Cecil E. Combs Associate Provost of Special Programs Papers

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Cecil E. Combs Associate Provost of Special Programs Papers
Creator:
Call Number: UA7
Dates: 1964-1969
Physical Description: 4.68 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Cecil E. Combs Associate Provost of Special Programs Papers
Call Number: UA7
Dates: 1964-1969
Physical Description: 4.68 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
General Cecil E. Combs was born in Dallas, Texas, on 21 October 1912. He attended the University of Chicago for two years (from 1929 to 1931) and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in 1936.

During World War II, Combs served as a bomb squadron and group commander in the Philippines, Australia, Java, and India. From 1953 to 1957, Combs directed various Air Force Education programs. These positions included organizing and commanding the United States Air Force Officer Military Schools at Lackland Air Force Base, serving as Deputy Commander of the Crew Training Air Force, and serving as Deputy Director of Personnel Procurement and Training at the Pentagon. While working at the Pentagon, Combs earned his M.A. degree in political science from George Washington University. In 1957, he was named Commandant of the United States Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a position that he held until 1965. In 1962, Combs was awarded an honorary Ed.D. degree by the University of Dayton. Combs's military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, and the Legion of Merit. Additionally, he was awarded the General Fairchild award for his contributions to Air Force education on 29 April, 1967.

In 1965, after retiring from the Air Force, Combs became Associate Provost for Special Programs at the University of Rochester. In this post, Combs oversaw the University School, summer sessions, community service, and a variety of other programs. In addition to these responsibilities, Combs served as Acting Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science for the 1966/1967 academic year and as Acting Dean of the College of Education from 1968 to 1971.

During his time at the University of Rochester, Combs was also a member of the Rochester Area Educational Television Association's board of trustees, secretary of the Rochester Committee on Foreign Relations, vice president and acting president of the Rochester Performing Arts Foundation, and a member of the Seminole Pollution Equipment Corporation's board of directors.

Combs died on 27 December 1982.

Scope and Content
The Cecil E. Combs papers consist of materials from his time as Associate Provost of Special Programs at the University of Rochester (1964-1969). The materials include intramural correspondence at the University of Rochester; correspondence with other universities and businesses such as Xerox; personal correspondence; information about University of Rochester programs such as Summer Sessions, Freshman Week, graduate studies for Rochester-area professionals, and the African Student Center; annual reports; and materials relating to the Air Force and to Combs's work with the Rochester Area Educational Television Association and the Rochester Committee on Foreign Relations.

Arrangement
Files have been kept in their original order in three alphabetically ranges. Each range may correspond to a certain period of use; however, there is much overlap in dates among the three ranges. Personal correspondence files appear at the end of the first alphabetical range. Several files in the collection are empty; this has been noted in parentheses after the file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the office of Cecil E. Combs.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], Cecil E. Combs Associate Provost of Special Programs Papers, UA7, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Fiona Nichols-Fleming (Class of 2019)
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

Finding aid publication date: 2015
Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Astor Foundation, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 2Botsford Project, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 3Buffalo School of Social Welfare, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 4List of Cabinet of Deans, etc., 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 5Chamber of Commerce - Education Committee, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 6College of Engineering, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 7Combs, Cecil E. - Scrapbook, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 8Education, College of, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 9EDUCOM, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 10ESSO Education Foundation, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 11Rochester Committee on Foreign Relations, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 12General Dynamics, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 13Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Company (Mr. John Kiefer, Jr.), 1968-1969
Contains materials from 1967 in addition to materials from 1968-1969.

Box 1, Folder 14Genesee Valley School Development Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 1, Folder 15Graduate Studies, 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 16Kettering Foundation, 1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 17Memorial Art Gallery, mid- to late 1960s
Box 1, Folder 18New York State Education Department, mid- to late 1960s
Box 1, Folder 19Optics Institute, mid- to late 1960s
Box 1, Folder 20Proposal - Freshman Preceptorial "The Vulnerable City", 1967
Box 1, Folder 21Planning Education Advisory Committee (T. Mason), mid- to late 1960s
Box 1, Folder 22Rochester Area Educational Television Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 1-2Rochester Area Educational Television Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 3Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 4Rochester Institute of Technology, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 5Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 6Rochester Engineering Society, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 7Rochester International Friendship Council, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 8Rochester Performing Arts Foundation, Inc., 1967-1968
Box 2, Folder 9Senate, University, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 10Sheen, Bishop Fulton J., mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 11State Education Department, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 12Technical Information Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 13Theatre East, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 14Urban Education, Center for, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 15University of Rochester Board of Trustees - Green Book (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 16University School, mid- to late 1960s
Box 2, Folder 17University of Rochester General Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 1University Miscellaneous, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 2University of Rochester Personal Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 3Wallis, mid- to late 1960s
Includes materials that were removed from a binder.

