Subject File, 1897-2002
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Brief Description: Departmental subject file containing correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, minutes, applications and other material relating to statistical reports (1897-1949), annual reports (1923-1979), army and navy training programs (1942-1945), budgets (1912-51), course offerings (1947-59), departmental reorganizations (1955), personnel (1912-1927), fellowships and scholarships (1941-1953, 1957-1959), graduate training (1941-1949), honors (1936-1948), library (1938-1944), teaching (1935-1945), the University's 50th and 75th anniversary celebrations, department head's general correspondence (1943-1949), budget justification, course revision materials, reports relating to a history of the Graduate College, a 1952-1953 Nowell-Stearns Report on the relative standing of the University's liberal arts and history programs, material on a university history and items relating to University participation in World War II; material (1960-1972) relating to committees, vacancies, foundation grants, fellowships, conferences, teaching assistants, space, new positions and placement; and internal departmental memoranda (1994-1999) for faculty and/or graduate students concerning administrative matters, agenda and minutes of committees and meetings, policy, and teaching; exchange programs (1972-1982), COPE Reports (1978-1986), department minutes (1958-1992), administrative corresponence (1956-1984), degree and dissertation lists (1906-1981). Boxes 13 and 14 also contain information pertaining to Phi Alpha Theta accounts, conventions, iniation ceremonies, and member gatherings.
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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: 15/13/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of History
Volume: 12.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/15/1967; 10/26/1971; 11/5/1963; 1/1964; 4/25/02; 7/2007; 7/17/2018
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Arrangement: Alphabetically and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of History :

<p class='main'>In 1867, the Committee on Courses of Study and Faculty recommended a course and professorship in history and social science.<a href='#ftn1'><sup>1</sup></a> A professorship of history and courses in general history were established at the University within the School of English and Modern Languages in 1871.<a href='#ftn2'><sup>2</sup></a> In 1894, the History Department was established as a separate unit of the University.<a href='#ftn3'><sup>3</sup></a> In 1907, the Trustees approved a Ph.D. program in history.<a href='#ftn4'><sup>4</sup></a> The departments of history at both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses offer undergraduate and graduate work in American, Ancient, English, European, Latin American, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern history.<a href='#ftn5'><sup>5</sup></a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn1'>1.�  Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, 1867-68, pp. 50, 62.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn2'>2.�  Ibid., 6th Report, March 12, 1872, p. 55.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn3'>3.�  Ibid., 17th Report, March 13, 1894, p. 229.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn4'>4.�  Ibid., 24th Report, June 10, 1907, p. 133.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn5'>5.�  Undergraduate Programs Catalogs, 1973-75, p. 292; and Graduate Programs Catalogs, 1973-75, p. 236.</a></p>

Subject Index
Graduate Study
History Department
Political Science
Statistical Reports
World War II - Service and Training
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]