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Department Of Biological Sciences Records

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/7/2
The records of the Department of Biological Sciences fill six and one-half boxes and span the years between c. 1948 and 1974. The records document administrative concerns of the department including relations with Northwestern administrators, especially deans of the College of Arts and Sciences; faculty appointments; sponsored lectures and departmental seminars; budgetary matters; curricular development; and grants and sponsored research. Other areas covered by the records include departmental representation in professional organization and associations; acquisition and maintenance of scientific equipment; and construction and refurbishment of classroom, office, and laboratory facilities for the department.

Most of the records found in this series have been maintained by a succession of departmental chairmen.

Dates

  • 1948-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

7.00 Boxes

Abstract

The records of the Department of Biological Sciences fill six and one-half boxes and span the years between c. 1948 and 1974. The records document administrative concerns of the department including relations with Northwestern administrators, especially deans of the College of Arts and Sciences; faculty appointments; sponsored lectures and departmental seminars; budgetary matters; curricular development; and grants and sponsored research. Other areas covered by the records include departmental representation in professional organization and associations; acquisition and maintenance of scientific equipment; and construction and refurbishment of classroom, office, and laboratory facilities for the department.

Arrangement Note

Records are grouped by subject or topic and folders are arranged alphabetically by subject heading. Within folders the records are arranged in chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

The Department of Biological Sciences transferred these records to the University Archives in 1974.

Related Materials

For additional information concerning the planning and construction of the O.T. Hogan Biological Sciences Building, see University Archives Series 11/3/7/4, Department of Biological Sciences, O.T. Hogan Building Planning and Construction Records, 1963-1972.

Separated Materials

Approximately three and on-half linear feet of University publications, duplicate, and extraneous materials have been removed to other collections within the University Archives or discarded.

Processing Information

Katherine Giese, ca. 1975; James G. Carson, 1985; Linda Wolf, 1988; and Kevin Leonard; 1995.
Title
Guide to the Department Of Biological Sciences Records
Author
Katherine Giese; James G. Carson; Linda Wolf; and Kevin Leonard.
Date
01/01/1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635