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MS 1240 - Charles G. Eberly Collection, 1971-2010

Introduction

The Charles G. Eberly Collection is comprised of approximately 9 linear feet of correspondence, promotion, course curricula/syllabi, research, and subject files from his lengthy career in higher education at Michigan State University and Eastern Illinois University. A prominent feature of the collection is Dr. Eberly’s research and professional activities within the field and their link to his commitment to students in not only the classroom, through testing/ evaluation and within the social realm of Greek issues prevalent on college campuses at the time of his employment. The majority of the documents date from approximately 1971 to his retirement in 2010. Earlier materials are included from his undergraduate and graduate studies. Dr. Eberly donated his papers to the Center for Archival Collections over a period of years with the last installment arriving in 2016. The papers are part of the holdings of the National Student Affairs Archives. The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Eric Honneffer in February 2018.

Biographical Sketch

Charles G. Eberly was born in McComb, Ohio September 8, 1941 and graduated from the McComb Centralized School District in 1959. He received a B.S. in Chemistry at Bowling Green State University in 1963 and an M.S. in Education from Syracuse University in 1966. His master’s thesis was entitled, Attitudinal Differences Between the National Officers and Two Chapters of a National Fraternity. He was an instructor in Student Personnel at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1966 to 1969.

By 1970 he had earned a Ph.D from Michigan State University where he majored in college student personnel administration. His dissertation was entitled: Critical Thinking, Attitudes and Values Associated with Fraternity Membership. From 1970 to 1987 he was on faculty at Michigan State University working in such areas as the Office of Evaluation Services, University College, Department of Educational Psychology, Measurement and Counseling, Department of Higher Education, and in the Undergraduate University Division where he served as assistant to the Director of Admissions for Planning, Evaluation, and Orientation Placement Testing.

By 1987 he joined the faculty of Eastern Illinois University in the Department of Educational Psychology and Guidance. Later as a professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Development he served as coordinator of the College Student Affairs program. He taught courses in such areas as College Student Personnel Work, Leadership in Higher Education, Personality Dynamics, and Educational Measurement and Research. In addition he oversaw the work of practicum students and mentored many others within the student personnel field. He retired in 2010.

After nearly a fifty year career in higher education student services, Dr. Eberly stated that his theme had been “building bridges to belong” and his research focused primarily upon students in groups, in particular, the American College Fraternity. Since his undergraduate years at BGSU he was an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and remained committed, throughout his career, to the study of college men’s fraternities and Greek issues such as hazing, substance abuse, and sexual violence. In fact, Eastern Illinois University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter was begun in Dr. Eberly’s living room in 1990. He was President of the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity from 1998-2005. Other research interests include enrollment management and student development. Much of his published research can be found on the Eastern Illinois University Booth Library website under “The Keep.”

Dr. Eberly has been active in many national student affairs and higher education organizations such as the Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFSA).



Scope and Content

The Charles G. Eberly Collection documents a very active career within the Student Services/Higher Education field at a time when students were becoming more vocal regarding social justice and individual rights on campuses across the country during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Dr. Eberly listened to the students and enriched their academic experience and professional advancement through his classes, his research, his community involvement, and committee responsibilities. His files on fraternity social issues: Hazing, alcoholism, sexual violence, discrimination and strategies for managing these matters might be useful to scholars studying Greek life on the American campus.

Dr. Eberly’s faculty retention, promotion, and professional advancement files could interest researchers wanting to know more about the faculty promotion and tenure process and the kinds of documents that comprise the notebooks presented to peers for evaluative purposes. The records are truly an encapsulation of Dr. Eberly’s career from 1987 to 2010 focusing on his teaching, research, and service in higher education. These documents and many other files in the collection reflect Dr. Eberly’s interest in testing/evaluation, advising students, and social issues relevant to students with an emphasis on men as fraternity members.

Series Description

Correspondence Box 1
1977-1995
Dr. Eberly’s sabbatical correspondence is comprised of letters from colleagues in the United States and at Mie University in Japan discussing the details and outcomes of his sabbaticals. Also included are letters from family and friends in the United States as well as some copies of Dr. Eberly’s outgoing correspondence.

