Subject File, 1909-1980
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Brief Description: Student Personnel & Dean of Women's subject file containing correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, minutes, constitutions and bylaws, histories, personnel files, chaperone applications, questionnaires, notebooks, pamphlets and related material relating to Panhellenic activities (1921-1974), Student Affairs Committee (1947-1968), enrollment statistics (1922-1953), Council of Administration (1924-1930), Black women students (1923-1940), Women's Group System (1931, 1936-1951), Woman's League (1923-1941), Residence Government System (1938-1942), Feathers service groups (1925-1941), housing statistics (1925-1973), cooperative houses (1924-1949), National Independent Student Association (1947-1962) and head resident and house directors (1924-1969), disciplinary actions (1910-1933, 1948-1974), resident halls (1921-1975), women's regulations (1945-1970), housing policies (1946-1972), coordinating placement council (1950-1969), budget (1957-1973), discrimination and affirmative action (1961-1963, 1970-1973), Illini Guides (1964-1968), poverty and the Job Corps (1964-1973), higher education graduate work (1970-1972), financial aid (1960-1970), health services (1960-1970, 1972-1974), academic freedom (1961, 1963-1968), legal aid (1965-1970), Career Development and Placement (1972-1975), deans on call for emergency duty (1969-1975), rumor center (1970-1975), senior clearance for graduation (1956-1975), & Student Services Building (1957-1967). A 1956-1980 file contains material on conference housing (1954-1971), house directors (1947-1972) and training programs (1951-1977), housing (1958-1981), Mortar Board (1966-1980), statistics (1952-1980) & student personnel work (1959-1980).
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]
Record Series Number: 41/3/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Dean of Student Personnel and Dean of Women
Volume: 34.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963; 4/27/1967; 9/14/1967; 2/2/1971; 5/31/1974; 8/4/1977; 2/13/1981
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Arrangement: By subject
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.

Subject Index
Chaperones and Residents
Housing, Conference and Tournament
Housing, Women's
Housing Directors
Mortar Board
Racial Discrimination
Residence Halls
Student Personnel Work
Student Services
Women's Group System (Government)
Women's League
Women's Status
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]