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Records of the Illinois State University Department of History

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Records of the Illinois State University Department of History, 1963-2015 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Collection Overview

Title: Records of the Illinois State University Department of History, 1963-2015Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1967-1999

ID: AA/IAI19XX_60

Primary Creator: Department of History

Extent: 11.05 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of the Illinois State University Department of History is arranged into six series by type of materials.  These materials include consultant findings, library orders, fundraising information, equipment inventories, catalogs, doctor of arts materials, syllabi, job searches, awards, brochures, and envelopes.

Subjects: History--Study and teaching (Graduate), History--Study and teaching (Higher), History--Study and teaching., History - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of the Illinois State University Department of History contains materials created or collected by the Department of History.  These materials include meeting minutes, committee materials, reports, enrollment data, budget requests, course materials, correspondence, directories, journals, and stationary.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administrative Files, 1966-2001, 2003-2005 holds by-laws, policies, reports, meeting minutes, committee materials, correspondence, enrollment data, and library orders.

Series II: Business Affairs, 1966-1974, 1979-1981, 1983-2004 contains department budgets, personnel budgets, tuition waivers, grants, equipment inventories, parking information, textbook orders, mail service information, and catalogs.

Series III: Academic Affairs, 1963, 1965-2004, 2006 includes information about programs offered by the department such as class syllabi, degrees, course catalogs, capstone courses, and surveys.  The series also includes information about faculty and stuff such as non-tenure track faculty, civil service, position changes, job searches, salaries, and awards.  Finally, the series includes information about students such as recruitment, orientation, assistantships, student teaching, correspondence, and alumni.

Series IV: Events, 1967-1968, 1975-1976, 1981-2003, 2008, 2015 consists of information about events sponsored or suggested by the Department of History.  These events include award ceremonies, commencement, conferences, history day, open houses, parties, seminars, speakers, and transfer days.

Series V: Publications, 1976-1977, 1979-1984, 1986-2010 holds publications created or collected by the Department of History including journals, brochures, booklets, newsletters.

Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, undated contains business cards, envelopes, signs, and stationary.

Collection Historical Note

The Social Science department at Illinois State Normal University began in 1934 when the course catalog listed William Beyer as the head of the Social Science department.  At this time, the Social Science department contained courses in Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.  Previous to 1934, these courses and professors were listed independently instead of as a unified department.  This became problematic as professors in the Social Science department were expected to be able to teach any of these courses despite their background.  In 1966, with the beginning of the collegiate structure which consisted of the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Applied Science and Technology, the Social Science department was broken up into the Department of Economics, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology.  In 1971, the Board of Higher Education established the Master Plan-Phase III which suggested the development of a Doctor of Arts program at Illinois State University.  The history department was among the limited number of departments to offer a Doctor of Arts.  The Doctor of Arts program ultimately failed due to lack of resources and the mindset that a Doctor of Arts wasn't as prestigious as a PhD.  The program disestablished in the 1990s with the Illinois Board of Higher Education's strategic planning.  Today, the Department of History offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate courses, a graduate program, a major in history, and four history minors with eight separate specialty instruction in those minors.

Subject/Index Terms

History--Study and teaching (Graduate)
History--Study and teaching (Higher)
History--Study and teaching.
History - Study and teaching (Higher) - Illinois - Normal.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: These materials were transferred to the University Archives after the year 2000. The exact year of transfer is not known. They were inventoried as part of the larger University Archives collection in 2011.

Related Materials: Records of the College of Arts and Sciences

Preferred Citation: Records of the Illinois State University Department of History, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Paperclips were removed.

Other URL: https://history.illinoisstate.edu/


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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1966-2001, 2003-2005.],
[Series II: Business Affairs, 1966-1974, 1979-1981, 1983-2004.],
[Series III: Academic Affairs, 1963, 1965-2004, 2006.],
[Series IV: Events, 1967-1968, 1975-1976, 1981-2003, 2008, 2015.],
[Series V: Publications, 1976-1977, 1979-1984, 1986-2010.],
[Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, undated.],
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Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, undated.Add to your cart.
Series VI holds business cards, envelopes, signs, and stationary.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 343: Business cards, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 344: Envelopes, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 345: Signs, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 346: Stationary, undated.Add to your cart.

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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1966-2001, 2003-2005.],
[Series II: Business Affairs, 1966-1974, 1979-1981, 1983-2004.],
[Series III: Academic Affairs, 1963, 1965-2004, 2006.],
[Series IV: Events, 1967-1968, 1975-1976, 1981-2003, 2008, 2015.],
[Series V: Publications, 1976-1977, 1979-1984, 1986-2010.],
[Series VI: Memorabilia and Ephemera, undated.],
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