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State Board of Control of Florida
JuLY 1, 1956 to JUNE 30, 1958
THE REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL
- The Executive Director's Report of the Administered
The Report of the Architect to the Board of Control
CULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY
THE REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FLORIDA AGRI-
THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR
RINGLING MUSEUM OF
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
THE STATE BOARD
Chairman... ................... .......... ... Quincy
J. J. DANIEL, Vice Chairman .....-.. .. ............. -Jacksonville
RALPH L. MILLER-- .-.-.-.-........-.. ....---...-.... --....-Orlando
S. KENDRICK GUERNSEY ...---.....-..-.--.._........._ ..- Jacksonville
JAMES D. CAMP, SR. B_...... -.._ -...-...Ft. Lauderdale
WILLIAM C. GAITHER.---....---.. ....._...-...............Miami
JOE K. HA -------- -------- --- --------------Winter. Haven1
JOE K. HAYS ..S.... .... ......................... .... ....... .W inter Haven
J. B. CULPEPPER, Executive Director and Secretary
BOARD OF EDUCATION
LEROY COLL.Ts, Chairman __.. ....------.--------- ...Governor
GRAY ._.__.---------........... Secretary
J. EDWIN LARSON -.........------............... _....... Treasurer
RIcaAwD W. ERVIN -------.............___---------------........ Attorney General.
TaoMAs D. BAILEY, Secretary.................... State Superintendent of
March 15, 1959
To: His EXCELLENCY, LEROY COLLINS
Governor of Florida
I have the privilege of submitting herewith the biennial report of the Board
of Control of Florida for the period beginning July 1, 1956, and ending June 30,
1958, for transmittal by you to the Legislature.
In addition to a report by the Chairman of the Board of Control, this
volume contains a report made by the head of each of the institutions which
under the Board of Control:
The State University
The University of Florida, Gainesville
The Florida State University, Tallahassee
The University of South Florida, Tampa
The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota
The Florida A. & M. University Hospital, Tallahassee
is handed to you in compliance with the provisions of Chapter
5384, Laws of Florida, 1905.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL-
By: JAMEs J. LOVE, Chairman
Continuing expansion and development characterized the State
during the biennial period from July 1, 1956, through June 30,
er port is designed to show some of the ways in which the State
System and the other institutions under the Board of Control have responded
to the expanding needs of the State and the increasing
that are presented by the growing State
The Board of Control is mindful
opportunities for services
I of the fact that there are increased
being made on all public agencies of the State. The Board
is convinced, however, that a necessary condition
for the attainment of the
economic, cultural, and
civic gains to which the people of Florida
aspire is the
further expansion, development, and improvement of collegiate programs of
instruction, research, and service. Under these circumstances the Board of Con-
trol is guided by two primary objectives, i.e., (1) to represent the missions of
its institutions in such a way that the State will provide adequate resources to
permit them to provide necessary services of a high quality, and (
certain that the resources that are provided by the State for its
2) to make
are utilized to the best possible
BOARD OF CONTROL MEMBERSHIP
The following changes in the membership of the Board of Control have
occurred during the biennial period: the Honorable J. J. Daniel of Jacksonville
was appointed to succeed the Honorable Fred H. Kent, also of Jacksonville;
the Honorable William C. Gaither of Miami was appointed to complete the
unexpired term of the Honorable Hollis Rinehart of the same city; the Hon-
orable Joe K. Hays of Winter Haven was appointed to complete the unexpired
term of the Honorable Ed H. Price, Jr., of Bradenton who succeeded the
Honorable J. Lee Ballard of
The Honorable Ralph L. Miller of Orlando
as Chairman of the
Board of Control through June 30, 1957, at which time the present Chairman
was elected by the Board. Dr. J. Broward Culpcpper of Tallahassee has served
as Executive Director and Secretary of the Board throughout the biennium.
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE BOARD
Throughout the entire period since its establishment by law in 1905 the
Board of Control has operated "
subject to the supervision and control of the
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Board of Education.
" While the relationship between the two boards
been harmonious, the manifold
in the responsibilities of both
such that the staff of the Council for the Study of Higher
that the informal and somewhat uncertain
authority between the two boards be clarified by formal
the State Board of Education.
areas in which
of the two boards drafted
review over actions
full memberships of both
Board of Education will
that defines the
exercise its state
of the Board of Control. After due consider
Board of Education
following resolution which now delineates the responsibilities of the
ition by the
to higher education:
of Education Defining Its
Relationship With the State
The responsibilities for the so
System are increasing in magnitude
grow at an ever-increasing rate.
The Florida Statutes assign to the Stati
ty for planning, operating, supervising
ty System, subject to the supervision of
operation of the State Uni
complexity as Florida contir
of Control the respon-
trolling the State Uni-
:e Board of Education.
The Board of Education and the Board of Control
on the need for a proper delineation of their relationships
mutual responsibilities under the Statutes.
It is, therefore, resolved by
the Board of Education that:
1. Specific review and confirmation of the activities and decisions of
the Board of Control by the Board of Education shall be confined
to those acts and requirements expressly provided by law and to
the following instances, wherein the Board of Control shall first
submit recommendations for the review and action of the Board of
(a) Establishment of basic qualifications of the executive officer of
the Board of Control and the presidents of the institutions in
the State University System, and
(b) Appointment of
(c) Establishment, location, and naming
higher learning or branches of existing
University System, and
of new institutions of
institutions in the State
(d) Establishment of broad policies under which the Board of
Control shall decide matters relating to admission of students
and types of programs and services to be provided in the
State University System.
2. The Board of Control shall provide in its by-laws for:
(a) Notification of the Board of Education of regular and
A Resolution of the State Board
8 REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
(b) Filing with the Board of Education of operating policies, by-
laws and amendments thereto.
(c) Filing with the Board of Education, upon request, the minutes
of any regular or special meetings.
3. The executive officer of the Board of Control shall serve in a
liaison capacity between the Board of Education and the
Board of Control.
4. The Board of Control may assign to the executive officer and his
staff such functions as it deems necessary and lawful in order to
meet its full responsibilities for the operation of the State Univer-
5. The Board of Control shall carry forward the operation of the
State University System as a coordinated unit in providing high-
quality programs for meeting the educational needs of the citizens
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
Upon the receipt of the findings and recommendations of the Council for
the Study of Higher Education in Florida, and under the authority of Chapter
30298, Laws of Florida, 1955, the Board of Control recommended the estab-
lishment of a new four-year degree-granting institution on a site provided by
and through the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County.
Accordingly, the State Board of Education, on December 18, 1956, established
the institution which is now known as the University of South Florida.
The 1957 Session of the Legislature provided funds for the use of the
Board of Control in the development and operation of the new institution. As
one of the first steps in the development of the University of South Florida, the
Board of Control declared its intentions respecting the new institution as
1. The new institution shall be deemed to be a unit of the State Univer-
2. The first semester of the academic year 1960-61 is planned at the time
for inauguration of instructional programs in the institution.
3. Freshman students only shall be enrolled in the institution in 1960-61,
and one additional class of students shall be added each academic year
for the next three years to provide a four-year degree program in
4. The scope of the four-year degree program in 1963-64 shall provide
a program of general education, programs in each of the major divi-
sions of arts and sciences, and offerings in business as an applied social
science as well as necessary offerings for the preparation of teachers.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 9
5. The organization of the institution shall be characterized by simplicity
and unity, and the course offerings shall be determined on the basis
of necessity for strong undergraduate programs of high quality.
6. Expansion of programs in the new institution beyond the scope pro-
vided in "4" above shall be governed by demand in relation to the
programs and facilities throughout the State University System.
7. The Council of Presidents shall recommend to the Board through its
Chairman criteria to be used in determining the allocation of programs
in the institutions in the State University System.
8. The new institution shall be planned to take advantage of television
and other instructional devices as are deemed suitable to provide high
quality instructional services and most economical utilization of faculty.
9. The institution shall be developed to provide facilities, except housing,
for an anticipated initial enrollment of approximately 1,500 students;
and planning and development beyond 1960-61 shall be based on
anticipated enrollments of 4,500 in 1962-63, 5,800 in 1965-66, and
9,500 in 1970-71 and on the expectation that student housing facilities
will be provided on campus.
Dr. John Stuart Allen, former Vice President of the University of Florida,
was appointed to serve as the first president of the University of South Florida.
President Allen took office in July 1957, and his first biennial report is a part
of this volume.
CHANGE IN THE PRESIDENCY OF THE
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Doak Sheridan Campbell, who had assumed the presidency of the
institution that was then the Florida State College for Women on October 1,
1941, retired from the presidency of the Florida State University on July 1,
1957. Dr. Campbell served throughout the period of transition of the institu-
tion from a college for women to a coordinate university in the State University
System. Upon his retirement Dr. Campbell became President Emeritus of the
Florida State University, and he continues to serve Florida and the Southern
Region as well as education throughout the Nation.
Dr. Robert Manning Strozier, former Dean of Students at the University
of Chicago, became the fourth president of the institution that is now the
Florida State University. President Strozier has transmitted a biennial report
that is a part of this volume.
10 REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
NUCLEAR STUDIES AND RESEARCH
Concurrent with the development of interest by industrial concerns and
by other agencies of State government in nuclear power, the Universities under
the Board of Control proposed an increased emphasis on nuclear studies and
research. Prior to the 1957 Session of the Legislature, the Universities presented
special legislative budgets in which provisions were made for an expansion of
the research and teaching programs in this area. These requests were appraised
by the Board of Control and its staff with the able assistance of three eminent
nuclear scientists, viz., Professor Lyle J. Bort of the New York University, Pro-
fessor Henry J. Gomberg of the University of Michigan, and Professor Clifford
Shull from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The recommendations of the consultants concerning the resources that
could be utilized effectively in each of the Universities were concurred in by
the Board of Control and by the Florida Nuclear Development Commission;
and a legislative appropriation in the amount of $5,200,000 was made to carry
the program forward during the biennium ending June 30, 1959.
Subsequent to the close of the present reporting period the Board of Con-
trol has approved an extension of the nuclear program that is in conformity
with the plan of the consultants.
The Board of Control has created an inter-institutional committee on
nuclear studies and research to provide for a full exchange of information
among the universities and to make recommendations to the Board respecting
an effective and coordinated program in this field.
In view of the fact that the Board of Control and the Florida Nuclear
Development Commission both have statutory responsibilities for some of the
same aspects of the emerging nuclear program in Florida, these two agencies
have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to facilitate the effective
functioning of both bodies. The text of the agreement follows:
General Agreement Between the Florida Nuclear Development
Commission and the State Board of Control
The purpose of this agreement is to insure maximum effective cooper-
ation and establish the desirable working relationship in planning the Uni-
versity aspects of the state nuclear development program. It is intended
specifically to clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of the Florida
Nuclear Development Commission and the State Board of Control in such
A. The laws of Florida, literally interpreted, authorize both agencies
to enter into activities designed to encourage the development of nuclear
education and training programs at the university level. Should both agen-
des diligently pursue their legal directives there might be duplication of
functions in this area.
B. The respective roles of the two state agencies, therefore, must be
delineated in reference to the job to be done in a spirit of achieving maxi-
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
mum results, while: (1) minimizing duplication of activities; and (2)
facilitating the work of those who must deal with these State agencies.
C. Eventual conformity of the Laws to this same end would be desir-
able, and should be encouraged.
A. Chapter 57-178, Laws of Florida
mission with the following duties:
charge the Nuclear Com-
1. Coordinate all State and local activities dealing with nuclear de-
2. Promote an extensive program of education and research relative
to nuclear development in the field of education.
3. Assist educational groups in obtaining maximum benefit from nu-
clear science and
4. Make recommendations to the Governor relative to legislation in
the field of nuclear energy.
B. Under Florida Statutes the
of Control include the following:
and duties of the
1. "The Board shall exercise effective controls over the development
of programs of nuclear studies and research so that the program of
each university shall contribute to a coordinated and comple-
mentary program of the state university system, and so that un-
necessary duplication will be avoided." (Chapter 57-379, Laws of
2. Section 240.04 Florida Statutes of 1957 states that the Board of
Control has complete jurisdiction over and complete management
and control of the state universities.
C. It is recognized from the above cited laws that responsibilities of
the Nuclear Development Commission and the Board of Control are sepa-
rate and do not conflict. It is equally clear that interests do converge.
A. The Nuclear Development Commission is primarily responsible for
coordination of the higher educational program with the overall state
B. The Board of Control
institutional coordination of u
primarily responsible for intra- and
ersity educational programs.
C. The role of the Nuclear Development Commission in the develop-
ment of the specifics of university educational programs shall be advisory.
D. The Board of Control agrees to seek the advice of the Nuclear
Development Commission on University nuclear activities, including finan-
cial matters, affecting the state-wide program.
E. The Nuclear Development Commission agrees
advice on request and may also advise the Board at its
matters involving state-wide objectives and general areas
research and training.
to provide such
own initiative on
of needed nuclear
A. The Florida Nuclear Development Commission shall act as a
coordinating and advisory agency, creating conditions within which other
State agencies (including the Board of Control) can more effectively and
12 REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
efficiently pursue their traditional roles as they are modified or augmented
by the new nuclear technologies.
B. The Board of Control shall continue to act as the operational arm
of the State in managing the University System, but shall seek the advice
and coordinating services of the Florida Nuclear Development Commission
where basic decisions relating to nuclear programs are involved.
The long-standing interest of the Board of Control in the use of television
as a medium for increasing the effectiveness of the use of resources in higher
education and the general interest which resulted in the establishment of the
Florida Educational Television Commission have brought Florida to the thresh-
old of a new period in higher education. During the biennium the Board of
Control obtained a permit for an educational television station, WUFT, at
the University of Florida and subsequent to the close of the biennium the
station has gone on the air on channel 5. In conjunction with the Florida
Educational Television Commission steps are underway for another educational
television station which will utilize channel 11 in Tallahassee.
Institutions under the Board of Control are contributing to the develop-
ment by the Florida Educational Television Commission of a network of edu-
cational television stations throughout Florida.
As a part of its general effort to determine that effective use is made of
the resources that the State provides for higher education, the Board of Con-
trol has conducted a study in journalism education. The study was conducted
by a team of three consultants selected by the Board on nomination by the
deans and directors of professional schools of journalism throughout the Nation.
The consultants were: Dean Norval Neil Luxon of the School of Journalism
at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Ralph D. Casey of the School of
Journalism at the University of Minnesota, and Mr. Herbert Brucker, Editor
of the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant.
The Board of Control has decided to limit education for journalism to
one institution the University of Florida. It will terminate the operation of
the School of Journalism at the Florida State University in June 1959, and it
will concentrate resources in the qualitative improvement of the undergraduate
program at the University of Florida. The graduate program in journalism at
the University of Florida will be terminated in June 1959 until such time as
the need for it is clearly established and until adequate staff and resources
are available for a graduate program of high quality.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 13
The Board of Control considered the work of the Council for the Study
of Higher Education in Florida to be a comprehensive study to initiate a
program of continuing studies to provide data for the guidance of the Board
and of other agencies concerned with higher education in Florida. Through
its own staff, in cooperation with the staffs of the institutions, and with the
staffs of other State agencies, the Board is conducting appropriate and useful
One of the principal activities in this program is a study of the costs of
providing the programs of the Universities. These cost studies are being con-
ducted with the active cooperation of the State Auditor, the State Budget
Director, and the Legislative Auditing Committee. They are designed to show
the dollar cost of (1) instruction, (2) research, (3) extension services, (4)
services to students, and (5) professional services to the State. The first of
these studies was for the year 1955-56, and they are being continued each year.
The Board of Control has found that these studies are yielding information
that is useful within the institutions as well as to the agencies that are con-
cerned with the control and coordination of the entire program.
The cost studies and the procedures on which they are based are being
utilized in the development of budgetary procedures that are suitable for
building and testing educational and general budgets of the State Universities.
A continuing study of college-age population and of collegiate enrollment
has been used by the Board during the biennium to determine that the area
along the lower east coast will be the next one to require a four-year degree-
granting institution. A site at Boca Raton in Palm Beach County has been
identified as a suitable location for such an institution.
Subsequent to the close of the reporting period the Board of Control has
received a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to finance a planning
project for the Boca Raton institution. The project is being directed with Dr.
John E. Ivey, Jr., Executive Vice President of the New York University, and
the staff of the Board of Control is participating in it.
In addition to general studies that are maintained on a continuing basis
the Board of Control has plans to initiate special studies to serve as a basis
for decisions designed to improve the quality of educational programs and/or
to secure more effective use of resources in the State University System.
EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSITIES
While the estimates of collegiate enrollment that were made by the
Council for the Study of Higher Education in Florida have held good to this
point, it is expected that the Council's estimate of 132,000 students in 1970
in the Florida colleges and universities will prove to be too small In the fall
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
of 1957 there
49,219 students enrolled in on-campus, college-grade pro-
grams, and 21,146 of these were in the State University
1958 enrollment totaled 54,732 with 22,569 in the State U
System. The fall
Experience is indicating that the upper limit of enrollment in the State
Universities is being
or in the communities
set by the housing facilities available either on campus
es in which the institutions are located. The Board of
Control is making an effort to determine the optimum size for each of the
institutions in order that the residential and nonresidential facilities for effective
operation of the Universities can be provided on a sound basis.
The Board of Control has initiated a thorough-going inventory of the
physical plants of the Universities and of the utilization that is being made
of them to determine ways in which more effective use of plants can be
obtained and to provide
a basis for planning plant expansion.
The report of the Architect to the Board of Control is appended to
show the plant additions that have been made during the current period.
The planned expansion of the
State University System is
on a recog-
nition of the fact that the development of a system of strong community
junior colleges in Florida will tend to shift the emphasis of the State Univer-
to upper division and graduate programs.
THE FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
AND THE BLIND
During the biennium
study of the role and function of the Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind has been undertaken. It is expected that
the study will provide information on which future planning for the school
can be undertaken.