Faculty Retention, Promotion, and Professional Advancement Files Boxes 2 to 10
1987-2010
Arranged chronologically
These files document Dr. Eberly’s promotion and professional advancement in the profession during his years as a faculty member at Eastern Illinois University. These include his teaching, research, and service activities during his tenure at EIU. Correspondence, letters of acknowledgement, evaluations, teaching schedules, honors, certificates, news clippings, and other documents record Dr. Eberly’s involvement within the profession. These provide an excellent overview of the many activities in which he participated as well as his personal commitment to his students’ academic and future professional success.

Course Curricula and Syllabi Files Boxes 11 to 12
1969-2010
Arranged alphabetically by course
Dr. Eberly’s course descriptions, syllabi, lectures, notes, teaching aids, tests, and other documents relative to the various courses he taught are included in the files

Types of Testing and Evaluation Files Box 13
1942-1998
Arranged chronologically
Examples of various tests and evaluative documents are included in the files as well as articles about various testing methods.

Fraternity Subject Files Box 14
1958-2004
Arranged by organization
Includes publications, printed materials and information from various organizations involved with aspects of Greek Life in higher education.

Fraternity Subject Files Box 15
1961-2007
Arranged by topic
Includes bibliographies, printed materials, articles and research related to fraternity social issues at universities.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Files Box 16
1961-1998
Correspondence, by-laws, and documents relevant to Dr. Eberly’s work with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Student Rights and Campus Unrest Subject Files Box 17
1962-1980
Research files with publications and printed materials relevant to student unrest, protest, and social justice in the United States during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Center for the Study of the College Fraternity (CSCF) Files Box 18 to 19
1980-2014
Files contain by-laws, minutes, financials, strategic planning documents, publications, and surveys for the CSCF.

Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (AMECD) Files Box 20
1978-1990
Files contain minutes and information regarding the AMECD including 1988 to 1990 documentation when Dr. Eberly served as president.

Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) and American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Files
Box 21
1961-2009
Surveys, printed materials, and documents relevant to Dr. Eberly’s membership in AFA and ACPA.

NASPA Files Box 22
1995-2007
Conference and committee documentation, surveys, and printed materials relevant to Dr. Eberly’s membership in NASPA.

Personal Files Box 23
1960-2014
Dr. Eberly’s personal correspondence with colleagues and students, his resumés, awards, news clippings, and photos.

Literary Productions Boxes 24 to 26
1961-2014
Files contain Dr. Eberly’s college term papers, thesis research, articles, speeches, various studies, and surveys.

Michigan State University Orient Box 27
1965-1978
Early issues of the periodical Orient.



Inventory

Box 1 Correspondence Sabbaticals
1. Sabbatical- Correspondence- Eberly, 1977-1978
2. Sabbatical- Correspondence-Japanese colleges, 1977-1982
3. Sabbatical- Correspondence-M.S.U colleges, 1978
4. Japan Sabbatical – Mie University various documents, 1978
5. Sabbatical- Correspondence-family, 1978
6. Post Sabbatical- Correspondence-Japanese colleges– Mie University, 1978-1994
7. Japan Sabbatical – Mie University printed materials, 1994-1995
8. Iowa Sabbatical- Correspondence, 1984-1995

Box 2 Faculty Retention Application 1987-1989
1. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials Teaching, 1987
2. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Research/ creative , 1987
3. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Service, 1987
4. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Resumé, 1987
5. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials- Teaching, 1988
6. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials- Research, 1988
7. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Service, 1988
8. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials- Teaching, 1989
9. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials- Teaching, 1989
10. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials- Research, 1989
11. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Service, 1989
12. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –Service, 1989
13. Faculty Retention application and documentation materials –letters of praise by Eberly, 1989

Box 3 Application for Promotion 1989-1992
1. Application for Promotion -Teaching, 1989-1994
2. Application for Promotion -Teaching, 1990
3. Application for Promotion -Research and Creative Activity, 1990
4. Application for Promotion –Service-Introduction, 1990-1994
5. Application for Promotion -Service, 1990
6. Application for Promotion -Teaching, 1991
7. Application for Promotion -Research and Creative Activity, 1991
8. Application for Promotion -Service, 1991
9. Application for Promotion -Teaching, 1992
10. Application for Promotion -Research and Creative Activity, 1992

