Office of the Chancellor. Herbert W. Wey Records
Scope and Contents
Chancellor Herbert Wey's records contain mostly printed material accumulated during his tenure as Appalachian's third president and first chancellor. The collection consists of reports, correspondence, articles, speeches, clippings, forms, lists, charts, and other papers and concern the administrative operation of the campus, fund raising, student life, and academic programs of Appalachian State University. Personal papers such as correspondence, vitae, memorabilia, papers presented and publications are included with the records. A video recording of "The Ford Travel-Study Report: An Exegesis" features Chancellor Wey summarizing visits funded by the Ford Foundation to 76 colleges in 16 countries.
- Creation: 1950-1979
- Wey, Herbert W. (Person)
The materials are in English.
This collection is open for research in the Dougherty Reading Room. Three boxes are restricted due to confidential student information.
Dr. Herbert W. Wey (June 1, 1914 - April 8, 1999) served as Appalachian State University's third president and was named its first Chancellor. He received his Educational Doctorate from Indiana State University and began his career in education in Watauga County teaching in the classroom and later serving as a secondary school administrator. He gained national attention when he served as the principal of the Appalachian State Teachers College Demonstration High School because of his efforts to encourage his faculty to engage in research and publishing. In the 1940s, he developed a student teaching program that put student teachers into regular classrooms rather than a college demonstration classroom. This program became a national model.
In 1950, Wey began as chairman of the Department of Education and Psychology at Appalachian State Teachers College. As Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School, Wey was involved in the restructure of the Graduate School and in 1957 was named the Dean of the Graduate School. In 1958, Wey began teaching in the Department of Education at the University of Miami and was later named dean there. In 1969, he returned to Appalachian State University when he was elected as president in 1969. In 1972, Wey was named Chancellor when Appalchian State University joined the North Carolina University system. As Chancellor Wey promoted the improvement of teaching among faculty and encouraged faculty to develop proposals for outside funding. He retired as Chancellor on June 30, 1979.
31 Linear Feet (62 boxes, 1 video recording)
Dr. Herbert Wey served as Appalachian State University’s third president and first Chancellor from 1969 to 1979. The collection consists of reports, correspondence, articles, speeches, clippings, and other papers concerning the administrative operation of the campus, fund raising, student life, and academic programs of Appalachian State University.
This collection is divided into four series: Series I: General Files, Series II: Speeches, Series III: Personal Papers, and Series IV: Articles and Publications. Series I is arranged alphabetically by subject. Series II is arranged chronologically by the date of the speech, with undated speeches filed at the end of the series alphabetically by title. Series III is arranged alphabetically by material type. Series IV is arranged alphabetically by title of the publication.
This collection consists of 5 accessions: UA.2003.105, UA.2003.106, UA.2004.001, UA.2004.002, and UA.2006.308. The accessions were transferred from the Records Center between 2003 and 2006.
This collection's former unique identifer was UA 5002.
Processed by Kelly R. Grimm and Grant Maher, 2011.
- Office of the Chancellor. Herbert W. Wey Records
- Kelly R. Grimm and Grant Maher
- December 5, 2011
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