Executive Committee Minutes


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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Title: Executive Committee Minutes, 1990-2003Add to your cart.

ID: 15/3/2

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Astronomy

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Acquired: 05/14/2015

Subjects: Astronomy Department, Budget, Committees

Formats/Genres: Meeting Minutes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Astronomy Department's Executive Committee Minutes contains handwritten notes, correspondence, reference materials, and financial reports concerning departmental policy; budgets; and information relating to faculty and courses as well as graduate assistantships.

Biographical Note

Instruction in astronomy commenced in 1892 as an offering of the Mathematics Department.1 In August 1921, the Board of Trustees authorized that the Division of Astronomy in the Department of Mathematics be organized as a separate Department of Astronomy.2 In 1957, the Department began a program of cooperative investigation with the United States Office of Naval Research3 and, in 1962, the radio telescope site at Vermilion River Observatory was completed.4 The courses offered range from descriptive astronomy to aeronomy,5 with B.S.,6 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees offered.7

1. Catalogs and Registers, 1892-93, p. 57.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 34th Report, August 1, 1921, p. 17.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, April 15, 1957, p. 372.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, November 9, 1962, p. 261.

5. Undergraduate Course Catalog, 1972/74, pp. 61-62.

6. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1971/72, p. 365.

7. Graduate College Catalog, 1971/72, p. 99.

Subject/Index Terms

Astronomy Department

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Access Restrictions: None.

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