Box 4 Application for Promotion 1992-1994
1. Application for Promotion - Service , 1992
2. Application for Promotion - Service, 1992
3. Application for Promotion - Teaching, 1993
4. Application for Promotion -Teaching, 1993
5. Application for Promotion - Research and Creative Activity, 1993
6. Application for Promotion - Service, 1993
7. Application for Promotion - Teaching, 1994
8. Application for Promotion - Service, 1993

Box 5 Professional Advancement 1994-1997
1. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1993-1999
2. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1994
3. Professional Advancement - Teaching-unsolicited student feedback, 1994
4. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1994
5. Professional Advancement - Service, 1994
6. Professional Advancement - Service, 1994
7. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1995
8. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1995
9. Professional Advancement - Service, 1995
10. Professional Advancement - Service, 1995
11. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1996
12. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1996
13. Professional Advancement -Service, 1996
14. Professional Advancement - Service, 1996
15. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1997
16. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1997
17. Professional Advancement - Service, 1997

Box 6 Professional Advancement 1998-1999
1. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1998
2. Professional Advancement - Teaching – student feedback, 1998
3. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1998
4. Professional Advancement - Service, 1998
5. Professional Advancement –Teaching-Introduction, 1999-2003
6. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1999
7. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1999
8. Professional Advancement –Teaching-unsolicited feedback, 1999
9. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 1999
10. Professional Advancement - Research, 1999-2003
11. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1999
12. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1999
13. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 1999
14. Professional Advancement –Service-Introduction, 1999-2003
15. Professional Advancement - Service, 1999

Box 7 Professional Advancement 2000-2001
1. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2000
2. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2000
3. Professional Advancement - Service, 2000
4. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2001
5. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2001
6. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2001
7. Professional Advancement - Service, 2001
8. Professional Advancement - Service, 2001

Box 8 Professional Advancement 2002-2003
1. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2002
2. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2002
3. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2002
4. Professional Advancement - Service, 2002
5. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2003
6. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2003
7. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2003
8. Professional Advancement - Service, 2003
9. Professional Advancement - Service, 2003

Box 9 Professional Advancement 2005-2007
1. Professional Advancement –Teaching-Introduction, 2005-2009
2. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2005
3. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2005
4. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity-Introduction, 2005
5. Professional Advancement – Service-Introduction, 2005
6. Professional Evaluation Portfolio, 2005
7. Professional Evaluation Portfolio, 2005
8. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2006
9. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2006
10. Professional Advancement - Service, 2006
11. Professional Advancement - Service, 2006
12. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2007
13. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity,2007
14. Professional Advancement - Service, 2007
15. Professional Advancement - Service, 2007

Box 10 Professional Advancement 2008-2010
1. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2008
2. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 2008
3. Professional Advancement - Service, 2008
4. Professional Advancement - Service, 2008
5. Professional Advancement - Teaching, 2009
6. Professional Advancement - Research and Creative Activity, 2009
7. Professional Advancement - Service, 2009
8. Professional Advancement - Service, 2009
9. Professional Advancement - Service, 2010

Box 11 Course Curricula and Syllabi C-E
1. Course curricula and syllabi -Counseling 640, 1998
2. Course curricula and syllabi -CEP 401, 1986
3. Course curricula and syllabi -CEP 803, n.d.
4. Course curricula and syllabi -CSD 5400, 2003-2004
5. Course curricula and syllabi -CSD 5490, 2008-2009
6. Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5500, 2000-2010
7. Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5740, 2005-2010
8. Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5770, 1994-2008 scatt.
9. Internship, Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5880, 1995-2007 scatt.
10. Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5881, 1998, 2001
11. Course curricula and syllabi-CSD 5900, 2000-2009
12. Course curricula and syllabi-ED 464, 1971-1977
13. Course curricula and syllabi-ED 464, 1978-1986, n.d.
14. Course curricula and syllabi-ED 464 Lecture notes etc, 1969
15. Course curricula and syllabi-ED 464 Lecture notes etc, 1972, 1975
16. Course curricula and syllabi-EDU 465, 1971-1981
17. Course curricula and syllabi-ED 867, n.d.
18. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5490, 1970-1999 scatt.

