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College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: 11/2/9

Scope and Contents

Boxes 1-10, Volumes 1-16

The minutes of the meeting of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences document the development of policy and other administrative matters of the College from its inception in 1856 through the present. Among various matters recorded in the minutes are the adoption of new or revised rules and degree requirements, curricular changes, committee appointments, reports of committees, recommendations for students' awards and honors, recommendations for promotion and graduation of students, and student petitions.

Addition 1 The addition features half a box worth of minutes material similar to that of the original series that was interfiled with existing materials to form a more complete set. It should be noted that gaps still exist.

Also, a duplicate set of reformatted minutes spanning 1974 through 1990 was added to the end of the series, increasing the original series from ten to eleven archival boxes worth of material. Each page of this duplicate set is numbered through the entire span, and it also contains some gaps.

Addition 2 The addition features a half box worth of minutes material similar to that of the original series, spanning 1996-2003. This material has been interfiled with existing material to further complete the set. The 1996-2003 span appears complete.

Also, a compact disc containing a complete run of extant minutes from October 1974-January 1988 was added to the end of the series. The disc also contains selected meetings from 1990-1995, as well as a complete span of meetings from 2000- January 2005.

Dates

  • 1856 - 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location 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

11.00 Boxes

16 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The minutes of the meeting of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences document the development of policy and other administrative matters of the College from its inception in 1856 through the present. Among various matters recorded in the minutes are the adoption of new or revised rules and degree requirements, curricular changes, committee appointments, reports of committees, recommendations for students' awards and honors, recommendations for promotion and graduation of students, and student petitions.

Arrangement Note

The minutes dating between 1856 and 1916 are holographic and contained in three oversized ledger volumes. Minutes dating from the period 1910-1965 are typewritten and contained in bound volumes. Minutes dating from 1965 are loose-leaf and arranged chronologically in folders. Minutes of the Administrative Council, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities divisions of the College date between 1934 and 1959 and are filed chronologically in Box 6 of the series.

The minutes are indexed on two sets of cards covering the period 1910-1971. The first set relates to minutes from the years 1910-1941 while the second set pertains to minutes dating from 1941 to 1971. Cards are arranged alphabetically according to topical headings.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives prior to 1974 (accession numbers 74-139, 74-158) and incrementally thereafter, including accession numbers 79-64, 79-72 and 81-42.

Addition 1: Transferred to the University Archives on August 30, 2000 (Accession Number 00-253).

Addition 2: Unknown.

Processing Information

Ben Scott; April 16, 1996 Reboxed and finding aid revised by Katherine Lawson; November 29, 2004.

Additions 1 and 2: Jeremy Abbott; March 16, 2005, May 5, 2005.
Title
Guide to the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Minutes
Author
Ben Scott
Date
05/11/2006
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