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History Department Administrative Records

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/16/1

  • Staff Only
This series, arranged in nine boxes, spans the years from 1892 through 2006, although the majority of the records dates between 1970 and 2006. The series is divided into three sub-series: general files, minutes of departmental meetings, and subject files.

The general files form the major portion of the series, filling five boxes. They date between 1942 and 2006 and are arranged chronologically. The general files concern a wide variety of topics including department curriculum, committees, and policy; sponsored lectures and conferences; and routine administrative matters. The bulk of the files document varied aspects of graduate study such as course offerings and requirements, admissions, enrollment, examinations and grades, student research, teaching requirements, and placement.

The minutes of departmental faculty meetings span the period 1954-2002 and are arranged chronologically in two toxes. Materials within the folders are also arranged chronologically by date of meeting.

The subject files from the last part of the series and fill two boxes. These records span the period from 1892 through 2006 and are arranged alphabetically by sub-heading. This material deals with many different topics, including, among others: course offerings, curricular development, and graduate study. Also of note is the History of the History Department, 1885-1960, written by historian Richard W. Leopold (See also: Northwestern University Archives Series 11/3/16/21)

Dates

  • 1892-2006
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1970-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

9.00 Boxes

Abstract

This series spans the years from 1892 through 2006, although the majority of the records dates between 1970 and 2006. The series is divided into three sub-series: general files, minutes of departmental meetings, and subject files. The general files concern a wide variety of topics including department curriculum, committees, and policy; sponsored lectures and conferences; and routine administrative matters. The subject files form the last part of the series and fill two boxes. This meterial deals with many different topics, including, among others: course offerings, curricular development, and graduate study. Also of note is the History of the History Department, 1885-1960, written by historian Richard W. Leopold.

Arrangement Note

The series is divided into three sub-series: general files, minutes od departmental meetings, and subject files. General and minutes files are arranged chronologically. Subject files are arranged alphabetically by sub-heading.

Method of Acquisition

This series has been formed from general reference files held by the University Archives as well as from separations from the papers of Professor T. W. Heyck (Northwestern University Archives Series 11/3/16/25)

Related Materials

Northwestern University Archives Series 11/3/16/21

Processing Information

Robert Carlton and Kevin B. Leonard; March-April, 2008.
Title
Guide to the History Department Administrative Records
Author
Robert Carlton and Kevin B. Leonard
Date
01/03/2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354