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Committee on the Doctor of Arts degree (Faculty of Arts and Letters) records

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: 16/1/1336
Memos, reports, articles, and clippings relating to the Doctor of Arts degree, Faculty of Arts and Letters. Includes proposals for Doctor of Arts degrees in English, Economics, and Physics.

Dates

  • 1970-1971

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

The Committee on the Doctor of Arts degree (Faculty of Arts and Letters) records are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Memos, reports, articles, and clippings relating to the Doctor of Arts degree, Faculty of Arts and Letters.

Historical Note

The University of Buffalo Charter was granted by the New York State Legislature on May 11th, 1846 with the authorization to grant any degrees whatsoever. The School of Medicine was established as the first division of the University, followed by Pharmacy (1886), Law School (1887), and Dental School (1892). Although the desire for a “Greater University” consisting of liberal arts courses in concert with the professional schools had been a goal since the charter was granted, new accreditation rules from the American Medical Association led to the first “Courses in Arts and Sciences” offered in 1913. Thirty-five full-time students enrolled, marking the beginnings of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The years 1916-1922 were critical in the transformation of the University from a loose collection of professional schools to an integrated university. In 1920, the University embarked on a major endowment campaign. Generating over $5 million from 24,000 community members in 10 days, the success of the campaign allowed for development of the Main Street Campus and expansion of the College of Arts and Sciences.

UB underwent significant change and growth with the consolidation of most facilities on the Main Street Campus (the Law School remained downtown). Enrollment exploded after WWII and with it, a rapid expansion of CAS. The Art Department merged with the Albright Art School, the Slee Professorship in Music was established (with first resident Aaron Copeland), and both Physics and Chemistry were awarded new and renovated facilities. Most significantly, UB merged with the SUNY system in 1962 affording an infusion of funding. Between 1961 and 1963, CAS hired nearly 200 new faculty to meet growing enrollment demand.

From 1967-1998, the College of Arts and Sciences was reorganized as the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, and Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In 1998, the College of Arts and Sciences was re-established.

Arrangement

Original order maintained, roughly chronological.

Acquisition Information

The Committee on the Doctor of Arts degree (Faculty of Arts and Letters) records were transferred to University Archives by Professor of English, Irving Massey, on October 1, 1987 as accession 87-052.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Vilz, July 2018; finding aid encoded by July 2018.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding Aid for the Committee on the Doctor of Arts degree (Faculty of Arts and Letters) records
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz.
Date
31 July 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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