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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Dr. Alfred Foster Papers, 1962 to 1974

UM-29

Size: 8 linear feet


Provenance: Dr. Alfred Foster, Dept. of Chemistry, 3/19/1986

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: R. Fuerst, February 9, 1987

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Dr. Alfred Foster joined the UT faculty in 1946, after his graduation from Wooster College in 1938. While at Wooster, Foster effectively balanced his academic studies and music passions. He had a place in Phi Beta Kappa as well as other physics and chemistry honorary societies. In the orchestra, he played the French horn alongside his future wife, Betty Hofacker, who played the violin. Putting his academic career briefly on hold, he joined the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Later, he returned to The Ohio State University to gain his Ph.D. in 1950.


Dr. Alfred Foster served continuously at the University of Toledo except for 1948-1950 when he worked as a research assistant at The Ohio State University. In addition to teaching, Foster was the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1968 to 1969, and the acting dean of the Graduate School from 1969-1970.


Dr. Foster received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1977. He did research including three Atomic Energy Comm-Canaday Fellowships for summer study. He was UT’s representative to the Council of Central States Universities, Inc. Among his affiliations are the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Ohio Academy of Science, and honoraries including Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Lambda Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa.


Dr. Alfred Foster was an active alumni at Wooster. In 2008, he was president of the 70th class reunion. The next year, February, 28, 2009, Dr. Alfred Foster died. In his memory, the University of Toledo established the Dr. Alfred and Betty Foster Nursing Scholarship and the Dr. Alfred Foster Chemistry Award. 


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Alfred Foster, Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the Graduate School. Included in the materials are many memos written to and received from other faculty members and members of the administration.


A large portion of the collection deals with Alfred Foster’s contacts in the Central States Universities Inc. Included in the Central States materials are minutes of meetings, reports issued by CSUI, newsletters of CSUI, and bulletins from the Argonne National Laboratory where CSUI held many of its meetings.


Also in the collection are lists of possible Chemistry and Biology Department Chairmen, and the lists of why or why not certain people were considered for the position.


Many proposals for the expanding of the campus to include a biology-chemistry building and for expanding the curriculum to include graduate programs are also in this collection.


Plans for the biology-chemistry building have been placed in a separate oversized box for the ease of storage and protection of the material. These plans include blueprints for the entire building along with plans for each type of room in the building. Also in these plans are the specifications for the new building and detailed instructions for the specific laboratories.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

Absent Reports

1

2

Academic Standing Committee

1

3

Active Candidates for the Chemistry Dept. Chairman

1

4

Activities Committee for Graduate School

1

5

Ad-Hoc Committees

1

6

Ad-Hoc Committees

1

7

Ad-Hoc Committees

1

8

Administrative Plans

1

9

Advisors

1

10

Annual Reports

1

11

Applications for the Health Research Facilities Grant

1

12

Approval Submission for the PhD-Physics & Math

1

13

Arts & Sciences

1

14

Arts & Sciences

1

15

Arts & Sciences Capital Improvements

1

16

Arts & Sciences Evaluation

1

17

Arts & Sciences Faculty Office Assignments

1

18

Ashley, Ludd

1

19

Assoc. For General and Liberal Arts

1

20

Autolite Seminar on Mod concepts in Science & Engineering

1

21

Biology Dept. Chairman Candidates

1

22

Bio-Chem Building (3 Ring Binder)

1

23

Bio-Chem Building

1

24

Bio-Chem Building

1

25

Board of Directors

1

26

Brady, Leonard E. Dr.

2

1

Budget by Department

2

2

Budget Graduate School

2

3

Building Land and Room Inven. Sept. 1966

2

4

Business Administration

2

5

Carlson, Dorothy

2

6

Committee on Science and Math Education

2

7

Computer Center

2

8

Conference Committee

2

9

Core Project

2

10-21

Central States Universities Ins.

3

1

CSUI Annual conference

3

2

CSUI Argonne Bulletins

3

3

CSUI Articles for Incorporation and Bylaws

3

4

CSUI Conference on Extraterrestrial Matter

3

5

CSUI Cooperative Program Prop Argonne Nat Lab

3

6

CSUI Correspondence

3

7

CSUI Council Members

3

8

CSUI Meeting 1965

3

9

CSUI Meeting of Official Representative

4

1

CSUI Minutes of Tech Conference Committee

4

2

CSUI Minutes of Tech Conference Committee

4

3

CSUI Multilith Masters

4

4

CSUI Pace Program 1967 &1968

4

5

CSUI Stationary and Travel Expense Vouchers

4

6

CSUI Tech Conference Committee Comments

4

7

Criteria for Effective Teaching in Inst. Of Higher Education

4

8

Curriculum Committee

4

9

Dean Selection Committee

4

10

Diehn, Bodo, Dr.