The Board of Control has a particular concern for the renovation of the
older buildings on the campus to eliminate any hazards to the handicapped
children who occupy them.
The biennial report of the President
is included elsewhere in this volume.
THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGING MUSEUM OF ART
Mr. A. Everett Austin, Jr., who became the Director of the John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art in 1946, died in March 1957. Under the directorship
of Mr. Austin the Museum became established as one of the leading art
museums in the South. Mr. Kenneth Donahue, former Curator of the Museum,
became the second Director on July 1, 1957.
Mr. Donahue has filed a biennial report which appears elsewhere in this
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
THE FLORIDA A.
& M. UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Acting upon a recommendation of the Board of Control, the
of the Legislature created
a Board of Trustees for the Florida A.
& M. Uni-
versity Hospital with responsibility, under the Board of Control for the oper-
ation of that hospital. The Governor has appointed the members of this Board
and they have filed
a biennial report that
a part of this volume.
APPENDED STATEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONAL
Appended to this report of the Chairman of the Board of Control
(1) the Executive Director's Report of the Administered Funds, and (2)
report of the Architect to the Board of Control.
The report of the Chairman is followed
in this volume by
a report from
the head of each of the institutions under the Board of Control. Departmental
and college reports for the universities have been summarized in the institu-
tional reports, and the full text of the departmental and college reports are
on file in the office of the Board of Control in Tallahassee as well as in the
offices of the heads of the
institutions. These departmental reports
are public documents and examination of them
The Board of Control considers that it serves the
for the kinds and quality of
educational services at
of Florida best by
the university level
that will enable the
to achieve the high level of economic, cultural, and
civic attainments to which it aspires. In doing this the Board of Control
mindful of the fact that it works for and in behalf of all of the
Florida, and, to be effective, it needs the continuing support anm
of all who share
in this objective.
The Board of
Control is receiving
from the executive and legislative branches of
State government and
people at large. The Board of Control is appreciative of this cooperation, and
it pledges its continuing loyalty and service.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL OF FLORIDA
JAMES J. LOVE, Chairman
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF THE
March 15, 1958
To THE STATE BOARD OF CONTROL:
I have the privilege of transmitting to you the financial report of the various
funds administered by the office of the Board of Control for the biennium end-
ing June 80, 1958.
"Summary Statement of Operations
" and reflects trans-
actions during the biennium for the operating and administered funds.
Exhibit "B" is a statement of "Interest and Sinking Fund Balances and
Revenue Certificates Outstanding as of June 30, 1958." This exhibit is pre-
sented for information as to the funded indebtedness of the Board of Control.
J. BROWARD CiLPEPPER
SUMMARY STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1957, THROUGH JUNE 30,
NaUM OF Fpne
n nlBMa L AlUmnArnON:....
Bx pe A .n .. ,- . .... ... ..... .. . .. .
IItal Ouutly 4 -.
lpenya Appropriaton............. ... ..
oial OAppropriation. ., .. .-..-
Total F ral A. ialnetration. ........... ..
Dhpnamn Or AacmrIz, on:
Inaldental F Aud....... .. .... ... ..
Total DepArtmentof Architaeture.......... .
RflE nl Education Program
Ilm r Appropriattion . ...... ... ... .
rment to Accredited Medical School ....... ....
gljonl Coundl on Mental Health .. .- .
SAid for Neg, oe.,....... .. ........ .
Fundn-Universlty of Florida:
Hafm m Sholan ahp Income ........
Iee Scbolaip Income......... ... .
ox Memorial Bcholarip Income. ..
G. Oilbt Sholaralp Income...... .
and ani h ge oarhip Income ..........
r In S er 8olar hip Income .... ...... .
tbl a oa hip Income........................
doerate Soldi and allore ome Howmen-nIncome
NuclearEw Eergy Adviawry Co. lt ..................
o tr w I
tfot Nw tituto-Eat Cost ...................
itudw tatMM aro ...............
. 8too Unlvttyv...
u. cl Iaort Scholahlp Income..-. ....... .. ...-
i d p on i ... .o .e ............... ........
A & M Umn ny
b Stholahlp Income .....................
ihOnj' B ohkleildp Income..................
Ihs utetf md l .Be d B
'o~nin' Bidi:lar:h:oonM- -. -
ChlUaom of Deemaed orld Wat Vatrua
Md Yule Leotmhp ,,..
Jamu D Wutmou Es aes Loome
tfl! Rsiu'ltd CuQrrnt Funds
BchoItr hlpa ..
TotaOl OMb t FunDd
BOARD OF CONTROL
S 88,326.58 $ 928.15 $_............. $ 109,60,600 100,630.00 3 $ 107,806.18 $ 1,823.82
, 47,580.43 1 531,606.48 ) 579,166.91 $ 518,230,38 $..... .....-
o 'fl A'
A 21 07
210,847.50 379,959.89 18
45,78OU a 87,W15.86
403 .1 718.49
09.49 . .
I r.21.772.15 ,,1,748,919.05 $ 2,270,691.20 $ 1,508,482.92 $ 238,670.30 $ 463,37.98 $ 1,856,300.75
5 572 -94.81
$ 545,547.36 S
$ 545,547.86 $
$ 368,500.00 $
1,405.57 .. ........ ..
1,533.01 . . ....
96,532 86 44,967,76
50.82 .. ...
$ 2,319,888.73 $ 1,647,871.49
$ 2,975,016.09 $ 2,199,124,77
* Inludr e $70.00 rm De icines Fund.
or F. Balae Receipt and Total Expenditure Reverted to ud Bans eipt nd Total Expenditu Fund
July I, 1956 Approp-iations Available Gtneral Revenue June 30, 1957 Appropriations Available June 30, 1089
I t _I _
. . . ,
. . . i . 4 p . .
BORDO CNRO SMAR TAEEN O PEAIOSFO TEPEID UY 91,TROG JNE8, 98 Cntnud EHBI
NAnu or FUND
Loan Funds-For University of Florida:
Dudley Beaumont Sholarhip Loan Fund....................
John G. and Faunie F. Rge Loan Fund .........
John and Ida Enashh Loan Fund................... . ..
For Florida State University:
John O. and Fane F. Rue Loan Fund...................
John and Ida English Loan Fund.........,. .,...........
For Flodda A. & M. University
John and Ida Enlh Loan Fund.............................
M lllu CaldwelLoan Fund ................. ...............
Ruby Diamond Loan Fund..................................
Total Loan Fund.................................. ....... .
Pdi lpal l to be Held Inviolate
o Univerdty of Florida:
Arthur E, Hamm scholarship Fund.............. ............
David Yuee Scholarship Fund...............................
David Yule L cturehp Fund..............................
Ramanur Memorial Fund ......................... ........
Call Wlcox Memorial Scholarship Fand..................
Albert W. Oilahriat Sholarhip Fund.........................
For Florida State University:
James D. Wetet Estate Fund............. ...... ........
Albert W. GllhrlatSchlaarship Fund............ ..... ..
For Florida A. & M. University:
J. C. McMullen cholsrnhipFund ...........................
For Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind:
Roy J. Mo Crary Scholarhip Fund...........................
AlbertW. Gilcrit Scholamhip Fund.........................
For Univemity of Florida and Florida State University:
TutS Bcholarship Fund.................................
Total Pdncipal to be Hlod Inviolate ...... ....................
Prinepal May be Used:
For Univerty of Florida:
Wan Lori c hohlraip Fund .......................
Alne PMb Scholarhip FUnd....................... ......
For ilorlda School for the Deaf and Blind:
For Unveraty of loida and Florida State University:
Ei-Conf derate oldies and Sailor Home Endowment Fund ....
Total Princlpal Which May be Ufed ......... ......... ....
GOlft. f RBtdted Purpofet:
Por Univrsity of Florida:
rank H Wad Eltatte Fund ................................
Total Ofts for RetriDteod Purpose ............................
Total b dowrad t Fun .. .. ...... ...........................
Ttto AU Pwute.^ ...^.......-......... .. .. .. ^ -.. .- -. . ~ ~
or Fund Balance,
July 1, 1956
$.... ....... .. .. . .. .
155,959.06 $ 80,576.62
5,000.00 S... ....
5,000.00 .0........ .
3,000.00 ... .......
700,00 ......... ......
10,000 .00 ....... ........
1,000.00 .. ..
5,000.00 ........... ..
I... ... ......
June 30, 1957
S .. ... ..... .. .
3 236,535.68 $ 95,796.32 5............. $ 140,739.386
$. 1...., ...
$ 304,005.63 $ 120,429.12 $ 184,476.81
700.00 .......... .
$ 66,888.77 $ 609.109 67,498.96 $ 2,337.15 $ ........... $ 65,161.81 2,903.11 5 68,064.92 $ 1,800.00 ,804a0,
$ 3,4 .000 ....... 3400.00 ........... $ ........... 8 3,400.00 5......... $ ,400.00 .............. 8,400.00
23,400.00 900.00 24,300.00 ................ ....... ...... 24,30000 671.32 24,971.82 ............... 24,971.8
13,203.28 175.00 13,378.28 350.00 ................ 13,028.28 ................ 13,028.28 ................ 18,028.28
13,000.00 .............. 13.0 00 00 ....... ..................... 13,000.00 3 ,000.00 48,000.00 1,00000 47,000.00
$ 53,003.28 $ 1,075.00 8 54,078.28 350.00 $ ............ $ 53,728.28 3 35,671.82 $ 89,890.60 $ 1,000.00 $ 88,899.60
$ 14,819.32 $ 275.17 $ 15,094.49 $... ......... $.............. 15,094.49 $ 599.81 S 15,694.80 ............. 16,894.80
$ 14,819.32 $ 275.17 $ 15,094.49 $..... ..... .. ..... ....... 15,094.49 $ 599.81 S 16,894.80 S............ 1 15,894.80
$ 184,712.37 S 1,959.36 3 186,671.73 $ 2,687.15 ........... $ 133,984.58 $ 39,174.24 S 173,168,82 $ 2,800.00 $ 170,868.82
68 2,965.74 3
In addition to h and Investmenta there is eal EStatowithan estimated value of $116,781.
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
1.... ... .....
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1,
1957, THROUGH JUNE
BOARD OF CONTROL
INTEREST AND SINKING FUND BALANCES
30, 1957, AND JUNE 30, 1958
I I -~----EXHIBIT r
UMroui or FLORIDA:
19JS Dormiorry ameu.... .. .
1M9 Dformitor lat.. .
Florida Fiedd adium... ......
Btudr t H ll .. .. .. ......... .
IOM DorotOTy rlm.......-...
I9M Dormltory lae ............
gtWO Dormitory IMUQ .,,....
Ubaor ohod ........ .
1057 Ap m t Unit ............
Total Unml ity of Florda.......
A i TAs UVmvzarrr:
Dicik Hall and Landb Hall...
--- VO B~ t& ioilu.-,...- -.
01M lbrvenuu CertifiateB Imue... ,..,
TotsF1ord s 8tateUniverty ... ..........
w AoRiOU LArL & MsCHAuIAL
S+Dormit ryl B.. .... ,.... ...
tot lo4 M A,A&M. L Ulvnty..... .........
totl Wer ot Cntrol Revnue Crtas Rend...,
I3NTEREr AND SNuINGo FUND BALANCES
3 25,256 28
As or JUmN 30, 1957
$ 17,785.02 $ 634,000 00 813,735 02 13.443,000.00
i 90,534 69
$ 404,000 00
$ 593,000 00
June 30, 15
lNT lrrT AND SINKING FUND BALANCWS
AS or JUNE 30, 1958
I I "'-'~"'' I'*"-- - - - -
Afl0.O 0 AUthkO$Nd btzt not yet Lwsd.
$ 110,000 00
OutJ m jdh
June 30, t5A
8 0, 000.0
* saom 00,
AS OF JUNE
EXHIBIT Y B
034 040 1 5
8 746 000 00
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
REPORT OF THE ARCHITECT TO THE
BOARD OF CONTROL
March 15, 1959
To THE STATE BOARD OF CONTROL:
Mr. Guy C. Fulton,
as Architect to the Board of Control
throughout the biennial period which ended June 30, 1958, has prepared the
following report which I have the honor to present to the Board.
The Architect to the Board of Control has, during the 1956-58 biennium,
designed and/or supervised construction of the following buildings at the vari-
ous institutions under the Board of Control and the State Plant Board:
PROJECTS COMPLETED FOR OCCUPANCY DURING THE PERIOD
FROM JULY 1956 TO JULY 1958
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA:
Cost of Project
Building .......................... $ 3,576,895.33
*Central Power Plant No. 2-Building........
*Central Power Plant No. 2-Mechanical....
*Central Power Plant No. 2-Electrical.......
*Foundations-Teaching Hospital ..............
First Unit-Main Agriculture Building......
*Second Unit-Main Agriculture Building....
Laboratory Equipment-Main Agri. Bldg...
Laboratory School and Industrial Arts
Building ....................... ............. ...-.............
Classroom Building ... ........... ...............-..
Production Research Building
(Citrus Station ) .......................................
*Office and Laboratory-Immokalee ............
*Equipment Fertilizer Storage-Immokalee
*4-H Club at Cherry Lake-Permanent
D ocks ... ........... -"--.- --..........""
**Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Unit S-11........
**Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Unit F-5-.......
Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Unit F-6........
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Cost of Project
*Superintendent's Cottage and Utilities......
Office Building-Homestead ................. .....
Greenhouse and Head house-Homestead
Small Residence Hall, Unit
Small Residence Hall, Unit S-10................
Small Residence Hall, Unit
*Agronomy Field Laboratory........................
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY:
Men's Gymnasium ......................................$
Home Economics Building ..........................
Small Residence Hall, Unit
Small Residence Hall, Unit
*Classroom for Business Administration......
& M. UNIVERSITY:
1956 Alterations to Dining Hall Area........$
Classroom Building ..........-- ......................
Demonstration School ................................
Agriculture and Home Economics
Student Union Building-First Unit............
Student Union Building-Second Unite........
Underground Electrical Distribution
System ---................................................... ...
Grading at New Athletic Stadium and
Old Hospital Site ..............................
Structural Steel for Stadium ..................
Foundations and Miscellaneous ............
Underground Electrical and Whiteway
Extensions to Underground Steam
Service . .......-........... .. ............. .........
Water, Storm and Sanitary
Completion of Top Floor-Classroom
Building ............. .....................................
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
AND THE BLIND:
Reclamation of Marsh Land for
Expanding Campus ........... .................$
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
RINGLING MUSEUM OF
Cost of Project
Addition to Ringling Museum .................... $
Revised Sewage Disposal System for
Addition to Museum ..........................
*Re-roofing Ringling Museum ....................
*Replacement of Cast Stone--Ringling
*Re-roofing Ringling Residence ..................
*Replacement of Architectural
Terra Cotta-Residence ..........................
*Replacement of Cast Stone Balustrade......
*Replacement of Cast Stone Cornice and
Belt Coruse ........-..-................... . ..... ....
*Replacement of Cast Stone for Bridge......
*Replacement of Marble Slabs for the
STATE PLANT BOARD:
Office and Laboratory-Winter Haven......-$
Greenhouse- Winter Haven .......................
FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:
*Office and Research Building
GRAND TOTAL-ALL PROJECTS .-----.-
*Project handled in its entirety by the office of the Architect to the Board of
Control; that is, preparation of drawings, specifications and supervision of
construction. On projects not so marked, drawings and specifications were
prepared by other architects, but supervision was done by the Board's
**Projects for which the Board's office did not draw the plans nor supervise
PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT NOT COMPLETED WITHIN
THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1956 TO JULY 1958
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA:
Women's Dormitory (HHFA) ...............$ 1,150,298.89
Laboratory and Office-Watermelon
*Auditorium Addition to Physics-
20 REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Auditorium and Gymnasium-
Laboratory School ................--..................
*College Housing-Married Students
(HHFA) -............ ...... ............................... ...
*Nuclear Service Building Reactor Wing
*Poultry Classroom and Administration
Building ..............--.............................. ...
Additions and Improvements to
Additions and Alterations to Steam
System ... ...............................................
Additional Sewerage Facilities and
Cost of Project
Mains ....................... ...........
*Completion of Meat Laboratory for
Animal Husbandry ..................................
*Teaching Hospital-J. Hillis Miller
*Casework for Teaching Hospital ................
*Men's Dormitory (HHFA) ........................
*Cold Storage and Low Humidity Room....
*Small Grain Crossing and Inoculation
*Plastic Covered Greenhouse ......................
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY:
Classroom Building for School of
Education ......................- ...-.... .. . ..... -. $
*Delta Gamma Chapter House ....................
*Air Conditioning Home Economics Bldg.
*Air Conditioning School of Business
Administration .....................-..............-- .......
Completion of Education Building............
*Air Conditioning Conradi Hall ..................
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
AND THE BLIND:
*Dormitory and Dining Room Unit .........$
*Enclose Existing Swimming Pool .-..........
*Build and Enclose Swimming Pool for
Industrial Building for Negroes . .. ....
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART:
*Repairs and Reconstruction to Ringling
Museum (Force Account) Storm
Drains ....................................... ...... ...$
Cost of Project
& M. UNIVERSITY:
Women's Dormitory ....-_ ....-
Demonstration School Cafetorium ............
Extension to Campus Utilities:
Extension of Electric Distribution and
*Revisions to Ice Cream Facilities
GRAND TOTAL-ALL PROJECTS ......................................... $ 17,604,753.52
FORREST M. KmTsY, JR.
Architect to the Board of Control
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
REPORT OF THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM
FOR THE BIENNIUM, JULY 1, 1956-JUNE 30, 1958
To THE STATE BOARD OF CONTROL:
is the report of the development and activities of the Ringling
Museum of Art and its subsidiary institutions for the biennium, 1956-1958:
A. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
The administrative policies during this biennium have been conditioned
by three objectives:
of the museums
national museum standards
The reorganization of the staff for greater efficiency and economy and
a higher standard of professional work
The extension of activities of greatest service to the educational system
and the people of Florida
so that the Museum might better fill its role
as the State art museum.
