Residence Hall Staff File, 1919-1978
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Brief Description: Residence hall staff file including correspondence, reports, letters of recommendation, questionnaires and photographs relating to applications, appointments, and evaluations of performance of head residents and house directors (1919-1962) and residence hall staff including quarter and half time graduate student assistants (1948-1972) and head residents and house directors file (1924-1965) including correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings and photographs relating to applications, references, appointments, regulations and resignations for head residents, house directors and quarter-time graduate assistants.
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: 41/3/11
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Dean of Student Personnel and Dean of Women
Volume: 9.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 2/2/197?; 5/30/1974; 4/30/1986
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/4103011.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological and alphabetical by employee thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Dean of Student Personnel and Dean of Women :

In March, 1874, a position was recommended to the Board of Trustees calling for a "woman of high character and culture" to oversee the growing number of female students entering the University.1 On September 1, 1897, the Board of Trustees established a Dean of Women's Department.

The Dean's duties included the general oversight of all women students, aiding them in their coursework and social life.2 In 1943, the Dean of Women became part of the Office of the Dean of Students.3 Major responsibilities centered on student housing, part-time employment, financial aid, extracurricular activities and the interpretation of campus regulations.4

The Dean of Women added the title of the Dean of Student Personnel when the Dean of Students Office reorganized in 1967.5 In addition to the duties of student counseling and aid, the staff is concerned with personnel and guidance work, freshmen and married students, and culturally handicapped, and residence hall counseling.6 As of April 23, 1966, the responsibilities of this Office were distributed within the Office of the Dean of Students and Associate vice-chancellor, and the Office of the Associate vice-chancellor and Director of Auxiliary Services.7 Office is now concerned with student discipline.

1. Catalogue and Circular of the Illinois Industrial University, 8th Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees, March 10, 1874, p. 92.

2. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 19th Report, March 9, 1897, p. 64.

3. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 42nd Report, August 31, 1943, p. 495.

4. University of Illinois Annual Register, 1942-43, p. 112.

5. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 54th Report, September 20, 1967, p. 711.

6. Staff Directories, 1967-1978.

7. Organizational Chart: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Access Restrictions: Access to this file is restricted to persons with written permission from the Office of the Dean of Student Personnel.
Subject Index
Chaperones and Residents
Dormitories
Housing
Housing, Women's
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]