Inventory of the Office of the President, Youngstown State University, Albert L. Pugsley Records, 1966-1973

Office of the President, Youngstown State University, Albert L. Pugsley Records, 1966-1973
Youngstown State University
Office of the President, Youngstown State University.
1.5 cubic feet
This collection contains documents and publications relating to the presidency of Albert L. Pugsley. Dr. Pugsley served Youngstown State University in this capacity from 1966 to 1973.
RG 04/02
The records are in English

Biography of Albert L. Pugsley

Albert L. Pugsley was born in 1989 in Woodbine, Iowa. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1930 from South Dakota University and his Masters of Architecture from Harvard in 1934. A registered engineer and a licensed professional architect, Pugsley held honorary doctoral degrees from South Dakota State University and Kansas Wesleyan University.

Prior to coming to being named President of Youngstown University, Pugsley served Kansas State University as Dean of Academic Administration, Dean of Abinistration, Professor of Structural Engineering, and Administrative Vice President. He was also active with the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, becoming its President in 197 1.

Pugsley is regarded as the architect of the modern Youngstown State University. As YSU President, he guided the institution into the state system of higher education in 1967 and accelerated the physical and academic expansion of the campus. He especially placed great emphasis on undergraduate education.

Pugsley retired from YSU in 1973 and retired to Florida, where he passed away in 1977.

Scope and Content

The archival material preserved herein includes memoranda generated by President Pugsley, as well as information pertaining to the University's governance and finances during his tenure, plus matters relating to accreditation. At present, the collection is small; however, as related materials come to light, it is expected to grow.

Statement of Arrangement

Series Description Series I: Correspondence Series 11: Financial Series 111: Policies and Regulations Series IV: Accreditation Series V: Subject Files Series VI: News

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Pugsley, Albert L.
University administrators
University presidents
Youngstown State University

Preferred Citation

Youngstown State University, Office of the President, Albert L. Pugsley, Records, 1966- 1973, RG 0412, Archives & Special Collections, William F. Maag, Jr. Library, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

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Correspondence Between Albert L. Pugsley and Manchester, Bennett,Powers, and Ullman, 1966-1968

Memoranda, 1967-1973

FINANCIAL, 1965-1969

Information on Sale of the Valley Park Motel, 1968

Information on Sale of the Wick Avenue Drive-In Motel, 1968

Transfer of Assets from the Youngstown University to the Youngstown Education Foundation, 1966

Youngstown University Budget, 1965-1966 and 1968-1969

Youngstown University Financial Statement, 1966


A Reappraisal Report to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1966

A Report to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educationfrom Youngstown University, n.d.

Institutional Profile, Youngstown State University, 1968

North Central Association, Questionnaires, 1968

North Central Association, YSU Graduate School Accreditation, 1968

SUBJECT FILES, 1966-1967, n.d.

Bylaws of the Constitution of the Faculty of YSU, 1967

Constitution of the Faculty of YSU, 1967

Documents Regarding Photoduplicating Procedures on Campus (Xerox Corporation), n.d.

Youngstown Education Foundation Insurance Policies, 1966-1967