A. Everett Austin, who became the first Director of the Museum in April,
died on March
who had formerly
served as Curator, was appointed as of July 1, 1957.
More than 350,000 people from the United States, Canada, Latin America,
and Europe visited one or all of the three institutions on the Ringling Museum
grounds during this biennium.
these, 57,382 were admitted on
171,181 adults visited
the Art Museum; of
56,892 on individual
tickets to the Art Museum only, and 56,808 free on the 104 free Sundays.
adults visited the Residence,
on combination tickets, 81,275
on tickets to the Residence only.
100,085 adults visited the Circus Museum,
57,382 on combination
individual admission tickets
to the Circus Museum only.
No exact tabulation was made of the children
12 who were admitted free when accompanied by adults,
checks indicated a ratio of 8 children to 100 adults, or approximately 36,798
admissions during the biennium.
In addition, 12,500 students in 302 school
groups were admitted free to the three Museums.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
The most significant trend in attendance during this biennium was the
sharp increase in the number of visitors from all parts of Florida.
I, Report of Admissions and Receipts.
Repairs and Construction
Repairs and improvements to the Art Museum and Residence were continued
during this biennium under special appropriations.
The 1955 Art Museum appropriation of $150,000
was used to make the
roof supports structurally sound, repair and replace the roof, install ventilation
hatches in the roof,
water-proof the exterior and interior court
walls, and rebuild and replace the marble steps and the approaches to the
Art Museum from the front and all access steps of the courtyard.
of the Legislature appropriated an additional $211,800
for continued repairs to this building
Repairing and replacing the balusters and rails on both the ground and
roof levels, strengthening the roof arches at the west end of each wing
by the use of steel L-beams, repairing several cracked marble columns in
the loggia, repairing and restoring the cast stone cornice belt, removing and
replacing the mosaic tile on both wings and
the bridge, and installing a
new storm drain from the southwest corner of the Museum to the bay.
project is still in process and is expected to be completed in approximately
The Residence appropriation of $50,000, made by the 1955 Session of the
Legislature, was used for complete repair and renovation of the roof, repairing
and reglazing the skylight over the Great Hall,
weatherproofing and water-
proofing all windows and doors, replacement and repairing with terra cotta the
most damaged sills and terrace railings, and painting trim woodwork around
windows and doors.
Plant and Grounds
Significant improvements to the estate were made during this period:
The State Road Department paved the service road to the theater turn-
around and the road which runs from the Art Museum across the estate west
of the pump house and connects with the Residence road at the Circus Museum.
The new public toilets in
completed and opened to the
the Art Museum
accommodations for visitors to the Museum.
The complete sprinkler system in front of the Art Museum was replaced,
and an extension was added to water the area adjoining the exit road
from the Residence.
A small nursery area with a greenhouse was developed at the barn area
in order to develop small plants into usable stock for landscaping purposes.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN
The grounds were cleared, filled and graded to the extent that all areas
are now clearly visible and access
new vistas to the public and
each of the Museums.
ible to the public This has opened up
them a complete view of the estate from
The extensive national press and radio
and its activities,
especially during the second hi
of the Ringling Museum
alf of the biennium, has
made this institution of increasingly great importance in the total publicity
for the State
as a representative of the cultural environment which Florida
offers to new residents and visitors.
Hundreds of reproductions of works of
art in the Ringling Museum, of the Museum court, the Residence, and the
Asolo Theater have appeared throughout the nation. Articles on the Museum
and its affiliates
Literature, and Art News as well as in scores of newspapers. Two national
television programs originated at the Museum: the Wide Wide World show
on March 19,
11, 1956, and the three-hour Dave Garroway show,
was presented from the Museum court and
galleries and showed the nation a number of works from the Ringling Col-
lection, the setting in which they are housed, and the methods of conservation
by which their original aspect is restored and preserved.
a nonprofit organization
of the Ringling Museum of Art was formed to increase the participation
of the people of Florida in the activities of the Museum, to encourage use of
by the schools of Florida, and to help the Museum
financially in developing its program and activities in areas where State funds
are not available. During the past eight months the latter function has received
greatest emphasis. The Members Council contributed $4,637 to the opening
of the Asolo Theater. The Council has begun a drive to furnish the boxes
in the Asolo Theater with replicas of 18th century Venetian theater chairs.
To the end of the biennium contributions
received for 37 chairs at $50
These have been placed in the theater.
As a means of securing contributions, the Council set up four categories
of sponsoring members:
Benefactors, Patrons, Sustaining,
By the end of the biennium three benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Bishop of Bradenton, Mrs. C. L. Hamilton of Venice, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Colvin of Sarasota had
tribute $100 each; six Sustaining Members $50 each, and seven Contributing
Members $25 each, a total of $4,175.00.
The original members of the Council were drawn from Sarasota and
Manatee Counties only.
As the organization is consolidated, the Council will
be extended first to the surrounding counties on the West Coast and even-
tually to the entire State.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Asolo Theater Opening
The most spectacular event of this biennium was the formal opening of the
Asolo Theater on January 10 and 11, 1958. For the opening, attended by a
number of State officials and Legislators, the New York City Opera Company
presented two performances of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio. The
Saturday evening performance was followed by an elaborate Venetian Ball
in the Ringling Residence.
The event received nation-wide publicity, a full
page color plate and five smaller black and
white reproductions in
magazine of February 17, 1958, and pictures of the theater in 74 newspapers
throughout the country, including The New York Times.
See Exhibit II for a statement of the financial operations for the years ending
June 30, 1957
and June 30, 1958.
THE ART MUSEUM
The most significant development in the Art Museum during this biennium
was the beginning of its transformation from a seasonal attraction depending
largely on tourist patronage to a year-round cultural center for the people
of the State. In the second half of the biennium exhibitions, theatrical activi-
ties, films, and art classes were offered in the late spring, summer, and fall
as well as in the winter season.
This extension of activities has been made
by the greater demand which the increasing population
State of Florida is making for a fuller cultural life.
Conservation and Restoration
The relining, cleaning, and restoration of the four Rubens cartoons, begun in
June, 1954, by Edward O. Korany,
was completed in January, 1958.
project was one of the most extensive ever undertaken in this country, and
the cleaning revealed greater quality in the works than scholars had heretofore
Christopher Norris, one of the foremost European authorities on
Rubens, who visited the Museum at the completion of the Rubens restoration
project to take reports of the results back to Europe, plans to publish his
opinion that the four Ringling paintings contain more work of Rubens himself
and are of higher quality than the Marie de Medici series in the Louvre, the
most renowned cycle of Rubens paintings.
During the biennium twelve ot
Reynolds Marquis of Granby, the
her paintings were restored including the
Vouet Venus and Mars with Cupid and
Chronos, and the
of Harlequin paintings by Giovanni Domenico Ferretti.
Restoration of Frames
Restoration of frames of pictures exhibited in
during this biennium. A high percentage of the exhibited frames are original
wood carved ones. Many of them had become weakened through age and
had lost their original surface to the detriment of the paintings they surround
The result of the work thus far completed has
in the general appearance of the galleries.
been extremely gratifying
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN
Two paintings and a
18th century furniture were purchased
paintings fill needs in the Ringling Collection.
One, a grisaille sketch depicting
an imaginary monument to James, First Earl of Stanhope, was produced by
the collaboration of three of the leading artists in Venice in the 18th century.
Giovanni Battista Pittoni painted the figures, Antonio Canal (Canaletto) the
is a rare
finished sketch which combines the freedom of a drawing with the permanence
of an oil painting. The other, a Judgment of Solomon, by Richard Tassel
selected to augment the Museum's
collection so that upon the completion of restoration of the more important
17th century French paintings in the Ringling Collection, a French gallery
can be opened.
Fifteen pieces of 18th century decorative art were purchased to enhance
the lobby of the Asolo
Theater and the
Venetian 18th Century Gallery of
The Venetian blackamoors, the Sicilian chairs and settees, a
and gilded candelabra, the Venetian chairs with chinoiserie lacquer designs,
and the several Italian console tables are all relatively contemporaneous with
Theater and help give the spectator the experience of visiting an
18th century building.
A seven-piece Sheffield
use at social activities.
tea and coffee service was donated anonymously for
Three works of contemporary graphic art were donated
to the Education Department for circulation to the schools:
Ben-Zion by Mr. and Mrs.
John Henry Macdonnell.
a Marini and a
Walter E. Anderson, and a Ponce de Leon by
Florida was represented by
Ringling paintings in loan exhibitions in
chester, England, Bordeaux, France, and in 18 cities in the United States
Two paintings were lent to
paintings to institutions in other parts of the United States, and 29 paintings
and three sculptures to other institutions in Florida.
From April, 1957
to June, 1958, five paintings from the storeroom were
shown in the Governor's Mansion in
Tallahassee where they
an estimated 10,000 official guests and visitors.
On February 11, 1958, Congressman James A. Haley and Verman Kim-
brough, Director of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota (not associated in
any way with the Ringling Museum)
brought a suit against the Board of
Control and the State Board of Education to determine whether or not the
Museum could continue its traditional lending policy under the legislative
act of acceptance of the Museum.
of the biennium.
The case was not yet decided at the end
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Educational Activities and Services
In keeping with the general Museum policy of this biennium, the Education
Department has made a concerted effort to extend its facilities to the entire
The results have been especially gratifying in the increase in the use
by the schools in the northeastern and central part of
Adult Gallery Talks. Adult gallery talks
given twice each weekday and
once each Sunday afternoon by trained personnel to approximately 35,000
people during the past biennium. Special lectures were given to adult groups
totaling approximately 9,150 persons, representing church, business and pro-
fessional organizations, clubs, and bus tours.
Student Gallery Talks and Film Programs.
Three hundred and two groups of
students, totaling approximately 12,500 persons, visited the Museum for special
gallery talks and educational film programs. Participating in these programs
were 51 elementary schools, 14 junior high schools, 35 senior high schools, 9
colleges and universities, and 16 educational institutions of a vocational or
specialized nature. Of the total num
from Florida and 400 from other states.
by members of the
A number of lectures were also given
ment to school groups outside the
The collection of visual aid materials circulated to the schools
of Florida was greatly increased during the past biennium.
circulating exhibitions were prepared,
and 11 new film-
strips and four new films were purchased. Film strips and slides were borrowed
460 teachers during the biennium,
New exhibitions are being prepared to meet the increasing demand.
Children's Art Classes.
In addition to the 12-week course which
annually on Saturday mornings during the winter season, a six-week summer
course was introduced in 1958 and sculpture was added to the curriculum.
Seventy-six children registered for the summer class. Enrollment in the regular
winter class in 1957 was 91 and in 1958, 142.
Nine paintings by seven children in the 1958 winter class were chosen
to be included in a group of 100 paintings by U.S. children for the Fourth
World School Children's Art Exhibition sponsored by the UNESCO Art Educa-
tion League of Japan and held in Tokyo in the spring of 1958. Two paintings
by two children from the same class were chosen for a similar exhibition in
Seoul, Korea, which is scheduled for the fall of 1958 under the sponsorship
of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and the Sook Myung Girls'
Middle and High School.
The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota,
Institute of Architects,
and the Business
the Sarasota branch of the American
contributed scholarship funds to the summer 1958 class.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN
The first ten of the annual symposia on the history of art, including that
of April, 1957, were sponsored jointly by the Florida State University and the
Ringling Museum. The University of Florida joined these two institutions for
the first time as a sponsor of the eleventh annual symposium. As a result
of the broadening of the sponsorship and the international reputation which
the symposia have achieved, it
was possible to have scholars like Sir Anthony
Blunt, the Director of the Courtauld Institute of the University of London,
Rudolph Wittkower, Deputy Director of the Warburg Institute in London, and
Russell Lynes, Jr., Managing Editor of Harper's Magazine among the speakers
annual symposium, held
from April 23 to
Registration the following
was 656, the record to date.
A year-round schedule of loan exhibition
The most sumptuous show of the period
is was introduced in this biennium.
was an exchange exhibition of more
than $750,000 worth of paintings planned with the Wadsworth Atheneum in
memory of Everett Austin.
Because of the popular demand for contemporary
art, most of the other loan exhibitions
in this field.
They brought to
the people of Florida paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, decorative arts, textiles,
and photographs produced in our century in Italy, England, Germany, France,
the Scandinavian countries, India, and the United States.
One of the obvious functions of a state museum of
art is to exhibit
the work of the best professional artists in the state and, if possible, present
it to the Nation.
This was done in an exhibition of the work of Massin,
Pachner, Solomon, and Zerbe, selected by the Director as the foremost repre-
sentatives of professional painting in Florida.
first at the Ringling Museum and then circulated throughout the country for
a year by the American Federation of Arts under the title, "Four Florida
Since there is no
"art theater" in the vicinity of the Ringling Museum, it is
incumbent upon the Museum to show the most recent foreign films as well
as the historical films which are more germane to a museum.
In addition to
a winter season of 23 films in 1956-57 and 21 in 1957-58, the Museum initiated
a summer series of
six films in 1957 and twelve films with four performances
each in the summer of 1958.
Almost a thousand people a week attended the
summer movies in 1958.
Guest lectures by Vincent Price and Adja Yunkers were sponsored jointly by
the Ringling Museum and the Sarasota Art Association in 1958. During both
years, special staff lectures were given in the theater. As a result of changing
the lecture time from Sunday evening to Friday morning, attendance at staff
lectures more than doubled during the first half of the biennium and more
than tripled in the second half.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 29
In addition to giving regular and special lectures in the Ringling Museum
the Director and members of the Education Department have lectured through-
out the State and have served on a number of juries of awards during this
During the past biennium opinions concerning authenticity, authorship, and
date and place of origin have been given by the curatorial staff on 827 works
of art brought to the Museum by private owners. This is one of the free
services of the Museum to the people of Florida.
The Library Board of the American Association of University Women began
in the summer of 1958 the complete recataloguing of the Ringling Museum
Library as a volunteer project.
Ford Foundation and Chrysler Competition
In recognition of the Museum's recent activities in promoting the work of
contemporary Florida artists throughout the country, the Ringling Museum
was selected as the regional collecting center of the South Atlantic states
for the Ford Foundation grants of $10,000 each to contemporary American
painters, and for the Walter P. Chrysler annual summer painting competition.
C. THE CIRCUS MUSEUM AND RESIDENCE
Expansion of the Circus Museum
During the latter part of this biennium plans were made to develop the
Museum of the Circus as a historical museum of the American circus and its
antecedents. As part of this project, the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and
Bailey Combined Shows placed on extended loan 12 parade wagons and several
hundred objects used in circus tent shows. The Board of Control subse-
quently approved the construction of a wagon shed to connect the two
existing circus museum buildings. When the building and the planned instal-
lation are completed, the Museum of the Circus will exhibit the largest and
finest collection of circus parade wagons and historical circus memorabilia in
Cage Wagon Gift
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mitchell, owners of the Sarasota Reptile Farm, donated a
carved and painted cage wagon made for the Ringling Circus in 1908.
The partial physical rehabilitation of the Ringling Residence has made possible
a considerable amount of refurbishing done to give the visitor the feeling
that the Residence is not a dusty monument but an appropriate setting for
the exuberant life John Ringling lived.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
ADMISSIONS AND RECEIPTS
FOR FISCAL YEARS JULY 1, 1956 THRU JUNE 30, 1958
Paid Combination Tickets @ $2.00. ..........................
*Paid Combination Tickets @ $2.00 with 15% discount.......
**Paid Combination Tickets @ $2.00 with 50% discount. .. ..
Paid Admissions to Museum @ $1.00 ......................
*Paid Admissions to Museum @ $1.00 with 15% discount. . .
**Paid Admissions to Museum @ $1.00 with 50% discount. ...
Paid Admissions to Residence @ 1.00........ ..............
*Paid Admissions to Residence @ $1.00 with 15% discount. .
**Paid Admissions to Residence @ 31.00 with 50% discount. ...
Paid Admissions to Circus
*Paid Admissions to Circus
*Paid Admissions to Circus
Sales Counter Receipts. .
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Special Events ...........
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Museum @ 50f with 15% discount.
Museum @ 504 with 50% discount.
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26,836 Free Admissions to Art Museum-52 Free Days
Paid Combination Tickets @ $2.00 each.................
*Paid Combination Tickets @ 32.00 with 15% discount...
**Paid Combination Tickets @ $2.00 with 50% discount. .
Paid Admissions to Museum @ $1.00...................
*Paid Admissions to Museum @ $1,00 with 15% discount.....
Admissions to Museum @ $1.00 with 50% discount . ..
Paid Admissions to
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Admissions to Residence @ $1.00 with 15% discount ....
Paid Admissions to
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Special Events ............
Memberships .. . . . ....
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SUMMARY STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1956 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1958
General Revenue Appropriations:
Total General Revenue...
Incidental ..... .........
Interest of Trust Funds...
Principal of Trust Funds*.
Total Trust Funds..............
Total Summary of Operations....
July 1, 1956
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June 30, 1957
June 30, 1958
S 43,045.67 $ 112.33
$ 252,495.50 $ 85,930.43
$ 170,457.09 $ 31,200.70
4,490.62 . . . . . . .
Note: Total Investments in addition to
Cash Balance is $1,227,105.53.
