Humanities Division/School Subject File, 1936-38, 1943, 1945-54, 1973-75
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Brief Description:

Humanities Division Subject File, including correspondence, minutes, committee reports, program statements, course outlines, curriculum descriptions and by-laws of the Divisions of Languages and Literatures (1936-38) and Humanities.

Among the principal topics covered are executive committee meetings, membership, lectures, faculty research project reports, medieval curriculum, American Civilization major, catalog descriptions of courses, registration and Chicago courses.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/1/30
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/22/1965
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Arrangement: chronologically and by subject thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences :

The dean's office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was formed in 1913, when the College of Literature and the Arts and the College of Science were combined.1

The primary duties of the dean are that of chief executive officer of the college and agent of the college faculty for the execution of the college educational policy. Among his other duties, the dean calls and presides over faculty meetings, makes faculty appointments and promotions, prepares the budget, and oversees the registration of the students.2

Under the dean are the four schools (Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Chemical Sciences) and 75 fields of study which comprise the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.3 This includes the administration of the General Curriculum, which was formerly the Division of General Studies, and is for freshmen and sophomores who have not chosen a field of study yet.4

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 27th Report, March 11, 1913, p. 200.

2. Faculty Handbook of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1968-69, p. 10.

3. Undergraduate Programs, 1977-79, p. 313-14.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, April 17, 1968, p. 996.

Subject Index
American Civilization
Medieval Civilization
Navy Pier
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]