Box 12 Course Curricula and Syllabi E
1. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5770, 1988-1999
2. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5700, 2000-2002
3. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5720, 1990-1994
4. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5720, 1995-1998
5. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5760, 1993-1995
6. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5880-81, 1993-1999
7. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5920, 1991
8. Course curricula and syllabi-EDG 5940, 1995, 1998
9. Course curricula and syllabi-EDP 3320, 1978
10. Course curricula and syllabi-EDP 5300, 2004
11. Course curricula and syllabi-EDP 5740, 1987-1992
12. Course curricula and syllabi-EDP 5740 Lecture notes, 1988
13. Course curricula and syllabi-EIU1001 Freshman seminar, 1991, 1993
14. Course curricula and syllabi-EPG 4990, 1988-1991

Box 13 Types of Testing and Evaluation
1. Kuder Preference Record, 1942
2. Articles about testing, 1951-1962
3. California Short-From Test of Mental Maturity, 1961, 1963
4. The Strong Vocational Interest Blank, 1966, 1969
5. Research file- Situational Attitude Scale, 1970-1972
6. Basic Word Vocabulary Test, 1971-76
7. Adult Personality Inventory, 1982-1995
8. EDP 3320 Lake Woebegone Effect, 1988-1990
9. Student Leadership Practice Inventory, 1998
10. Cooperative Study of Attitudes and Values, n.d.

Box 14 Fraternity Subject Files (Organizations)
1. The Law and Fraternities –Fraternal Law, 1991-1994
2. The Law and Fraternities –Fraternal Law, 1995-1998
3. The Law and Fraternities –Fraternal Law, 1999-2002
4. The Law and Fraternities –Fraternal Law, 2003-2004
5. The Law and Fraternities/ Higher Ed –Other publications, 1994, 1999
6. Inter Fraternity Research and Advisory Council, 1964-1969
7. NASPA-Fraternities and Sororities, 1995-2001 scatt
8. National Inter Fraternity Conference, 1958-2013
9. National PanHellenic Conference, 1961-2003 scatt.
10. NAWDC- NPC, 1964, 1967

Box 15 Fraternity Subject Files (Topics)
1. Fraternity bibliographies, 1961-2005
2. Alcoholism, 1985-1998 scatt.
3. Alcoholism, 2000-2006
4. Hazing, 1998-2008
5. Hazing-Eberly research, 1967-2005
6. Multiculturalism in Fraternities, 1988-2007
7. Fraternities – Gen, 1963, 1970

Box 16 Eberly Sigma Phi Epsilon Files
1. Sigma Phi Epsilon - History, 1961-1989 scatt.
2. Sigma Phi Epsilon - By-laws, policies, 1993-1997
3. Sigma Phi Epsilon - Balanced Man Chapter info, 1998
4. Sigma Phi Epsilon—Eberly correspondence, fraternity library, 1965-67
5. Sigma Phi Epsilon—Eberly correspondence, fraternity library, 1968
6. Sigma Phi Epsilon—Eberly correspondence, fraternity library, 1969-70

Box 17 Subject Files Student Rights Campus Unrest
1. Civil Rights/ Minorities, 1962-1968
2. National Campus Unrest, 1965-1970
3. Academic Freedom-Berkley, 1964-1965
4. Academic Freedom, 1964-1968
5. Students for Democratic Society, 1966-1968
6. Research-Mary Parker Follett-Teacher/Student Relations, 1968-1980

Box 18 Center for the Study of the College Fraternity (CSCF) Files
1. CSCF Articles of Incorporation By-laws, 1980-2007
2. CSCF, 1995-1997
3. CSCF, 1998
4. CSCF, 1999
5. CSCF, 2000
6. CSCF, 2001
7. CSCF, 2002
8. CSCF, 2003
9. CSCF, 2004
10. CSCF, 2005
11. CSCF, 2006
12. CSCF, minutes, 2007-2014
13. CSCF, financials, 2010-2011
14. CSCF, strategic planning, 2011-2012
15. CSCF Greek Student Experience Survey,
2001-2003
16. CSCF—Status Survey of College Fraternities and Sororities, 1998-2000
17. CSCF, research awards, 2003-2004
18. CSCF, small grants program, 2003
19. CSCF, other documents, n.d.
20. CSCF, stationary, n.d.
21. CSCF, brochures/ membership info. , n.d.
22. CSCF, newsletters, 1983-1998