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Biennial Report 1956-1958
The Report (the President for the Biennium Ending June 30, 1958
To the Board of Control and the Citizens of Florida:
A university is like a good citizen.
tIt engages in every activity de-
signed to upbuild the state. It
guides its students into useful ca-
reers. It solves problems. It finds
new or better ways to safeguard the
public's well-being. It seeks the
betterment of mankind while cher-
ishing the values created by the
A university is a vast enterprise
in which excellence is of prime im-
portance and where freedom of in-
quiry is taken for granted. It must
be a training ground for many pro-
ferions. It must be a storehouse
of knowledge and skill on the col-
lege professional school, and gradu-
ate school levels. It must have
classrooms and laboratories, experi-
ment stations and museums. resi-
dence hall and dinine halls, a hospi-
tal and a library. athletic facilities,
and a model school. AI] of these
must contribute to the training of
A university serves best if it has
the necessary resources. A care-
fully selected faculty must be de-
voted to ideals of scholarly and pro-
fesional ecellence. The courses of
study must bring age-old wisdom to
bear upon the duties of the present
hour while seeking new truths. The
land, buildings, and equipment must
be adequate for the assigned duties.
The University of Florida has
moved forward significantly in the
past two years in fulfilling its re-
sponsibilities. Its strong curricular
offerings have received notable com-
mendation. Its faculty has moved
further into a position of distinction.
Its research achievements have
made it a growing center of dis-
The following pages are sugges-
tive of the sound accomplishment
of the University of Florida in the
biennium of 1956-1958. The Col-
lege of Medicine and the College of
Nursing enrolled their first two
classes and thus began the central
operations of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Center. A nuclear science
and engineering program was broad-
ened in scope and developed in
depth so as to compare favorably
with other leading institutions in
this area of study. In agriculture
and engineering, discoveries and in-
ventions have continued to enrich
the economy of the state. In almost
every area of the University there
have been valuable contributions to
knowledge. In its undergraduate,
graduate, research, extension, and
publication programs the University
of Florida has steadily gained
strength. Floridians can be proud
of the University of Florida.
The people of the State of Florida
have encouraged the full develop-
ment of the University of Florida
as a combined state university and
land-grant college. Through their
representatives and senators in the
State Legislature they have said
that they want and are willing to
support an institution of higher
learning that will take its place
among the great universities of the
nation. The University of Florida
today is a monument to this stead-
That the University of Florida is
achieving the stature sought by the
people of Florida is attested to by
the 4,274 graduates during the bi-
ennium, 137 of whom were awarded
doctoral degrees. The quality of
the faculty has not only stimulated
and attracted an increasing propor-
tion of superior students, but foun-
dations and other agencies have
been attracted to the University in
solving technical and economic
The Ford Foundation, for ex-
ample, asked the University of
Florida to send a team of three pro-
fessors to Burma to help the new
University of Mandalay strengthen
its program in basic sciences. The
Ford Foundation would not have
sought this assistance from the Uni-
versity of Florida had not the Uni-
versity been noted for its strong
basic sciences program to train the
young people of the State of Florida.
The University of Florida has
been engaged for several years in a
program of technical assistance to
the agricultural economy of the
Republic of Costa Rica. Costa Rica
would not have sought this help
from the University of Florida had
not the University a well-developed
program of education and research
in tropical agriculture.
Recently the Fund for the Ad-
vancement of Education asked the
University of Florida to collaborate
with the Encyclopedia Britannica
Films to produce an entire high
school chemistry course on film for
use in the nation's schools. The re-
quest recognized the superior qual-
ity of instruction available in the
Department of Chemistry at the
University of Florida.
The program of General Educa-
tion continues to receive merited
praise. A committee of seven vis-
ited the campus and made an exten-
sive analysis of the courses. Their
report stated: "The University of
Florida is to be congratulated in
having established a strong program
in General Education, and for hav-
ing been able to sustain it at a high
level of efficiency . We believe
the program as a whole is sound."
Former students have pointed out
the significance of these basic
studies in their later duties as pro-
fessional men. On this foundation of
comprehensive courses their special-
ization has been firmly established
A concern of the past biennium
has been the improvement of our
student counselling program. Too
many students are unable to com-
plete their college education. Some
have financial difficulties. Some
take positions in business or engage
in Agriculture. Academic counsellors
provide guidance in every possible
way. It is gratifying to report that
a larger percentage of students than
formerly are finding it possible, as
a result of the help given them, to
remain in college and finish their
During the biennium further pro-
gress was achieved in utilizing the
residence halls as an effective means
for enhancing the learning process.
At the University of Florida the
residence halls are an important
part of a student's total program.
Not only do they provide a physical
environment favorable to individual
growth and study, but they also
form communities of students with
common goals of self-development.
A number of forums have met regu-
larly to discuss topics in art, music,
literature, and current affairs. Be-
sides exploring interests or issues
raised in the classroom, these forums
strengthen student-faculty relation-
ships and stimulate the idea that
learning is enjoyable for its own
While a great university cannot
long remain great without a strong
undergraduate program, the ulti-
mate test of greatness is its gradu-
ate program. The past biennium
has given further assurance that
the University of Florida is becom-
ing a prominent center for graduate
studies in the South. All entering
students are now taking the nation-
ally administered Graduate Record
Examination, and it is gratifying to
note the uniformly high standing
which they achieve. The faculty is
being strengthened by the appoint-
ment of Graduate Research Profes-
sors in strategic areas. These are
scholars who have achieved high
distinction in their professional
fields and are able to open new
horizons for faculty and students
With a strong College of Arts and
Sciences giving support to a wide
range of professional schools, here is
to be found a continuing opportun-
ity for expanding a program of
graduate studies. It is worthy of
note that the University of Florida
is the only institution of higher
learning from the coastal area of
Texas to New England where one
can find on a single campus a Col-
lege of Agriculture, a College of
Engineering, and a College of Medi-
cine. This has tremendous signifi-
cance in developing a sound and
well-rounded program of graduate
work in the biological and physical
sciences. It will go far in assuring
Florida's future scientific and edu-
Finally note should be taken of
the fine cooperation which exists
among faculty and the administra-
tive staff as the University moves
forward in meeting its obligations
to the state. There is a feeling of
special significance as each member
of the faculty and staff relates his
work to the total program of the
University. There is a sense of
pride in what is being done, but it
is of such a nature as to renew one's
dedication to the greater tasks and
opportunities which lie ahead.
A class in Far Eastern
Affairs illustrates high
"Bricks and Mortar"
It is generally and increasingly
recognized that the University of
Florida stands for academic excel-
lence-a reflection of the greatness,
the high quality, and the achieve-
ments of the faculty. Some of the
achievements can be documented,
and this documentation provides an
objective measure of the general in-
tangibles of academic accomplish-
ment and a barometer as to the
quality of the institution.
Intellectual activity in the form
of scholarly endeavors and research
frequently results in worthy publi-
cations. In the biennium the faculty
published 405 books and mono-
graphs and 1103 articles in journals.
These figures do not include non-
published papers and speeches.
Many measurements of the qual-
ity of these efforts exist. One is the
amount of non-state appropriated
funds which the research performed
by this outstanding faculty attracts.
From about $300,000 per annum
Interested students are
key to learning.
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of contract research being performed '
in 1950, the amount rose to almost ^
$2,500,000 in 1957.
Another measurement is the
source of the funds, and the story
is one of which the State of Florida
may be proud. Major United States
governmental departments, major
private foundations, and many of
the largest United States corpora-
tions, as well as many smaller ones,
have deemed the quality of work
performed on th-'s campus to be
worthy of financial support.
Still another measure of excel-
lence is the quality and variety of
students, faculty, and distinguished
visitors which the efforts of those
on the scene can attract. The faculty
has responded to calls from through-
out the civilized world. Services
rendered in response to these calls
have ranged from papers delivered
at the Geneva Conference on the
atom, to the University team now
in Mandalay, Burma; from lectures
delivered in South America, to
studies in Portugal; from participa-
tion in a conference in London, to
being the recipient of honors be-
stowed by the Government of Brazil.
Through the years the student
body at the University of Florida
has grown larger. At the same time
the student body has been growing
in size it has improved its stand-
ards of scholarship and academic
In September, 1956, the Univer-
sity of Florida established admis-
sion standards which would deny
admission to approximately the
lower 40 per cent of the high school
graduating classes. This was based
upon the recognition that 92 per
cent of those admitted to the Uni-
versity of Florida from this group
have, in the past, failed.
By the end of the biennium more
than half of the freshmen were in
the upper 20 per cent of their high
school graduating classes.
In 1950, the score on the general
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ability test for entering freshmen
was 99; in 1957, the score was 108.4
-significantly above the national
Historically and traditionally
students at the University of Flor-
ida have accepted responsibility for
the direction and promotion of stu-
dent activities and student affairs.
Early in the history of the institu-
ion, the student body, in coopera-
tion with the faculty, entered upon
a program of student self-govern-
This concept of student life had
its origin in the adoption of the
honor code as the basis of taking
examinations, classroom assign-
ments, and the inculcation of per-
sonal honor and integrity. Around
the honor code a unique form of
student self-government has evolved
which over the years has radiated
into all phases of student life.
The University of Florida is proud
of its alumni who have distinguished
themselves in a multitude of areas
of service to mankind throughout
the world. A roll call of the leader-
ship of the state in government,
business, and the professions will
find the alumni of the University
in the forefront.
Products of the University's edu-
cational program, alumni are con-
tributing vital leadership to their
communities throughout the state
and nation-vital leadership that
finds in its ranks the publisher-editor
of one of the nation's most influen-
tial newspapers; seven members of
Florida's congressional delegation
including both senators; circuit and
federal judges in practically every
district of Florida; executives in na-
tional, industrial, and business firms
too numerous to recount, as well as
countless thousands of successful
business and professional leaders in
small and large communities.
These are the people who are con-
tributing to Florida's cultural, busi-
ness and professional life.
the good life.
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General education-the backbone
of any university's professional pro-
grams-provides Florida students a
common denominator of under-
standing and communication so
often lacking in this modem age of
With 6,080 students enrolled in
the University College in Septem-
ber of 1957, the task of guiding
students has become the largest in
the history of the college.
as preparing some of these students
for later advanced work, the college
also has the civic responsibility of
helping those who spend only one or
two years at the University. A
group of comprehensive courses pro-
vides basic instruction for both
In today's changing society there
is a positive need for un-to-date in-
striction in general subjects. The
college is continuously at work to
keen its program abreast of new de-
velonments. Working hand in
hand with the University's nrofes-
sional divisions. the University Col-
lege is meeting the challenge of so-
cial, economic, and political change
College of Agriculture
Changing concepts in Florida ag-
riculture are foremost in the pro-
gram of the College of Agriculture.
With much of the state's economy
focused on agricultural production,
the College works constantly to im-
prove methods and results.
Dan McCarty Hall, home of the
College of Agriculture since the fall
of 1956, combines teaching, re-
search, and extension work in one
Recent staff appointments have
strengthened the areas of agricul-
tural economics, agronomy, and
entomology. A program in cytol-
ogy is a joint undertaking of the
Biology Department and the Col-
lege of Agriculture.
Constantly expanding, the Col-
lege includes in areas of new de-
velopments for the future an in-
creased emphasis on "agribusiness."
The proposed program is designed
to extend the scope of the agricul-
turist into fields of marketing and
management. Agricultural econom-
ics, statistical genetics, nematology,
and tropical soil management units
should prove of tremendous aid to
College of Architecture and
Research in Florida..."
Reflecting the extraordinary vol-
ume of building in Florida is a
marked expansion of the Univer-
sity's College of Architecture and
The College was completely re-
organized in 1956 into divisions of
Building Arts and of Fine Arts, in-
cluding curricula in architecture,
interior design, landscape architec-
ture, community planning, building
construction, art, music, and music
A thorough review of the Col-
lege's curricula and teaching meth-
ods has led to carefully integrated
and cumulative sequences in the
several professional areas.
Active assistance was given by
the College to the formation of the
Foundation for the Ad-
ent of Building. a non-profit
of the building industry pro-
and supnortina building re-
in Florida. The Founda-
exoected to work closely
with the Collesze's Bureau of Archi-
tectural and Community Research
programs on the graduate level.
Contributions to the citizens of
Florida were most graphically shown
by the Department of Music's par-
ticipation in 1,377 public programs
before a total audience of almost
three million persons. Although
not so easily demonstrable by mas-
sive statistics, the programs in art,
architecture, and building made
similar contributions to citizens of
Representing five per cent of the
total University enrollment, the
College is constantly at work pre-
paring students for the professional
worlds of building arts and fine arts.
College of Arts and Sciences
training begins in the
Arts and Sciences.
Here the student
education in depth.
a broad foundation i
fessional life as a
preacher, teacher, or
he acquires that
knowledge which ir
served to free men'.
ting our heritage
it gets general
Here he builds
:or his later pro-
r scientist. Here
I every age has
s minds by pre-
The College of Arts and Sciences
at the University of Florida offers
elective work in 33 different areas.
Departmental majors are available
in 25 different fields. Qualified stu-
dents may earn the master's degree
in any one of 17 different depart-
ments of the College: 12 depart-
ments are authorized to award the
Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The faculty of the College is an
one in its re-
62 books and
nal articles were published.
and other publications to-
nother 63, and staff mem-
!d 38 editorial positions.
g the biennium, also, staff
s attended numerous pro-
l meetings, presented 280
and filled 61 major offices.
College of Business
Modem business and industry in
a democratic economy demand
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trained Ieadership. In a society
that places a premium on ingenuity
and aggressive competitive effort,
there is no substitute for quality
education in business training.
The College of Business Admin-
istration has for years occupied a
position of leadership in the busi-
ness and economic life of Florida.
During the biennium just completed
the College has granted bachelors
degrees to 645 students, masters
degrees to 17, and doctors degrees
to four-most of whom have been
absorbed by the South's fast grow-
ing business firms.
A revised curriculum in the areas
of marketing, sales, and account-
ing has enabled the College to keep
pace with a changing economic pat-
A staff of 75 faculty members
has maintained a high quality
Quality training, coupled with
service to business, is foremost in
the philosophy of the College of
College of Education
The primary concern of the Col-
lege of Education is the education
of Florida's youth from the first
day of elementary school to com-
pletion of junior college.
Cooperation is given to other col-
leges of the University that share
in preparing future teachers.
The scope of the College is not
limited to the campus. During the
1956-58 biennium, 5,883 teachers
throughout the state enrolled in ex-
tension courses specifically design-
ed for educators.
Complacency with the status quo
has no place in the thinking of this
unit of the University. The last
biennium found the faculty engaged
in examination and improvement of
the instructional program offered
its students. Experimental pro-
grams for testing even more effec-
learn by teaching.
tive ways of training professional
teachers also occupies the efforts of
a dynamic faculty.
Aims of the College can be stated
in a six point program. Efforts are
directed toward: selection and
of college teachers; preparation of
educational leaders; supplying field
services in the form of consultants,
program leaders, and personnel for
educational leaders; and research on
of teachers i
College of Engineering
At mid-twentieth c
atom and the Sputnik
lenged the imagination
haps more than any ot
logical advance in mo
This probing of the infi
the interminable has I
of man per-
"The Atom and the
Linear accelerator converts
atomic particles into projectiles.
sharp focus the science components
of mid-century higher education.
The College of Engineering has
long been aware of its responsibility
to meet the challenge of a changing
technological world. In engineer-
ing, as in other sciences, the close
association of a vigorous research
effort with the teaching disciplines
greatly enhances the value of both
Testimonial to the value of this
educational approach to engineer-
ing is a growing student body in the
College of Engineering that has
tripled in the past five years. Al-
though this growth in size has mul-
tiplied an already heavy burden on
the faculty and staff, high stand-
ards have been maintained. Among
special accomplishments through
team effort have been the establish-
ment of the Nuclear Engineering
Department and its program lead-
ing to a graduate degree; the auth-
orization of the Department of En-
gineering Mechanics program lead-
ing to a Doctor of Philosophy de-
gree; and a general study of cur-
ricula with recommended changes
for strengthening the entire pro-
These were significant gains in
the biennium of change. Other
strides were noted in making engi-
neering education available to stu-
dents at Stetson University through
a cooperative exchange plan.
School of Forestry
With sixty per cent of Florida's
land in forests and with forestry
products providing an annual in-
come of $450,000,000 a year, the
need for professionally educated
forest specialists is evident.
Ideally located near both forest
areas and wood products industries,
the School of Forestry utilized lat-
est scientific methods in training
students for forest and game man-
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Forestry students learn in
agement and wood products manu-
Along with classroom space and
a complete wood products labora-
tory on campus, the School main-
tains a sawmill in Austin Cary Me-
morial Forest near Gainesville and
a Ranger School in Lake City.
Evidencing its increasing popu-
larity, the Ranger School-with fa-
cilities for 60 students-received
more than 100 admission applica-
tions in 1957 and more than 150 in
1958. Addition of new equipment
has greatly improved the ranger
program over the past two years.
Development and production of
more and better wood products,
scientific wildlife management and
protection of vast timber resources
-these are end results of a scientifi-
cally sound Florida forestry pro-
School of Inter-American Studies
Since its inception in 1951 the
School of Inter-American Studies
has shown gratifying progress.
Proving its world-wide scope are
applications for study from Europe,
Latin America and the Middle East.
For the past eight years Carib-
bean Conferences have been held
on the campus. The 1956 confer-
ence dealt with contemporary inter-
national relations of the Caribbean;
in 1957, British, Dutch, French, and
United States relations in the Carib-
A listing of persons throughout
the world with interests in the
Caribbean has increased to 6,000.
The school regularly disseminates
information about inter-American
activities of the University. Thus
continuous personal contact is main-
tained with leaders in business, gov-
ernment, and education-to foster
The University of Florida has
long recognized its opportunities
and responsibilities to cultivate
inter American understanding
"The Age of
Journalism students in the
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through education. Today the
School of Inter-American Studies
is a world leader in furthering these
aims with its neighbors to the
School of Journalism and
The School of Journalism and
Communications at the University
of Florida, long recognized as the
fastest growing School of Journal-
ism in the United States, stepped
outside its journalistic sphere in the
last year and attracted national at-
The School joined with the Uni-
versity's Department of Chemistry
in acquiring a half million dollar
grant from the Ford Fund for the
Advancement of Education for the
filming of a full year's high school
course in introductory chemistry.
