MS 1191 - James R. Rhatigan Papers
|Title||MS 1191 - James R. Rhatigan Papers|
The James J. Rhatigan papers were donated to the National Student Affairs Archives, Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, by Dr. James J. Rhatigan on January 21, 2003. The collection includes letters, invoices, presentations, and publications from Dr. Rhatigan’s time with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), dating from 1974-1999.
James J. Rhatigan was born in Monticello, Iowa. At age 30, Dr. Rhatigan became the youngest Dean of Students in the nation at the time when he was hired by Wichita State University in 1965. He was named Vice President of Student Affairs in 1970, and held that position until 1996, serving six years as Senior Vice President until his 2002 retirement. He continues to work as a consultant at the WSO Foundation.
|Record Group||The James Rhatigan Papers are arranged into four record groups; Professional Activities, Publications, Conference Files, and Speeches/Presentations. Professional Activities (1972-1996) include professional correspondence and items documenting his award. Publications (1972-1996) include a 1974 NASPA Journal publication, papers on the publication “The Rights and Responsibilities of Student Athletes,” and letters and chapters for a book titled “Student Affairs Administration on the Urban-Commuter Campus.” Conference Files (1976-1991) include letters and plans as well as speeches and presentations given at NASPA, ROTC, and NAWDAC conferences, workshops, and seminars. Speeches/Presentations include speeches and presentations not related to NASPA conferences.|
Box 1: Professional Activities
Box 2: Publications and Conference Files
Box 3: Conference Files and Speeches/Presentations