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Military & Veterans Center records

 Record Group
Identifier: 004-002-003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a number of thank-you letters addressed to Towson University's Veterans Services and their former Coordinator, Patrick Young. This collection also contains awards that reflect Towson University’s service to its veteran students. This collection contains a number of pamphlets, programs, posters, magazines, and handbooks that outline the accomplishments of Veterans Services and their staff members. Lastly, this collection contains one compact disc and an issue of the Towson University Towerlight; both briefly outline the history and career of Patrick Young.

Dates

  • 2010-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Biographical / Historical

During the early-mid 1970s, veteran enrollment at Towson University increased dramatically from the large influx of 2 million returning Vietnam veterans. These student veterans allied together to form the Concerned Veterans Student Group of Towson University in 1974. After its initial establishment, the Concerned Veterans Group held a number of meetings and events each month to develop a greater sense of inclusion among student veterans. Later, the organization eventually disbanded, only to make its return in 2008. Reemerging as a grassroots movement, the Veterans Concerns Committee was formed by Towson University employees and faculty members in order to address the growing needs of Towson University’s returning veteran community. In the summer of 2010, the Veterans Service center was officially opened in the psychology building.

The Veterans Service center was opened to aid the University's veteran students in making a smooth transition into college life. Furthermore, former Towson alumni and Marine veteran, Patrick Young spearheaded the organization by volunteering as the Coordinator of Veterans Services. Since its creation, the Veterans Services department has hosted a variety of fundraisers, campus activities, and community service projects aimed at promoting veteran awareness. In 2013, Veterans Services and Towson Athletics partnered to present Towson’s Hometown Heroes football game at Unitas Stadium. Lastly, in 2014, Towson University was recognized for its dedicated work in assisting veteran students.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection has three series: 1. Towson University Veterans Services, which has five subseries: A. Thank-you Letters, B. Handbooks, C. Awards/Achievements, D. Events Sponsored, E. University Magazines. Followed by: 2. Patrick Young, which has three subseries: A. Invitations, B. Career, C.Thank-you Letters. And, 3. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. The files are arranged in chronological order within the subseries.
Title
Guide to the Military & Veterans Center records
Status
Completed
Author
Neal Jones (updated by John Esh, 2020)
Date
08/15/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Rd
Towson MD 21252 United States