This project was started in the sec-
ond half of the 1956-58 biennium
and will be concluded before the
end of 1958.
The School's contribution to the
state, both educationally and pro-
fessionally, was recognized when
the State Board of Control decided
that journalism education in Flor-
ida's institutions of higher learning
shall be centered at the University
In the biennium just ended, the
School was accredited in its third
sequence-the Radio-Television pro-
gram. in addition to its news-edi-
torial and advertising sequences.
In connection with this latest
recognition for superior teaching
and service, the School established
and conducted the first closed cir-
cuit television teaching in Florida.
The School of Journalism and
Communications continued its sen-
sational growth in the last biennium
reaching a peak of 465 per cent in-
crease in individual student regis-
tration compared to the first full
year of the School's operation in
"Imparting A Thorough
Knowledge of Law..."
Law students in the
College of Law
Preparation of students for the
practice of law in any state of the
Union is the task undertaken by
the College of Law, although
emphasis is placed on Florida law.
A new requirement for admis-
sion to the College is a minimum
score of 340 on the nation-wide Law
School Admission Test. The policy
is consistent with the setting of
higher standards throughout the
Establishment of a chapter of
the Order of the Coif in the College
in 1955 was a milestone in the
school's academic progress. Of more
than 130 law schools throughout
the nation, only 46 have chapters of
this legal scholarship society.
Enrollment in the College in-
creased 13.7 per cent during the
biennium and apparently will con-
tinue to increase at an accelerated
rate during the next few years.
Graduates of the College have con-
sistently achieved the highest per-
centage of successful completions of
the Florida Bar examination of any
law school in the state.
The College continues to aim at
imparting a thorough, scientific
and practical knowledge of law. It
places emphasis on practice as well
as theory, pleading as well as his-
torical perspective, and skill in
drafting as well as giving legal in-
College of Physical Education
The programs of physical fitness
offered by the College of Physical
Education and Health continue to
maintain the responsibility for keep-
ing young Americans physically,
mentally, and emotionally sound.
In terms of national security this is
of utmost importance.
Flexibility of instruction by the
College is demonstrated through
service and instruction to the col-
leges of Business Administration,
" Education, and Nursing, and the
Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The College was designed in 1946
to perform three varied yet related
functions: (1) teacher and other
professional training, extension, and
research; (2) programs of physical
fitness, sports, and recreation for
men and women; and (3) preven-
tion and clinical medicine programs
for the protection of the health of
students and non-academic em-
Consistent with the University's
over-all program of research and de-
velopment, the College is constant-
ly seeking better methods in the
preparation of leaders of tomorrow
for the all-important task of im-
proving the health of Florida's
The period 1956-58 has been one
of gradually increasing standards
for the Graduate School. Begin-
ning in 1956 the use of the Gradu-
ate Record Examinations has prov-
ed to be a useful factor in strength-
ening objective selection of students
of improved capacity for graduate
A problem facing all of higher
education, but of particular impact
on graduate schools, is the need to
train large numbers of new teach-
ers for college instruction. Forces
are now being generated that will
lead to an ultimate solution of this
The first appointments of Gradu-
ate Research Professors were made
in 1957. Dr. K. W. Cooper was
appointed Graduate Research Pro-
fessor of Biology, and Dr. C. W.
Morris was appointed Graduate Re-
search Professor of 'Philosophy. It
is believed that appointments to
this group of distinguished research
leaders should be increased gradu-
ally as individuals of superior tal-
ents may become available. Ulti-
mately each area in which the Doc-
tor of Philosophy degree is awarded
should be covered.
As a land-grant college the Uni-
versity of Florida has always had
military training as a regular part
of its curriculum. Since 1921, when
the first graduates who completed
their training received commissions,
over 2690 alumni of this University
have been commissioned in the Uni-
ted States Army and the United
States Air Force as regular, or as
University of Florida graduates
have served with honor in both
world wars and in Korea. In World
War II, 412 were killed in action;
in Korea there were 15 killed in
It is expected that enrollment in
the Army R.O.T.C. program and
the Air Force R.O.T.C. program at
this University will continue to in-
crease consistent with the expand-
ing enrollment of the University.
The Military Department will con-
tinue to provide instruction in sub-
ject matter which properly should
be included in the education of
every United States citizen of col-
lege level; and to provide leadership
training, character guidance, and
training in accepting responsibility.
Degrees Awarded, University of Florida, 1956-58 Biennium
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R research seeks through an inter-
play of facts and principles to
create something new and better.
At the University of Florida the
variety and importance of the re-
search projects can merely be sug-
gested in a summary report like
The important contribution of
agricultural research to the econ-
omy of the State of Florida is well
known and has been further en-
hanced during the biennium. New
varieties of blight-resistant celery,
tomatoes, and tobacco have been
made available to growers.
A mode of shielding yellow lupines
from aphids has been devised. Suc-
cessful methods of profitable utiliza-
tion of low-grade beef calves have
and the kiln-drying of railroad cross
ties have been valuable projects in
Equally far-reaching in signifi-
cance are the research projects into
economic, political, and social forces.
Studies in population trends and in
the problems of elder citizens are of
particular value to
gional studies of the changing pat-
terns of population and economic
the newly indus-
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"Design and Location
Of Industry... "
trialized areas are making possible
better community planning.
Architectural and engineering
studies are providing the basic data
necessary for the design and loca-
tion of desirable industries. The
impact of these changes is being
analyzed to help
interests of the
Further Advances... "
Steady advances have been made
in establishing professional pro-
grams for the various forms of serv-
ice provided by the state govern-
ment. During the biennium several
books of highest importance were
published in the area of interna-
Also notable has been the Uni-
versity's leadership in providing
better modes of teaching basic sub-
jects. A new analysis of grammar
is making possible better instruc-
tion in English and in foreign lan-
guages. New procedures in mathe-
matics have been developed in a
series of graded textbooks. In
chemistry the University is creating
filmed high-school courses.
In the natural sciences the Uni-
versity has been increasingly desig-
nated by the federal government
and by private agencies to carry on
research projects. The work in
marine biology looks toward the re-
establishment of commercially prof-
itable species; other activities are
of fundamental significance in dis-
covering the processes in natural
The Florida State Museum, by
linking social and natural scientists
in unified projects, has made exca-
vations of sites of ancient Florida
civilization and has discovered
hitherto unknown specimens of pre-
Columbian culture. In chemistry
further advances were made in many
fields, particularly in terpenes, poly-
mers, water, organic fluorine corn-
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Fuels ... "
The School of
opened its doors in
has embarked on
gram of research
an extensive pro-
in every depart-
The research projects in engi-
neering have included the discovery
of new metals in Florida sands and
of by-products of phosphate pro-
duction, the development of pre-
stressed concrete, the construction
of a sewage treatment system, and
the prevention of coastal beach
erosion. A substantial nuclear re-
search program is under way with
the cooperation of the Atomic En-
ergy Commission and other agencies
of the federal government.
It is not possible to
direct and indirect b<
the people of Florida
these research active
faculty. In more ways
only realized, the
touches every citizen
ties of the
i than is corn-
New Cobalt Source extends
The continuing expansion of re-
search activities at the University
of Florida must accompany the
state's growth if its full potential is
to be realized. A more complete
story of the research contributions
of the University in the areas of
agriculture, engineering, and the
sciences can be obtained on request.
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pounds, high-energy fuels for rocket
engines, and the new '"wonder"
In physics there have been sig-
nificant results in the study of
atmospheric optics, gaseous el-r-
tronics, the conduction properties
of metals, and the source of radio
energy from outer space.
Worlds of Power
tracer materials in agricul-
plant and animal nutrition prob-
curie Cobalt60 irradiator
in the College of Engineering also
permitted various scientific depart-
ments of the University to conduct
nuclear programs in cancer research,
Trhe development of expanded pro-
Sgrams in nuclear energy and
high energy fuels and construction
of nei. research and educational
facihties occupied the attention of
riery major scientific division of the
Lnnversity during the biennium.
Construction began on the elec-
tron model of the fixed-frequency
sp;rai ndge cyclotron in the Depart-
ment of Physics. Since it is the
hrst of its type to be designed, it is
expected that some of the most sig-
mlcent contributions to the world
of nuclear physics will ultimately
result from the operation of this
Construction also began on the
College of Engineering's new 10 KW
model of design,
The reactor, al-
by engineers as a
will permit the
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at the University
were initiated in most science de-
Flonds, if funds for its construction
The biennium saw the
The addition of
a q quid helium production instal-
larion permitted the expansion of a
program in low temperature physics.
Department of Chemistry inaugu-
rate three nuclear chemistry courses
for the graduate program of that
department and begin a series of
hbaltw irradiator by the Agricultural
;Experiment Station permitted agri-
cultural researchers to expand re-
search programs in food preserva-
tion, and initiate additional pro-
as in the field of genetics. Five re-
search programs were organized and
ready for implementation prior to
A nuclear studies program in the
College of Medicine has been inten-
sified to such a degree that at least
one radioactive compound or iso-
topic study is under way in every
department with at least one AEC
licensed investigator in each depart-
teaching engineering students nu-
clear engineering problems and
techniques, and will be utilized by
a number of other university de-
partments for research and train-
Increased instructional programs
can he obtained.
its completion. The University's
pioneer efforts in the use of radio-
a 5000 curie Co-
The first state-supported educa-
tional television activity expanding
from a student training function
and closed-circuit teaching neared
completion in 1958 at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Acquisition of studio equipment
in this biennium made it possible for
the student training program to
come of age and begin feeding grad-
uates into the state's commercial
Inauguration in the School of
Journalism and Communications of
the state's first closed-circuit tele-
vision teaching set the groundwork
for experimental teaching, develop-
ment of telecourses, as well as pro-
viding experience for TV teachers.
Five years of planning and con-
struction neared completion during
the biennium. As a result, Univer-
sity of Florida Television, WUFT,
will bring cultural enrichment pro-
grams and college credit courses to
the people of the state. The Uni-
versity of Florida long ago recog-
nized its obligation to explore all
resources, methods, techniques, and
media for meeting the ever-increas-
ing needs of Florida for better edu-
It also recognized that television
w concepts in
uch ri.,nal television.
is a great lorce in communication
which could be used in education as
a powerful media for enriching the
present educational program and
for reaching thousands of adults
and children not now reached by
The next big step in using this
new media in education will be to
complete the state microwave net-
work which will link the state insti-
tutions of higher learning, junior
colleges, and the ETV stations for
direct teaching and exchange of cul-
tural programs. Already the first
links are being installed.
There is little that is "traditional"
in the instructional programs of
the J. Hills Miller Health Center.
The various units of the Center are
creating their own traditions as
they rapidly progress in their re-
spective programs toward meeting
the health needs of Florida.
The Health Center, which in-
cludes the colleges of Medicine,
Nursing, Health Related Services,
Pharmacy, Cancer Research Lab-
oratory, and the Teaching Hospi-
tal and Clinics, is rapidly develop-
ing a program which integrates not
only the various teaching responsi-
bilities of the instructional units,
but the entire approach to medical
and health education with the lib-
eral arts and biological sciences pro-
grams of the University.
The College of Medicine
its doors to the first class of
dents in September, 1956.
the primary objective of 1
family doctors to practice in the
smaller cities of Florida, the College
is emphasizing the broad approach
to the practice of medicine through-
out its educational program. Two
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members of the
faculty teach in
tion courses of
lege. By the
members of the
sit as members
College of Medicine
the general educa-
the University Col-
same token, three
of the Medical Se-
Students selected by the College
have ranked well into the upper
half nationally on the Medical Col-
lege Admissions Test. They have
also demonstrated an interest in the
humanities and are allowed to en-
roll for course work in other areas
of the University during their four
years of medical instruction.
The College of Nursing empha-
sizes the humanistic approach to
patient care and the carefully de-
veloped curriculum insures nursing
students not only of a full program
of professional nursing education,
but adequate time for other in-
Dedicated to the health
of Florida citizens.
The nursing educational program
requires that nursing students fol-
low a similar program to that of
students enrolled in other colleges
of the University. This permits
students of nursing to combine gen-
eral and professional nursing courses
during the four-year program of
study and participate in the extra-
curricular and cultural programs of
The College of Health Related
Services was activated by the Board
of Control in January, 1958. The
College will train physical and oc-
cunational therapists, medical tech-
nologists, for the bachelor's degree,
and offer a master's degree program
in rehabilitational counselling.
The Dean of the College of
Health Related Services has been
actively engaged in recruiting a
staff to assist in the development
of curricula for presentation to the
University Curriculum Committee
and to begin teaching students in
the junior vear of specilization in
September. 1959. Plans in the acti-
vation of the College called for
transferring the present graduate
"High Level Cancer
program in rehabilitation col
ling in the College of Educati
the newly established college v
the Health Center environme
July, 1959, and physical th
from the College of Physical
The College of Pharmacy
completed thirty-five years of
ice to Florida in the trainih
pharmacists for many high positions
in professional and community life.
During the last two years, the new
curriculum which requires two years
of prepharmacy and three years of
professional courses has been given
considerable study by the faculty
and a special committee of the Flor-
ida State Pharmaceutical Associa-
The College is planning an inte-
grated program with other units of
approach to an old problem.
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Cancer Research Lab
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continue a nign level program ot
research and graduate training. Due
to the work of the Laboratory's
staff, substantial progress has been
made in understanding carcinogen-
esis and in developing diagnostic
Construction of the Teaching
Hospital and Clinics progressed in
a rapid manner. The Hospital
planned to open in the fall of 1958
as originally scheduled in order that
medical students might begin their
clinical instruction in this facility
and nursing students might utilize
the many nursing education facili-
ties for professional nursing courses
and patient care instruction.
The building has attracted many
distinguished visitors from the fields
of medical education and architec-
ture. With nearly one-third of the
total floor space devoted to the
teaching function, the Teaching
Hospital and Clinic provide a facility
which will allow medical and nurs-
ing students, as well as pharmacy
students and the students from the
College of Health Related Service.
to pursue their professional instruc-
tion in an
tion, and off
environment similar to
they will experience in
simulated home situa-
the Health Center which should go
into effect in 1960 upon completion
of the pharmacy-research wing at
the Health Center site. The Amer-
ican Council on Pharmaceutical
Education reports that this situ-
ation . creates an opportunity
for this College to become one of
the foremost leaders in pharmaceu-
tical education in the United States,
since they will have an opportunity
to integrate the training of the
pharmacist with that of the phy-
sician and the nurse in a high level
program offering many unusual in-
through improved reading.
A great university serves far be-
A yond its physical boundaries and
through the years
or another, touch
of the citizens of i
Such an institu
versity of Florida.
ice divisions such
may, m one way
the lives of most
tion is the Uni-
Its special serv-
as the General
, the Agricultural
the Florida Cen-
ter of Clinical Services, the Univer-
sity of Florida Press. the Florida
State Museum, the Universary Li-
braries, and Radio Stations WRUF
and WRUF-FM reach into far
corners of Florida to help a farmer
with a soil problem, a high school
graduate earn college credits at
home, or a family enjoy classical
Rapid industrialization has
brought a multitude of problems to
Florida. To help solve these prob-
lems, the General Extension Divi-
sion has conducted numerous con-
ferences and public forums with the
assistance of state agencies, chanm-
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bers of commerce, large corpora-
tions, and interested associations.
The Division's teen clinics and
youth workshops have aided nearly
35,000 young people in solving their
personal problems and accepting the
obligations as well as the privileges
of citizenship in our state.
In the area of farm life, the Agri-
cultural Extension Service con-
tinues to benefit Floridians, and
farm youth activities through 4-H
Club work are now reaching nearly
40,000 farm boys and girls.
The Service is helping the public
determine grades and quality of
beef. It hopes, through a beef cattle
production test, to bring about bet-
ter management practices. Its dairy
herd improvement work, its egg lay-
ing tests, and its farm forestry ac-
tivities promise new horizons in
these areas. Demonstration forests
are now located in approximately
Both marketing and farm man-
agement work have been expanded.
One specialist now devotes full time
to poultry and dairy marketing
work, and another is devoting ma-
jor attention to cooperatives. Two
farm management specialists give
attention to farm and home de-
velopment and rural development,
outlook, and farm records.
Education activities in field crops,
vegetable production, and citrus
have been increased through grower
participation and interest in the
institutes, demonstrations and field
meetings. Efforts are designed to
increase efficiency in management.
plant nutrition, pest control, and
Both students and off-campus
citizens of Florida are served
through the Florida Center of Clini-
cal Services. Here persons with
psychological problems, speech and
hearing difficulties, reading short-
comings, or who need advice in the
area of family relations, receive
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Exploring the past
increase of 138
ies of Florida
sources of printed
University and in
"Reaching Out Helping
figure represents an
per cent in 10 years.
beyond the boundar-
the nation, the
I sending repre-
, Caribbean area
materials for the
Haiti began its
newspapers and other resources.
Along the air waves of Florida,
service signifies the work of the
University's radio stations WRUF
and WRUF-FM. These stations
are known for their training of stu-
dents, their farm and home hour-
one of the oldest in the nation, and
their dedication to civic interests.
In all these ways, and many more.
the specialized service divisions of
the University reach out helping
hands to the citizens of Florida.
Foremost among other service
units of the University is the Uni-
versity of Florida Press, which re-
cently released its one hundred and
tenth title as it entered its second
decade of book publishing. During
the biennium the Press has increas-
ed its sales by 27 per cent and was
cited in 1957 for production of one
of the best-designed southern books.
During the biennium, Florida
State Museum displays reached
more Floridians than in any period
in the Museum's history. The re-
sources of the Museum have been
effectively utilized to benefit various
sections of the state through special
historical displays. Five state parks
now house attractive and informa-
tive exhibits, centering around lo-
cally significant chapters of Florida
history, that were designed and con-
structed by the Museum.
The University of Florida also
serves the citizens of the state
through the University libraries.
