Departmental Administrative Subject File, 1945-1997
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Brief Description: Food Science Departmental Administrative Subject File includes correspondence, meeting agenda and minutes, brochures, reports, working documents, task force documents, monographs about Food Science, correspondence from the Dean of the College of Agriculture (1984-92) and Assistant Dean for Resident Instruction (1987-90), relating to headship of the Department of Food Science (1985-97); basic curricula for undergraduates and graduates (1946-68); requirements for degrees; list of faculty members and department heads; list of faculty publications (1940-52); minutes of staff meetings (1961-70, 1987-93); faculty retreat reports (1991, 1993); Agricultural Experiment Station reports (1952-90); proposal for Graduate Student advisory committee; founding of the Department of Food Science (1945-48); discussion of the name change from Department of Food Technology to Department of Food Science (1963) and the name change from the Department of Home Economics to the School of Human Resources and Family Studies (1976-79).
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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 8/9/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Volume: 4.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/1972, 3/2013
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0809001.pdf
Arrangement: by subject and chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition :

The Trustees approved an undergraduate curriculum in Food Technology on June 23, 1947.1 The President of the University was authorized to INT a department head on August 5, 1947, and by July 28, 1949 the department was fully organized with most of its faculty positions filled.2 The Burnsides Research Laboratory was constructed for the department and completed by 1963.3 On June 19, 1963 the Department of Food Technology became the Department of Food Science.4 The department office was moved from Mumford Hall to Bevier Hall in 1968.5

On May 11, 1995, the Board of Trustees approved the renaming and reorganization of the College. It was renamed the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and several changes were made in the organization of departments and divisions.6 The Department of Food Science was combined with the Division of Foods and Nutrition to create the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The Division of Food and Nutrition had previously been part of the School of Human Resources and Family Studies, which was dissolved in the reorganization.7

The department offers courses in food science, food industry and business, dietetics, human nutrition, and hospitality management.8 Graduate study offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees specializing in the areas of food processing and food engineering, food packaging, food chemistry, biochemistry, food microbiology, food safety, biotechnology, human nutrition through the life cycle, nutritional aspects of exercise, nutrient metabolism, nutrition and disease interactions, nutrient composition of foods, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition.9

1. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 44th Report, June 23, 1947, p. 394.

2. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 44th Report, August 5, 1947, p. 487.

3. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 52nd Report, February 20, 1963, p. 368, Staff Directory 1963-64, p. xxvii.

4. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 52nd Report, June 19, 1963, p. 535.

5. Staff Directory, 1968-69, p. 34.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 68th Report, May 11, 1995, p. 277-8.

7. University of Illinois, Faculty and Student Senate, Urbana-Champaign Senate, meeting minutes, March 27, 1995, EP 94.33, p. 35; SEE Human and Community Development, RG 8/11.

8. Programs of Study 2001- 2003, p. 56.

9. Ibid., p. 230.

Subject Index
Agricultural Experiment Station
Food Science
Food Technology Department
Gamma Sigma Delta
Nutrition
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]