Records of the Chancellor: Records of John McDade Howell

1982-1988
University Archives #UA02-08
Creator(s)
Physical description
5.5 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description]. Records of John McDade Howell. UA02-08, Box [number]. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
Access
The collection is open for research use.

The Records of John McDade Howell include official and personal correspondence, speeches, reports, and other miscellaneous papers developed during his tenure as Chancellor.


Biographical/historical information

Chancellor John McDade Howell, ECU 1982-1987

John M. Howell was born in Five Points, Alabama on January 28, 1922.

In 1942, John entered the US Army Air Corps. He served for 3 years in the European Theater of Operations and was decorated with a Bronze Star and honorably discharged. He then studied for a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Master Degree in Political Science at the University of Alabama, graduating in 1948 and 1949. While in school he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Mr. Howell began his teaching career at Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, VA, where he met his future bride, Ms. Gladys Evelyn David. They married in August of 1952.

In 1954, John completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University. Degree in hand he and Gladys moved to Memphis, TN where John took a position as Associate Professor of Political Science at Memphis State University. His first son, David N. Howell was born in April 1954, followed by son Joseph L. Howell in July 1957.

In 1957, Dr. Howell was hired by ECU, beginning his 30 year career with the university. He taught political science and became a full professor in 1961. During his time at ECU he would hold many administrative positions, Chair of the Department of Political Science (1963), Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1966), Dean of the Graduate School (1969), and finally Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1975). In 1979, Dr. Howell would return to the classroom until he was tapped to be the interim Chancellor in January 1982.

The Selection Committee selected Dr. Howell from 120 candidates, making him the 8th Chancellor of ECU in May 1982. His inauguration was held the following year on February 4, 1983. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 1987.

The Howell Science Complex is named in honor of Dr. John M. Howell, Chancellor Emeritus.


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains correspondence, papers, and speaking engagements developed during Dr. Howell's tenure as Chancellor of ECU, 1982-1987. There is also 1 folder of speeches from years prior to 1982. Subject matter includes fundraising, campus and community involvement, and entertainments to name a few.


Administrative information
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Related material

This collection is a part of Records of the Chancellor


Key terms
Personal Names
Howell, John M. (John McDade), 1922-
Corporate Names
East Carolina University--Administration
East Carolina University--History
Topical
College presidents--North Carolina--Greenville
Education, Higher--North Carolina--History

Container list
Box 1 Correspondence, 1981-1982
Box 1 Public Hearing, 1981-1982
Box 1 Minutes, 1981-1982
Box 1 Memorandums and Agendas, 1981-1982
Box 1 Job Qualifications and Nominations, 1981
Box 1 Candidate File John M. Howell, 1981-1982
Box 1 Publicity File, 1981
Box 1 Publicity File, 1981-1982
Box 1 Congratulations Letters , 1982
Box 1 Installation Committee, 1982-1983
Box 1 Installation Ceremony, 1983
Box 1 Certificates of Appreciation, 1982-1983
Box 1 Retirement, 1985-1987
Box 1 Dedication of Howell Science Complex, 1991
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1982 January-June
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1982 July-December
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1983 January-June
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1983 July-December
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1984 January-June
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1984 July-September
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1984 October-December
Box 2 General Correspondence, 1985 January
Box 2 Governor Jim Hunt, 1982-1984
Box 3 Annual Reports, 1983-1986
Box 3 Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, freedom of speech controversy, 1982-1983
Box 3 Chancellor's Office General List (Contacts), undated
Box 3 Department of Administration, Study of State-Owned Maintenance Garage Operations, 1982-1983
Box 3 Greenville Noise Ordinance Changes, 1982-1983
Box 3 Receptions and dinners hosted by Chancellor Howell, 1983-1984
Box 3 ROTC, 1983-1984
Box 3 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Planning Commission, 1981-1982
Box 3 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Planning Commission, 1983
Box 3 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Planning Commission, 1984 January-October
Box 3 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Planning Commission, 1984-1985 November
Box 4 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools , 1982
Box 4 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1983
Box 4 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1984
Box 4 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1985-1986
Box 4 State Volunteer Service Survey, 1982
Box 4 Tornado Disaster Benefit Concert, 1984
Box 4 Tuition Rates, 1982-1983
Box 4 Personnel: Salary Increases, 1983-1986
Box 4 Personnel Issues, 1982-1986
Box 5 Executive Summaries, 1982
Box 5 Executive Summaries, 1982-1986
Box 5 University Athletic Committee , 1982-1986
Box 5 Athletics: Correspondence , 1983-1984
Box 5 Athletics: Correspondence , 1985 January-July
Box 5 Athletics: Correspondence, 1985 August-December
Box 5 Athletics: Correspondence, 1986-1987
Box 5 Athletics: Newspaper Articles, 1982-1986
Box 5 Mascot Name Change , 1984
Box 6 Stadium Expansion Drive, undated
Box 6 Athletic Fund Drive with Pledge Lists, 1982-1983
Box 6 Athletic Endowment Fund/Pirate Club, 1982
Box 6 Athletic Fund Drive Collection Records , 1982-1984
Box 6 Athletic Fund Correspondence , 1982 January-August
Box 6 Athletic Fund Correspondence, 1982 September-December
Box 6 Athletic Fund Correspondence , 1983 January-April
Box 6 Athletic Fund Correspondence, 1983 May-December
Box 6 Athletic Fund Correspondence , 1984
Box 7 College Football Association, 1984-1987
Box 7 Special Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, 1985
Box 7 Special Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, 1986
Box 7 NCAA: ECU Infractions, 1984-1986
Box 7 NCAA: Member Correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 7 NCAA: Member Correspondence, 1986
Box 7 NCAA: Memorandums, 1984-1986
Box 8 Speaking Engagements Prior to 1982, 1967-1977
Box 8 Alumni Day, 1984-1986
Box 8 Athletics, 1982
Box 8 Budget Hearings, 1983-1985
Box 8 Campus Building Dedications, 1982-1983
Box 8 Campus Events, 1981-1986
Box 9 Commencements (Non-ECU), 1982-1986
Box 9 Commencement, 1979-1984
Box 9 Commencement, 1985
Box 9 Commencement, 1986
Box 9 Education, 1982-1983
Box 9 Education, 1984-1986
Box 9 Faculty Convocation, 1982-1986
Box 10 Greenville Clubs and Organizations, 1982-1986
Box 10 High School Students at Campus Events, 1982-1987
Box 10 Introductions of Governor Jim Hunt and Congressman Walter B. Jones , 1984-1985
Box 10 Pirate Club, 1982-1984
Box 11 Regional and State Organizations, 1982-1986
Box 11 Retirement Dinners, 1982-1986
Box 11 Service Awards Ceremony, 1981-1986
Box 11 Student Clubs and Organizations, 1982-1985
Box 11 Symposia and Conferences, 1982-1986
Box 11 TV Apperances, 1982
Box 11 UNC Board of Governors, 1986-1987
Box 11 Publications: Chancellor's Corner, undated
Box 11 Publications: Journal Articles, undated
Box 11 Publications: Papers, undated
Box 12 WITN-TV appearance, John M. Howell, 1982 January 22
Box 12 WITN-TV appearance, Gladys Howell, 1983 September 1
Box 12 North Carolina People, John M. Howell, 1984 June 11