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Agnes flood newspaper clippings, 1972

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 1

Scope & Content

From the File: The Francis J. Michelini Papers contain an assortment of materials ranging from the end of Dr. Farley’s administration into Dr. Michelini’s administration, such as institutional and personal correspondence, handwritten notes, cards, briefs, budgets, applications, development material, calendars, a cookbook, newspaper articles, reports, bulletins, scrapbooks, publications, photographs, objects, oral histories, memorandums, committee meeting minutes, policies, speeches, academic department files, as well as files concerning outside institutions such as the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority and collaborative academic programs such as the Hahnemann-Wilkes Medical Program. In addition, this collection contains Dr. Michelini’s inaugural film from 1970 as well as audio recordings of President Nixon’s visit to Wilkes College on September 9th, 1972 and Dr. Michelini receiving the Henry D. Paley Memorial Award for "Outstanding Advocacy Service to American Higher Education," awarded by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on February 7th 1991, with guest speaker Senator Ted Kennedy. This collection provides historical information regarding Wilkes College before, during, and after Hurricane Agnes in June 1972 and the recovery efforts made by the Wilkes College community and the Wyoming Valley. For more information on cleanup and recovery efforts, see the Flood Recovery Task Force, Inc. Records finding aid.


  • Other: 1972


Open for research. There is a box of restricted materials containing personal addresses and administrative and faculty applications that will be restricted for the next 80 years from creation until 01/01/2072.


1 folders

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Repository Details

Part of the Wilkes University Archives Repository

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