding the court rulings surrounding the Black 14, November 20, 1969
Letter to Pres. Carlson from the Wyoming State Attorney General James E. Barrett, regarding the Black 14's legal proceedings. Barrett also shows support for Eaton and the Board of Trustees' decisions, claiming the Black 14's legal team's complaint and claim motions are "unsubstantial and frivolous."
Response from Pres. Carlson to Congressman Donald W. Riegle regarding UW financial aid for Black 14, November 21, 1969
Response letter from UW Pres. Carlson to Congressman Donald W. Riegle Jr. regarding the Black 14's financial aid status at the University.
Response from Pres. Carlston to letter regarding UW financial aid for Black 14, December 9, 1969
Letter from UW Pres. Carlson to UW Mathematics professor George W. Day that the Black 14 would be eligible for financial aid during the spring semester although they had not yet taken needed steps.
Letter from UW graduate supporting dismissal of Black 14, December 16, 1969
Letter from Fort Collins, Colorado, resident who graduated UW in 1926 supporting dismissal of players and asks why the players are not concerned about women being denied offices in the LDS Church.
Letter from prospective UW student in support of dismissal of Black 14, December 19, 1969
Letter from Chicago women stating support for UW's position and for it standing "by its rules and principals."