Arthur Arundel papers, 1964-1990

Arthur Arundel C0133


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://scrc.gmu.edu

Repository: George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Arundel, Arthur M.
Title: Arthur Arundel papers
Dates: 1964-1990
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Abstract The Arthur Arundel papers collection includes correspondence, proposals, status reports and other documents documenting Arthur Arundel's service on the George Mason College Advisory Board and the George Mason University Board of Visitors. Documents in this collection are photocopies of the orginals.
Identification: C0133
Language: English

Biographical Information

Arthur W. Arundel, born January 21, 1928, was a former United States Marine Corps combat officer, broadcast journalist and the first board chairman of George Mason College. Mr. Arundel was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard University in 1951. He served as a combat officer in the Korean War and as a paramilitary officer for the CIA in Vietnam. After his time with the Marines, Mr. Arundel pursued broadcast journalism, working for news outlets such as CBS News and United Press International. He also founded Arundel Communications and was heavily involved with WAVA radio station. During his time as the board chairman at George Mason College, Mr. Arundel was instrumental in facilitating the expansion of the college. Mr. Arundel passed away in 2011.

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Scope and Content

The Arthur Arundel papers collection includes correspondence, proposals, status reports and other documents documenting Arthur Arundel's service on the George Mason University Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors. Documents in this collection cover a period from 1964-1996 and include information on Mr. Arundel's involvement with the university during and after his time on the board.

Mr. Arudnel also served as the chairman for the dedication of the Fairfax campus in 1964 and there is some documentation on this activity.

There is also a student directory from 1964-1965 and a brochure from the early 1960s. Please note that all of the documents are photocopies of the originals held by Arthur Arundel.

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Arrangement

Documents in this collection are arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

None.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

George Mason University.

Subjects:

Education, Higher--Virginia.

Document Types:

Aerial photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Arundel papers, Collection #C0133, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur Arundel, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Korfitzen in 2011. EAD markup by Kristen Korfitzen in 2011.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1964-1990
Contains correspondence between Arthur Arundel and others concerning his involvement with George Mason University.
2 Proposals, Reports and Essays 1964-1990
Includes documents authored by Arundel pertaining to plans for the future of George Mason University. Also includes essays by Arundel as to the state of higher education in Northern Virginia, newsletters and memo's detailing recent events at the university, transcripts of board meetings and contact information for board members.
3 Miscellaneous 1964-1990
Includes a program for the dedication of the George Mason College, information brochure, student directory for 1964-1965 and two aerial photographs of the original campus buildings.
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