Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences records, 1919-1998

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/crgtn

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University. Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Office of the Dean.
Title: Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences records, 1919-1998
Call Number:Series No. 84
Extent: 12.25 linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract:The collection contains records from the Office of the Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, as well as materials related to Graduate School governance, such as annual reports, minutes, correspondence, faculty information, subject files, and visual materials. Notable topics and events represented in the collection include coeducation, racial integration, faculty member J. J. Altizer and his "God is Dead" theology, student protests and subsequent court trials in the 1970s, and departmental formations and reorganizations.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Special resitrictions apply: Selected materials are closed to research in accordance with Emory University Archives access policy for student and personnel records.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Art History Department records (Series 178), Department of African American Studies records (Series 135), Department of Biology records (Series 93), Department of Chemistry records (Series 78), Department of Geology records (Series 152), Department of History records (Series 156), Department of Music records (Series 177), and Emory University Faculty records (Series 21).




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Collection Description

Administrative History

The Dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences administers the University's primary undergraduate college and its constituent departments and programs. The College of Liberal Arts was established in 1915 as the undergraduate college within the University and changed its name to Emory College of Arts and Sciences in 1926-1927. The Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences has a primary administrative role in undergraduate teaching and scholarship, but as the University developed a graduate curriculum dependent on Emory College faculty starting in 1919, the Dean became an ex-officio member of Graduate School councils and committees.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences contain materials related to the administration of the College. Series 1 is comprised of mainly meeting minutes and reports from governing councils and committees, and also contains correspondence, memoranda, subject files, and faculty information. Along the the other visual material, the final subseries includes on box of slides, negatives, and prints from the Office for Undergraduate Education, an office within the College of Arts and Sciences. Series 2 contains materials from Graduate School councils and committees, on which the Dean was an ex-oficio member.

The records of the Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences document changes in the University, including the admission of women in 1952-1953 as well as desegregation beginning in 1960 with the student body and, in 1963-1964, with the first African American faculty member. Other topics discussed include a drop in enrollment numbers following World War II; as well as scholarship programs and financial aid. Also documented in this collection is the founding of new departments, such as Music and History of Art; the establishment of new programs, such as Black Studies in 1972 and the Geology-Geography program at Oxford College in 1966. The introduction of "Wonderful Wednesday" in 1966-1967 is featured as well. Controversial events like Thomas J. J. Altizer's 1968 "Death of God" article in TIME Magazine, the Symposium on the Effects of Psychiatric Theories on Modern Society's lack of psychiatric experts, 1960, and Black Student Alliance protests, arrests, and subsequent trial from 1969 are documented in the collection.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Emory College of Arts and Sciences records and (2) Graduate School materials.

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