The University of Florida now
stands sixth in volume holdings
among southern institutions, the
book count for June, 1958, being
COMPARISON OF ENROLLMENT BY COLLEGE
SEPTEMBER 1937- SEPTEMBER 1957
SEPTEMBER 1937 I
1000 -- --
I II In
200 - _- - r-
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Wnil~oe in the twenty-year period
from 1937-38 to 1957-58 the
growth of the University student
body has been great, it must be re-
membered that in this same period
there have been increasing demands
for more and better trained college
Much attention has been focused
on technological advances in this
period, but the demand for greatly
increased proficiency is present in
every field. This affects the Uni-
versity in many ways. Curricula
must be revised to meet these new
needs and greatly increased effort
on the part of faculty and students
is essential if the graduate is to take
his proper place in a highly com-
petitive world. The quality of the
faculty and the facilities with which
they work are the most important
factors in meeting these increased
demands, but one that is not with-
out significance is the quality of the
Beginning in 1950, the Univer-
sity's admissions policy included a
procedure whereby students who
had demonstrated by their high
school records and the results they
had achieved on the Florida Twelfth
Grade Testing Program (which had
been in operation since 1936) that
they were inadequately prepared
were counselled against enrolling in
In 1956, the University adopted
a minimum standard of high school
and test achievement which, in ef-
fect, provided for the admission
only of the top sixty per cent of the
high school graduates. At the same
time, careful selection of transfer
students and graduate students
based on achievement tests and pre-
vious college records enlarged the
selective admissions procedure.
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with a purpose..."
3The University of Florida has
many responsibilities to its stu-
dents-not the least of which is to
prepare them to live happily with
It is with this responsibility in
mind that the University opens the
door through which they are en-
couraged to explore, avocationally,
the realm of the arts, of ideas, or
Through the students' own Ly-
ceum Council, through the Lecture
Series, through the Division of Fine
Arts, and through the Department
of Drama, there are more than one
hundred and sixty staged perform-
ances and exhibits offered during
the academic year, all on campus
and all admission-free to students.
Guest artists from all over the world
perform in concert; great paintings
and other works of art are exhib-
ited; authorities of international
fame in science, government, and
the humanities appear in lecture.
Faculty musicians and artists pre-
sent a series of concerts and exhib-
its, and faculty members from other
fields of endeavor (many of them
distinguished, in their own right, in
the sciences or the world of letters)
speak and conduct panel discus-
sions for the general student body.
And the students themselves appear
as performing artists, musicians, and
thespians in public events through-
out the year.
There are many organized groups
and societies, fraternities, and so-
rorities on campus which offer un-
limited opportunities for service,
social experiences, and scholastic
Fraternities and sororities make
a major contribution to student life.
For those who decide to become af-
filiated with the 26 fraternities and
12 sororities, friendships are formed
which enrich their University ca-
reers and follow them into their
later years. The chapters on this
campus represent some of the most
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prominent and oldest national or-
ganizations on the collegiate scene.
Approximately 25 to 30 percent
of the student body belong to these
fraternal groups which give organ-
ized participation in the general
Religious Activities On Campus
Work, play, love, and worship
combined in proper proportion con-
Religious centers promote
"the good life."
the University of
Sin and gratefully
es for its students.
n student religious
thrive in buildings adjacent to the
campus: five protestant-Baptist,
Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist,
and Presbyterian; one Roman Cath-
olic; and one Jewish. Other groups
are served by local churches and
societies meeting in various places
Although not officially a part of
the University of Florida, these stu-
dent religious centers and the local
churches contribute immeasurably
to a richer and fuller life for the
Athletics And The University
A well-rounded program in sports
-a program that complements the
aims and purposes of other areas of
tive of the Di
this program 4
of fielding gooi
of Florida life, aca-
socially-is the obiec-
vision of Intercolleg-
Special emphasis in
continues to be that
d teams in each sport
y the Southeastern
i serving Florida high
schools through promotion of clin-
ics and tournaments.
Fighting Gator sports teams have
responded to this challenge by
achieving the best over-all record in
all sports of any Southeastern Con-
ference member each of the past two
TOTAL UNIVERSITY DOLLAR
4s ;" *<* "*.. .
SALES AND SERVICES
GIFTS AND GRANTS FROM PRIVATE
... 12.2% ...
. ....... 6.2% ......
.. . 3.9%/...
SOURCES.... 2.5%.. .....
SALES. ............. ......
ENDOWMENT ............ .
TOTAL OPERATING INCOME..
* .$ 1,097,89e
.. $ 698,7&8
. . . $ 456,98e
. . .... .$ 34,64
...4. . ...
. .e . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. Ie
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL............. 5.4% ...
LIBRARIES AND MUSEUM
TOTAL ALL-UNIVERSITY EXPENDITU
*. 4...-...--- .
. . *- *-S-- *i
...* * * * * * *
. .. . .4^M* *
........ $ 799,553
........ .$ 653,185
.... .. $ 143,309
.. ... . $23,689,383
iore O und for program to be implemented during 1958-59
ruha ind lor, pjro|cts coryIng over into suonequent
r*poried li dllbgrflemnt.
NOTE. The obe income and disbursements do not
Oct vi..s ol 1h U nrgrlnly.
fiscl years, thuly not
The University of Florida dollar is widely disbursed both functionally
and geographically. A portion goes to support the work of County
Agents and Home Demonstration Agents in 66 counties. A portion
goes to operate the 18 branch experiment stations and field abora-
tories. The short courses and conferences of the General Extension
Division are offered the length and breadth of Florida.
TOTAL UNIVERSITY DOLLAR
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THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
*....................................................................... ... .... .................. Governor
R A. GRAY
................................................................................. ......aSecret Lary'
RICHARD W. ERVIN
TKOMAS D. BAnEy
, JR .................................... ........ ................... .......................... Attorney
--- --- ---- - ------------ .... --- ............................... -- tate
r. Secretary ..-......-...........State Superintendent of Public
BOARD OF CONTROL
JAMES J. LOVE,
J. J. DANIEL, Vi
S. KENDRIGK Gu
RALPH L. MILLE
Chairm an ...................................... ....- ..-...... ..-........................ Q uincy
ce Chairm an ...'......................................................................... Jacksonville
D CAMP, SR... ..................................................................... ................. auderdale
C. GAITHER ............................................... .................................................M iami
HAYS .............................................................................. Winter
J. BROWARD CULPEPPER,
The Florida State University
MARTIN, Ed.D ................................. ....... ............................ Vice
DAVIS, Ph.D. .................................................... Dean
A. BAUM, Ph .D. ................................................Dean
B.S .................. ......... Treasurer
OGLESBY, Ph .D ...... ..................................................................... Dean
REYNOLDS, Ph.D .................. ........... .... Dean
STONE, Ph .D ............. ................................ .... Dean
GLENN, Ph.D. ................................Dean
KUERSTEINER, Ph. ......... .......c............................. Dean
SHORES, Ph.D .................................................. ..Dean
, Ph.D. .........................................Dean
DOYLE, Ph.D. ................Dean of the
LAURENCE RANDOLPH CAMPBELL, Ph.D. ........................Dean of the
M .B.A .. ................ ........................ .D ean
of the School of Business
VIVIAN M. DUXBURY,
MA ... .............................................. Dean
N. ORWIN RUSH,
M .S ......... ............-............................................... .....Director
M.S ...-........................................... State
Home Demonstration Agent
of Public Administration
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
College of Arts and
Science s *- --- b---- -- - <-
Education .. ...-....- ---.. ......... .-...... .. .. .. .. ..... -
The School of Home
The School of Music
The School of Social
The School of Busine
Econoiics..... ... ....-.. -.....---------,..----,---.. .....--.......-.. --.--.. ....
ss .-.-... ... ........ ..--... . .. ...... .......
The Library School
The School of Public
The School of
Administration ........................ ..............................
Journalism .......... .................. ............................................-.....
The School of Nursing
The Department of Radio Television .............................................
The University Broadcasting Service ............................--............
The Child Development Institute .............-...........------.....--------.................---
The University Library
Work ............------------------ .....-------------
The Division of Student W welfare ..............................---------------------------------.....--------
Finance and Business Management............................----..-. -.----........ .-
1'956-1957 ......... .......-.........---.---- .-.-.-......... t...--.---....
Statements of 1957-1958........----------.......------------.-------
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For the Years
Institutions of Higher Learning,
The attached report for the two
stewardship of Dr. Doak
years 1956-1'958 represents the final year of the
Sheridan Campbell and my first year as president of The
I take pride in
presenting the account of the final
My first year as president has been one of great personal s
university innovating, stimulating and exciting. We have in the
which have already attained maturity and distinction.
University many areas
We have in germ others which
are already far along the road toward distinction and still others which need
couragement and support.
We have taken as our goal that of making of Florida
I believe sincerely that it can be accomplished.
great university, and
The wisdom and vision of the leadership of the Governor, the
the Board of Control and the Legislature have brought to Florida's
learning the envy and attention of the entire United States.
institutions of higher
already accomplished and that forecast for the future of this great state demands that
financial support be given
We are building not
history of this state.
to this and other institutions consonant with their needs.
day, not for a year, but for the next hundred years
The students whom
we prepare for their roles as citizens
large measure answer what the future will be.
I hope that you will read carefully the report of the dedicated men and women
who have assisted me
in telling you briefly what
we are doing.
To the Honorable Board
2 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
THE COLLEGE OF
ARTS AND SCIENCES
To the President of The Florida
of Arts and Sciences
strength to its faculty, has made outstanding contributions in creative and research
activities, has initiated a program in engineering science, and has placed considerable
emphasis on developing a balanced program among the Humanities, the Social
and the Natural
There has been increased enrollment, particularly at the upper
division and the graduate levels, in the liberal arts.
This agrees with a national trend
in both general
One of the major responsibilities of the College of Arts and Sciences has been its
function in offering for the entire University
a program min gen
beginning of the biennium a revised curriculum was instituted.
The revision involved
more strictly prescribed requirements in the various areas and a slight reduction in the
total requirement in general education.
The most radical departure from the previous
program was made in the area of the physical sciences. Instead of attempting to integrate
sciences in a single course, separate departmental courses have been
A significant effect of this change has been an increased enthusiasm on the part of the
faculty participating in the program.
The Division of Humanities (comprising Art, Classics, English, Modern Languages,
and Philosophy) has counted considerable increase in the number of students majoring in
its departments, has strengthened its graduate program, and has enhanced its creative
and research activities.
and in humanities,
by the Division of Humanities, make up a substantial part of the entire
general education program. Heavy enrollments in these sections have offset some decrease
in lower division departmental offerings. The increase in the number of students majoring
in the various departments,
has brought higher enrollments in
The expanded graduate programs of the Division have flourished. In the two-year
period, advanced students increased in number and improved in quality. Four Ph.D. de-
The increasing use of superior
graduate students to instruct freshman or sophomore classes, under supervision, has proved
tractive stipends, enabling the
It has also been so advantageous economically as to warrant at-
University to compete with other schools for the best
At all levels, improvements were made in the curriculum.
The departments con-
tinue to participate in extension and teacher-training programs, as well as to cooperate
in such "area" majors as Literature of Western Cultures, Inter-American Studies,
and the Humanities
experiment in foreign study, inaugurated in 1956 as "FSU in Mexico," has developed
with such success as to justify expansion of this type of reciprocal international education.
All departments have served the campus community, the city, and the state in a variety
of ways with art exhibits, cultural lectures and symposia, literary coffee hours, public
relations speeches, professional newsletters, visual aids on classical civilization, foreign
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
placement of graduates.
A gift of $88,000 worth of
Art has benefited the whole Division.
to the Department of
evidenced by the larger number of
scholarly books and articles published by the faculty within the last two years.
grants-in-aid, the number of editorships and officerships held, and the caliber
of learned papers delivered before regional and national meetings also bear witness to
in all five departments.
of the faculty have achieved
national recognition, others have been awarded Fulbright grants, and many have been
The emphasis on productive scholarship and
the consequent improved reputation enjoyed by the departments have been largely
responsible for the number and quality of advanced undergraduate and, particularly,
graduate students in the Division.
The Division has several urgent needs: (1) substantial
graduate assistantships and in the stipends authorized for them;
in number of
(2) additional faculty;
the responsibilities of
graduate instruction and research; and (4) adequate physical facilities and space to
house the departments now in crowded or temporary quarters.
social Sciences (comprising
History, Political Science, I
enrolled 34,240 students in its various courses during
the Departments of Anthropology,
psychology Sociology, and Speech)
the biennium. This is a 24 per cent
gain over the preceding two years and a 51 per cent gain over the 1952-54
with no appreciable increase in faculty.
the departments offer Ph.D.
in addition, three
total of sixte
Is in doctor;
degrees were granted
Science area, twelve of these being in Psychology.
of the reduced
time left after fulfilling
to a large
A total of
reports, and book
U. S. Air Force,
Some progress was made by several departments in securing
These were granted by such agencies as the Office
of Naval Research,
Justice, and the Florida Development Commission.
These contracts have made possible additional financial assistance to graduate students
and have provided
new materials for instruction.
Research has provided the physical and technical facilities necessary in any graduate
program in the Social Sciences, the facilities and technical services to stimulate research
the faculty, and service to state and local agencies. A vital need of the Division
state and federal
foundations. Success in research within the academic community also depends upon
the ability of departments to lighten the teaching loads of those who are capable of
Social Science faculty members held many important offices in regional professional
during the biennium as well as offices in the national associations. Similarly,
they presented papers at both national and regional
The geographic re-
moteness of the Florida
University from other centers of academic activity, how-
ever, has made necessary greater travel funds than at present are available.
A beginning has been made toward encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation in
in the Social
the most effective research has
been carried out at the departmental level.
There is great need for a new Social
building, not only to provide adequate office and classroom
inter-departmental research and other collaborative efforts.
but to facilitate
The Division of Biological Sciences (comprising the single Department of Biological
Sciences, formed by combining the former Departments of Bacteriology, Botany, Physi-
has shown rather remarkable growth during this biennium.
growth is evidenced by: (1) an expansion in course offerings and faculty made necessary
by increased undergraduate and graduate enrollment; (2) by an expansion of facilities
(3) by an increasing number of publications resulting from research of
members of the faculty,
their graduate students, and research associates;
and (4) by
calls on members
of the faculty
to participate in national symposia
and to lecture to scientific groups in many of the major universities of the country.
new faculty appointments have been made.
Major additions have been
Biochemical-Physiological Genetics, Radiation Physiology, Cellular
the enrollment has averaged
over 1,600 students per year for the
past two years.
have been research
physics, Endocrinology, Neurophysiology, Ornithology,
in Parasitology, Mycology, Bio-
Vascular Plant Taxonomy, Radia-
of the faculty,
this two-year period includes 71 titles.
The research facilities, both in usual laboratory
have been considerably
meet the expanding program and
The Herbarium has grown from
ago to its present total
addition, the Herbarium has distributed over the two-year period to other institutions,
on an exchange
The study collection of bird and
mammal skins, amphibia, and reptiles has been increased by
has been expanded
The number of
with the addition of approximately 8,C
contracts and grants-in-aid made to the
support the work in Biological
Sciences is increasing at a very satisfactory rate and
$150,000 for the
These research grants have made
to procure much needed equipment for research, to employ graduate research assistants,
to employ full-time research associates, and to meet some of the normal expenses of the
There has been an increase in the number of graduate students, coming from all
parts of the United States and from several foreign countries, to do graduate work in
the biological sciences.
An increased number of undergraduate students have selected
Biology as a major. During the past biennium nine master's degrees and six doctorates
were awarded in the Division.
The curriculum of the Division has been critically reexamined with modifications
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these were indicated in order to meet the demands of our expanding
I 1f-i1 t t a 2- ll - t f l.
program. The quality of teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate leves,
has been considerably enhanced by the acquisition of new equipment, such as models
The Department cooperates with the Oceanographic Institute in the training of
in the physical sciences in the
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Nuclear Science program.
University has become an Institutional
Member of the Highlands Biological Station, located in the North Carolina mountains,
so that now the facilities of this station are available to field
The most critical needs of the Division are:
of the Division.
to meet the demands
and faculty research programs.
An increase in funds for the purchase of capital equipment and to meet
necessary expenses accompanying this growing activity.
Additional funds to provide for the employment of supporting personnel
such as technical
a departmental scientific artist.
the Departments of
its most important
of a substantial
in 1957 appropriated
2.3 million dollars specifically
for the support of nuclear research and instruction during the two years, 1957-58 and
1'958-59. Although the facilities provided by this appropriation will enhance primarily
the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry, the related departments
will benefit. At the end of June 1958 plans had been virtually completed for the
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building to house the
Van de Graaf accelerator, the major item of equipment,
provide laboratory space for research workers.
A second important development in this biennium was the appropriation of
$1,065,526 for a building to house the Departments of Mathematics and Meteorology.
A third important achievement was the establishment of a Computational Center,
containing an IBM 650 digital computer.
This Center will be of greatest assistance to
the Departments of Mathematics and Meteorology, but all departments of the Division
will share in, and benefit from, its use.
the preceding biennium, enrollment in the
Physical Sciences has increased
greatly in every department.
This has been a result of the national and international
reputation gained by some of the departments, particularly Chemistry and Meteorology.
Although many of the major needs of the
Physical Science departments are begin-
ning to be met, some problems continue. As the remuneration received by workers in
industry continues to rise, and the cost of living continues to climb, salary increases
substantially above those possible within the biennium just ended will be
Sciences which would include
a centralized group of buildings for the
adequate both in amount and in
type for the
Chemistry and Physics Departments.
in the general vicinity of the
Plans now being formulated for a Science Center
Building offer promise of a better opportunity for
but the Chemistry
of the Physics
are most urgent,
Department also critically needs laboratory space appropriate for
its research activities conducted.
The remodeled or converted laboratories now being
used are crowded with equipment for which the rooms were not designed.
