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William G. Roy Papers Edit


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Natalia Colón
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  • 1951-2009 (Creation)


  • 5 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes, 20 folders total

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  • Abstract

    The William Roy Papers centers on Florida Institute of Technology alumnus, William Glenn Roy, and his life and achievements. These papers hold correspondence, awards, and Florida Institute of Technology data.

  • Accruals

    No further accruals are expected.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged topically and follows original order.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Born in 1919, William Glenn Roy Sr. was Lieutenant Commander of the United States Navy and is most commonly known for the photographs he took of the sinking carrier, USS Yorktown, during the Battle of Midway in World War II. After World War II, Roy opened his own photography business before being hired by Patrick Air Force Base in 1951 to work in the photo lab. In 1965 Roy met with Dr. Keuper and Dr. Miller of Florida Institute of Technology regarding establishing a program in the field of engineering management. After this meeting, Roy helped launch the Master’s program in Contract and Acquisition Management which he led from 1965-1970. The program started with around 125 students, prompting Roy to bring in his friend Howard Brown as a second professor. Roy was also a strong supporter and alumni of Florida Institute of Technology, earning an MS degree in Contract and Acquisition Management at Florida Institute of Technology in 1970 and the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Outstanding Alumni Award in 2011. Roy had also been a member of the American Bar Association since 1960. Roy died on April 10, 2015.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some records in this collection are subject to access restrictions. Some are restricted for privacy concerns and institutional policy, and student records in this collection are subject to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions. Please contact the repository for further information.

  • Language of Materials


  • Preferred Citation

    “Item, date.” William G. Roy Sr. Papers, UA-WR007, Harry P. Weber University Archives, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

  • Related Materials

    Naval History and Heritage Command (, the Fight Global Archives, (, and the Battle of Midway Roundtable (

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains correspondence, awards, and Florida Institute of Technology data. The collection includes certificates earned by William Roy Sr. for his service in multiple organizations, commendations for his work in the military, and information regarding Florida Institute of Technology’s various programs.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Photocopies, photographs, and scans of items in this collection may be made by users or by library staff on behalf of users for the following purposes: personal, research, scholarly, educational, and other nonprofit use. It is the responsibility of the user to abide by any and all applicable copyright laws in their use of material from the Harry P. Weber University Archives. Florida Tech is not responsible for any copyright infringement resulting from improper use of research copies or scans created by or provided to users.

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