Box 3, Folder 4West Point Society of Rochester, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 5Xerox, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 6Personal Correspondence, 1966-1967
Box 3, Folder 7Personal Correspondence (A), 1966-1968
Box 3, Folder 8University of Rochester Programs, 1965-1966
Box 3, Folder 9Correspondence (empty), mid- to late 1960s
The date "October 1965-" was written on the folder it was originally housed in.

Box 3, Folder 10Addresses, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 11Action for a Better Community (ABC), mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 12Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 13Air Force Miscellaneous, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 14African Students Center, mid- to late 1960s
Records of the African Student Center at the University of Rochester are also located in the University Archives.

Box 3, Folder 15American Business Group, Inc., mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 16American Council on Education, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 17Aerospace Research Applications Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 18Appointments, Schedules, Invitations, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 19College of Arts and Science, mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 20Associated Universities, Inc., mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 21Biography (Combs), mid- to late 1960s
Box 3, Folder 22College of Business Administration, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 1Bushner, Rolland H. (empty), mid- to late 1960s
There was originally a note in the title indicating "see Council on Foreign Relations". This note is referencing the Council on Foreign Relations file in this collection that contains materials from 1966.

Box 4, Folder 2Cabinet of Deans, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 3Weekly Calendars, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 4Candidates - vitae, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 5Chamber of Commerce, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 6Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 7City Manager, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 8City School District, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 9College and University Reports, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 10Committee on International Exchange of Persons, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 11Committee on Foreign Relations, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 12Commons, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 13Conference Centers, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 14Conferences, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 15Confidential - University, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 16Cornell, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 17Corning Glass Works, mid- to late 1960s
Box 4, Folder 18Corporation Visits - Memos, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 1Correspondence to and about the University of Rochester, pre-arrival, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 2Council on Foreign Relations, 1966
There was originally a note in the title indicating "see Bushner, Rolland H.," but that file is empty.

Box 5, Folder 3Daedalians, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 4Committee on Foreign Relations - Background Material, 1966
Box 5, Folder 5Defense Documentation Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 6Development Office, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 7Eastman Kodak Company, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 8College of Education, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 9Educational Methods, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 10Educational and Cultural Affairs - Washington D.C., mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 11EDUCOM, mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 12Electronic Association Inc., mid- to late 1960s
Box 5, Folder 13College of Engineering and Applied Science, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 1College of Engineering and Applied Science, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 2Enrollments, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 3Environment, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 4ESSO Education Foundation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 5Exams, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 6Faculty Advisers Program Planning, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 7Finances, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 8Ford Seminar, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 9Fortune, mid- to late 1960s
Box 6, Folder 10-11Genesee Valley School Development Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 1Genesee Valley School Development Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 2Graduate Living Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 3Graduate Studies, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 4Dean Harper, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 5Title I Higher Education Act - 1965, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 6Housing and Urban Development, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 7Inter-office Memos, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 8Industrial Management Council, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 9Car Insurance, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 10Kenney, Arthur L., mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 11Kettering Foundation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 12Korea, mid- to late 1960s
Box 7, Folder 13New York State Laws on Education, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 1Lawyer's Co-op, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 2Library (Rush Rhees), mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 3Medical Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 4Meetings, single, off-campus, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 5Miscellaneous, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 6Civic Music Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 7General NETR, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 8Optics Institute, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 9Pamphlets, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 10Pending, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 11New People, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 12Planning of Facilities, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 13University Policy, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 14Press Releases, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 15President's Office, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 16Provost's Staff, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 17Rochester Area Educational Television Association (RAETA), mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 18Rochester Area Educational Television Association (RAETA), mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 19Rochester Area Educational Television Association, Inc. (RAETA), mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 20Recommendations, mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 21Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), mid- to late 1960s
Box 8, Folder 22Rensselaer School of Management Development Council, mid- to late 1960s
The materials were removed from binders.

Box 9, Folder 1-2Rensselaer School of Management Development Council, mid- to late 1960s
The materials were removed from binders.

Box 9, Folder 3Rensselaer School of Management Development Council, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 4Research Grants, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 5ROTC, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 6Rochester Applied Science Association, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 7Rochester Area Colleges, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 8Rochester Business Institute (RBI), mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 9Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 10Rochester Engineering Society, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 11Rochester Gas and Electric, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 12Social Studies, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 13South Asian Studies, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 14Space Science Center, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 15Special Programs, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 16University of Rochester Speeches, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 17Student Directory, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 18Travel, mid- to late 1960s
Box 9, Folder 19Tuition, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 1Senate (University), mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 2Programs in Social Work (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 3University of Rochester General Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 4University School, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 5Upward Bound, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 6Urban Transportation Conference Pittsburgh, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 7Voluntary Education Council, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 8Wallis, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 9West Point - Association of Graduates, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 10Wurzburg University, Germany, mid- to late 1960s
Box 10, Folder 11Action for a Better Community (ABC) (empty), 1966-1967
Box 10, Folder 12African Students Center (empty), 1966-1967
Box 10, Folder 13American Council on Education (empty), 1966-1967
Box 10, Folder 14Annual Report; College of Arts and Science, 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 15Annual Report; Drafts, 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 16Annual Report; Eastman School of Music, 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 17Annual Report; Education, 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 18Annual Report; Engineering, 1965-1966
Box 10, Folder 19Annual Report; Libraries, 1965-1966
Box 11, Folder 1-2Annual Report; Medicine and Dentistry, 1962-1966
The majority of the documents are from 1965-1966.
The materials were removed from binders.

