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Faculty of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean alphabetical files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16/1/914
This collection consists of alphabetical files maintained by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters. Files that deal specifically with the Faculty's eleven departments are located in Archives 16/1/903.

Dates

  • 1966-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1967-1998

Creator

Terms of Access

The bulk of the Faculty of Arts and Letters 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

36.25 Linear Feet (29 record cartons)

Overview

General office files maintained in the Office of the Dean 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 departments were added to the faculty later like American Studies, African-American Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Center for Media Study, which later became the Department of Media Study. The Faculty was disbanded in 1998 when the University again reorganized and reestablished the College of Arts and Sciences.

Arrangement

Following the original order of the materials, this collection is organized alphabetically (and color-coded for better accessibility). When a folder title deviates significantly from the title on the original folder a note has been made. Commonly used abbreviations are listed when known.

Acquisition Information

The University Archives received a number of separate accessions of records from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (and later the College of Arts and Letters). This collection consists of records received by the Archives in 1987 (accession number 87-028), 1994 (accession number 94-023), 1996 (accession number 96-000), 2001 (accession numbers 01-005 and 01-006), and 2002 (accession numbers 02-002 and 02-003), as well as records from two unnumbered accessions.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

16/1/903 - Faculty of Arts and Letters Office of the Dean Departmental Files

Separated Materials

Separated Materials: Dean's Office files on departments were processed as 16/1/903. Materials separated from accession 96-000: Dean Jon Whitmore's Chronological Files were processed as a separate collection, Archives 16/1/883. Search procedure reports and language waiver petitions were disposed of. Course proposals were removed and integrated into Archives 16/1/957.

Materials separated from 87-028: Files marked "DW" were integrated into 16/1/940. Course proposals were removed and integrated into Archives 16/1/957.

Materials separated from 94-023: "Graduate Files (David Willburn)" and "Undergraduate Files (John Dings)" were processed as two separate collections, Archives 16/1/940 and Archives 16/1/899. Course proposals were removed and integrated into Archives 16/1/957.

Materials separated from 01-006: Course proposals were removed and integrated into Archives 16/1/957

Materials separated from unnumbered accessions: Personnel records were processed as a separate collection, Archives 16/1/871. Chronological Files of other administrators in the Dean's Office were processed as a separate collection, Archives 16/1/960.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Morse, January 2005.
Title
Finding Aid for the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean alphabetical files
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Morse
Date
22 November 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)