Prescott College Historic Chronological Collection Finding Aid

  • 1952-1971 Prescott College Gifts- correspondence discussing initial donations to Prescott College
  • 1961 Fundraising Booklet: Prescott College Founding Fund
  • 1961 Academic Profile of Prescott College Pamphlet
  • 1962 Fundraising flyer: “It’s up to you in ’62! To open the door in ’64’!”
  • 1962-1964 Newsletters of Prescott College Progress/ Programs of First School Events
  • 1963 Presentation Brief Booklet: The Prescott College Foundation Fund
  • 1964 Prescott College Inc. Financial Statement
  • 1965 Prescott College Inc. Financial Statement
  • 1965-1974 Prescott College Board of Trustees including meeting minutes, annual report, etc.
  • 1966 Prescott College Recruiting Booklet including Application for Admission to Charter Class
  • 1966-1969 Prescott College Student Rosters/Directories
  • 1966-1975 Prescott College correspondence including correspondence from Prescott College president, Ronald Nairn
  • 1966-1970 Pamphlets from Prescott College Art, Lecture, and Film Programs/Events
  • 1967-1968 Prescott College Recruiting Booklet
  • 1967 College Newsletter: Prescott College Communicates
  • 1967-2006 Ford Foundation with Prescott College including Prescott College accepted proposal, grant acceptance letter, description of the Ford Foundation Venture Fund, etc.
  • c.1967 Booklet introducing Prescott College’s alternative to traditional college majors and divisions, “Introducing CIR” includes descriptions of Prescott College’s three Centers: The Center for Anthropology, The Center for Language and The Center for Systems
  • 1968 First Wilderness Orientation includes maps, overview of program, letter to students, journal entries, etc.
  • c.1968 Collective book developed by Prescott College students containing short stories, poems, drawings, etc. titled “To Ithaca”
  • 1968-1969 Correspondence with newly accepted student, Richard Blanchard including acceptance letter, information for new students
  • 1968-1969 Prescott College Budget Documents
  • 1968-1970 Prescott College Board Member, George Farnham’s address to students
  • 1969 College Newspaper: The Cornucopia
  • 1970 “A Plan for the Future of Prescott College” (first draft) by Ronald Nairn including overview, financial achievements, financial projections, etc.
  • 1971 Paper Outlining Prescott College to Prospective Students “The Institute” (first draft)
  • 1971 Message revision to the college community from Michael Belshaw, Steve Clark and Ted Schleicher regarding the goals of Prescott College goals, “A Proposal for College Goals”
  • 1971 Memo regarding the Community/Student Advisory Council and a proposal for the Center for Studies in Contemporary Civilization, includes goals, goal implementation and potential courses for the proposed center
  • 1972 Formal Announcement from college president, Robert C. Euler, announcing Prescott College had received full accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • 1972 Board of Trustees Memorandum discussing resolutions from meetings on December 2 and 3 of 1972
  • 1972-1973 Document describing the The Institute for the Public Systems Analysis (IPSA), a field program developed under the Center for Systems and Sciences at Prescott College
  • 1972-1974 Booklet describing the three Prescott Institutions: Prescott College (-serving the young), The Schole (-serving the experienced), and The Institute (-extending opportunities for experimental involvement)
  • 1973 Booklet describing the Challenge/Discovery program at Prescott College and courses offered through the program. Modeled after the philosophy of Outward Bound, Prescott Colleges’ Challenge/Discovery program offered educational adventure on three continents.
  • 1973-1974 Correspondence between LaVerne College and Prescott College surrounding the possible affiliation of the two schools
  • 1974 Board of Trustees May Meeting includes meeting minutes and President’s report
  • 1974 Memorandum to Trustees from Chairman of the Board, Hamilton Wright regarding the dismissal of President Frank Mertz
  • 1974 Board of Trustees October Meeting includes meeting minutes and various reports
  • 1974 Letter to board members from Hamilton Wright regarding fundraising
  • 1974 President’s Midsummer report to Board of Trustees
  • 1974 Correspondence to board member, Richard Blanchard from college president, Frank Mertz
  • 1974 Pamphlet (“Encounter with Reality”) describing Prescott College’s approach to education and offering faculty, student and professional endorsements
  • 1974 Booklet (“Some Comments on Prescott College”) offering comments, observations, criticism and praise about Prescott College by Anne Sterling Dorman
  • 1974 Documents surrounding student recruitment including school visit evaluation, letters to prospective students, text to a recruitment slide presentation, etc.
