Melanie Rosborough papers, 1940-1983

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Collection Overview

Title: Melanie Rosborough papers, 1940-1983

Predominant Dates:1940-1983

ID: ASM0165

Creator: Rosborough, Melanie

Extent: 11.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Melanie Rosborough Papers document the academic career of an important faculty member at the University of Miami. Many files document activities with professional academic organizations outside the University of Miami. Local activities documented in the papers concern religious organizations on campus.  Materials relate to both university planned activities such as the "Inter-Faith dinners" held during orientation week, and to university policy regarding religious programs such as the "Religion in American Life Program" and the "Campus Crusade for Christ."

Files for the Faculty Religious Activities Committee involve topics such as the university catalogue statement on religion, and scholarships and fellowships offered through religious organizations. Files contain memos, newsletters, records, and programs pertaining to Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, Baptist, and other religious organizations on campus. Records include minutes of meetings of the Committee on Religious Activities, programs and correspondence.

Other files document activities of the Association of University Professors (AAUP) for the years 1940-62. Files relating to the Miami Association of Phi Beta Kappa cover the period 1934-62, and include membership records, minutes of meetings, bulletins, newsletters, publications, press releases and correspondence. Records of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association date from 1949-64.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Dr. Melanie Rosborough was a language professor and administrator for the University of Miami from the time she joined the faculty as Professor of German in 1927. The MelanieRosborough Papers document her academic career, activities with professional academic organizations, and University of Miami religious organizations and activities.

Biographical Note

Dr. Melanie Rosborough joined the University of Miami faculty as a Professor of German in 1927.  She continued teaching until 1968, became head of the Language Department, and participated in several organizations and committees. Dr. Rosborough acted as secretary for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and later became president of the organization.  She was elected Vice President and President of the Phi Betta Kappa Greater Miami Association, and in 1963 became the first woman president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.  In 1953, while acting as national vice-president of the South Atlantic Region of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Rosborough secured the accreditation of the university by the association. In 1973, the AAUW created an endowed scholarship in Rosborough's name.

In addition to her membership in these organizations, Rosborough also served as Secretary for the University of Miami Faculty Council from 1951 to 1962, and acted as chairman of the Faculty Committee on Religious Activities and the University Council on Religious Affairs.  As chairman of the committees on religion, Rosborough arranged monthly meetings with clergy, and helped students organize denominational organizations. Under Rosborough's direction, the council coordinated activities and determined university policy regarding religion.  Rosborough further contributed to the university through her activities on the committee for commencement arrangements.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Use Restrictions: Melanie Rosborough Papers finding aid © 1991 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Finding Aid Revision History:

Revised by Cory Czajkowski.

Container list by Marcia Evanson

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0165CL.pdf


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Association of University Professors: General, 1947-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Association of University Professors: Chapter Letters, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Association of University Professors: Correspondence, 1940-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Association of University Professors: Correspondence, 1940-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Association of University Professors: Faculty Lounge, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: American Association of University Professors: History, 1940-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: American Association of University Professors: Minutes, 1940-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Association of University Professors: Salary Reviews, 1954-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 9: American Association of University Professors: Trip, 1948-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 10: American Education Week - Religious Activities on Campus, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Assembly of God, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Baptists, 1950-1955Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Catalog Material - Religion Statements, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Commencement Arrangements, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Commencement Receptions, 1949-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Episcopalian - Canterbury House, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Faculty Council, 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Faculty Council, 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Faculty Council, 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Faculty Council, 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Florida Chain of Missions, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Gamma Delta - Mission Synod - Lutherans, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Greater Miami Council of Churches, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hillel House, 1951-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Holy Land Tours, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Inter Faith Reception, 1952-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Lutheran Association, 1945-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Lutheran Student Association - Reports, Programs, etc., 1953-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Lutheran Student Center, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Lutherans, 1945-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Lutherans, 1945-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Merrit, Mary B., 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Methodist - Wesley Foundation, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Ministers, 1950-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Ministers of Commencement, 1927-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 37: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Newman Club, 1951-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Parking, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Phi Beta Kappa, 1934-1962Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Phi Beta Kappa, 1961-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Phi Beta Kappa - ConstitutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Phi Beta Kappa - Speakers, 1957-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Pre-Ministerial Students, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Presbyterians, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 59: President's Fifth Anniversary - Dr. Pearson Celebration, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 60: President's Reception for New Students, 1952-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Publications, 1951-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Quaker, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Religion in American Life Program, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Religious Activities Committee: General, 1962-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Religious Activities Committee: Budget Statements, 1954-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Religious Activities Committee: Campus Crusade For Christ, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Religious Activities Committee: Correspondence, 1945-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Religious Activities Committee: Correspondence, 1945-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Religious Activities Committee: Donforth Fellowship, 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Religious Activities Committee: LiteratureAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Religious Activities  Committee: Minutes, 1946-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Religious Activities Committee: Minutes, 1946-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Religious Activities Committee: Ross Scholarship, 1951-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Religious Emphasis Week, 1949-1983Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Religious Emphasis Week, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Religious Emphasis Week, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Religious Emphasis Week, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Religious Emphasis Week - FSU, Tallahassee, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Religious Liberals, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Religious Reading, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Religious Retreat, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Religious Retreat, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Salary Evaluation Committee, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 93: South Atlantic Bulletin, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 94: South Atlantic Modern Languarge Association, 1947-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 95: SAMLA, 1949-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 96: SAMLA, 1949-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 97: SAMLA, 1949-1960Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 98: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 99: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 100: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 101: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 102: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 103: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 104: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 105: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 106: SAMLA, 1953-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 107: SAMLA - Bulletins, 1953-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 108: SAMLA - Bulletins, 1953-1957Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 109: SAMLA - Convention Committee, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 110: SAMLA - Past Presidents and History, 1928-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 111: SAMLA - Program Committee, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 112: The Story of Merrick Manor: Boyhood Home of George E. MerrickAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Student Religious Association, 1940-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Tharp, Charles D. - Dinner, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Theta Delta - Religion Fraternity, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 116: United Lutheran Church in America - Summer Service Project, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 117: University of Chaplain, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 118: University of Miami Press, 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 119: University of Miami - Self Study, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Withdrawls - War Emergency Grades, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Women's Disciplinary Committee, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Young Women's Christian Association, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Box 11: ScrapbookAdd to your cart.