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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Newton C. Rochte Papers, 1956 to 1977

UM-80

Size: 1 linear foot


Provenance: Newton C. Rochte, Sept. 13th, 1994

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: Traci McCloskey, April 1994

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Newton Rochte was born on June 29th, 1920 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science, and earned both his masters and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. After serving in World War II, Dr. Rochte returned to Ohio State where he worked with the office of radio education and OSU’s station, WOSU. Dr. Rochte also acted as a supervisor of home study courses in citizenship for aliens in Ohio for the Bureau for Special and Adult Education.

On June 27th, 1952, Dr. Rochte moved north to the University of Toledo. He was named assistant director of evening sessions and assistant professor of education. In 1956, Dr. Rochte was promoted to director of the Junior College. Following this appointment, Dr. Rochte became instrumental in transforming the Junior College into the university’s Community and Technical College. In 1963, Dr. Rochte was named dean of the new college as it became the fastest growing college on campus, averaging about a thirty percent increase each year.

Upon being named professor emeriti, Dr. Rochte retired in 1984. He held membership in Phi Delta Kappa, the Ohio Education Association, the National Education Association, the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, and Association for Higher Education. Newton Rochte died on March 5th, 2011 at the age of 90.


Scope and Content Note

The collected papers of Newton Rochte focus on the establishment of the University of Toledo’s Community and Technical College. The collection primarily contains correspondence and memoranda concerning various aspects of the developing college. Also included are the development reports on the college and higher education in general as well as annual reports dating from 1962-1977. Some information regarding the Junior College, ComTech’s predecessor, are a part of Dr. Rochte’s collection.


 
Series List

S1

Correspondence
Contains various correspondence dating from 1956 to 1973, respectively. Concerning the building of the Junior College and various other topics. Of note are the conversations with Presidents Carlson and Driscoll.

S2

The Junior College
Reports on the project of the Junior College- 1958-1962

S3

Community and Technical College

 

Contains materials relating to the building and management of the Community and Technical College, such as budgets, land development, studies, and news articles. Also contains annual reports of the college dating from 1962 to 1977.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

 

 

S1. Correspondence

1

1

Misc. 1956, 1962-1963, 1969

1

2

Misc. 1970-1972

1

3

Regarding Capital Improvement Plans

1

4

With Vice-President Leckie

1

5

With President Carlson, 1962-1972

1

6

With President Driscoll, 1972-1973

 

 

S2. The Junior College

1

7

Report to Faculty Council

1

8

Annual Reports 1958-1959 to 1961-1962

 

 

S3. Community and Technical College

1

9

Preliminary report on the master plan

1

10

Study: Need for Comm. College in Lucas County

1

11

Committee Report 1967

1

12

Campus Development Plan

1

13

Land Development, physical planning information

1

14

Budget 1974-1975

1

15

Salary Information 1973-1974; 1974-1975

1

16

Scott Park Campus: Dedication and Photos

1

17

Award Honoring Dr. William S. Carlson

1

18

News Articles

1

19

Misc. Reports: ComTech, Vocational Education laws and higher education

1

20

Court Case: UT v. City of Toledo

1

21

Annual Reports: 1962-1963; 1963-1964

1

22

1964-1965; 1965-1966

1

23

1967-1968

1

23

1968-1969

1

23

1969-1970

1

23

1971-1972

1

23

1972-1973

1

23

1973-1974

1

24

1975-1976; 1976-1977

 

 

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