Records of John McDade Howell

University Archives #UA02-08

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Records of John McDade Howell
    Creator:
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: The Records of John McDade Howell include official and personal correspondence, speeches, reports, and other miscellaneous papers developed during his tenure as Chancellor.
    Extent: 5.5 Linear feet,
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open to the public without restrictions.

    Copyright Notice

    Property rights and copyright reside with East Carolina University. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item Description and date]. Records of John McDade Howell. UA02-08. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Container List

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

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Container List

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


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