Wilson Day Materials

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Wilson Day Materials
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Call Number: UA353
Dates: 1972-2014
Physical Description: 4.43 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Bibliography
Content List
Box 1 1972
Box 2 1972-1974
Box 3 1974-1978
Box 4 1979-1980
Box 5 1981-2010
Box 6 Photograph albums, 1973
Box 7 Photograph albums, 1973-1974
Box 8 Photograph albums, 1974-1975
Box 9 Photograph album, 1996-1998
Box 10 T-shirts, 1995, 1997, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2010, 2012-2014
Collection Overview
Title: Wilson Day Materials
Call Number: UA353
Dates: 1972-2014
Physical Description: 4.43 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Wilson Day was established in 1972 as an annual event dedicated to the memory of Joseph C. Wilson (Class of 1931). CEO of the Xerox Corporation and a trustee and benefactor of the University, Wilson promoted civic responsibility in business and sought to effect positive change in Rochester and beyond. The Wilson Day committee and University Public Relations staff organized the event, which was held in the fall at the Medical Center and River Campus. Wilson Day initially featured seminars and guest speakers, including scientists, authors, and educators. A tribute concert was held each year at the Eastman Theatre. In 1989, following a suggestion by Theresa Guenther (Class of 1990), Wilson Day was transformed into a day of community service in the city of Rochester for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to remember Wilson's generosity of spirit. It is held in late August and is an important part of the University's orientation program for incoming students. Volunteers spend the day helping local agencies with various jobs such as painting and gardening.

Scope and Content
The Wilson Day Materials collection contains items related both to the day's original focus on seminars, concerts, and other events and to its current form as a day of community service. Materials from earlier Wilson Day celebrations (1972-1987) include letters of invitation, tickets, programs, speeches, photograph albums, and press clippings, as well as planning material such as guest lists, correspondence between guests and event organizers, and drafts of programs and letters of invitation. Early correspondence is between Chancellor W. Allen Wallis, University Relations Director Don Lyon, and Wilson Day committee members. Correspondence is also between Lyon or President Robert L. Sproull and those involved with planning Wilson Day. Letters of invitation are from President Sproull. Materials from 1990 onward consist of correspondence among organizers, service project lists, letters of invitation, T-shirts, press clippings, and photograph albums. Correspondence from 1990 onward is often written by the Associative Director of Media Relations Jan Fitzpatrick.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials acquired from various sources, including the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL).Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Wilson Day Materials, UA353, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Orientation Collection, University Archives

Joseph C. Wilson Papers, D.273

Bibliography
Pieterse, Janice Bullard. Our Work is but Begun. University of Rochester, 2014.

Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Civic Engagement . Accessed 13 December 2017.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Revision Information
March 2012: Updated by Eileen L. Fay.
January 2018: Revised, with expanded notes, by Miranda Zammarelli (Class of 2020).

Content List
Box 11972
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, April-October 1972
Also includes lists of people to invite and handwritten notes.

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, November-December 1972
Also includes handwritten notes, lists of people to thank for participating in Wilson Day, and a newspaper article.

Box 1, Folder 3Drafts, 1972
Includes drafts of programs and invitations, as well as correspondence discussing changes to be made.

Box 1, Folder 4Guest lists, 1972
Lists are annotated.

Box 1, Folder 5Minutes, 1972
Also includes Wilson Day schedules, materials for speakers, and a guest list.

Box 1, Folder 6Photographic proofs, 1972
Proofs show speakers and their audiences.

Box 1, Folder 7Press, 1972
Includes posters, the November 1972 issue of 21 View, newspaper articles, the winter 1972-1973 issue of Medical Review, the spring 1973 issue of Rochester Review, a schedule, and a copy of the "Official Biography" of Joseph Chamberlain Wilson published by the Xerox Corporation.

Box 1, Folder 8Programs and invitations, 1972
Also includes the book 1972 Joseph C. Wilson Day at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Box 1, Folder 9Speeches (A-K), 1972
Speeches, which are organized alphabetically by the speaker's last name, include handwritten corrections and are paired with an introduction of the speaker. This folder includes correspondence about Dr. John Ellis's speech.

Box 21972-1974
Box 2, Folder 1Speeches (M-R), 1972
Speeches, which are organized alphabetically by the speaker's last name, include handwritten corrections and are paired with an introduction of the speaker.

Box 2, Folder 2Speeches (S-W), 1972
Speeches, which are organized alphabetically by the speaker's last name, include handwritten corrections and are paired with an introduction of the speaker.

Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, 1973
Includes invitations, letters of invitation from Chancellor W. Allen Wallis, and ticket returns.

Box 2, Folder 4Drafts, 1973
Includes drafts of programs, schedules, a biography of Joseph C. Wilson, introductions of musicians, and invitations. Correspondence discusses changes to be made.

Box 2, Folder 5Guest lists, 1973
Also includes correspondence about guest lists and handwritten notes about Wilson Day events. Guest lists are annotated.

Box 2, Folder 6Notes, 1973
Also includes a biography of Charles Rosen, schedules, guest lists, biographies and newspaper articles about professors, meeting minutes, and a list of the Board of Trustees.