A highly desirable addition to the physical science facilities at this University is a
means for instruction in the important area of geophysics, would be an important unit
m the network
No seismograph station is now in operation in the southeastern region of the
have conducted research projects under the auspices of the
Atomic Energy Commission, the United
Air Force, the National Science Founda-
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Research Council, The United States
in the various Physical
departments have been strengthened, and an effective program of general education
in the Division has been established.
One effect of this program has been to distribute
the teaching load at the freshman level more evenly throughout the five departments.
A fellowship program has also been established which will be effective in improving the
quality of graduate students attracted to this University.
The Oceanographic Institute
The staff of the Oceanographic Institute has continued to enhance its research
facilities and activities. Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography have been added
to the Biology and
Members of the Institute
staff have received adequate grants from outside agencies in support of their research
and have represented the University and the Institute in international congresses, both
in this country and abroad.
In view of
increased activities on
the part of both local and visiting personnel,
additional facilities on the campus and at the marine installation at Alligator Harbor
are greatly needed.
During the past biennium, the ROTC programs of both the Air Force and the
Army have continued normal growth in the basic programs and have shown marked
increase in enrollment at the advanced level.
Of particular significance has been the
in reserve officer output.
The ROTC band and drill teams, as well as the
cadet corps, have participated in commemorating Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day
noted, and in national competition both Army and Air Force rifle teams have enjoyed an
The College of Arts and Sciences has continued to receive the usual
highly satisfactory cooperation from both the Army and the Air Force.
College Program for The Armed Forces
During the past biennium, there have been over 10,000 class enrollments in college-
level courses at the following military installations: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida;
Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; Moody Air Force
Turner Air Force Base and the Marine Corps Supply Center
Charleston Air Force Base,
Charleston, South Carolina; Ramey
Air Force Base and the
U. S. Army Antilles Command in Puerto Rico; and Army,
Navy and Air Force Commands in the Panama Canal Zone.
July 1956, forty-nine bachelors' degrees have been awarded military personnel
who have been assigned to the campus under the six months temporary duty plan.
J. Paul Reynolds, Dean
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
To the President of
The 1956-58 biennium has been characterized by concentrated effort on the part
of the School of Education to strengthen its instructional program in a number of areas.
Much progress has been made, especially since the appointment of an Associate Dean
and a Coordinator of Instruction in the School of Education whose first responsibilities
are the improvement of the instructional program.
At the end of the biennium parts of the School of Education, formerly scattered
were moved into
is now entirely
purpose for which they are used:
Physical Education Building, the
a new and modern building.
The School of
the four buildings that were planned for the
the Women's Physical Education Building, the Men's
New Education Building, and the University School.
undergraduate sequence of
courses for students who are planning
emphasis for the
elementary teacher on reading and arithmetic with
content and laboratory experiences with children.
for secondary teachers now places
greater emphasis on
specialty of the teacher. There has been a general improvement in the School of Educa-
tion courses. Practically all undergraduate instruction is now given in the junior and
senior years. This makes it necessary for the prospective teacher to establish a satisfactory
in the general college
program in Arts
and Sciences before being committed to
teaching as a profession.
An average of "C" is now required before the student can begin
course, and the same average is required of all transfer students.
An average of "C+"
is required in the subject area in which the student is planning to teach.
with the College
of Arts and Sciences,
Education has worked out courses of study for the prospective Mathematics teacher,
the English teacher, and the Social Studies teacher that require as much or more subject
content as students majoring in these
the College of Arts and Sciences must
program is now
worked out for science teachers.
educator to our staff in the fall of 1958 to
We are adding
The strengthening of the
more rigorous require
ents for entrance
on the graduate level has taken the form of
into the Graduate School and greater subject
with the College
of Arts and Sciences.
Encouraging results have been obtained from a
between The Florida State University and the c
which stresses cooperation
county school systems in the selection
of outstanding teachers for training in advanced educational leadership.
efforts have been set up between the University and the county school system to make
it financially feas
for the selected
Plans are underway for greatly extending this
their work for
to the student.
Organization and Growth
Changes in the internal
of the School of Education and the nature
of the new personnel reflect progress toward the achievement of the expressed aims and
purposes of the School of Education. The School of Education is coming rapidly to the
time when there will be programs in the training of personnel for all positions in public
education in the State, from kindergarten through the University.
research and testing
A new department of
has been set up to which has been added the Test Service Bureau
in the University.
has been improved through the addition of personnel and setting up of
clinic facilities. A permanent faculty member to train personnel for higher
education and work in community colleges has been employed.
The areas of mathematics
have been strengthened
the addition of
and science education will be strengthened in this manner in the fall of 1958.
A doctoral program in physical education has been developed and approved by the
The most outstanding needs
ment of the higher education and
in the School of Education
are: the further develop-
program to meet the unprecedented
needs of teachers and administrative personnel; the development of programs for train-
ing of teachers and other personnel in the area of television education; the expansion
of the program for the
training of perso
nnel for the leadership positions mentioned
in the foreign
L. Stone, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS
To the President
The Florida State University
The following report is the
sometimes touches in
on more than
the last biennium.)
the School of
from a few
scattered rooms over the campus to occupy one floor of the newly completed Science
The facilities so provided had been built with little recognition of the needs
with no thought of
Yet the drab rooms, inadequately provided with the utilities needed in any
functional laboratory, did make possible
the movement of classes out of basement rooms
and did gather the various activities of the School under one roof.
Long before the beginning of the
1956-58 biennium the School had overflowed
these quarters and was scattered in ten different buildings on two
1956, however, we were privileged to move into a new and
bright with color, in whose planning home economists had for the first time been able
Not only has this recent move brought faculty and students back under
one roof, it has enabled us to operate for the first time in carefully planned laboratories
and uncrowded offices.
Having left behind them the over-crowded, dingy and inadequate facilities of the
the faculty and student body show vastly improved morale and the
number of majors in the School is showing a healthy increase.
The figures for the first
semester of 1957-58 are 20 per cent higher than those for the first semester of 1955-56,
the year prior to our moving into the new building.
We believe that the quality of our
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
teaching, our research and our counseling of students has
risen likewise in line with
improvement in the physical surroundings in which the School now operates.
In 1922 the School provided only one curriculum for Home Economics
It contained the minimum number of Home Economics courses required for certification
to teach Home Economics in the high schools of the
station Agents followed the same curriculum. Mud
Prospective Home Demon-
1 emphasis was placed upon skills,
upon physical care of the house and physical care of the family.
In the main, the work
was elementary in
of students made
possible a more advanced,
the strong related science background required
type of work in
In the 1956-58
the School of Home Economics offered stro
rounded curricula for both professional and non-professional majors, in a broad
of the Home Economics field.
The majors in Home Economics Education and Home
Demonstration Education, which were present in the
offerings, have now been
differentiated, and greatly strengthened and broadened in character so that they bear
little resemblance to the limited program of 1922.
During the two-year period of the
biennium undergraduate students have been enrolled also in the general non-professional
curriculum, as well as in major professional curricula in Textiles, Housing and Interior
Design, Nutrition and Dietetics, Institutional Food Administration, Child Development
in Home Economics, and Fashion Design and Merchandising.
In any modern School of Home Economics emphasis must necessarily be placed
upon those elements which provide the knowledge and contribute to the development
in students of the understandings and skills conducive to satisfying personal and family
life. At the same
time it is necessary to recognize that the large majority of young
the need for preparation for some professional activity.
For this reason,
it is necessary that we offer both professional and non-professional majors.
At the graduate level, Master's degrees have been awarded in the Department of
Food and Nutrition, Home and Family Life, Home Economics Education, and Institu-
Doctor of Philosophy degrees have been earned in Child D
and the inter-department;
the interdivisional program in Marriage and Family Living,
al program of Clothing and Textiles combined with Family
In the 1922-24 biennium the
germs of a
were present im
very modestly supported nutrition laboratory which later was
swept away during
depression of the thirties.
For the next fifteen years any research undertaken
The belief in the importance of research, as indicated by the small
studies completed over the years, has, however, influenced and given impetus to the
development of a more comprehensive research program during the past decade.
significant research in several areas was completed and published.
of meat and fishery products are of potential
importance not only to the families who are the consumers of such products, but to the
distribution of these foods
Florida which are concerned with the production, processing or
s. Studies of the prevention of fat oxidation of meat open up
important possibilities for improvement in the flavor of preserved meat,
meat be stored for twenty-four hours in the family refrigerator or for longer periods
of time by the frozen food industry, the canner or other processor of foods.
Findings concerning the weathering of drapery fabrics in the Florida climate are
being prepared for publication and have already been presented before interested groups
of homemakers, motel operators and others. A selected group of resin finishes for cotton
fabrics in current use were studied to determine consumer satisfaction as indicated by
ease of laundering, crease resistance and other factors.
Such studies contribute to wiser
of the family
of practical value
of present day family life have been under investigation.
of attitudes toward child guidance, of the work of married women outside the home
and of family role concepts-the "good" parent, the "good" child-have been published
in professional journals and favorably reviewed in both professional and non-technical
publications having national circulation.
Objective studies of this kind are needed to
provide students of
the family with factual bases for programs pointed
improvement of family living in the home.
The researches discussed above have been supported in part by the State, but to
In all, the relatively small graduate faculties of two departments in the
(the Department of Food and Nutrition and the Department of Home and
Family Life) have published twenty-one research papers in national professional journals,
and four semi-popular
(Clothing and Textiles)
has a backlog of completed but as yet unpublished research.
and talks before interested
the implications of these
studies to the attention of the public.
or more less ambitious but substantial
studies from five of
the departments of the School have been accumulated and are
preparation for publication.
Correspondence and extension classes have again been offered in Textiles, Nutrition,
Registrations in such organized
courses can be
tabulated and credited to
are the non-credit
one to three day conferences, institutes and workshops, the individual conferences in
the field and the extensive program of family counseling done by our specialist in this
of the Department of Home
directors or coordinators,
Life alone have served as
panel members and featured
speakers at conferences within the State attended by some twenty-seven hundred people.
If we include attendance at conferences in cities in the neighboring states, we can esti-
mate the number of persons reached as well over three thousand.
All the departments
of the School have contributed speakers at professional meetings and have served as
professional groups around
The off-campus State
contacts of the School as a whole, therefore, can be conservatively estimated at forty-five
hundred to five thousand persons.
The Faculty of the School
In the final analysis
the quality of
determines the quality of an
Scholarly achievements, professional activity, enthusiasm for the
work to be done and the people to be served are the earmarks of the superior teacher.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
We have been fortunate in securing and holding such faculty members in
of the faculty in research
measure of their standing
in the professional field lies in the
to national or
regional offices, and committee assignments assumed in connection with the professional
of their group.
ship in a wide variety of
Our Home Economics faculty members are assuming leader-
positions. One professor of Home and Family Life is now
as President of the National Council on Family
a position rarely given to a woman.
The head of the Department of Clothing and
Textiles is a member to two national committees of the American Association of Textile
Chemists and Colorists.
The head of the Department of Food and
Nutrition is serving
as national chairman of the Conference on Improvement of
Teaching in Food and Nutrition.
Another professor of Food and
Nutrition is Associate
Editor of the
Journal of Food Technology and is a member of the inter-institutional
nuclear research in the universities of the State.
The professor of Institution Adminis-
tration has been elected chairman of the College Personnel Section of the
Association, an organization with several thousand members.
has also been a speaker at the annual meeting of the
American Dietetic Association,
and at the annual meeting of the American School Food
Education is now serving as Secretary to the Department
of Colleges and
of the American
Home Economics Association
associate professor of Clothing and Textiles is a member of the Coordinating Committee
of the Conference of College Teachers of Clothing and Textiles in the Eastern Region.
In addition to these various national offices, we find that members of the faculty have
been active in
the professional groups of the State, several being committee chairmen
in the Florida Home Economics Association and the
was a speaker
at the Florida
State Conference of Social
the Southeastern Seminar on
Work, another at the Florida
tater Conditioning; another is
serving as State Sponsor for the College Home Economics Clubs of the Florida Home
and still another has been elected delegate from the Florida
to the National
through their research and through their professional activities reflects credit upon the
University and adds
to the School and to the degrees earned by our students.
The Student Body
A preliminary study was made during the past year of graduates of the School of
Home Economics during the last fiv
freshmen, had taken the
Council on Education test required of entering freshmen.
The scores they received on
this test were found to be distributed normally over the entire range, showing, as had
been shown as early as 1'929, that the student graduating in Home Economics is typical
of students over the campus as a whole.
A study of the correlation between the percentile ranks and the final grade point
averages of the students showed again that their performance was typical of that of the
total- student body.
The quality of students entering
n given in that area. We feel,
the above study.
a program is apt to reflect the
that many factors in
addition to those tested contribute to a student's success or failure in college, and that
a study of these factors is needed for better counseling of our students.
The nuclear research program underway in the University opens a wide field of
study in food and nutrition.
of studies in connection with the
and Container Institute and the U.
S. Fish and Wild Life
has been in
during the biennium
to take immediate
The experience thus gained has made it
of the expanding
facilities, and already one
and plans are well
advanced for institution of nutrition studies using radioactive isotopes.
For many years the Department of Institution Administration worked under the
handicap of having no laboratory facilities of its own and so being dependent upon the
cooperation and subject to the policies of large quantity school food service units locally
With the 1956-58 biennium, however, basic equipment and facilities have been
provided in the new building.
undergraduate levels is already
An expanded resident program at both graduate and
taking shape and requests for off-campus services have
Research must be interpreted if it is to function in our everyday lives, and it is
primarily at the University level that this interpretation must begin.
It is not enough
for classroom instruction to present facts in organized form; it must go further and assist
students to see relationships and applications of these facts.
We must go beyond the
to the homes and
of the State
language the myriads of questions coming to us daily-how to provide better nutrition
for the family, plan for satisfying family relationships, use the family income to better
advantage or to bring more beauty into the home. T
Economics recognizes its responsibility in these areas a.
to carry out more effectively the programs now in oj
Throughout its existence as an organized field o
various areas, has faced criticism because this need fo
suggestions has sometimes obscured the fact that soun
must be based upon knowledge.
'he faculty of the school of Home
nd plans are now being developed
f study, Home Economics, in the
>r simple vocabulary and practical
d interpretation and wise practice
Constructive criticism is wholesome and it is our hope
that such criticism as exists may serve to increase our efforts to interpret our field
proper light to the public and through scholarly achievements to increase recognition
of those areas dedicated to service to the home and the family.
The retiring dean can not close this report without expressing to the Governing
Boards of the University and the Administrators under whom she has worked her
appreciation of their support, their
confident that the
sympathetic interest and
School of Home Econom
their assistance over the
ics. with its tradition of
scholarly activity anCd useful service
to the State, will continue to merit the
so generously given
to it in the past.
Margaret R. Sandels, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
To the President
The School of Music continues to serve the
center in the field of music through
its dedication to music
a as an educational
positive social force,
and by active cooperation with the other divisions of The Florida
view of the
of the school
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
During the biennium the faculty attained
of Music was privileged to report a wide variety and
honors at the annual Faculty
These included four foundation
grants for study and research in other countries; the performance of original
in New York,
Francisco, the Edinburgh International Festival of Arts, the World's Fair in Brussels and
elsewhere; the recording and publication of four books of music for the public schools,
along with a number of other musical compositions and studies; lectures at national
During the biennium the number of faculty members was
which allowed the School of Music the opportunity to
demands for instruction, both on campus and extension.
portion of the
Graduate study toward master's
degrees in music was established
At the beginning of the present biennium fifty-six
in 1946 with
were enrolled during the fall registration alone. During the biennium fifty-eight
degrees and ten doctorates were awarded.
Two doctoral curricula were activated during the biennium as part of the Doctor
These present fields of study frequently requested by ad-
vanced graduate students:
the Doctor of Music with a Concentration
of Music with a Concentration in
the center of
the School of Music.
steady increase in the size of the student body places the school near the lead in numbers
of music majors in the colleges and universities of the county.
A number of scholarships were granted the
School of Music by private
during the biennium. Included
in the new grants are:
Forbes Liddell Loan
The Gladys Olive Koch Memorial Loan Scholarship, The Amy Gertrude Jones
Memorial Scholarship, and two to three
donor to outstanding students.
These funds supplement the budget available through the
Plans have been made for the publication of
of scholarly works by the
These are historical, theoretical, and special studies pertinent to current
Material for thirty-two monographs has already been identified,
most of which is immediately available.
The apparent need for the development of the cultural
encouraging for the future.
to make an increasing contribution to this vital phase of our social structure.
K. O. Kuersteiner, Dean
its highest level in distinction.
a significant extent
and the Doctor
It is the hope of the school of Music to have the
THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL
To the President
During the biennium, the School of Social Welfare has continued to expand its
offerings and programs of study.
personnel in social work for Florida and
The School is the primary source of trained
There are now eleven programs of study in the School of
to the bachelor's degree.
During the biennium, the curriculum in police science was
at The Florida
and the Florida Sheriffs
Many functional courses in marriage and the family whose primary purpose
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prepare young men ana women for successful marriage and intelligent parent
During the biennium, members of our staff conducted some fifty-odd workshops,
and other community groups in
marriage and family living throughout Florida.
Fifty-one bachelor's degrees were granted in 1957-58, a
over the last year of the previous biennium (1955-56). The
ments have remained about the same for this biennium as
However, it may be noted that a larger
proportion of the e
in increase of 40 per cent
undergraduate class enroll-
during the preceding one.
enrollment is in junior and
Graduate Curricula and Enrollments
of Social ,
and twenty-five in
On the basis of
The School has a contract with the
as a social
work training center.
Graduate Programs in Family
The School of
one of the co-operating units in the inter-divisional
graduate program in marriage and family life education. I
and family life, education, sociology, and psychology. This is
the number of students enrolled in it is comparatively small.
who have received
'he other units are home
not a quantity program-
However, those students
the doctorate in the program occupy important positions in leading
During the biennium, the School of Social Welfare and the Department of Sociology
worked out a joint doctoral program providing for concentration either in marriage and
a modest enrollment
Criminology and Corrections
The School of
Welfare in recent years has gained national prominence
center of training of personnel for the field
The doctoral program in
criminology and corrections has been a logical development of the undergraduate pro-
grams as well as those on the master's level.