Box 19 Center for the Study of the College Fraternity (CSCF) Publications
1. CSCF publications, 1982-1997
2. How to Build Better Fraternities and Sororities Experience, 2009

Box 20 Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (AMECD) Files
1. AMECD meeting minutes, Feb and March 1989
2. AMECD minutes Part 1, Oct 1989
3. AMECD minutes Part 2, Oct 1989
4. AMECD minutes Part 1, March 1990
5. AMECD minutes Part 2, March 1990-April 1991
6. AMECD Files—Committee on Bias in Testing, 1978-1989
7. AMECD (Division of AACD) Eberly, President, 1988- Jun 1990
8. AMECD (Division of AACD), 1988- 1990
9. AMECD information, 1988- 1990

Box 21 Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Files
1. AFA /EBI Fraternity/ Sorority Assessment Survey, 2004, n.d.
2. AFA research committee, 2004-2007
3. AFA publications, 2003, n.d.
4. AFA regional printed materials, 1993-1994
5. AFA Oracle - research journal, 2002-2007
6. AFA regional printed materials, 1962-2005
7. AFA Illinois Drive-In Conference note book, 1/19/2007
8. ACPA Standing Committee for Men, information, paper, 1990-2009
9. ACPA Standing Committee for Men, research, 1987-2007
10. ACPA Betty Fitzgerald, 1961-1995
11. ACPA Robert H. Shaffer Fraternity Study Center, 1987-1988

Box 22 NASPA Files
1. NASPA Swap Shop, 1995-1999
2. Eberly presentations, 1995-1999
3. NASPA IV-East Survey of Student Life-Milberg, 1999
4. NASPA Men and Masculinities, 2005
5. NASPA Strategies Conference-Alcohol Abuse Prevention & Intervention, Feb 2007
6. NASPA IV-East Advisory Board Meeting, March and November 2007
7. Woman in Student Affairs (W.I.S.A), Working Bibliography by Rosa Cintron, c.1996

Box 23 Personal Files
1. Correspondence, 1964-2013
2. Correspondence incoming, 1969-2016
3. Correspondence from students, 1981-2014
4. Membership cards, 1960-1963
5. Resumés, 1970-2010
6. Literary works, 1965-2011
7. BGSU Greek Award, 2005
8. News clippings, 1988-2002
9. Eastern Illinois-Student Affairs, 1996, 2003, n.d.
10. Sabbatical calendar, 1996-1998
11. Photos, 2003, n.d.

Box 24 Literary Productions
1. Term papers, 1963-1967
2. Term papers- higher education, science and interdisciplinary specialization, 1964
3. Research into 1960’s BGSU demonstration case for seminar in Administration of Student Personal-notes, correspondence, 1964
4. Research into 1960’s BGSU demonstration case for seminar in Administration of Student Personal-papers, 1964
5. Term papers, 1968-1969, n.d.
6. Reviews for Education 965c-Dr. Paul L. Dressel, 1969
7. Speeches (fraternity meetings), 1966, n.d.

Box 25 Literary Productions
1. Thesis research, 1961-1965
2. M.S. survey development, Syracuse University, 1964
3. Thesis questionnaire interviews, 1964-1965
4. Thesis interviews, 1965
5. Thesis abstract, 1966
6. Thesis proposal, 1968-1969
7. Books for brotherhood article, 1965-1966
8. Articles, 1966-1985
9. Articles – Residence Hall program and perception, 1968
10. Articles, 1988-2014, n.d.

Box 26 Literary Productions
1. Reports, 1966-1987
2. Building the Fraternity Library by Charles Eberly, 11/22/1966
3. Building and Maintaining A Chapter Library- A Guide by Charles Eberly, 1970
4. Multi-Year Staff Development Planning Document by Richard L. Featherstone and Charles Eberly, 1973
5. Date rape study, 1987-1990
6. Sexual abuse-assault survey (Lenihan, Rawlins, Masters, and Eberly), 1990-1992
7. Editorial regarding “The Student is…” poster, 1998
8. Other writings and reports 1970-2003

Box 27 MSU Orient
1. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 1 and 2, 1965-1966
2. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 3 and 4, 1967-1968
3. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 5 and 6, 1969-1971
4. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 7 and 8, 1972-1973
5. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 9 and 10, 1974-1975
6. The Michigan State University Orient Vol. 11 and 12, 1976-1978