Vice President and Provost, 1939+
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Brief Description:

The records of the office of the Vice President and Provost fall into four series and document the evolution of the office from 1941 forward.

The first series, Administrative Papers, includes correspondence of the various officeholders and the records of the Council of Academic Deans (1959-1969).  The most comprehensive files are those for Romeo M. Zulauf (1941-1957), J.R. Hainds (1957-1963), Francis R. Geigle (1963-1970), and John E. La Tourette (1979-1986).

Series two consists of the office's Financial Records (1952-1967) including internal budgets (1952-1967) and research grant proposals (1960-1969).  Budget documents subsequent to the 1960's for the Academic Affairs Division are found in UA5, Office of Budget and Planning.

The third series, Academic Programs, provides excellent documentation on the growth of Northern from a small teachers college to a multi-purpose university (1951-2001).  Types of records include departmental program proposals, curriculum changes, annual reports of the colleges and departments, planning documents, and an extensive file of departmental program reviews.

Selected personnel documents concerning Northern's faculty (1924-1980) comprise the fourth series.  The bulk of the material consists of faculty manuals, staffing plans, reports of academic staff, and recommendations for salaries, promotion, and tenure.

In June 1996 two departmental name changes were made. The Department of Theatre Arts became the School of Theatre Arts and the Department of Human and Family Resources was renamed the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/UA/16/
Volume: 138.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1965.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the records.
Rights/Use Restrictions: Literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes:   The University Archives acquired the records of the office of the Vice President and Provost in regular installments beginning in the mid-1960's.