  • 1974 Case Statement titled “The Development Program of Prescott College.”  Sections include the Prescott philosophy, the first seven years, and three-year development objectives
  • 1974 Research Report produced by The Workshop in Educational Research held under the direction of Professor Sam Henrie (attended by Bindy Bock and Gratia Winship) titled “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Prescott College in Achieving Some of Its Prominent Goals”
  • 1974 Audited Financial Statements and Other Financial Information
  • 1974 Prescott College Budget Summaries
  • 1974 Bylaws of Prescott College and Cornell University
  • 1974 Curriculum Outline for Stable Education of Block Groups
  • 1974-1975 Booklet for students outlining academic programs
  • 1975 Congressional Record of “The Prescott Experience” by Ronald Goldfarb
  • 1975 Correspondence from Vern Taylor
  • 1975 Prescott Center for Alternative Education Articles of Incorporation
  • 1975 Document titled “How to Graduate from Prescott Center for Alternative Education”
  • 1975 Bylaws of Prescott Center for Alternative Education
  • 1975 Recruiting pamphlet for The Prescott Center
  • 1975 Articles in Incorporation
  • 1975 Bylaws of Prescott Center for Alternative Education
  • 1975-1980 Report titled “Attrition/Retention Study Prescott Center College” by Malcolm Gray and Dee Gray
  • 1975-1982 Board of Directors Prescott College accreditation documents
  • 1975-1977 Letters to Graduates of Prescott College
  • 1975-1984 Prescott Center College also known as Prescott Center for Alternative Education (PCAE), includes college catalogues and recruiting pamphlets
  • pre-1975 Application for Admission to Prescott College
  • 1976 Prescott Center for Alternative Education board minutes and financial statements
  • 1976 Recruiting Flyer for the Prescott College Center titled “Ever Get the Notion to Start Your Own College…We’re Doing It…”
  • 1976 Recruiting Flyer for Prescott Center for Alternative Education titled “What will you be doing in January?”
  • 1976 Recruiting Flyer from the Prescott College Center and the PAK Foundation titled “Your Colorado River Trip”
  • 1976 Proposed and Approved Budget for 1967-77 semester
  • 1976 Correspondence between board of directors and College president, Jim Stuckey
  • 1976 Board of Directors Policy Statement
  • 1976 Correspondence between Board of Directors, College President, Jim Stuckey and the Prescott College Center community surrounding the state of the college.
  • 1976 Board of Directors’ Policy Statement for Prescott Center College
  • 1976 Paper describing the portfolio system and how to successfully create a portfolio, includes sample portfolio entries and responses.
  • 1977 Handbook on Accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • 1977 Evaluation of Prescott Center College for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • 1977 Academic Governance Policy Outline
  • 1977 Academic Governance Policy
  • 1977-1978 Guidelines for Program Planning
  • 1977-1978 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation documents
  • 1977-1982 Prescott College Library Documents including certification of correspondence, insurance, lease agreement, etc.
  • 1978 Booklet titled “The Prescott Facility” advertising the former Prescott College campus after the college terminated operations in 1975 due to financial stress
  • 1978-1981 Meeting minutes and notes of academic council
  • 1978-1990 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Documents
  • 1979 YCC Radio Show, Kevin Kapp and Kathy Wagner, etc.
  • 1979 Progress Report of Prescott Center College
  • 1979 Paper prepared for the Board of Directors of Prescott Center for Alternative Education by Gordon Wallace reviewing Prescott College programs, facilities, money, structure, faculty,   publicity, etc.
  • 1979-1980 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation documents
  • 1979-1980 Annual Report of Prescott Center College
  • 1980 Southwest Heritage Tour brochure arranged and sponsored by Prescott Center College explains the “America’s Southwest—The Land and the People” a pleasure and study tour focused on Indian and Spanish heritage
  • 1980 Status Report of Prescott Center College summarizing changes occurring after Candidate for Accreditation was granted and progress on concerns noted in an earlier evaluation of school in 1978
  • 1980 Policies for Art Gallery and Photo Lab
  • 1980 Bylaws of Prescott Center for Alternative Education
  • 1980-1982 Fundraising and Marketing documents, Vern Taylor, Jim Stuckey, Derk Janssen
  • 1980-1981 Annual Report of Prescott College
  • 1980-1981 Impact Study brochure titled “The New Prescott College”
  • 1981 Criteria for Accreditation with notes by Vern Taylor
  • 1981 Report of a Visit to Prescott College (unsigned)
  • 1981-1982 Annual Report of Prescott College
  • 1981-1982 Arizona Resources Consortium (library consortium documents)
  • 1981-1982 Presidential Search Committee documents and notes from Vern Taylor
  • 1982 Paper titled “The Case for Prescott College in the 1980s” discussing Prescott College’s mission and purpose, history, future, current foundation, financing, etc.
