MS 1026 - Louis C. Stamatakos Papers
|Title||MS 1026 - Louis C. Stamatakos Papers|
The Louis C. Stamatakos Papers were donated to the National Student Affairs Archives, Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, by Dr. Stamatakos, on April 22, 2005. The collection consists of 5 linear feet of personal papers, publications and presentations, awards, and audio-visual materials, dating from 1956 to 2011.
Dr. Louis Stamatakos, born in 1925 in Indianapolis to Greek immigrant parents, was raised in Dayton, Ohio. In 1943, he volunteered for the Army Air Force. He survived 31 missions over Nazi Germany as a tail gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress. In addition to other medals, he received the Silver Star for gallantry in action (awarded on February 17, 2010) when, after a bombing run, he straddled an open bomb bay door 23,000 feet over Germany, and repeatedly swung a fire axe to dislodge two bombs that had become shackled to the plane. After the war he started his education at the University of Dayton, transferred to Indiana University and earned bachelor’s, master’s, and EdD degrees from IU. He married Bess Makris, a fellow student at IU, in 1952 and raised a family of three sons. He served as Dean of Students and Dean of Men at four universities. In 1967, he accepted a position as Associate Professor in the School of Education at Michigan State University. He became a Professor in 1970, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1992. He received more than 20 awards for leadership, scholarship and service in higher education, but he is most remembered for his friendship and lifelong guidance as a mentor to his many graduate students. Dr. Stamatakos died in Lansing, Michigan, on January 25, 2011.
|Record Group||The Louis C. Stamatakos Papers are arranged into six record groups: Professional and Personal Papers; Publications; Speeches and Presentation Papers; Newsletters and News Articles; Awards; and, Audio-Visuals. The Professional and Personal Papers (1966-2011) include a detailed curriculum vitae, chronology of family events (written by Dr. Stamatakos), his retirement celebration files, obituary, correspondence, and two institutional histories which mention him. The Publications (1958-1999) include his dissertation, several books he wrote and co-authored, and many journal articles. These are arranged by type of publication and by date. The Speeches and Presentation Papers (1959-2003) include professional meeting presentations and speeches given at a variety of meetings and functions. These are arranged by date. The Newsletters and News Articles (1959-1998) include newsletters he wrote while serving as Dean of Men at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, newsletters to doctoral students while serving as a Professor at Michigan State University, and letters to the editor. This record group also includes various news articles about him, and is arranged by type of record and by date. The Awards (1957, 1976-1999) include notebooks providing details on several awards presented to him by both academic institutions and professional associations. Audio-Visuals (1978, 1987, 1993) include video and cassette tapes of interviews of Stamatakos, the NASPA awards ceremony in 1987, and a videotape of Bob Shaffer on the Future of the Student Personnel Profession.|
Box 1: Professional and Personal Papers
Box 2: Publications
Box 3: Publications
Box 4: Publications/Speeches and Presentation Papers
Box 5: Speeches and Presentation Papers
Box 6: Speeches and Presentation Papers
Box 7: Speeches and Presentation Papers
Box 8: Newsletters and News Articles
Box 9: Awards
Box 10: Awards and Audio-Visuals