Box 2, Folder 7Photographs, 1973
Includes photographs of various Wilson Day events such as concerts, dinners, and speeches.

Box 2, Folder 8Press, 1973
Includes newspaper articles, the November 1973 issue of the University Record, and correspondence about video reels.

Box 2, Folder 9Programs and invitations, 1973
Also includes ticket returns and the book 1973 Joseph C. Wilson Day at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Box 2, Folder 10Programs and invitations, 1974
Includes letters of invitation from Chancellor W. Allen Wallis.

Box 31974-1978
Box 3, Folder 1Correspondence and planning material for Eastman Theatre program, 1974
Includes biographies of speakers and guests, maps of the Eastman Theatre stage, handwritten notes, guest lists, and schedules.

Box 3, Folder 2Programs and invitations, 1975
Includes lists of orchestra members.

Box 3, Folder 3Programs, 1976
Box 3, Folder 4Programs and invitations, 1977
Includes newspaper articles.

Box 3, Folder 5Planning materials (1 of 2), 1977
Includes letters sent with tickets, guest lists, a list of people in the Eastman Chorus, program drafts, a list of Wilson Scholarship recipients, and copies of speeches, including remarks by Chancellor W. Allen Wallis. Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 3, Folder 6Planning materials (2 of 2), 1977
Contains confidential material.

Box 3, Folder 7Correspondence, 1977
Includes tickets. Chairman of Wilson Day John Romano corresponds with speakers from the School of Medicine and Dentistry asking them questions and providing them information. Members of the Eastman School of Music and Lyon correspond about programs and tickets. Correspondence also includes "thank you" letters from ticket and invitation recipients. Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 3, Folder 8Programs and invitations, 1978
Includes tickets and a newspaper article.

Box 3, Folder 9Planning materials, 1978
Includes guest lists, budget paperwork, a copy of remarks by William S. Vaughn, photographic proofs, letters responding to invitations, and programs (drafts). Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 41979-1980
Box 4, Folder 1Programs and invitations, 1979
Includes tickets, newspaper articles, and correspondence about ticket requests.

Box 4, Folder 2Planning material, 1979
Includes handwritten letters by Lyon, envelopes with ticket returns, letters with tickets, programs (drafts), guest lists, copies and drafts of speeches, a list of Wind Ensemble members, a list of Wilson Scholarship recipients, and newspaper articles. Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 4, Folder 3Account information, 1979
Contains confidential material.

Box 4, Folder 4Guest Lists, 1979
Includes correspondence from Lyon to Robert Schneider of the Xerox Corporation. Some lists include handwritten notes.

Box 4, Folder 5Programs, 1980
Also includes a press release from the Office of University Communications and a photocopy of a newspaper article.

Box 4, Folder 6Correspondence, drafts, and notes, 1980
Includes tickets, invitations, drafts and final copies of programs, guest lists, ticket returns, "While You Were Out" notes to Lyon, and biographies of Howard Hanson and David Effron.

Box 4, Folder 7Expenses, 1980
Includes paperwork regarding the budget.

Box 4, Folder 8Invitations and correspondence, 1980
Includes correspondence to individuals at the School of Medicine and Dentistry about participating in Wilson Day, programs, and copies of ticket returns. Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 51981-2010
Box 5, Folder 1Programs, 1981
Includes concert tickets, ticket returns, lists of Wilson Day events, and newspaper articles.

Box 5, Folder 2Planning materials, 1981
Includes guest lists, invitations, notes about sending tickets, letters sent with tickets, ticket returns, drafts and final copies of programs, copies of Sproull's speech including a handwritten copy, and correspondence discussing the theme of Wilson Day. Many drafts include handwritten changes that are reflected in the final copies.

Box 5, Folder 3Programs, 1982
Also includes ticket returns, a biography of Robert Hughes, and a press release from the Office of University Communications.

Box 5, Folder 4Wilson Day pocket folder, 1987
Box 5, Folder 5Correspondence, service project lists, and press, 1990-2000
Includes a list of faculty and alumni participants, schedule, brochures describing various On-Campus Community Service Organizations, a list of Wilson Day responsibilities, and information about community service from the site kidshealth.org. A handwritten letter from Professor Lyell Thompson of the University of Arkansas requesting a Wilson Day program is also included.

Box 5, Folder 6Letters, service project lists, and press, 2000-2010
Includes photographs of students volunteering, a paper about poison ivy, student evaluation forms, a flyer for an event sponsored by the Genesee Corridor Business Association, and a map of places to eat and shop around Rochester.

Box 6Photograph albums, 1973
2 Items

Box 7Photograph albums, 1973-1974
2 Items

Box 8Photograph albums, 1974-1975
2 Items

Box 9Photograph album, 1996-1998
Includes a folder with photocopies showing sticky notes that had been placed inside the album. These notes were removed for preservation reasons in 2017.

Box 10T-shirts, 1995, 1997, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2010, 2012-2014
Flatfile 1Concert posters, 1975-1976


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