Irish Foundation Series, 1918
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Brief Description: Irish Foundation Series, Volume 1, the Life of Columcille, published by the University Press under the auspices of the Graduate College. The material for the life of the Irish saint was compiled by Manus O'Donnell in 1532, edited and translated from manuscript Rawlinson B.514 in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, with introduction, glossary, notes and indices by A. O'Kelleher and Gertrude Schoepperle. During the years 1901-1914, sections 1-157 were edited and translated by Richard Henebry and sections 157-232 by O'Kelleher. The work was brought to completion when in 1916, the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, being encouraged by University President James, guaranteed a stipend for the establishment of a Research Fellowship in Gaelic. Rev. A. O'Kelleher was appointed and devoted almost two years to completing the Life of Columcille.
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Record Series Number: 7/1/814
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate College
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/25/64
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate College :

The first students to do graduate work enrolled in 1877, leading to the awarding of the first master's degree in 1878.1 However, a graduate program was not set up until 1891.2 The Graduate School was formally organized in 1907, after appropriation of funds by the Illinois General Assembly.3 Its name was changed to the Graduate College in 1947, in anticipation of its new significance in the University organization.4 In 1968, the Board of Trustees provided for separate Graduate Colleges on each of three University campuses.5 The Graduate College has the responsibility of developing and safeguarding standards of graduate work and promoting and assisting research by faculty members.6 It provides assistance and supervision to other degree-granting units on the campus.7

In 1974, the Board of Trustees added the title of Vice Chancellor for Research to Dean of the Graduate College to more accurately describe the responsibilities vested in the college.8

--7/1 Dean's Office

--7/2 Executive Committee

1. Dietz, Frederick C., History of the Graduate College, (carbon typescript, 1957), p. 3.

2. Ibid., p. 5.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 24th Report, June 10, 1907, p. 133.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, October 30, 1947, p. 885.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, January 17, 1968, p. 884-885.

6. University Statutes, 1972, p. 19-20.

7. Graduate College Catalog, 1976-78, p. 9.

8. Board of Trustees Transactions, 57th Report, June 19, 1974, p. 581.

Subject Index
Ireland - Art and Literature
Languages of Materials
English [eng]