4

11

Doctoral Program in American and Urban History

4

12

Education

4

13

Engineering

4

14

Environmental Pollution Conference

4

15

Environmental Pollution Conference

4

16

Executive Committee

4

17

Faculty Committee on Salaries, Promotions, and Tenure

4

18

Fellowships and Assistanceships

4

19

Foreign Students

4

20

Freshman Camp

4

21

Gen Ed Requirements for the University of Toledo

4

22

Gerster, Dillion, Hitchins

4

23

Graduate Council

4

24

Graduate Student Assoc.

4

25

Graduate Student Handbook

4

26

Graduate School

4

27

Graduate School Reorganization

4

28

Grant Applications

4

29

HEW

4

30

Higher Education

4

31

Honor Society- Phi Kappa Phi

4

32

Honor Society- Phi Kappa Phi

4

33

Honors Advisory Committee

4

34

Intercollegiate Press

4

35

Jyung, Dr. Woon G.

4

36

Kay, Jack G. Dr.

5

1

Kloucek, Jerome, Dean

5

2

Mail from Non-Faculty

5

3

Mail to Non-Faculty

5

4

Master Plan for State Policy in Higher Ed.

5

5

Medical College

5

6

Medical School Forms- Recommendations

5

7

Membership Committee

5

8

Memos to & from the President

5

9-11

Memos Received and Sent

5

12-14

Memos to Deans, Provost, President

5

15

Memos from Faculty

5

16

Memos from Faculty

5

17

Memos to Faculty

5

18

Memos to Maintenance

5

19

Minority Affairs

5

20

Minutes of Div. of National Science & Math Curriculum Committee

5

21

Monthly Budget Reports

5

22

Misc.

5

23

NASA

5

24

Masatir, Maimon, Dr.

5

25

National Institute for Health (NIH)

5

26

NIH- Health Research Facilities Grant Proposals

6

1

NIH-Ritter Observatory and Planetarium

6

2

NIH- Proposal, Raw Materials for Document of 10-31-64

6

3

National Science Building

6

4

National Science Foundation (NSF)

6

5

National Science Foundation (NSF)

6

6

NSF- Biology-Chemistry Building

6

7

NSF- Proposals

6

8-10

NSF- Site Visit 1965

6

11

National Science Curriculum Committee 1964-1965

6

12

National Science Building Planning Committee 1963-1964

6

13

NCA Accreditation

6

14

NDEA Title IV Proposal 1969-1970

6

15

North Central Assoc.

6

16

Nuclear Engineering Ed. Conference

6

17

Oddy, Harold G.

6

18

Office of Education- HEW

6

19

Ohio Board of Regents

7

1

Outstanding Teacher Award 1964-1965 & 1966-1967

7

2

Pamphlets

7

3

Parking and University Cars

7

4

Pharmacy

7

5

Picker X-Ray

7

6

Plans for Biology-Chemistry building

7

7

Planning and Development committee

7

8

Prelim Accred Request to NCA/PhD Program Math/Physics

7

9

Property Control

7

10

Proposal for PhD in Biology

7

11

Proposal for PhD in Chemistry

7

12

Proposal for PhD in Engineering Science

7

13

Proposal for Graduate Science Facility

7

14

Proposal for Graduate Science Facility Grant

7

15

Prospective Program for Doctoral Program in Science Ed.

7

16

Public Relations

7

17

Recommendations

7

18

Registration

7

19

Religious Council

7

20

Request for AEC asst. to complete Nuclear Engineering Grad

7

21

Request for the Hew asst. to complete Bio-Chem Building

7

22

Request for NSF asst. to complete Bio-Chem Building

7

23

Requirements for undergraduate major

8

1

Salaries and Benefits

8

2

Scientia & Minutes of the University Faculty

8

3

Slides of Dr. V. Haensel

8

4

State of Ohio Capital Plan

8

5

Student Directory

8

6

Student Employment

8

7

Supplemental Instructions for Grants

8

8

Tentative Program

8

9

Think!!

8

10

Time Schedule

8

11-17

Title II Grant Applications

8

18

Title II Close Out Papers

8

19

University Architect- Robert Taylor

8

20

University Bookstore

8

21

University of Toledo “Footnotes”

8

22

University Library

8

23

University of Toledo- Policies and Procedures

8

24

University of Toledo- Publications

8

25

University Space Commission

8

26

US Atomic Energy Commission

8

27

US Office of Commerce

8

28

US Office of Education

8

29

Vice President, Executive, Treasurer

8

30

Water Resources Proposal

8

31

World University Services (WUS)

8

32-36

YMCA

8

37

YMCA- Lake Geneva Conference

8

38

YMCA- Religious Conference

8

39

YMCA- Tar Hollow

8

40

YMCA- University Branch Board

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16