Collection ASM0165 - Melanie Rosborough papers

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ASM0165

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Melanie Rosborough papers

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  • 1940-1983 (Creation)
  • 1940-1983 (Creation)

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11 Boxes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • English

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