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Faculty of Arts and Letters, Dean’s Office, Outgoing Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1-10
Identifier: 16/1/960
These files contain the correspondence of Acting and Assistant Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Letters.

Dates

  • 1986-1995
  • Majority of material found within [1987-1992]

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The bulk of the Arts and Letters Dean's Office outgoing correspondence records are open for research.

Copyright

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Access to student and personnel records is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. See reference staff for details. No restrictions on access apply to published records. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Freedom of Information Act. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the archives' usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

4.25 Linear Feet (7 manuscript boxes, 3 half boxes)

Overview

These files contain the correspondence of Acting and Assistant Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Letters.

Historical Note

The Faculty of Arts and Letters came into being in 1967 when the University planned a massive academic reorganization. The academic units were divided into seven different faculties, of which Arts and Letters was one. It originally consisted of a number of departments that were in the original College of Arts and Letters including Art, Classics, Drama and Speech, English, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Music. Other newly-formed departments were added to the faculty later like American Studies, African-American Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Center for Media Study. It was disbanded in 1998 when the University again reorganized and reestablished the College of Arts and Sciences.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into nine series by author: I. John Dings, Associate Dean; II. Thomas Headrick, Acting Dean; III. Nancy Kielar, Assistant Dean for Resource Management; IV. Nancy Miller, Director of Development; V. Mary Ann Rodgers, Staff Association for Personnel Administration; VI. Robert Rossberg, Interim Dean; VII. Fred See, Associate Dean; VIII. James Swan, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs; IX. Davis Willbern, Acting Dean for Graduate Programs. Each series arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

These records were part of an unnumbered accession received by the University Archives in the 1990s. The accession also contained course proposals (processed with other Arts and Letters course proposals in 16/1/957), departmental files (processed with other Arts and Letters departmental files in 6/1/903) and other general office files (to be processed with other alphabetical files).

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

16/1/883
Faculty of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean, Jon Whitmore Outgoing Correspondence, 1985-1989
16/1/899
Faculty of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean, John Dings, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), Office Files,1985-1989
16/1/940
Faculty of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean, David Willbern, Associate Dean (Graduate Education), Office Files, 1984-1990

Processing Information

Processed by Kerry Fender.
Title
Finding Aid for the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Dean’s Office, Outgoing Correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kerry Fender.
Date
2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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