Box 11, Folder 3Annual Report; University School, 1964-1966
Box 11, Folder 4Appointments, Schedules, Invitations (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 11, Folder 5Arts and Sciences, College of (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 6Associated Universities, Inc. (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 7Botsford Project (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 11, Folder 8Bushner, Rolland H. (empty), 1966-1967
There was originally a note in the title indicating "see Council on Foreign Relations" . It is possible that this note is referencing the Council on Foreign Relations file in this collection that contains materials from 1966.

Box 11, Folder 9Business Administration, College of (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 10Campaign Visits (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 11Candidates - Vitae (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 12Center for Visual Sciences, 1964-1965
Box 11, Folder 13Chamber of Commerce (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 14Chamber of Commerce - Education (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 15College and University Reports (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 11, Folder 16Corning Glass Works (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 17Corporation Visits - Memos (empty), 1966-1967
Box 11, Folder 18Delco Products (empty), mid- to late 1960s
Box 12, Folder 1Door Signs, 1966
Box 12, Folder 2Eastman Kodak Company, 1966-1967
Box 12, Folder 3Education, College of, 1966-1967
Box 12, Folder 4EDUCOM (empty), 1966-1967
Box 12, Folder 5Engineering and Applied Science, College of, 1966-1967
Box 12, Folder 6General Electric, 1966
Box 12, Folder 7General Learning Corporation (Lindon Saline), 1966
Box 12, Folder 8 Genesee Valley School Development Association, 1966-1967
Box 12, Folder 9Gleason Works, 1966
Box 13, Folder 1Graflex, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 2United States Grant Foundation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 3GVSDA Planning Committee (empty), 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 4Health, Education and Welfare, Department of, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 5Helen Stone Jones Memorial Plaques, 1964
Box 13, Folder 6Higher Education Act 1965 Title I, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 7Housing and Urban Development, 1966-1967
Includes materials that were removed from a folder with pockets with the title "Summary Reports and Recommendations Summer Study on Science and Urban Development."

Box 13, Folder 8Human Relations Commission (Monroe County), mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 9Industrial Management Council, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 10Interdisciplinary Studies Committee - Senate, Vincent Nowlis, Chairman, 1964
Box 13, Folder 11Men's Dining Center - Room Assignment, Third Floor, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 12Mohasco Industries, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 13National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB), mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 14New York State Department of Commerce, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 15New York State Education Department, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 16University of the State of New York, State Education Department, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 17New York State Science and Technology Foundation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 18New York State Technical Services Program, 1966
Box 13, Folder 19Non-Western Studies Program, 1964
Box 13, Folder 20Oelman, Robert S., Chairman of the National Cash Register Company, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 21Office of Economic Opportunity, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 22Optics Institute, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 23Personal Affairs (empty), 1957-1965
Box 13, Folder 24Personal File - Cecil E. Combs, 1964-1965
Box 13, Folder 25Policy, University, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 26Provost's Staff, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 27Rand Corporation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 13, Folder 28Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 29Rochester Area Educational Television Association (RAETA), 1966-1967
Box 13, Folder 30Rochester Engineering Society, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 1Rochester Committee for Scientific Information, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 2Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 3Scientist and Citizen, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 4Senate, University, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 5Social Work, Programs in, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 6Southern Illinois University, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 7Standard Oil Corporation, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 8Strain, Dr. William H., mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 9Summer Session - University of Rochester, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 10Technology Transfer and Innovation in Business and Industry Conference, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 11Theatre East, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 12University of Rochester Board of Trustees - Green Book, 1966-1967
The materials were removed from a binder of the same title.

Box 14, Folder 13University Council on Graduate Studies, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 14University of Rochester - Freshman Week, 1966
Box 14, Folder 15University of Rochester - General Information, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 16University of Rochester - Miscellaneous, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 17University of Rochester - Personnel Information, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 18University School, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 19Upward Bound, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 20Urban Education, Center for, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 21Voluntary Educational Council, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 22Wallis, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 23West Point, Association of Graduates, 1966-1967
Box 14, Folder 24West Point Society of Rochester, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 25Xerox, mid- to late 1960s
Box 14, Folder 26Combs's Business Card, mid- to late 1960s


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