  • 1982 Questionnaire totals of Mid-Enrollment Period Needs Assessment- Student Satisfaction and Self Assessments
  • c.1982-? Documents regarding graduation, including guidelines for graduation, explanation of competency tracks and graduation proposal
  • 1983-1988 Letters from Donors/Alumni to Prescott College
  • 1982-1983 Newsletters from Council for the Advancement of Experimental Learning
  • 1982 Booklet: Prescott College Financial Aid
  • 1982 Policies for administrative offices
  • 1982-1983 Documents regarding Writing and Math Examinations
  • 1983 Faculty Personnel Policy Manual for Prescott College
  • 1983 Report brochure from college President, Ralph G. Bohrson
  • 1984 News article reporting Prescott College’s re-accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools after its closure in 1974
  • 1984-1985 Prescott College Board of Directors List
  • 1984-1985 Long Range Goals (draft) for Prescott College Board review and discussion
  • 1985  Proposal to create a Prescott College facility (Prescott College Center for Southwest and Adult Degree Studies) in Tucson that would serve as the headquarters for both a yearlong program for those in the Southwest Area Studies program and in Adult Degree Studies
  • 1985-1986 Booklet describing the Prescott College Adult Degree program
  • 1986 Formal invitation to the Prescott College 2nd Annual Spring Gala celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the College
  • 1987 Guide to Independent Studies in academic subjects
  • 1987 Letter from college president, Ralph Bohrson, warning about the Unabomber
  • 1987 Campaign letter for the “Create the Future” financial campaign for Prescott College and supporting documents
  • 1987 Student Directory from Spring Semester with photos
  • 1987-1988 Student Directory with photos
  • 1987-1997 Strategic Long Range Plan by the Long Range Planning Committee
  • 1988 Documents containing Department of Environment Quality Superfund studies conducted by Prescott College Border Ecology Project, Sandra Voekler, Doug Hulmes
  • 1988-1989 Recruiting pamphlet for Adult Degree Program
  • c. early ’90s Recruiting Posters featuring rock climber and backpacker
  • 1989-1990 Student Directory with photos
  • 1990 Pamphlet of “Native American Voices: Culture and Learning” Conference and document of conference presenter biographical Sketches
  • 1990 Student Directory Fall semester with photos
  • 1990 Student Directory Winter semester with photos
  • 1990 Bylaws for The Prescott Center For Alternative Education
  • c.1991 Recruiting Pamphlet for the Center for Indian Bilingual Teacher Education
  • c.1991 Paper titled “A Philosophy for Prescott College” by Sam Henrie
  • 1992 Questionnaire Results from ECOSA: Design Center for the Environment concerning design parameters
  • 1992 Student Directory Fall with photos
  • 1992 Student Directory Winter with photos
  • 1992 Survey results report by Sam Henrie titled, “The Praxis Survey”
  • 1992 Booklet contaning the conference proceedings from the First Annual National Conference on Environmental Entrepreneuring for The Common Ground Project of Prescott College
  • c.1992 Booklet titled “Integrated Academic Brochure” overviewing the  academic programs at Prescott College
  • 1993 Info packet for Adult Degree Program (ADP) and Center for Indian Bilingual Teacher Education (CIBTE) mentors
  • 1993 Letter from Derk Janssen announcing Marketing and Publications national awards granted to Prescott College
  • c.1994 Summary paper of the Prescott College Governance Model
  • c.1994 Paper outlining Residential Degree Program Student Union Charter
  • c.1994 Administrative Services Seminar
  • c.1990s Emergency Information Checklists, Accident Reports, etc.
  • 1994 Faculty Field Manual
  • 1994 Policies and Procedures for Resident Degree Program
  • 1994 Senior Project Application for Resident Degree Program
  • 1994 Independent Study Contract for Resident Degree Program
  • 1994 Course Syllabus for Therapeutic Use of Wilderness
  • 1994 Information Packet for Prospective Adult Degree Program Mentors
  • 1994-1995 Program for the 90th Anniversary of the Elks Opera House
  • 1995 Information Packet for Prospective Adult Degree Program Mentors
  • c.1995 Booklet titled “Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement”
  • c.1995 Report to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools requesting to expand the Master degree in Education at Prescott College
  • 1995 Booklet titled “How to Graduate from Prescott College,” includes graduation forms
  • 1996 Booklet titled “How to Graduate from Prescott College,” includes graduation forms
  • 1996 Policies and Procedures for Resident Degree Program
  • 1996 Brochure for a trip titled “Safari to East Africa” led by Walt Anderson
  • 1996 Booklet for the Center for Indian Bilingual Teacher Education
  • 1996 Booklet made for Prescott College’s 30th Anniversary Reunion featuring alumni’s name, graduation date, current occupation, family, and general news
  • 1997 Report by William L. Jaques and Company summarizing an audit conducted of development, alumni relations, and communications programs of Prescott College
  • 1997 Program and Invitation from the Inauguration of the 11th President of the College, A. Neal Mangham
  • 1997-1998 Annual Report of Prescott College titled “Reaching New Heights”
  • 1997-2000 Answer books for Resident Degree Program new students
  • 1998 State of the School Address by college president, Neal Mangham
  • 1998 Student Services Bulletin
  • pre.2000 Form agreement of risk for outing, waiver, and limitation of liability
  • pre.2000 Brochure outlining the Human Development Program by Jim Stuckey
  • 2000-2001 Academic Calendar
  • 2006-2009 Document on Prescott College National Media, Ratings, Rankings and Facts
  • 2009-2010 Annual Report and Calendar
  • 2012 Provost’s Area Organizational Chart
  • 2013-2014 Annual Report

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