The Annual Southern Conference on Corrections which
held on campus provides
an excellent forum for bringing university educators and prison administrators together
for discussion of mutual problems.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Our staff is called on for
take a number of forms-working
commissions, providing consultation
a number of other related activities.
services to State
services to the people of the State.
on policy-making committees and
departments and institutions, and
Staff Growth and Development
The staff, in order to be effective
the best academic training.
Research and Publication
must have had successful experience
Several members of
in their respective fields.
Three books, several
contributions to the literature
monographs, and many articles have come
from the members of our department. Practically all members of our staff are engaged in
some form of research or
The School of
Welfare has been located in three widely separated
"A", top floor
of Graduate Building and the little
It is difficult to function
the old School of Education Building and the School of
as effectively as we
like in such physical
realize that the
building for the
of Social Welfare.
authorized and made an appropriation
As of today, it has low priority. We
E. Moore, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
To the President of
completion of the new School of
former inadequacy in housing has been removed.
Business building in May, 1958, the
The new building includes facilities
for classrooms, offices, research, and conferences.
The major concerns of the School of Business during the biennium were those
of redefining objectives;
appraising and revising the undergraduate and graduate cur-
ricula; evaluating methods of teaching; improving library and research materials;
and examining relationships between the School and the University on the one hand,
and the alumni and the business community on the other.
were also effected
in the organization of the School.
The Accounting Department completed a study and
revision of the
curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a view to improving
them wherever possible.
Members of the Department are serving as chairman of the
of the American
Accounting Concepts and Standards Committee of the
as members of
and as nominators of candidates for the Earhart Foundation Fellowships.
participated in professional conferences and business meetings both within and without
One member of the staff is writing a manual of practices for use in the
Florida State Auditor's Office.
The Department assists the State Board of Accountancy
in giving CPA examinations and takes steps in recognizing outstanding students in the
principles of accounting.
fifty per cent
rollment during the past two years.
During the same period, an extensive revision of
and curricula was accomplished.
offerings were reduced somewhat to
both accomplished outstanding programs. Alpha Delta
first place in the A. P. Phillips state competition and first place in
tion. Gamma Alpha Chi achieved first and second places in consecutive
years in the Phillips state competition and second place in national competition.
the Department are serving variously as National President of Alpha Delta
as National Vice-President of the Advertising
Federation of America.
Noteworthy activities of the Department include a graduate program at the master's
degree level for teachers of business subjects and the sponsorship of the Future Busi-
ness Leaders of America throughout the secondary schools in Florida.
The Business Law area services other areas of the
Currently six semester
law are required
has resulted in
and the use of
in the School.
faculty are needed to reduce class sizes to reasonable proportions and to provide ad-
vanced work in public regulation of business-an area which is becoming exceedingly
The 1956-58 biennium was a period of growth and accomplishment for the Depart-
ment of Insurance.
The changes which occurred during this period placed the depart-
ment on a par with outstanding insurance departments in other major universities.
was reworked to
New courses were added to fill in the gaps and to attune
the schedule of offerings to the dynamics of the industry.
The natural growth of the
School of Business together with an increasing interest in insurance careers sent the
enrollment in insurance courses skyrocketing from 300 per annum to more than 1,000.
The Department secured the services of three outstanding faculty members during this
In addition to normal teaching and research loads, special projects have been
undertaken especially coordination of the various municipal pension plans in Florida
and an actuarial
the efforts of
as the Insurance
& Real Estate
world became aware of the F.S.U. insurance program.
The national C.P.C.U. organiza-
tion chose F.S.U. for the initiation of its National Insurance Day program.
The number of course offerings of the Department of Management and Finance
The enrollment has
of four instructors.
700 and 800 students each semester for the original department
The major change in the Department was the addition of two
new men in the area of Finance, bringing the total number of faculty in the department
to six. It is now intended to divide the present Management and Finance Department
into three departments--Finance, Management and Transportation.
The present head
of the Department of Management and Finance, because of his theoretical and practi-
the advertising fraternity, and
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effective September 1, 1958.
The enrollment in
the Department of Marketing continues to increase ra
Class enrollments each semester have now passed the 500 mark.
have increased much faster than faculty so that in the spring, 1957, the
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was 47.3 students for the whole department.
Additional faculty has now lowered
the size of the class and helped to improve the quality of instruction.
past two years, much attention has been given to the undergraduate curriculum and
greater emphasis on strengthening the graduate program. Two new programs embrac-
ing the latest developments in marketing management have been added: Distribution
Clinics conducted by business
and interviewing schedules by the Placement
Bureau have helped many of the Marketing majors find desirable employment. Demand
for Marketing graduates has constantly been much greater than the supply.
During the 1956-58 period, the Department of Restaurant and Hotel Management
consolidated its curriculum, added faculty, and extended its services to the state by
adding a field-service program. In cooperation with the Florida Restaurant Association,
an Education and Research Foundation was established for the purpose of raising funds
to improve the Department and the industry.
The Foundation published a monthly
bulletin containing latest developments and recent educational advances.
The bulletin is
sent to all members of the Florida Restaurant Association and other interested persons.
A field representative has been employed by the Department and charged with the
with the conducting of short courses in food
throughout the state.
The School of Business is in need
of funds to provide a better student-faculty ratio,
better professional services and revised
of the state.
research in basic
enviable progress during the
Numerous members of our faculty have engaged in further study for advanced degrees,
some have published materials which contributed to education for business leadership,
problems of future growth.
By invitation, members of the faculty have appeared
consultants, and discussion leaders before
groups in many
states throughout the nation.
A. Rovetta, Dean
THE LIBRARY SCHOOL
To the President of The
School's sixth biennium has been notably successful.
enrollment increased in quality as well as in quantity.
The faculty improved
programs of instruction and were influential in professional practice and philosophy in
the field. Housing handicaps were reduced by removal to new quarters in the new
During the biennium
areas of instruction and
a refinement in
the embryo of
course offerings was undertaken.
a third emerged as forerunners "to possible
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
To educate for special library needs, the faculty developed graduate specialization
to supplement the basic professional programs in lib:
and Research Librarianship;
(2) Public Librarianship; (3) School
(5) Cataloging, Reference, Bibliography
ihip in (1) College
I Librarianship; (4)
This program leading
to the Master's degree is accredited by th
four sections each
was added to
to support the
new interdivisional program in Educational Tele-
were introduced, and television seminars (with mobile equipment) were offered
during the summer session.
A full Master's program in AVI
is now offered,
by the Department of Audio-Visual Education of the
with the State
Education, school librarians and audio-visualists to develop a new certification in "In-
certification in September
the faculty developed a certification
the basis for a state-wide
program is the embryo for a third possible area to be known
Service," which will undertake to prepare personnel in the whole
materials-library and audio-visual-to administer the emerging
schools of Florida and the nation.
range of instructional
It has received
article in College and Research Libraries,
and has been imitated in
part or as a whole by many graduate schools.
A recent study by a committee of our
Graduate Council reaffirmed the need for the content of this course.
and research scholars are universally agreed that one prerequisite to the granting of a
degree is evidence of bibliographic and documentation knowledge.
At the request of the School of Education audio-visual instruction
all of the teacher interns before their departure for internship. Thi
beginning, but it
is provided for
s is a desirable
is hoped that this brief session will develop into a broader unit that will
encompass teacher orientation in the use of a school materials
range of instructional materials.
Each academic semester
through the General Extension Division.
and the whole
City, Pensacola, Fort Lau
were offered in the following
derdale, West Palm Beach, T
ampa and DeFuniak Springs.
semester, and a second section
its beginning the Library School has offered
An all-time high was reached in the fall of
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
The last of a series of three pre-school clinics on instructional materials
sponsored with the State Department of Education was held in late
annual school materials conferences, sponsored jointly with two N. E.
were held in December of
1956 and 195;
f 1957; and
with the State
attracted library leaders and research workers in
have held offices and
Library Association, Department of Audio-Visual Instruction of the National Education
Association, Southeastern Library Association,
and Florida Library Association. Consul-
station services have been given to several of the junior college libraries, notably those
in Madison, Ocala, Bradenton, and Orlando, and a
held in June of 1958.
junior college library conference was
Two faculty members were awarded fellowships to work toward
Publications of the faculty have appeared in the
Saturday Review, the N.
E. A. Journal,
Trends, and other
demonstration library and
as a teaching laboratory for Library School students and renders services to the School
of Education and other units on the campus, has a total of 21,862 volumes, some 4,160
1,306 films, 1,300 filmstrips, and
samples of slides and other materials.
during the biennium.
and rentals to $5,800
Film library acquisitions of about 1',000 brought the total to 2,000
Campus use increased and previewing
now in their sixth
faculty and students
medium as a teaching aid. Filming of athletics for Men's Physical Education
continuous, and a film for
Physical Education is nearly complete. A transfer
process developed by a graduate student and a faculty member has been filmed and
will be described in an article in Educational Screen.
a total of 180 full-time equivalent
students, and during 1957-58 a total of 21'2.8 full-time equivalent students, or
of 18 per cent for one
However, the Library School is primarily a graduate
school and therefore all of its students are either graduate or upper level; no lower-
level courses are offered.
the Library School during
From the analysis made by the Office of the Dean of Faculties,
r 1957-58 divided its 212.8 full-time equivalent students, as
unique when compared with other academic units, this composition of the student body
is standard for accredited library schools, since only graduate accreditation is given by
the American Library Association.
Department of Education,
the Southern College and
June of 1958.
at the Tuesday night
The ground floor of the
Library provides improved quarters after
West Campus barracks and wooden struct
the Main Campus.
ever, part of the School's operation remains in Lang House and in the Music Building.
The University Library will soon need to expand into the space occupied by the Library
In the next biennium some major decisions must be made. Foremost
the need for
more faculty and staff. During the summer of 1958 regular faculty carried full teaching
loads on top of directing from five to ten Master's papers.
fact that the School is underfinanced.
Student costs bear out the
Second is the need for quarters, a perennial
A high priority for an addition to the Library Building adequate to house
the Library School, or a separate classroom building, should be considered.
the necessity for a decision on the placement of the Audio-Visual Center. I
station by the Library School developed from a need for an instructional demonstration
unit. The need for such a unit will always exist in a Library School since audio-visual
librarians are now in constant demand, and FSU is one of the 10 accredited library
schools with a recognized specialty in this area.
Fourth, since FSU has regional as
well as state responsibilities for graduate professional education in librarianship, steps
should be taken to grant tuition consideration, at least, to Alabama, Mississippi, and
South Carolina, states without accredited library schools, and to South Georgia. Fifth,
with added faculty,
steps should be taken to inaugurate a doctoral program in librarian-
THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
To the President
The Florida State University
designed to improve the processes of government.
Its program of instruction develops
insights into the theory as well as the practices of government.
Its internship program
provides opportunity for students who are interested in factual materials related to
Its consultant services are used by public officials and organizations in
a large variety of situations where problems arise that require independent advice.
The School's undergraduate program was revised and strengthened in the areas
administration and municipal planning. Employment opportunities for
the undergraduate degree increased greatly during the biennium. The
graduate program was revised and strengthened in the areas of international administra-
Enrollment continued to
Former ambassadors, officials of the U.
S. Department of State, the United Nations,
the International Cooperation Administration, the International Bank for Reconstruction
and Development and officials of various other departments of the Federal government
came to the campus as lecturers.
Members of our State Cabinet and other state officials
the School's annual
Federal lecture program
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centered around two themes: "Administration of Foreign Affairs" and "Governmental
Personnel Problems and Practices."
With the active support of the Governor and the Budget Director,
a program of
graduate trainee positions was inaugurated, enabling superior graduate students to work
toward the master's or doctor's degree while working on a part-time basis in one of
the departments of the state government.
state and local officials.
in the School's
state officials, members of the staff of the School helped in the planning or teaching of
numerous short courses and workshops throughout the state for the Governor's Conference
on Urban Renewal, the Florida Development Commission, the City Managers' Associa-
tion, the Municipal
Association, the Municipal Electrical Employees
and Utilities Association and the Pinellas County Planning Conference.
Members of the teaching faculty continued to render research and consultative
assistance in their areas of special interest to the Bureau of Governmental
and Service-a division of the
School of Public Administration devoted to the
and consultation of public officials of our state.
Research and Consultation
During the biennium the Bureau of Governmental Research and Service
its service on a large scale.
Reports requested by public officials and completed
forward during the biennium by the Bureau, or by members of the instructional staff
working through the Bureau, are listed below.
are not included.
Confidential memorandum on reports
Report on Levels
ments, Defeat of
and Management Survey o0
of Assessed Property Tax Va
the Tallahassee Civic Center
Tax Council, County Property
the State Beverage Department, A
es, State Supervision of Local Assess-
Proposal, Summary of Studies
Constitution of 1958 and the Constitution of 1885.
The Bureau of Governmental Research also assisted the State Merit
in connection with the state classification and compensation plan, Governor Collins in
connection with a proposed bill on revenue collection, the City of Pensacola and the
City of Jacksonville Beach in the development of
personnel programs, the city managers
of Auburndale and Quincy on the development of urban renewal plans, and the
ton Chamber of Commerce in its study of the need for annexation or incorporation.
chart for the
Agriculture, comprehensive personnel and salary study for the
sion of Correc-
tions, comprehensive inventory of possible prison industries in Florida, a report on the
salary structure of our state courts and of selected state and local agencies, a manual
for tax assessors of Florida, and
a fiscal study for the
City of Jacksonville Beach.
Members of the staff
State and Girls
continued to participate in the annual
and to direct the Know
In 1957 the
Know Your Government Program, which
held each year the legislature is in session,
brought to the campus more than 3400 high school students to be instructed in the
organization and procedures of their state government and to
see their state
A member of the staff continued to serve as correspondent of Florida for the
Municipal Yearbook and Public Management. Another continued to serve as a member
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
of the National Advisory Committee of the
for Public Administration
and as consultant to
a number of management institutes.
participated in programs of the learned societies.
One member of the staff received
the Doctor's degree, so that all teaching members now hold this degree.
Individual Research and Writing
official research responsibilities in relation to the Bureau, members
of the staff
continued research of their own for articles and books.
During the biennium
books and articles were
Wilson K. Doyle, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF
To the President
The School of Journalism serves the users and makers
by enabling laymen to study the vital role of the
professional careers, and by ai
and public relations
in democracy, by
ding newspapers and maga-
The three-fold program of the School of Journalism-advertising, editorial practice,
and television-radio--is recognized nationally.
is affiliated with the American
Society of Journalism School Administrators and the American Association of Schools
and Departments of Journalism.
It is accredited.
Its assets are these:
it has a curri-
culum which requires of its majors
a liberal education and thorough training;
the latter all men with
five of whom have doctoral degrees;
Its liabilities are these:
and it is in the state capital, news center of public
an inadequate physical plant, although assured of
space in a new building approved by the state legislature
only limited funds for its Institute of Media Research, ar
unified program of television, radio,
at its 1957 session; it has
id it does not encompass a
Graduates of the School of Journ
hold successful positions
l as in
the entering freshmen in the school ranked higher in scholastic
ability than the students in any other school.
It is the headquarters of the Florida
Association of Magazine
It works with people interested in both the amateur and
It sponsors the FSU School Press Institute.
With an enrollment
in 1957-58, it
was founded in 1949.
Laurence R. Campbell, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF NURSING
To the President
Since the organization of the school in 1950 the program has
the quality of the students now entering the program has improved. As college prepara-
* By direction of the Board of Control, the School of Journalism is to be discontinued on June 30, 1959.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
tion for nurses has become better known and accepted in the
State, an increasing num-
the Beta list of college
preferences has listed The Florida State University School of Nursing as first choice of
the five collegiate programs in nursing now available in this
icant than the increased enrollments
during this biennium
Even more signif-
is the picture of total numbers of degrees conferred
to the total of all degrees previously conferred.
B.S. in Nursing
The new biennium will
senior years the largest classes in the
School of Ni
history of the
School, and it
into their junior and
can be predicted now
that the numbers of
degrees to be
conferred in the next biennium will show a sub-
over those reported above. Even greater numbers
of nurses must be
prepared in the college setting if we are to meet Florida's needs for nurses in teaching,
and administration as well as the other fields now being expanded in this
nursing and others.
In previous reports, mention of need for scholarships was made. Seventy students
during this biennium held the $500
state nursing scholarships.
One student holding the
scholarship (income from a $10,000 grant) is about to enter her senior year. No accurate
figure is available on the total number of students receiving small scholarships from the
private groups, but many such funds are being used by our students.
from three-year programs returning to campus for degrees have had available to them
for the first time funds under Public Law 911, Title II.
As The Florida
is the only school in the State and one of only 52 in the United
funds, it might be well to outline grants to date:
grants for 6 traineeships........................................................................ -------$13,970
for 16 traineeships ..... ........ ...................... ........................
for 25 traineeships ...................................................................-..-
allocation still to be made but money appropriated by Congress.
These grants, incidentally, provide $200 a month cash to the nurse, and in addition
tuition and fees as well as some travel expenses.
One registered nurse is also
studying on campus under a grant of $2,000 from the Florida Council
on Mental Health
Training and Research.
In addition to scholarship assistance for students, the School received a grant of
$15,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health last year.
This grant permitted
However, since qualified faculty people could not be found to fill the positions, the
money was not spent, and the outlined project in further integrating mental health
was not expanded other than as could be done by the regular staff.
grant of $7,560 has been made to begin the project this next year.
The faculty of
their Bachelor's de
the School now numbers thirteen.
group since completing their Master's
of the four was granted
Of this group, six
diversity, with four
in other institutions and returning to
I a scholarship to continue advanced